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Bourbon Barrel Monster 29 - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

184 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 184
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.48%
Wants: 167
Gots: 69 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  17.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: claaark13 on 12-13-2012)
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

WILD-THING, Sep 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

This drank more like a dessert wine. I was afraid of the no carb before going into this, but it was magnificent. Smelled like caramel nips and booze. Taste wasn't boozy at all though. Intense caramel covered raisins. Toffee pudding. Some more dark fruit. Smooth, sticky and sweet. Definitely a bottle to share despite its size. It's very sweet, but there's a lot of layers to explore with each sip. I wish I had more.

riemster, Sep 08, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev -8.3%

Pours two shades shy of black. Nose expresses raisins, brown sugar and a slightly vinous quality. Taste is sugary and reveals soy sauce, raisins and an oxidized character. Mouthfeel is light-medium with a still carbonation and a fair amount of heat. Overall - not bad, but a bit thin and muddled.

Jwale73, Aug 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

thegerm87, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

craftbeerasian, Aug 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

a_beckman25, Aug 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

_morandi_, Aug 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

WCW, Aug 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Devi0us, Jul 27, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -40.5%

Mhalloran, Jul 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Alpar, Jul 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

JayCheG, Jul 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

roostor07, Jul 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

hopswap1, Jul 03, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to abanton for this bottle, which dropped on my doorstep as part of a long-ago trade, & has been resting ever since in hope of it developing some carbonation. Green 500ML bottle split with my wife.

The pour is sad but expected: dark red trending towards black, & flatter than a Parisian supermodel. Nose has two components: cane sugar & bourbon. Smells like a Halloween party gone wrong. Or right, depending.

Monster 29 - Bourbon Barrel Aged has claws. Bourbon emerges from under the bed & rakes across the palate, chest cavity, & liver with a vengeance. It gets into the sinuses if you breathe wrong, too. Sub-sonic tastes include handfuls of brown sugar, mild chocolate, & that leathery bat wing that I associate with an old ale. Heavy. Half a small bottle is enough.

The lack of carbonation does some damage to my final judgment, but this has enough kick & character to overcome. Let's link hands & sing. Very good beer.

maximum12, Jun 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Jspriest, Jun 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

inkdemention, Jun 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

funkyaudio, May 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

EgadBananas, May 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

cfaulman, May 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

ManLoveBeer, May 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

XmnwildX12, May 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Holland, Apr 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

cmsimeur, Apr 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

eawolff99, Apr 21, 2014
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Bourbon Barrel Monster 29 from Dark Horse Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.