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Single Batch Series - Barleywine - Sebago Brewing Company

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Single Batch Series - BarleywineSingle Batch Series - Barleywine

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BA SCORE
94
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126 Ratings
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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.18%
Wants: 85
Gots: 28 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Sebago Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is a blend of Old World influence and modern day ingredients and technique. Domestic malt and distinctly American hops produce this rich, full bodied ale. On top of it all, this beer was barrel-aged in charred oak bourbon barrels for over eight months. The end result is an unfiltered dark ruby colored ale with very intense aromatics.

60 IBU

(Beer added by: barleywinebrewer on 05-01-2008)
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PressFastF0rward

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

06-27-2014 20:14:14 | More by PressFastF0rward
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dwoolley1

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

06-23-2014 11:55:07 | More by dwoolley1
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mctizzz

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

06-14-2014 13:53:10 | More by mctizzz
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TX-Badger

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.5%

06-09-2014 17:41:10 | More by TX-Badger
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dpgoblejr

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

05-18-2014 19:28:59 | More by dpgoblejr
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maximum12

Minnesota

4.2/5  rDev -1.9%

Many thanks to mjg0725 for sending me this beer; I had to wipe off the drool as I watched it crawl closer on FedEx tracking. 22 oz. bottle split with my wife, who forced me to have one more beer tonight. If I never review again, you'll know I cracked open my head falling up the stairs.

The pour is old brick red, minimal carbonation befitting its status as liver-bruiser. The nose causes just a little pre-cum. Good lord. Loads of bourbon, caramel, brown sugar, sweet malt with the depth of a Coyote Ugly cameo. I didn't mean that. Fantastic.

Sebago Barleywine - Bourbon Barrel Aged should be sued for false nose advertising. Huge drop from aroma to taste. The barrel dominates, subjugates, overrides the delicate beauty flowing from aroma, as efficiently numbing as a novacaine needle to the gums. Caramel plays hide & seek, badly. Significant oak/wood emerges in the middle, tangled up with toffee, vanilla, & moonshine. Slick as butter. Thought at first this might be a chore to wade through, now I'm thinking I might need more.

This one needs warmth & love to reach its full potential. Not sure if it's the alcohol, late hour, or bad TV, but this is really growing on me. Excellent beer.

04-27-2014 05:44:41 | More by maximum12
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Jonny41

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

03-30-2014 21:19:00 | More by Jonny41
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iBearfight

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

03-04-2014 02:54:09 | More by iBearfight
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

03-03-2014 01:12:34 | More by tobelerone
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Auror

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-24-2014 07:48:36 | More by Auror
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Hanzo

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-24-2014 00:33:46 | More by Hanzo
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Burt

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-29-2014 22:53:53 | More by Burt
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Massbmx

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +11%

01-14-2014 00:37:15 | More by Massbmx
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bootdown21

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-10-2014 03:34:55 | More by bootdown21
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CTJman

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +11%

01-08-2014 00:13:34 | More by CTJman
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lic217

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-03-2014 23:07:23 | More by lic217
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hockeypuck

Maine

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

01-01-2014 01:38:02 | More by hockeypuck
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

12-28-2013 00:59:47 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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bt931912

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

12-20-2013 03:11:39 | More by bt931912
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev -1.2%

Pours a deep amber with some clarity and no head. Nose is oak forward with some tannins, vanilla, dark fruit, caramel, and plenty of bourbon. Taste is very robust with plenty of dark fruit and caramel with heavy vanilla. Medium body with low carbonation. Nice balance, mild burn, quite tasty.

12-07-2013 22:40:13 | More by homebrew311
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Florida9

Illinois

4.21/5  rDev -1.6%

Dirty light brown color. Forms just a minimal light tan head that doesn't bother sticking around long. No lacing. Very aromatic. Lots of barrel. Lots of vanilla and oak. Sweet notes. Caramel. Brown sugar. Taste is similar. Quite sweet. Caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, oak, and a light pepper quality. Okay caramel and vanilla. Smooth mouthfeel lower carbonation. Minimal bitterness. A very nice BW.

12-07-2013 22:33:16 | More by Florida9
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RuckusDu

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

12-05-2013 00:03:19 | More by RuckusDu
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abriggs1

Connecticut

4.55/5  rDev +6.3%

When I put this beer down three years ago in 2010, I knew it would turn into something special. I've never been so happy to be so right! I loved this beer fresh, but three years in Sebago's bourbon barrel aged barley wine is easily the best barrel aged barley wine I've ever had.

Deep rich toffee with a vanilla and burnt caramel finish. The bourbon barrel aging really comes out in force here. Even my belches have hits of awesomeness. Fresh, this beer tasted like a barley wine. Aged three years, it's just like an old ale.

Sebago has outdone itself with this fabulous offering. I hope they decide to brew it again because they've hit the nail on the head with this one.

11-23-2013 01:50:59 | More by abriggs1
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

11-11-2013 00:21:26 | More by mikeincharleston
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RWNay

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11%

10-22-2013 23:26:41 | More by RWNay
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Single Batch Series - Barleywine from Sebago Brewing Company
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