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Bourbon Barrel Monster 29 - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Bourbon Barrel Monster 29Bourbon Barrel Monster 29

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

200 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 200
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 169
Gots: 64 | FT: 11
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:
Beer added by: claaark13 on 12-13-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 200 | Reviews: 28
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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.

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A - Quality black and deep color. Tannish head with small amount of lacing.

S - Smelled of bourbon, dark malts, sugar.

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Bourbon Barrel Monster 29 from Dark Horse Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 200 ratings.