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BART - FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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BARTBART

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

109 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.07%
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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jh1982

Nevada

5/5  rDev +19.9%

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

California

5/5  rDev +19.9%

12-09-2011 16:40:34 | More by eyebereej
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mcdonald422

California

5/5  rDev +19.9%

06-03-2013 03:26:08 | More by mcdonald422
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rudeboy916

California

5/5  rDev +19.9%

12-12-2011 18:00:12 | More by rudeboy916
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PaulStoneAnchor

California

4.85/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I recently just had this on tap at the Eclipse pre-release party. It has some great chocolate, oak, earthy hop bitterness, and vanilla notes. Its the perfect blend of stout and barleywine. The bitterness that comes from the barley really pulls out some nice citrusyness that plays well with the vanilla and oak notes. Overall an amazing beer!

Serving type: on-tap

12-04-2010 21:03:27 | More by PaulStoneAnchor
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.78/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2014 01:42:46 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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atone315

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

06-01-2014 03:24:07 | More by atone315
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codynevels

California

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

02-19-2012 19:25:48 | More by codynevels
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On Tap at Devil's Den for their 4th annual Bella Vista beer bash. Served in a tulip glass.

Barrel Aged Really Tasty is just that, really tasty. Out of the spout BART appears very black in color with a nice firm half inch of tightly coiled cream colored foam with minor sticking.

Smell is really off the charts with barrel profile. A nice integration of bourbon, oatmeal, chocolate, deep malt profile with some trace hints of alcohol. Some mild hop aroma comes out. The oak is nice and pleasant and not to overstated and the vanilla is superb. Well integrated is an understatement.

I gotta say I might like this better than regular Eclipse variations, although this is off the tap which makes it that much better. The barleywine portion takes away some of the bourbon/barrel flavor from the eclipse portion, yet adds another layer without losing the boat. Tastes of bourbon, vanilla, floral hop presence, oak, oatmeal, roasty malt and a touch of smoke. I love this beer. It's easy to drink.

As said above, easier to take down than a regular eclipse, although I am a bit of a lightweight. The smoothness off the tap make this stand out like whoa. A touch of heat, not hot with a above medium body. You gotta try this stuff. I might have to seek this out again.

Serving type: on-tap

06-02-2012 16:07:56 | More by BARFLYB
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

12-23-2013 03:26:37 | More by dfhhead25
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vande

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

05-15-2014 23:13:45 | More by vande
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3Hops

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

06-01-2012 00:38:43 | More by 3Hops
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SaxmanRick

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

03-09-2014 19:16:39 | More by SaxmanRick
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

4.56/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

05-29-2013 17:18:24 | More by Gunson
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cdean801

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

12-27-2011 01:43:11 | More by MrHirschybar
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random846

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

02-02-2014 23:52:33 | More by random846
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tjfinkle

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

01-04-2012 15:35:22 | More by tjfinkle
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FosterJM

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1354th Review on BA
Bottle to CCB Snifter
22oz

Thanks to StarRaptor for sharing

App- Appeared in the glass an inky black. The stout took over on the coloring of this one. Had only minimal touches of the ruddy brown or bright orange from a Barleywine in this case. A nice head formed a bit of a khaki color and faded quickly leaving some okay lacing.

Smell- Hot damn. So smooth and bourbon for days. A little bit of vanilla. A ton of the malts from the barleywine take over and create an enticing mix on the nose. I am even more anxious to take a sip now.

Taste- Incredibly smooth. The room full of BA's got quiet as we all tried to pick out random flavors and nuances to this beer. The name stands as reason. The team up there wasnt lying. The malt creates a great background from the BW to age on and the oatmeal makes it very creamy with a sweeter flavor.

Mouth- Full medium with a medium thick carbonation. A lot of malts and barrel come through on the residual flavors with some vanilla and creme flavors remaining.

Drink- Incredibly good. I never thought I would get to try this one. Thanks Scott. A very wonderul beer that was complex and layered for days.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2012 00:21:11 | More by FosterJM
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

10-15-2012 08:31:43 | More by Kopfschuss
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mavbrew

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

07-03-2012 18:25:08 | More by mavbrew
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

11-14-2011 23:07:33 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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henskejk

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

06-02-2013 21:04:35 | More by henskejk
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BART from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.