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Billionaire - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
92
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355 Ratings
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Ratings: 355
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 85
Gots: 122 | FT: 18
Brewed by:
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Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
English Barleywine aged in European Cognac barrels.

(Beer added by: dwagner003 on 11-12-2013)
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dumptruck81

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-29-2014 01:28:09 | More by dumptruck81
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MicroBeerMan1980

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

07-28-2014 03:47:24 | More by MicroBeerMan1980
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Wasupmx

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-27-2014 05:17:42 | More by Wasupmx
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Tyecko

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

07-25-2014 18:39:12 | More by Tyecko
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Beestin

Iowa

4/5  rDev -3.4%

07-25-2014 01:33:41 | More by Beestin
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Yeti1979

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -3.4%

07-24-2014 21:01:48 | More by Yeti1979
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BG718

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-23-2014 23:39:50 | More by BG718
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Buttstallion

Texas

5/5  rDev +20.8%

07-23-2014 04:00:05 | More by Buttstallion
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Jeffrey2310

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.4%

07-23-2014 00:57:32 | More by Jeffrey2310
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

07-22-2014 13:17:57 | More by ShemRahBoo
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KnowYourCraft

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-22-2014 02:08:45 | More by KnowYourCraft
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Anvilfarm

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

07-22-2014 01:07:09 | More by Anvilfarm
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tbone1384

Wyoming

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

07-22-2014 00:23:00 | More by tbone1384
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CaptainPancakes

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

07-21-2014 14:43:28 | More by CaptainPancakes
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Gobzilla

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

07-19-2014 23:54:43 | More by Gobzilla
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WCW

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-19-2014 04:47:27 | More by WCW
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ZethOfTheNorth

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

07-18-2014 16:49:44 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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tectactoe

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -39.6%

07-18-2014 11:46:31 | More by tectactoe
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pour is dark chestnut with ruby edges and a light brown head. Nose is lots of caramel and dark fruits, a stale herbal note and a bit of booze with a hint of metal. Taste is similar, lots of caramel, brown sugar, some dark fruits, heavy alcohol and a bit of an off metallic note in the finish. Very full bodied and chewy with moderate carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2014 01:13:53 | More by cpetrone84
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devilfluff

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

07-16-2014 16:06:20 | More by devilfluff
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BeersAndBears

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Jmamay22

New York

4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

My first beer from this brewery and I believe the first I've had from cognac barrels.

The beer pours a very cloudy reddish brown. Murky and cloudy and not terribly attractive. The khaki head fights a good fight, but settles to a minimal cap and collar. No lacing, but not expected for such a strong English barleywine.

The scent is absolutely lovely. Notes of raisin, vanilla, honey, allspice, a touch of warming alcohol. It all comes together beautifully. A nice hint of coconut as well. Very much malt forward the barrel aging is well done Nd in balance with the other characteristics, but I could never guess cognac. Interesting choice that works out well.

The taste isn't as complex as the scent, but still well done. Sweet toffee and molasses give way to vanilla and oak. Warming finish, but a little lighter bodied than I had expected. The carbonation is appropriately subdued compared to your average ale. Wishing for slightly more body here. The warming alcohol helps to even out the strong malt forward beverage keeping it from being too sweet.

All around a very well done barrel aged beer. The appearance and mouthfeel (a little thin) are my only complaints, but overall well done.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2014 00:21:44 | More by Jmamay22
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.4%

07-15-2014 18:19:09 | More by mikeburd1128
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Birmz

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

07-15-2014 02:01:03 | More by Birmz
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mythaeus

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

07-15-2014 01:28:08 | More by mythaeus
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Billionaire from Clown Shoes
92 out of 100 based on 355 ratings.