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Big Bourbon Series Discombobulation Celebration Ale - Shoreline Brewery And Restaurant

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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 17
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Shoreline Brewery And Restaurant visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: hoppymeal on 08-18-2009)
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Photo of gpulam
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Not the biggest fan of barley wine, but this is better than what I was expecting.

2011 vintage. Taste is less intense than the very pleasant bourbon and oak aroma it produces, a good sipper. Small amounts of brown sugar and bourbon notes give way to the oak/wood and vanilla, with a slightly boozy heat. Not the thickest of bodies, more of a caramel color, which suits the flavor profile by not being too aggressive. Pleasant.

Price is a little steep ($22 for a bomber) but it's definitely a good quality drink for bourbon-aged fans.

gpulam, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of Gotti311
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Gotti311, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of Dactrius
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Dactrius, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of bespin15
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

bespin15, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of Tafyob41
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Tafyob41, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of camartin27
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

camartin27, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of kodt
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

kodt, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of srgj88
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

srgj88, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of mjw1200
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

mjw1200, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Tieman for sharing this one at his tasting.

2009 vintage.

Pours a clear orange-brown with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, caramel, wood, and strong bourbon aromas. Taste is much the same with brown sugar, bourbon, and slight cardboard flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a great smell but there is a slight amount of oxidation going on with the flavor.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of sweemzander
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

sweemzander, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of jzeilinger
3.4/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

This bottle is a vintage 2008.

A - Pours a cloudy, dark mahogany into the tulip with minimal lacing and mild carbonation. Leaves an even and thin light tan head that sticks around and doesn't subside. As the bottle warms up the heads pours thicker.

S - Light candied toffee, green apples, and bourbon. As the beer warms more oak nuances surface and the annoying apple aroma dies down.

T - Follows the nose with bourbon dominating most of the sip with the rest of the flavors tagging along: toffee, faint vanilla, some green apples, and a slight bit of oak with some citrus bitterness on the very end.

M - Thick bodied and quite smooth on the tongue.

O - This sat too long.

jzeilinger, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of beernads
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

beernads, Jul 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Gonzoillini, Jun 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

mikeincharleston, May 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

enelson, May 20, 2013
Photo of TerryB
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

TerryB, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of mdaschaf
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

mdaschaf, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of jwb06
3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2009 vintage poured into CBS snifter

Appearance: Dark red in the glass with very little cream head. No lacing

Smell: Bourbon, bourbon and bourbon. Also some oak nice malty notes

Taste: Smooth and bourbony. Oak an vanilla come through mid-mouthful. Finish is a bit of alcohol heat

Mouthfeel: A little thinner than I was hoping for the style.

Overall: a nice barrel aged barleywine if you like bourbon. Its a pretty big bourbon bomb. Glad I got to try it but not sure it is worth the price.

jwb06, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

t0rin0, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of klipper
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

klipper, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of monitorpop
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

monitorpop, Oct 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

4DAloveofSTOUT, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of kawilliams81
3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Bell's tulip.

A- Pours a near black color with a 1 finger white head. Large bubbly lacing on the surface of the beer.

S- Nice caramel, bourbon, vanilla, and some slight roast.

T- Leather, toffee, bourbon and booze.

M- Medium body and low carbonation. Little thin feel for the style but the booze is definitely noticeable.

O- Nice barleywine with nice barrel characterisitcs but thinness takes and heat take away from the beer some.

kawilliams81, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of Duff27
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Duff27, Jul 05, 2012
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Big Bourbon Series Discombobulation Celebration Ale from Shoreline Brewery And Restaurant
89 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.