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BART - FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

116 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 116
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 44
Gots: 21 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
FiftyFifty Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Blend of American barleywine and oatmeal stout aged six months in a Jack Daniels barrel."

(Beer added by: hopdog on 12-09-2008)
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cvm4

Mississippi

3.84/5  rDev -7.7%

A - Pours a dark cola body with a caramel hue to it. Has a light brown head.

S - The barrel aging is really front and center on the nose. Some charred characteristics, caramel and vanilla.

T - To me, the taste really mirrors the smell. The sweetness of the honey does peak through and thankfully it's not cloying.

M - Medium bodied and light to medium carbonation. There's some heat to it, but it's really smooth.

O - It's worth a try, but not sure I agree with the overall rating. There's some aspects of it that are muddled and need to be pulled together.

04-06-2014 14:34:12 | More by cvm4
More User Reviews:
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

4.56/5  rDev +9.6%

At the Eclipse party, barrel aged barleywine and stout, 1/2 and 1/2, named after the practical dog mascot of the brewery so the story goes. Amazing delivery of the jack daniels into this one. (Edit: It was heaven hill, but whatever the bourbon was, it melded ever so nicely) Great barrel aged bourbon barleywine aroma, rich and seductive.

Taste, good enough with anything in any style, lots of vanilla, ample hops from the barleywine, it never felt heavy in here. Was like a conglomeration of all their stouts and a barleywine. I'd take this over any of the FW anniversary blends any day. A little big of lingering chocolate from the stout side of the equation. Tad of citrus from the barleywine. Lots of complimentary if not often harmonious flavors in this one.

Can't figure out how something like this, with so much diverse flavor from different component beers, didn't have much heat and didn't really fatigue the palate. This was a great beer to change it up with after a massive palate gauntlet of Eclipse barrel aged stuff that night. Can't wait for this on tap.

12-25-2010 00:51:39 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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01001111

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-10-2014 22:01:38 | More by 01001111
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MrVonzipper

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

06-27-2013 04:09:37 | More by MrVonzipper
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seavercm

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

05-21-2014 13:37:04 | More by seavercm
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jh1982

Nevada

5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-14-2011 17:17:37 | More by jh1982
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leschkie

California

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

02-18-2012 19:25:10 | More by leschkie
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adamdarcy

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

02-09-2014 04:03:16 | More by adamdarcy
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

10-13-2013 22:08:40 | More by Kegatron
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-20-2012 03:48:27 | More by GRG1313
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-07-2012 01:48:15 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.78/5  rDev +14.9%

A - Poured dark black with one finger of light brown head and great lacing.

S - A huge charred malt aroma with vanilla, chocolate fudge, bourbon and light caramel notes.

T - Huge barrel qualities really shine through - char, oak, bourbon and vanilla are all present. Chocolate fudge, roast and dark caramel all come through from the base beer. Great balance of sweetness with bitter roast.

M - Full body. Creamy. Light carbonation.

04-02-2014 01:42:46 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%

Poured more like a stout, black, some brown edges, tanned head. Aroma was sweet, with a sugary fruity note, medium barrel wood and bourbon, hint of char, molasses, plums, chocolate and roasted malts. Taste had a nice vanilla and wood note, subtle but well noticeable bourbon note, chocolate, figs, hints of citrus hots and a very mild bitterness. Feel was more on the medium body side of things, carbonation felt good.

This had a reminiscence of Eclipse, but not the full on stout experience. Pretty nice, quite enjoyable.

Thanks David!

04-17-2013 12:04:34 | More by EgadBananas
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Gunson

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-29-2013 17:18:24 | More by Gunson
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auhwfm

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-02-2013 17:26:36 | More by auhwfm
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jegross2

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

10-16-2013 04:23:29 | More by jegross2
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cdean801

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-06-2014 07:59:06 | More by cdean801
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kk73

Hawaii

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-03-2014 22:34:36 | More by kk73
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largadeer

California

4.43/5  rDev +6.5%

On tap at FiftyFifty, 2010 edition aged in bourbon barrels of some sort.

A beer has never been more aptly named, for this is indeed a barrel aged rare tick.

It's a dark caramel hue, nicely carbonated, topped by a small but retaining off-white head.

There's a ton of caramel on the nose, both from whiskey barrels and the barleywine component of the beer. The whiskey character seems slightly more one-dimensional to me compared to Eclipse, but it's excellent all the same. Totality contributes a bit of chocolate that blends harmoniously with the fruitiness of Old Conundrum. Alcohol is hardly noticed.

The palate is only semi-sweet. Big caramel and bourbon flavors are balanced by light alcohol and tannic oak. The mid-palate brings out notes of stone fruit preserves, vanilla and milk chocolate. Medium in body, a little thinner than I'd like, with a little astringency showing up in the otherwise mellow finish.

This was quite good. Not on the same level as Eclipse, but with a bit more work it has the potential to be. Glad that this is going to be bottled next year.

12-04-2010 21:08:40 | More by largadeer
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1424IpA

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-19-2014 03:46:07 | More by 1424IpA
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MrHirschybar

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-27-2011 01:43:11 | More by MrHirschybar
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oline73

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-16-2013 23:20:14 | More by oline73
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SenorEsteban

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-06-2014 01:33:23 | More by SenorEsteban
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DarthKostrizer

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-30-2013 23:49:22 | More by DarthKostrizer
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-24-2013 20:11:04 | More by MinorThreat
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BART from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.