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Bourbon Barrel Monster 29 - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

188 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 188
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 169
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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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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5/5  rDev +19%

MichiganBeers, Apr 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

nrs207, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of millerbuffoon
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

millerbuffoon, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of DaveHack
4/5  rDev -4.8%

DaveHack, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of Knapp85
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Knapp85, Mar 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

djrn2, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of dunix
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

dunix, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of Hesscabob
4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle Share. 1.5 years aged.

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

S - Smelled of bourbon, dark malts, sugar.

T - Completely mellowed out and not hot at all. Amazing bourbon quality.

M - No carbonation, and smooth character. All the tastes blended together very well.

O - Very impressive. Similar to a '12 or '13 BCS Brand for me. Chocolatey smooth characters throughout rounded out perfectly with hints of bourbon.

Hesscabob, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of ArdyExfor
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

ArdyExfor, Mar 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

JMBSH, Feb 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

lookrider, Feb 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

jegross2, Feb 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

ncaudle, Jan 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

zestar, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of brycevolk
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

brycevolk, Jan 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

kscaldef, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of MichiganderHB
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

MichiganderHB, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.69/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Alieniloquium, Jan 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

klipper, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of CaptCleveland
3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

8oz pour into GLBC snifter.

Burnt amber, oily looking elixir poured into snifter producing no bubbles or lacing.

Bourbon, molasses, vanilla, dark fruits.

The dark fruits and sugary molasses are right up front with a nice bourbon backbone coating the palate. Smooth bitter/burn lingers.

Oily, slick, medium body, minimal carbonation.

The heavy brown sugar/molasses melds well with the bourbon as the brew warms. Nice sipper for this cold, hoary night.

CaptCleveland, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 11.28.13

Thanks C!

A - Pours a very dirty brown, almost flat, just a few dark brown bubbles.

S - Tons of bourbon, some oak and a touch of chocolate.

T - Lots of bourbon and sweet chocolate.

D - Low carbonation with a medium to heavy body. Finishes sweet.

O - Tons of bourbon, nice sweet chocolate. Happy Thanksgiving!

HuskyinPDX, Dec 29, 2013
Bourbon Barrel Monster 29 from Dark Horse Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.