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BART - FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
BARTBART

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

109 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
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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DanSmith17

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-28-2014 11:53:45 | More by DanSmith17
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Jeffo

Netherlands

3.1/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bomber of this stuff from ScottO recently. Cheers!

From a bomber into a snifter
Ale with honey in oak barrels

APPEARANCE: Clear brown pour yields a two finger, medium looking, fluffy light head with very good retention. Bistre brown, clear, with no real carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a full creamy wisp with lots of sheets of lacing down the glass. A faint wisp and ring remain leaving some decent lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Oak, some vanilla, milk chocolate, caramel and sweet cream on the nose. Relatively mild, unfortunately.

TASTE: Oak, vanilla and some caramel up front. More flavors at the swallow with oak, toffee, caramel, sweet cream and vanilla, milk chocolate and lightly burnt flavors lingering on the palate. A bit of perfume in there as well. Lots of oak in there, with the vanilla and caramel that comes with it.

PALATE: Medium body and carbonation. Creamy enough on the palate, goes down okay and finishes with a bit of a burn and finishes a bit sticky. Some heat lingers.

OVERALL: This is alright, but certainly nothing special. The oak is a touch perfume-like, which becomes tiring as the bottle empties. An okay beer from a brewery that makes some rather good stuff. Happy to try things from 50/50, but this is not a repeat. Thanks again ScottO!

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2014 21:03:58 | More by Jeffo
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Cyclone8

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -28.1%

06-22-2014 17:17:35 | More by Cyclone8
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

06-08-2014 00:46:36 | More by bsuedekum
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PG2G

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-07-2014 15:03:55 | More by PG2G
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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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seavercm

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

05-21-2014 13:37:04 | More by seavercm
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UCLABrewN84

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a clear dark reddish-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, citrus zest, caramel, toffee, bourbon, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, caramel, toffee, bourbon, and wood flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of wood bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with nice barrel aged qualities all around.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2014 04:14:28 | More by UCLABrewN84
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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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01001111

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

05-10-2014 22:01:38 | More by 01001111
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kk73

Hawaii

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

05-03-2014 03:52:25 | More by brotherloco
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Chingringo

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

04-14-2014 22:04:28 | More by Chingringo
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mychalg9

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.1%

04-14-2014 13:14:47 | More by mychalg9
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TXhomebrewer

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.1%

04-12-2014 18:09:50 | More by TXhomebrewer
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kdahnke123

Indiana

3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter at room temperature.
A - Pours a deep brown color with a single finger of tan head. The head quickly dissipates, leaving a long lasting lacing.
S - A deep hop smell with a background of dried fruits and carmel.
T - Coffee, bourbon, toffee and hint of honey.
M - Very mouth coating. Smooth and moderately carbonated.
O - My first FiftyFifty. Pretty good. Not as well rounded as some barrel aged beers I've tasted but worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2014 22:35:27 | More by kdahnke123
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djaeon

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-08-2014 02:52:59 | More by djaeon
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cvm4

Mississippi

3.84/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 14:34:12 | More by cvm4
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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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drummermattie02

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

03-30-2014 16:20:52 | More by drummermattie02
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firstlighthiker

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

03-25-2014 12:18:39 | More by firstlighthiker
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

03-22-2014 06:56:24 | More by drewone
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

03-17-2014 01:54:25 | More by Texasfan549
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Zimm

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.1%

03-16-2014 18:57:12 | More by Zimm
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

03-14-2014 05:46:59 | More by WillCarrera
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BART from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.