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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

30 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.67%
Wants: 13
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jrallen34 on 09-27-2010)
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First had: bottle that someone shared at the Voodoo Barrel Room release.

Thanks to whoever shared this...it was one of the better beers I sampled all night! Cloudy, dark caramel color, with a thin off-white head that retained as a ringlet; minimal lacing. Loved the aroma on this, as it reminded me very much of the heavy hitters like Mother of All Storms and King Henry; creamy, caramel, vanilla, butterscotch, notes of dark fruit. Similar in taste, rich caramel and toffee, vanilla, dried cherries, smooth bourbon notes with a solid oak profile, keeping the sweetness in check. Maybe not quite a MoAS or KH, but it's in the damn ballpark for sure. Smooth mouthfeel, full body, alcohol was mellow for the ABV.

I want more of this.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2013 00:37:17 | More by Rifugium
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 19:22:49 | More by stakem
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jrallen34

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Columbus Mirco Brew fest. A barleywine aged in either Jack Daniels or Early times barrels, the brewery doesn't know themsevles...Pours an ugly light brown, light tan head, ok retention no lacing at all, slightly uglier than most bw's...Medium aroma that is all bourbon and vanilla, mostly bourbon that has a slight alcohol burn. This needs more time to chill still to strong, you can tell they are beginners in barrel aging...The taste is light sweet vanilla to start but then tons of alcohol shows through, the sweetness of the bourbon is lost and the alcohol presents as harsh and grainy.

A decent effort at a ba bw, but just not refined enough to be anything special at all; yet.

Serving type: on-tap

09-27-2010 03:06:52 | More by jrallen34
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 22:15:45 | More by bluejacket74
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 18:51:17 | More by Axnjxn
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prototypic

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

05-11-2014 03:31:34 | More by prototypic
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-29-2013 18:14:59 | More by BMart
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

03-21-2014 03:28:53 | More by tommyguz
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nlmartin

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

05-02-2013 12:52:42 | More by nlmartin
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Spider889

Ohio

3.55/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Had this at the Columbus Microbrew Fest. I was readily impressed to see multiple barrel aged beers showcased here.

This was the standout from what I sampled from Elevator. The appearance is pretty standard. A dark amber color with a short head and light carbonation. Thick lace but otherwise not too much to look at.

The nose is pretty good imo. I'm not normally a big Barleywine guy but this one was smelling great. Tons of sweet sherry-like notes, caramelized malts, citrussy hops, and plenty of oak and bourbon.

Tasted pretty hot. The guy pouring told me that this beer clocked in at 11-11.5% PLUS whatever the barrel added. Apparently this was sitting in a fresh barrel so the bourbon was pretty forward. You definitely tasted the hot oakiness and vanilla of the barrel. Super sweet, almost syrupy, pineapple in the hop profile.

Due to the heat on this one drinkability really suffers, but I was glad to have tried it.

Serving type: on-tap

10-03-2010 06:37:28 | More by Spider889
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

11-29-2013 23:45:37 | More by dfhhead25
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MbpBugeye

Ohio

3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this one at the Columbus Microbrew Fest in North Market. It ended up being one of my favorites there.

S- Pretty strong on smooth bourbon. Lots of vanilla. Some caramely malts also come through.

T- Again, pretty strong on bourbon, but its not too rough. Smooth vanilla, caramely malts and bourbon.

Serving type: on-tap

09-29-2010 03:01:05 | More by MbpBugeye
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BeerBucks

New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-09-2014 03:29:06 | More by BeerBucks
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

03-24-2013 23:23:45 | More by kbuzz
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brycevolk

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

03-27-2013 18:59:56 | More by brycevolk
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Nunya

Ohio

3/5  rDev -25.6%

06-16-2013 18:33:40 | More by Nunya
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mtbdonn

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

05-08-2013 16:58:57 | More by mtbdonn
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elkinbrown

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-04-2013 13:20:03 | More by elkinbrown
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Envelopes

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

02-06-2013 14:53:53 | More by Envelopes
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ej285701

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

02-06-2013 15:04:06 | More by ej285701
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injuredreserve

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-30-2013 20:22:23 | More by injuredreserve
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ddedhed

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

05-18-2014 13:42:00 | More by ddedhed
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deuce9259

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

05-09-2013 03:09:28 | More by deuce9259
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Turney

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

05-11-2014 00:45:25 | More by Turney
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TheBierBoutique

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

09-14-2013 16:15:12 | More by TheBierBoutique
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Elevator Barrel Aged Barley Wine (Bar Bar) from Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
89 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.