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Elevator Barrel Aged Barley Wine (Bar Bar) - Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus

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BA SCORE
88
very good

35 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 12
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jrallen34 on 09-27-2010

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.41/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.24/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle

this beer is definitely super sweet. like insanely sweet. it was a bit too over the top for me. the bourbon is there but its mostly just a plethora of sweet dark fruits. the finish is even a bit smoky...i found it odd. for the ABV it shouldnt be this sweet. its still drinkable...but wasnt a favorite of mine. i wouldnt seek it out again.

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I like sweeter beers but this is a bit over the top. I can't really discern any particular flavors other than an overarching sweetness. It does pour nicely, creating a nicely formed and lasting head. Nothing really notable other than that. The alcohol punch certainly is there ... in the time it took to write this I'm already experiencing moderate effects.

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4.27/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml wax capped bottle. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours a slightly hazy orange/amber color with about an inch creamy off-white head. Head retention is excellent, and there's a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice and malty, it smells like vanilla, caramel, toffee, bourbon and oak. I think the brew tastes pretty much just like the aroma, but there's also a little bit of dark fruit noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's slick and creamy with a moderate amount of carbonation. I think it's a good barrel-aged barleywine, definitely worth trying if you like the sweeter tasting brews. Hopefully Elevator will bottle more of this in the future. $12.99 a bottle.

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Ive heard nothing but good things about this brew since it was released. I was excited to give it a try when it became available to sample at a bottle share care of Norm.

The brew appears a clear copper color with a thin white head that holds across the top. A few bubbles emit from solution when the brew is swirled. Some clear legs of alcohol stick to the glass.

The aroma contains a serious amount of a citrus sort of candy. Sugary candy dominated with a mild raw woody appeal.

The flavor has a hint of tangy alcohol blended into citrus hops and that previously mentioned candy character. It is sweet with floral hops and warming alcohol.

This is a medium to fuller bodied brew with a light level of carbonation. It was a nice sipper and I am glad to have tried it but wow was it sugary in a candy sort of way instead of the typical maltiness. "King Henry Slayer" it is not.

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Elevator Barrel Aged Barley Wine (Bar Bar) from Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
88 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.