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

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Single Batch Series - 2013 Bourbon Barrel Aged BarleywineSingle Batch Series - 2013 Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

58 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 58
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.49%
Wants: 13
Gots: 10 | FT: 2
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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valdieu2

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

02-14-2014 03:42:13 | More by valdieu2
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

01-05-2014 01:04:50 | More by acurtis
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Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +12%

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Kmlund

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.7%

03-24-2014 19:55:41 | More by Kmlund
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

4.3/5  rDev +1.4%

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?

03-27-2014 22:16:07 | More by puboflyons
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -5.7%

04-12-2014 14:30:45 | More by mendvicdog
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jakea

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

07-20-2014 06:36:21 | More by jakea
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PicoPapa

Connecticut

4.18/5  rDev -1.4%

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.

05-16-2014 00:54:42 | More by PicoPapa
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JuanAlberto

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +12%

06-30-2014 03:06:18 | More by JuanAlberto
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JTomczak

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

12-08-2013 02:42:00 | More by JTomczak
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NHhomebrewguy

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +17.9%

07-08-2014 21:56:17 | More by NHhomebrewguy
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ale207

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

11-28-2013 17:19:12 | More by ale207
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jrand2621

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-30-2014 13:53:27 | More by jrand2621
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Morakaton

Michigan

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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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mmmaaattt

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +12%

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jaxon53

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

12-06-2013 00:00:00 | More by jaxon53
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mklisz

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -5.7%

06-13-2014 13:19:32 | More by mklisz
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Mikecap

Rhode Island

4.26/5  rDev +0.5%

On-tap at Doherty's East Ave, 12 oz. pour into a tulip.

A: Poured a dark, hazy brown with two fingers of off-white head that lingers for a while, fading to a nice chunky lace.

S: I get lots of sweetness up front with a combination of caramel, toffee, bourbon, and sweet malts. There is also a smell of dark fruits, and a nice oaky smell as well.

T: I get more of the dark fruit than I expected given the nose, but there's a ton of malty sweetness, caramel, oak and vanilla. The bourbon comes through and provides a great balance without overpowering.

M: Medium bodied and real smooth with mild carbonation and little alcohol burn despite it's size. If I have one complaint it may be that this is a bit easy drinking, but this is a nice sipper.

O: This is a really solid BBBW and I'm glad I got the chance to try it. Having had BCBW recently, I will say that this is not quite as good but honestly pretty damn close. Worth trying if you can get some!

12-28-2013 16:16:34 | More by Mikecap
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JJChrist

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +12%

06-20-2014 21:47:11 | More by JJChrist
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Thomas_Picton

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

12-13-2013 05:06:44 | More by Thomas_Picton
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.7/5  rDev -12.7%

Bottle picked up on a whim from the Francestown General Store.
Pours a dark brown color with nice ruby highlights and a creamy off white head that doesn't last very long. Aromas of caramel and brown sugar with bits of bourbon, vanilla, alcohol, and wood tannins. The flavor is sweet with dark sugary maltiness. The oak and alcohol cut through the sweetness quickly with some dark fruits and vanilla rounding out at the edges. Medium to thick body with a moderate to low level of carbonation and a sweet almost syrupy mouthfeel. Decent brew, but the alcohol is a bit present. Decent brew right now, but some time would probably make this a fantastic brew.

01-28-2014 01:48:04 | More by johnnnniee
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dspinler

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.7%

03-22-2014 21:28:34 | More by dspinler
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JasonHaviland

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

05-12-2014 02:37:55 | More by JasonHaviland
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Single Batch Series - 2013 Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine from Sebago Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.