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Bourbon Barleywine - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

83 Ratings
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 4
Gots: 29 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  13.30% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: BeastLU on 03-15-2014

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Ratings: 83 | Reviews: 13
Photo of smakawhat
4.43/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a snifter not unlike the one shaped on the bottle.

Murky and somewhat muddy body color, with a swamp like brown and hints of deep red on the edges. Head is supper creamy, makes a simple one finger and almost nitro like appearance, but then settles down to a nice simple but good sized collar. A little bit of spotted lacing on a tip within the legs.

The brew has taken the barrel well. Real interesting whiskey tones that manage to actually get up ahead of the malts without a lot of heat. Spiced fruit and real soft vanilla caramel, a near sticky toffee really manages to stick out. Good woody oaky notes and almost pine wood and tree sap quality. Muted sweetness as well, very impressive.

Palate comes wonderfully. Great buttery toffee in the mid palate, with just a hair though of distracting carbonation. Mineral finish with the tight carbonation but a good thick caramel really coats and still comes through. Hints of cherry and fruit warmth in the middle, coming with a peppery notes as well. Good almost oily controlled aftertaste and even a little juicy hint of American hop like presence it seems. A mild hint of soy like salinity but actually blends in well with the rest of the brew.

A real unique tasting barleywine, did well with this one very memorable and also unique in the realm. One to look out for in the future.

Photo of imperialking
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenMind
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GetTheYayo
4.14/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tdizzlegrizzle
4.72/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Smooth, creamy, and packed with flavor. This is under the radar but as good as any bourbon barrel aged barley wine I've had.

Photo of Casey3236
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alexkwilhelm
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of uvachief
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft. Poured a slightly opaque dark brown. Light does poss through it. Less than a finger of head that dissipated rather quickly. Smells of bourbon and barley with notes of vanilla and dried fruit. Thin in the mouth like many barleywine beers. However, smoother than expected. After taste of bourbon, barley, sugar, vanilla and dried dark fruit. Pleasantly surprised. Like it better than Firestone Walker Sucaba.

Photo of Drknight
4.59/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Exceptional...Probably the best Barleywine I've ever tasted!!

Photo of tridge85
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LAND_MINE
3.34/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of SonOfKyuss
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ksolekjr
4.85/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Tasted during the Mad Fox Barleywine Festival
And thought this was one of the best tasting
And most balanced which I tasted.

Photo of PaulsBrew
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Not quite sure why this got so low ratings? This is an amazing beer from Hardywood

Photo of JohnathanColeman
4.74/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Solid beer by hardywood brewing. Definitely deserves a little more recognition then it's given.

Photo of brpendergast85
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EuphonicHops
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brocktune
3.3/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of apasternak
2.5/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bourbon barrels didnt really help this

Photo of AshburnWineShop
4.31/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mtpHokie
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wellsnb
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BA_Berto
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BH712
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Moses_Malone
3.25/5  rDev -16%

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Bourbon Barleywine from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.