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Barrel Aged Behemoth - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

Barrel Aged BehemothBarrel Aged Behemoth

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233 Ratings
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Ratings: 233
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.32%


Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
American barleywine aged in Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels.

(Beer added by: GbVDave on 01-06-2007)
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FtownThrowDown

Ohio

5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at Three Floyds.
I let it sit on the bar for a while to let it warm up a bit. Smell is incredible. Think a very nice bourbon whiskey smell complimenting a very refined, well melded barleywine. Taste is absolutely amazing. This is one to sip all day. Every sip was velvety smooth and better than the last. This barleywine has transformed into a incredible beer while in the barrel. I could not get enough of this beer. The guys at Three Floyds have taken barrel aging to the highest level.
Very glad I had the chance to drink this.

Serving type: on-tap

05-04-2007 22:32:14 | More by FtownThrowDown
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Gumballbrogan

Indiana

4.93/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Just had for the first time since DLD. Better than I remember that day. The taste of bourbon and oak was a great combination with the barleywine. That sweet, woodsy taste lingered on the palate and hd a smooth finish. Really wish it could have bottled and taken home. Definitely worth trying!!

Amazing Beer!!!

Serving type: on-tap

08-23-2009 20:32:30 | More by Gumballbrogan
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jeonseh

Indiana

4.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

So I went to FFF Monday after DLD for lunch since I live right by the brewery and this beauty and Oak Aged DL were still left. Have to say happy I got to try it since had to leave DLD early and I got to try it in a practically empty FFF which gave me the chance to fully appreciate it and write a full review. Served in a stemless goblet which look like a rounded old fashioned glass to me.

A - This is a dark apricot color that has hues of gold and bronze shining through it. There is a small ivory head that sits on the sides of the glass and really had no chance of surviving. Looks thick and viscous, almost syrupy like as it just coats the heck out of this glass. Very clean looking beer and actually after looking at it for a while, it reminded me of what a fine scotch looks like sitting in its glass. It seems to have a glow to it that just reminded of the old firewater. One of the most beautiful beers I've ever seen.

S - this was much sweeter and less hoppier than the fresh Behemoth that I've had on tap. It smelled of apricots and honey at first. Also get a big hit of oak, cinnamon and whiskey spiciness that let you know this was barrel aged.

T- First of I want to say that I loved this so much more than the regular Behemoth which I've only had fresh and on tap. I don't know if it was the year of aging or the barrel but this was so much smoother than it was fresh as the hops were much more subdued and the flavors all seemed to meld together. The first taste I got was candied apricots and then there came a hint of fresh toffee and caramel. Almost tasted like sucking on a Wehter's original. On the end, this was all counterbalanced by the effects of the Barrel aging as I got a bit hit of smoke, pepper, cinnamon, and whiskey flavors. One great thing about this beer is how much is how complex it was. All of the flavors were huge and prominent yet it was super balanced and each sip brought me a new flavor experience. One thing that I love about FFF Barrel aging is that they use Woodford Reserve barrels, which, if you have ever had the whiskey you would know this already, is one of the spiciest bourbons out there. These barrels really impart their odor and flavor in the beer and causes the beers to differ completely from their non-BA brethren.

MF - overall just how a barleywine should feel in the mouth. It was big, thick and sticky yet managed to not be cloying at alll. There was no carbonation at all and this was good as it just allowed all of the flavors to roll in and coat your tongue. The after feeling had a nice bit of spicy and astringent to it that reminded you of the effects of the BA

D - This was one insanely good beer and it was so easy to drink. In terms of taste, while it and Oak Aged DL are both 5's, I thought this one was even better than OA DL. If possible, I would give it a 6. Wish it had a bit of a bigger nose but oh well. Loved this so much more than the fresh Behemoth I had on tap and this experience inspired me to buy some Behemoth to cellar to see if the flavors will meld together as well in the bottle as they did after a year in the barrel. Try this if you get the chance as you will not be disappointed at all.

Serving type: on-tap

04-29-2008 21:57:06 | More by jeonseh
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panicspread33

Illinois

4.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From the Three Floyds Brew pub and WOW. Huge brew with alot different aromas on the nose but the biggest would have to be the bourbon. Super smooth mouth feel and hits the plate with a burst of sugars and hints of plum and citrus. One of a kind beer from a one of kind place. Thank you munster IN.

Serving type: on-tap

01-25-2009 20:45:13 | More by panicspread33
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

4.74/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Thanks to Enelson for providing this gem in trade. Red Waxed bottle # 107 of 454
Enjoying as part of the 2013 Blizzard Nemo celebration. Since I couldn’t make it to Night of the Barrels, it was fitting to open and enjoy this as we get dumped on.

A finger of head forms then fades immediately. Beer is a hazy shoe leather brown with a spritz of carbonation escaping at the edge of the glass. The head is knocked down immediately and a thin formed.
Aroma is nice.. almost bordering on excellent. Caramel, vanilla and a touch of apple cider. Thick in your nose. A hint of bourbon, but not in your face.

Ok, we have a nice one here. Certainly no surprise. Immediately I can tell this is very good, but isn’t quite the caliber of the Blithe’s from Dry Dock.. (in my opinion) But the comparison alone means we are in rarefied air here. So… that should be taken as quite a positive. Initial deep malt and sweet caramel gives way to lots of vanilla and bourbon. For me the heat from the abv/bourbon influence is spot on here. Right on the edge and it works quite a bit. I mentioned apple cider in the aroma and the flavor also reminds me of this. A really freshly pressed cider… Not sour, not negative… actually quite nice. The bourbon, vanilla aftertaste is fantastic.

Bold body, but just shy of sticky. The heat is on the edge but doesn’t cross the line.
Enjoying this and very happy that I was able to secure a bottle. Man, I would love to be able to score another at some point over the next couple of years…..
Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywines are really becoming my favorite at this point.
Three Floyds does it again.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2013 23:25:44 | More by Reagan1984
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pwoods

Ohio

4.72/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampled at DLD '09

One of the best beers I've ever had.

Pours light burgundy, a little cloudy. A decent, airy head forms and holds for a bit. Not a ton of lacing because of the high alcohol but the hops stick just a bit. Aroma is out of this world. Lots of fruits. Ruby Red Grapefruit is the frontrunner with plenty of other aged citrusy fruits to back it up. The bourbon barrel just did absolute wonders for the taste and aroma. The barrel is a touch more present in the aroma but it's still perfect in the taste. Hops are still pretty big in the taste but nicely rounded out with the age. Sweet but not cloying. The alcohol is heavenly. The fruity esters are perfect. Body is about full with just enough carbonation. A pure sipper at its finest.

Serving type: on-tap

04-27-2009 01:13:11 | More by pwoods
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

4.7/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Three Floyds Barrel Aged Behemoth

Poured into a tulip glass from a 750ml bottle.
Bottle: 271/454

Pours a nice murky brown with a thin dense off-white head. This is a very murky brew. The head recedes down to a nice thin ring around the glass. (4.0)

There is a sweet bold aroma. Nice Bourbon notes with some good apple juice notes and some woody notes. There is also some nice caramel and molasses with some nice slight hoppy citrus notes and some slight vanilla. (4.5)

Starts off with some nice intense sweetness. Awesome molasses and caramel notes with great bready malt undertones and some nice apple cider notes. Cinnamon and slight vanilla notes are present as well. Very interesting brew and not similar at all to the Non-BA Behemoth, it is still very delicious and complex. There are some woody notes and some slight boozy burn. The Bourbon notes are delicious and intense and are perceived through the whole brew. Nice caramel and oak notes. Soo good. The Bourbon notes are also complimented by some underlying strong hops that at first I couldn’t place because of the bourbon notes. As the beer warms you can really appreciate that nice Bourbon heat mixed with some intense hop notes and then it tapers of with the molasses and the nice vanilla and woody cinnamon notes. The mouthfeel is perfectly oily and creamy but with enough boozyness and heat and good carbonation. This is definitely a sipper but delicious. (5.0)(4.5)

Very good brew. Very different than the base brew but still a very delicious with great sweetness and Bourbon notes, great caramel and molasses notes with an awesome blend between the sweetness and the hops. (4.5)

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2012 23:26:48 | More by JoEBoBpr
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rfraga77

Indiana

4.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- A nice red/brown burnt color. A nice head forms and holds on for quite sometime.

S- Bourbon, bourbon, and more bourbon with slight sherry like notes poking through. Most of the hop aromas from regular behemoth are non existent.

T- A true sipper. The bourbon and age have done wonders on this barleywine. The one year in the barrel has created an awesome liquid to be savored by kings, queens, and me. I would never have guessed 11%. The age has mellowed out most of the bitterness. Barrel aging barleywine should occur more often. A wonderful marriage of flavors. Top 5 beers i have ever tasted.

M- Medium bodied, smooth and creamy. Decent carbonation.

D- Even though it is 11%, i can drink these all night. As a matter of fact, i drank this until the keg was gone. I officially had the last glass. WOW. I cant wait until next year when it comes out again. Keg was gone in less then 1 day.

Serving type: on-tap

08-29-2010 18:21:50 | More by rfraga77
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Wadsey

Indiana

4.6/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've drank this two times at Three Floyds, most recently today. I had two snifters and loved it.

A: Murky brown. I'm being generous with appearance because a small group of bubbles formed a skull on the beer's surface. Scout's honor. Pretty bad assed.

S: When the beer warmed to its proper temperature, it smelled like buttery toffee and bourbon.

T: Dynamic. Buttery toffee up front, and then bourbon, vanilla and nuts. If you dig, a touch of dark fruits, maybe light milk chocolate.

M: Appropriately low carbonation and full for style. Sticky, too.

D: Delicious. This is to barrel-aged barleywines what BCBCS is to barrel-aged stouts: a gourmet candy bar soaked in bourbon. No heat to be found but it is mildly warming.

Serving type: on-tap

01-29-2011 23:22:26 | More by Wadsey
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mynie

Indiana

4.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Barley's should be barrel aged. Like, normally, with few exceptions. They're the one style I really enjoy but absolutely cannot drink regularly because they're just too darn harsh. Oak smooths everything out, make it soft and blurry like you're looking around a room through a scotch glass.

And when you combine a stellar barleywine with an excellent aging process it should be no surprise that the end result is a great beer.

Dark ruby, almost flat. High ABV + aging = not much to look at.

Smells like a really, really smooth barleywine. Old furniture, woody hops, smooth whiskey.

Tastes like it smells. SMOOTH. Lots of whiskey, lots of hops, goes down like silk. Nothing harsh or syrupy, no burny alcohol. Just goodness.

Serving type: on-tap

04-27-2009 15:46:51 | More by mynie
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fear025

Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On tap at the 3 Floyds brewpub.

Aroma:Bourbon, sweet malt, and dark fruits.

Appearance:Muddy brown with very little head

Taste:The bourbon really overpowers all of the other flavors on the first few sips. After you get used to it, the deep rich malt sweetness comes through, as well as dark fruits. Buried beneath the other flavors is candied orange peel, which adds an interesting complexity.

Mouthfeel:Thick and syrupy with some hot alcohol.

Drinkability:This is an amazing transformation of the Behemoth to a barrel aged beer. Tons of complexity, and very delicious.

Serving type: on-tap

03-02-2011 17:42:13 | More by fear025
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Map Room. Served in a snifter-esque glass.

A - Murky orange-brown body - not far from clogged toilet in appearance. A small orange-tinged foam quickly sizzles to a thin ring and partial cap, leaving a few spots of lace.

S - Reference quality barrel-aged barleywine. Perfect balance of bourbon, oak, vanilla, caramel, burnt sugars and light citrus hops. Surprisingly little overt alcohol too.

T - The taste is a bit of a step down, but still among the best of the style. More bread character mid-palate, with the caramel and burnt sugars only show up late on the palate. Doesn't pop in the same way as the aroma. Some oaky barrel tannins in the finish help balance the sweetness.

M - Full-boded, sticky, chewy, and just plain weighty - perfectly suited to the flavor profile and ABV. Lower carbonation, with a light dry, tannic, finish. Alcohol is warming but never intrusive.

D - I finished this faster than the other two, lower alcohol, beers. I wish this popped up more often, as I think it's one of Three Floyds' strongest offerings - much more enjoyable than Barrel Aged Dark Lord in my book. I can easily see this causing an equivalent hangover to Abacus.

Serving type: on-tap

05-27-2011 15:34:46 | More by MasterSki
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Treebs

Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled shared in line at DLD, courtesy of Andrew (nasty31). Thanks man!! Served in a Deschutes tulip.

A: Pours a murky dark peach color with a thin yellow head forming on the pour. It keeps a thin film and leaves some soapy looking lace behind.

S: Very nice. Sweet bourbon and light oak with a light citrus hop presence that stuck around nicely from the base beer. The finish is a sweet butterscotch flavor with a little vanilla also.

T: Caramel and citrus hops are there on the first sip and start to meld with smooth bourbon and oaky vanilla that comes on the finish.

M: Full bodied, but not chewy or heavy. Incredibly smooth with a spot on medium level carbonation and a nice barrel sweetness on the finish.

O: Incredibly smooth and delicious with the alcohol completely hidden. Great balance in the flavors and this will only get better. It'll be nice to try this in a year or two when the hops fade and the maltier side starts to shine.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2012 19:07:51 | More by Treebs
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Sean9689

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was a memorable brew. On tap during Jan '09 at the BrewPub. Aged in (from FFFs management) Woodford Reserve Bourbon Barrels, this was unlike anything I've ever had before. Still the citrus and bitterness of Behemoth, very "in-your-face" but included a sweetness/sugary taste of bourbon...easy to detect! I could drink this beer until I pass out (which wouldn't take much with the ABV). One of my favs.

Serving type: on-tap

03-19-2009 17:31:36 | More by Sean9689
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nrbw23

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a ruby reddish color. Not too much head here just a few bubbles here and there.

S- Compared to the normal Behemoth the hops seem to have mellowed out quite a bit. I could pick up a nice wood smell, some bourbon and something that was spicy.

T- Tastes of bourbon, nice vanilla, woody and caramel malts. Very nice brew here a lot going on in here.

M- A huge beer, full in body and very low carbonation.

D- Wow this is a great beer. I really enjoyed this one. A sipper for sure.

Serving type: on-tap

05-10-2009 20:27:43 | More by nrbw23
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mdfb79

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 04/30/11 notes. Had on tap at Dark Lord Day. Love the normal Behemoth, so jumped at the opportunity to have this one.

a - Pours a murky dark mahogany brown color with less than an inch of tan head and light carbonation evident.

s - Smells of bourbon, oak/wood, caramel malts, molasses, sugar, dark fruits, and light vanilla. Smell is amazing and much like the normal Behemoth fused with bourbon.

t - Tastes of bourbon, caramel malts, wood, dark fruits, sweet fruity malts and sugar, vanilla. Bourbon is strong but really great in my opinion.

m - Medium to full body and low to moderate carbonation. Very smooth and easy to drink; surprisingly not a lot of heat considering the ABV.

o - Overall I thought this was a nice improvement on an already great beer. I've had some bourbon barrel aged beers where the base beer was superior (like BA Blackout vs. normal Blackout in my opinion), but in this case the bourbon barrel aging did wonders for the base beer. Would love to have this one again sometime.

Serving type: on-tap

05-09-2011 00:06:12 | More by mdfb79
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KYGunner

Kentucky

4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This pours like a liquid brownie with a deep brown hue and a torrid thickness.

The nose is full of bourbonesque tones with fudgey chocolate, vanilla, coconut and a caramel malt aroma.

The flavor translates the nose in a strong creamy bourbon, fudge, chocolate, vanilla, coconut and caramel.

The feel is nearly as thick as it appeared with a near chewiness, smooth ans velvety.

I love Behemoth but Damn, they actually improved on it

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2014 23:47:54 | More by KYGunner
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HopHead84

California

4.47/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

01/15/2011

2008 vintage on tap at the 2011 Pizza Port Barrel Blast.

A: Pours almost still with a few stray bubbles. Color is a light crimson.

S: Prominent toffee and lesser notes of caramel accompany a strong hop profile, redolent of earth and pine. Bourbon is not overpowering, but it's nicely integrated.

T: Upper moderate piney hop bitterness balanced by prominent bourbon toffee notes. Well balanced. Booze is strong. Finish is aggressive and bitter, with lingering hoppy toffee bourbon booze.

M: Upper medium body with low carbonation.

Overall: A nice and aggressive barrel aged American Barleywine. A little like Alpine's Great with more hops and less toffee.

Serving type: on-tap

01-16-2011 21:38:43 | More by HopHead84
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MrHirschybar

California

4.47/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

6th taster - Port's Barrel Blast
2008 Vintage

A - Ruby light grape color - copper. Little to no head from the poor on tap that had a light color...

S - Strong vanilla, bourbon, oak sweetness, smoke warmth, peat

T - Bourbon, vanilla, oak sweetness with a peaty smoky finish. The strong taste makes up for the tricky light color.

M - Little to no carbonation, very smooth, little bit of heat that made it more enjoyable - this went down very smooth

D - Very nice drink - one of my favorites at the event. Vanilla, oak, peat like - reminded me somewhat of all the flavors I like in a scotch, but in a very smooth drinking beer. Very much enjoyed this one...

Serving type: on-tap

01-24-2011 05:07:50 | More by MrHirschybar
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Auracom

Illinois

4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Boom. Thanks Marcus, this was incredibly generous and is really appreciated. Second bottling with orange wax. A total of 6-7 oz. into a taster on June 15th, 2013.

A - Very murky toffee coloring, absolutely no head, retention, or lacing. Considerable legs though.

S - Bright, refined whiskey barrel, raisins, spicy fig, orange marmalade, and oak shavings.

T - The hops from the base have really relaxed in favor of a balanced barrel attack. Rich dark fruits, deep cocoa, pine cone, and a touch of some lighter tropic fruit blend that accents much more of an English-style base.

M - Moderate carbonation (much higher than it looks), medium body, very dry finish for the style.

D - Significantly better than regular Behemoth. Much like regular Dark Lord, it's bizarre how this transforms inside a barrel.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2013 15:28:12 | More by Auracom
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paco1029384756

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice ruby color with a short, creamy off white head.

Scent of bourbon. oak, caramel, sugars, and some fruit. Very nice bourbon and oak characteristics here.

Taste of sugars, bourbon, oak, caramel and warming alcohol. Finishes dry with a lingering oak flavor.

Mouthfeel is full bodied and very smooth with a small amount of carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

01-24-2009 17:00:19 | More by paco1029384756
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largadeer

California

4.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Hazy, almost muddy orange with thin head that recedes to a collar pretty quickly.

Nose: A blast of fruity hops escape the bottle as soon as it's uncapped. Once in the glass it has a stronger toffee and burnt sugar note, along with nutty, sherry-like oxidation. This is surprisingly oxidized, but in a good way - more sherry than cardboard. Bourbon is present but integrated, and there's a good deal of hoppiness left on the nose, lending a touch of peach and pineapple along with a bit of grassiness that makes me think of old IPA.

Palate: Similar to the nose, this beer has an intriguing mix of oxidation, barrel and hops. Oxidation is front and center, largely nutty and leathery in character with a bit of sherry beneath. Malt sweetness is amplified by the barrel, but it isn't a syrupy beer by any means, and burbon isn't really overt here. Hops contribute a mild bite to the finish and a touch of citrus, primarily pineapple and stonefruit. I'm surprised that the barrel aging hasn't caused the hops to disappear completely, but they're not unwelcome.

Overall: This grew on me quite a bit over the course of my glass. Really interesting stuff.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2012 18:03:59 | More by largadeer
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

On tap at DLD 2009. All the reviews for the Barrel Aged Behemoth indicate that it was a bourbon-barrel aging, so I've added this one. Note also that this was not the oak aged with cherries--unfortunately, I didn't get to sample that one.

A: Fairly dark, molasses type color. Slightly reddened with a creamy off-white head.

S: A good whiff of oak alongside sweet and creamy malt. Quite similar to the regular Behemoth, but quite a bit lower on the hop scent than fresh Behemoth.

T: Sweet and complex. The oak has definitely done a number here, and comes out very well. It melds with Behemoth's flavor quite well, creating a subtle spiciness. Some caramel flavoring is definitely there.

M: Thick, full-bodied, and very creamy. Low to moderate carbonation.

D: Very good stuff. The flavor of the oak is a little much to drink a lot of this, but that just encourages slow sipping. Solid beer all around. Hope to have this one again.

Serving type: on-tap

10-01-2009 13:45:37 | More by Thorpe429
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MrMcGibblets

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: deep ruddy cloudy dark amber to chestnut. Unexpectedly nice persistent light brown head and lacing.
S: the citrusy hops found in regular fresh behemoth aren't there, in their place is a complex bouqet from the year in woodford reserve barrels-toffee, dark honey, dried stone fruit, vanilla, light bourbon, fruitcake, nuts, etc. Very complex and certainly I'm missing some notes. Long complex sweet finish, some spice and dark rum or whisky on the end.
M: thick, viscous, sweet, sticky, and full.
D: very complex sipper. A must try for barrel aged or barleywine fans.

Serving type: on-tap

01-30-2011 21:02:57 | More by MrMcGibblets
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iadler

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at FFF.

A- Murky brown with a thin bubbly off white head. Looks like apple cidar.

S- Bold aroma with bourbon and green and red apples, caramel, dark fruits, orange, pineapple, brown sugar, and bready malt

T- follows the aroma with sweet bourbon, slightly tart apples, caramel, faint tropical fruits with pineapple and bready malt.

M- medium carbonation and body. Finishes a bit dry. The abv is hidden pretty well.

O- Really liked this and was surprised how different it was from the regular behemoth. Some tartness and barrel aging made this quite a tasty and complex beer.

Serving type: on-tap

11-13-2011 19:27:23 | More by iadler
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