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Clare's Right Hook - Haymarket Pub & Brewery

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Reviews: 4
Hads: 45
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Haymarket Pub & Brewery visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: AgentZero on 09-04-2011

This huge, hoppy and alcoholic brew was aged for 6-22 months in 8 year old Woodford Reserve Bourbon Barrels. Caramel, vanilla, coconut and lots of bourbon character.
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On tap at Haymarket, sampled during the Bronze and Bombs Haymarket riot documentary benefit.

Crystalline orange, thin layer of offwhite foam, a scant amount of lacing, but there was some initially. Fairly impressive for a 12.5% barrel aged barleywine.

Aromas of rich toffee, butterscotch, caramel sauce, cajeta.

Bold rich flavors of toffee, vanilla, caramel, cajeta. Faint oak that builds in the aftertaste, once the syrupy sweetness fades, its fairly dry. Burly, dense feel, low carbonation and syrupy. Tastes great, potent in small doses. Warm blanket of vanilla, toffee, and light bourbon traces. Recommended. (616 characters)

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A barleywine aged barrel aged in 8 year old Woodford Reserve Bourbon Barrels.

A - Brownish yellow beer wirh a small white head that faded to a nice ring.

S - Holy bourbon Batman. Smells like a bourbon bomb. There's lots of bourbon, with some vanilla and barrel in there. It does get much better as it warms with some nice caramel coming through. Has a bit of butter.

T - Initially tastes of almost straight bourbon. As it warms it really tastes of bourbon, but thins out a little bit and brings some of the malt base to the forefront. A bit of caramel and vanilla, some wood. Tastes a little more hot as it warms.

M - Smooth, syrupy, moderate carbonation.

O - Needs some time to cool off, as it is really bourbon heavy. Some of the base beer came out more as it warmed, but then it just started to have a bad alcohol finish on both the nose and the tongue. It's okay, but I imagine their next effort will be better. (924 characters)

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Clare's Right Hook from Haymarket Pub & Brewery
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