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Bourbon Barrel Monster 29 - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

182 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 165
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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Florida9

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

01-06-2013 01:51:23 | More by Florida9
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DanGeo

Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.5%

09-10-2013 00:39:02 | More by DanGeo
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Schlais

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-28-2013 04:05:49 | More by Schlais
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mireland

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

07-31-2013 17:45:16 | More by mireland
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johnyb

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

03-13-2013 00:32:56 | More by johnyb
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.5%

05-26-2013 04:05:26 | More by acurtis
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roostor07

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

07-04-2014 14:01:22 | More by roostor07
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-28-2013 23:27:18 | More by mdaschaf
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king75

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

11-13-2013 19:11:25 | More by king75
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leschkie

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

07-05-2013 22:25:43 | More by leschkie
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Photekut

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

05-18-2013 20:43:27 | More by Photekut
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

01-06-2013 01:45:50 | More by Gonzoillini
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.69/5  rDev -11.9%

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pours a flat and very dark brown. Not exciting.

Smell - Brown sugar. Some darker malts. Raisins. Oaky. Bourbon.

Taste - Sweet as hell. Bourbon and some oak. Caramel and brown sugar. A bit of chocolate. Raisins all over the back end.

Mouthfeel - Incredibly thick. Boozy. No carbonation.

Overall - Intense. Too sweet for me. Another crazy beer from Dark Horse, but it's impressive in its own ways.

01-14-2014 02:56:42 | More by Alieniloquium
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MontereyBay831

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

10-16-2013 02:54:02 | More by MontereyBay831
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beerhan

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

12-20-2012 19:17:53 | More by beerhan
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beergorrilla

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

12-22-2012 10:19:36 | More by beergorrilla
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

05-07-2013 06:27:54 | More by GRG1313
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dblab33

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

12-15-2012 16:45:37 | More by dblab33
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claaark13

Indiana

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%

Snagged up at 4 Elf 2012. I had it on tap, but this is a review of the 375ml bottle.

A - Pours a very dark brown, nearly black in the glass, with no head. Sticks very well.

S - Sweet dark fruits with a woody mild heat. Caramel notes come through as it breathes. The sweetness seems to keep the booziness at bay. As it opens up more, a hint of fresh cherries comes through. Really takes some effort to find the aromas.

T - Syrupy fresh dark fruits, cherries, plums, grapes and grape skin, underlying heat that helps clear the nose, fresh dark fruits again, caramel, slight heat and wood in the finish. There is a very slight heat on the palate after the finish. Very interesting and somewhat complex.

M - Thick, very thick. The lack of carbonation certainly helps that. Really nice.

O - I remember this being better on tap, but I also remember it being carbonated. That probably helped the aroma and certainly the appearance. The taste is very nice. I'm not certain that this is actually 17%, there's no way. I think it's ready to drink now. Aging may help it carbonate a little bit, but I don't think too much will happen. That's fine with me, it's great for a cold day.

12-13-2012 00:38:32 | More by claaark13
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emerge077

Illinois

3.74/5  rDev -10.7%

Thanks to Chris for generously sharing this!

Splashed into a taster glass, its a dark brown color with high clarity, little to no bubbles anywhere to be seen.

Boozy aroma, dates, raisin, alcohol sharpness is present. Some Port qualities, not getting any bourbon really. Alcohol heat sort of eclipses any complexity present, but it's not overbearing overall.

Sharpness is felt at first, but it rounds out a little as the beer is rolled over the palate. Dark fruit forward, dates, raisin, prune again, sort of a stewed fruit reduction. Boozy and flat, syrupy sweet and fruity. Overall not something i'd actively seek out, but it wasn't all bad considering the mammoth abv.

02-17-2013 01:36:22 | More by emerge077
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Devi0us

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

07-27-2014 22:20:18 | More by Devi0us
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.63/5  rDev +10.5%

Thanks to Jeff for this bottle!
Poured in to tulip.

A - Poured black with almost no head. Carbonation appears to be almost non-existent.

S - Big bourbon and vanilla notes dominate the nose. There is a big overall sweetness and some noticeable alcohol as well. Some dark caramel, brown sugar and a hint of cocoa come through int he background.

T - Barrel up front - bourbon, oak and vanilla flavours come through nicely. A huge sweetness enters mid-palate with brown sugar, dark caramel, molasses, toffee and a hint of cocoa all coming through. Just enough warming alcohol is present to cut through the sweetness and create an excellent balance.

M - Medium body with some good viscosity. Very light carbonation.

01-26-2013 16:53:56 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

05-11-2014 21:46:12 | More by EgadBananas
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enelson

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-06-2013 14:14:08 | More by enelson
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jegross2

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

02-13-2014 05:18:49 | More by jegross2
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Bourbon Barrel Monster 29 from Dark Horse Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.