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Barleywine (Big Bottom Whiskey #2) (Sole Composition Series) - Upright Brewing Company

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Barleywine (Big Bottom Whiskey #2) (Sole Composition Series)
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Ratings: 6
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Upright Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Alieniloquium on 04-06-2013)
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Reviews by anteater:
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

09-22-2013 17:19:32 | More by anteater
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3.76/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

#101/114, from the taproom

"single cask from big bottom whiskey" ; sharpie marked "2" on the cap

Needed something to knock me out so i can get up early and catch a flight east - this should do the trick. Muddy garnet body, creamy carbonation, nice lace. The bourbon barrel provides heavy doses of bourbon but not much wood or other common traits. Very sweet - lots of dark fruit, caramelized brown sugar, booze for miles. I appreciate Upright screwing around with styles, but this is pretty deviant from their sweet spot

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 23:40:04 | More by dirtylou
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3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

CBC bottle share.

A: Hazy dark brown color with a thin off-white head.
S: Tons of booze! Followed by oak, caramel, vanilla and coconut. A bit of chocolate and brown sugar in the end.
T: A bit hot. Brown sugar, toffee and tons of caramel. Some chocolate roastiness. Pretty sweet and boozy.
M: Full bodied with low carbonation.
O: Nice barleywine that I would gladly drink again if it were available. Far from Upright's best effort though.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2013 23:12:28 | More by standardcherry
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

08-09-2013 15:13:43 | More by PZBREW
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Yukon (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

05-08-2013 03:18:47 | More by jaminjohnson
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4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle #38 of 114.

Appearance - Deep amber. Nice wispy surface. Collar of off white foam.

Smell - Less impressive whiskey than the Eastside, which was not intense to begin with. Still has a vanilla presence. Lots of grapefruit and other light fruits. Caramel aroma of course.

Taste - Whiskey is slight, doesn't permeate the barleywine. Bright flavor. Sharp alcohol. Caramel malts all over, but very fruity. Bitter finish.

Mouthfeel - Less smooth than the Eastside. Slightly sharp booze.

Overall - Still an impressive barleywine, but this whiskey treatment wasn't as good as Eastside.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 22:35:44 | More by Alieniloquium
Barleywine (Big Bottom Whiskey #2) (Sole Composition Series) from Upright Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.