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Barrel Aged Owde Engwish Bahwey Whine - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

73 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 73
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 17.37%
Wants: 75
Gots: 23 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  12.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Wadsey on 09-06-2011)
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Jiatlas

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

06-25-2014 16:04:03 | More by Jiatlas
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ronn

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

03-20-2014 16:37:24 | More by ronn
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jegross2

Illinois

2/5  rDev -53.1%

10-15-2013 01:02:10 | More by jegross2
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

High complexity and undeniable charm are both cram packed into this beer. Forget much of the beer lexicon as much of this ale's taste more resembles bourbon, strong sweet wines, sherry and cognac.

The beer pours with an ominous tawny brown; rusty with golden slivers peaking through. Though low in head formation, retention and lace, the beer nearly prefers port wine appearances with its sheeting legs, except for its light veil of creme that emerges with a gentle swirl of the snifter.

Strong bourbon aromas challenge the nose with its strong caramel, oak, vanilla and booze. Its powerful scent is then reinforced with molasses, brown sugar, vinous port and sherry and savory flavors that are somewhat teriyaki-like. Heading into the first sip, the bourbon turns nearly to the notes of spiced dark rum.

All that manifests in taste, however the dense malt sweet and savory flavors wraps around the bourbon and buffers it from the palate. All those savory melanoidin toasted richness is lightly salty and meaty as the taste of dates, figs, plumbs, raisins, prunes, apples and red grapes create a pleasant fruit cake-like medley. Its spicy finish is lightly herbal and tea-like but is also sprinkled with nutmeg and cinnamon.

Full bodied, the beer is lightly chewy and filmy. It coats the mouth as little of the beer's carbonation creates any lift. This allows for the full saturation of taste into the taste buds for a high level of satisfaction. Spice prickle and full-out numbing sensations close the beer as only a mix of bourbon and port can.

This type of review can go all day just from the sheer amount of complex tastes that reveal themselves wave after wave, and varying with every sip. The beer changes dramatically as it warms and as the mouth accustoms to its power and bigness.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2013 17:50:42 | More by BEERchitect
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CityofBals

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

09-12-2013 02:41:49 | More by CityofBals
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SmallestArt

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-02-2013 17:44:36 | More by SmallestArt
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cfrances33

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-20-2013 05:25:43 | More by cfrances33
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Rogorama

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-09-2013 23:34:10 | More by Rogorama
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KevinmusPrime

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-04-2013 16:59:17 | More by KevinmusPrime
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sgoro

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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Bakker

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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Drucifer

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.4%

04-03-2013 02:11:05 | More by Drucifer
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -12%

03-31-2013 02:25:02 | More by t0rin0
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Steimie

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

02-24-2013 00:47:12 | More by Steimie
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Spartan213

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

02-21-2013 14:38:51 | More by Spartan213
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MordorMongo


4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-13-2013 20:14:28 | More by MordorMongo
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tbeq00

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

12-15-2012 00:58:03 | More by tbeq00
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AleApostle

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

10-24-2012 14:48:47 | More by AleApostle
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Marty30

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

10-12-2012 16:48:24 | More by Marty30
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to duff27 for surprising the shit out of me by showing up at a tasting with this bottle to share! Thanks duff!

poured into snifter.

bottle 182/261.

Appearance: muttled light brown bodied beer with 1 finger of white head. Drops quickly to ring around the glass.

Smell: Really malty with spicy bourbon. Cinnamon apples and fruity notes. Smells really boozey.

Taste: Big malts, fruits and spicy notes. Lots of caramel and bourbon. A nice oaky note in the middle of this beer. An amazing big vanilla note in the aftertaste! Not at all boozey like the nose suggests. Wow!

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with low carbonation. Super smooth BA Barelywine! A nice warming booze that has no harsh alcohol burn to it.

Overall: Fantastic BA barleywine! 3F did a fantastic job with this beer. I love my BA english barleywines and this beer is both delicous and noteworthy. What a treat! Thanks again duff!!!

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2012 05:46:08 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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Duff27

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Half inch beige head on a murky mahogany/brown bodied beer. Large collar left with some lacing and nice alcohol legs.

Wooo, smell boozy as booze. Fruits...grapes and plums.

Caramel, vanilla tannins. Not nearly as hot as the nose would elude to. More of the fruits, this time including "apples". Would believe 12.2%abv but alcohol is well hidden.

Medium-thick mouthfeel with low but adequate carbonation.

Really enjoyed this one from FFF. Well integrated barrel aging here. Not understanding the lower scores given, maybe they accounted the $25 price? Split with my crew, cheers fellas!

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2012 01:34:31 | More by Duff27
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denimdemon

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-31-2012 19:48:10 | More by denimdemon
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cadaugherty

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12%

07-26-2012 14:41:56 | More by cadaugherty
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Shoo65

Indiana

5/5  rDev +17.4%

07-13-2012 03:11:38 | More by Shoo65
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HopHead84

California

2.68/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

7/6/2012

Bottle shared by Jason. Thanks! Bottle 237/261.

A: Orangish brown with a fast fading beige head.

S: Dark toffee with oak, vanilla, and bourbon. Extremely sweet with brown sugar, apple, and pear. There's some acetone that's off-putting.

T: Brown sugar with acetone and earthy bitterness. Boozy, fruity, and oaky. Harsh acetone and booze notes in the finish.

M: Upper medium body and someone thin with medium carbonation.

Overall: Not a fan. Overly sweet with detracting off flavors.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2012 02:22:25 | More by HopHead84
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Barrel Aged Owde Engwish Bahwey Whine from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
93 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.