Big Boris Barleywine - Lafayette Brewing Co.
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3.4/5 rDev -11%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Big Boris is retired no more! Grabbed this from Lafayette Brewing Company on my way home.
Bottle has a handwritten "10" on it.
Poured into a pint glass.
Big Boris pours a beautiful amber/red color. Carbonation bubbling happens throughout my drinking. Little to no head.
Big Boris smells like...barrel-aged grape juice is the best way to describe it. Fruity, juicy notes on the front, tannin/wood smells coming in at the end.
Big Boris tastes a lot like it smells: light grape juice taste on the front end, which gives way to a wheat taste in the middle, not too much alcohol burn on the end at all.
Mouthfeel is easy, no bite for the beers 9% abv, little bit of carbonation.
Overall, very drinkable for a big beer, I almost would've liked a little more complexity in the taste. Stand up effort for a local brewery.
Serving type: bottle
02-03-2011 02:02:33 | More by Gunslinger711
3.68/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served "on-tap". Arrived in an 8oz glass with only a thin cap of off-white head.... no lacing to speak of. the beer is a deep orange in color and quite clear.
Nose: rather subdued. Hints of carmel malt and dried fruit.
Taste: carmel malt is predominant. Some fruity and smoky notes.
Mouthfeel: Good.... on the low side of carbonation which adds to flavor in my opinion. Good alcohol warming sensation.
Drinkability: Heck yeah.... i could have had several of these over the course of the evening.... alcohol is well-masked... good solid barleywine.
Serving type: on-tap
04-10-2008 04:47:58 | More by TheBierBand
3.53/5 rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Presentation: Had this on cask recently at LBC. Arrived in a half pint, fluted glass. Not sure how long this has been on cask or how long they will keep it around on cask.
Appearance: Initially a 1/2 inch slightly off white head. This falls rather quickly, but leaves lacing around the glass and a slight ring. The beer itself is a medium to deep amber with hints of red and orange.
Smell: Smells of slightly sweet, caramelized malt with the slight sour note of a cask beer.
Taste: Slightly sweet caramelized malt with a decent alcohol presence. Finishes with the sourness of a cask beer and a long lingering hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Very low carbonation, as expected from a cask ale. Body is good.
Drinkability: The mix of sweet malt and cask sourness was a little off-putting at first. I got used to it and enjoyed this beer, but do think a barleywine is not my favorite cask beer.
Serving type: cask
02-24-2007 13:51:35 | More by beveritt
Big Boris Barleywine from Lafayette Brewing Co.
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.