1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Single Batch Series - Barleywine (2010) - Sebago Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Single Batch Series - Barleywine (2010)
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
-
no score

5 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 5
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 5.24%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Our Boldest beer ever at 60 IBUs, and by far our longest barrel-aging time. A blend of Old World Influence and modern day ingredients and technique. Domestic malt and wheat and distinctly American hops are used to produce this rich, full bodied ale, fermented with two different yeast strains. We barrel-aged this beer in charred oak bourbon barrels for over three months. The end result is this dark ruby colored ale with very intense aromatics.

(Beer added by: ggilman on 05-18-2011)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 5 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of jaxon53
4/5  rDev -0.2%

jaxon53, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +6%

t0rin0, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of loupap
4/5  rDev -0.2%

loupap, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of Satchboogie
3.63/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Sebago's "end of era" party. 12oz pour:

A: Dark brown with about a half-inch of off-white froth.

S: Bourbon, oak/vanilla, toasted malts, touch of floral and slightly citrus hops. hint of caramel sweetness.

T: Big bourbon character up front with the oak and vanilla. A good bit of alcohol burn and taste. Toasted grains come in behind it with just a touch of caramel sweetness. Finish is remotely hoppy. Not bad, but not enough malt or sweetness.

M: Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Not that smooth but does have just a little creaminess to it. A bit too much alcohol burn on the finish.

O: Not a bad barrel aged barleywine, but the malt base needs to be bigger and sweeter. It tastes more like an old ale (light toasted malts) that forgot the caramel.

Satchboogie, May 20, 2011
Photo of ggilman
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From my notes at the End of an Era event at Sebago on Middle St. tonight:

Deep ruby, mahogany marbled. Head settles to nothing. Smell is pure vanilla & bourbon, more so in the taste. Sweet, malty, chocolate nibs, dry finish. Tastes like a scotch as it warms. More vanilla bean. Alcohol aftertast as it warms. Rich, syrupy, though not too thick. Delicious alcohol sting.

ggilman, May 18, 2011
Single Batch Series - Barleywine (2010) from Sebago Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.