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Single Batch Series - 2013 Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine - Sebago Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

59 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.49%
Wants: 16
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sebago Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DrStiffington on 11-08-2013)
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Vermonthiker, Jun 02, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a reddish amber with moderate clarity. Fizzy head upon pour which fizzles out quickly with no head retention. The nose is big and malty with heavy notes of raisin, dark fruit, molasses, bread. The barrel supports these notes and brings in some marshmallow, vanilla, and charred oak. The taste is nice developed barrel notes with hints of vanilla, oak, and maple. Plenty of malt character which has a tamed sweetness. This guy is well balanced. Mouthfeel is big with low carbonation. Overall, a nice surprise. I enjoyed this more than the non barreled version.

homebrew311, May 16, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle. 2013 Vintage (obviously). Pours a murky dark copperish color with a thin layer of head. Some lacing. The aroma is boozey and malty with some dark fruits, earth, caramel, and butterscotch. The taste is the bourbon followed up by caramel, butterscotch and malts. Dark fruits and earth as well. Booze and butterscotch at the finish. Slightly woody. Medium bodied. Overall, this is a really solid Bourbon Barrel aged Barleywine that can hold its own against some of the more well known ones. Worth seeking out.

PicoPapa, May 16, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From the 650 ml. chilled bottle. 2013 batch. Sampled on March 27, 2014.

It pours a truly handsome looking medium amber with ruby red hues glistening against the light and a lingering tan or off-white head, It truly looks enticing.

Having enjoyed barleywines for a few years I knew what I should expect. Yes there are sweet barley malts on the nose but there is also a notable chocolate character floating around in the background. That was unique and also quite fascinating. Little to no booze

Medium to big body that settles in on my palate.

The taste has all the sweet barley malt characters one would expect from the style (pre-aging) but there is this interesting chocolate or cocoa flavor that sneaks up from behind then takes over fairly quickly. It balances it all off very nicely. One of the more unique barleywines I have had. And I'm aging another bottle. I wonder how it will be at year's end?

puboflyons, Mar 27, 2014
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Single Batch Series - 2013 Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine from Sebago Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.