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Barleywine (Bull Run Distilling) (Sole Composition Series) - Upright Brewing Company

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Barleywine (Bull Run Distilling) (Sole Composition Series)
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BA SCORE
86
very good

10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 5.1%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | 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 04-07-2013)
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Reviews by Alieniloquium:
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4.11/5  rDev +4.8%

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle #66 of 115.

Appearance - Hazy red. Murky without much of a head. Wispy surface. Chunky collar.

Smell - Grapefruit, little bit of whiskey. Very fruit aroma. Caramel and vanilla.

Taste - Much better barrel in the taste than the nose. Whiskey never dominant, but more present. Vanilla comes through more than whiskey. Lots of caramel and fruits.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation, medium body. No booze.

Overall - Great barleywine, just like the others. Not the best barrel character, but it's definitely a welcome addition to the beer.

Alieniloquium, Apr 07, 2013
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Thanks to JustXBeer for sharing this one at jmgrub's tasting.

Bottle # 93/115.

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Barleywine (Bull Run Distilling) (Sole Composition Series) from Upright Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.