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Bourbon Legend Barleywine - Titletown Brewing Company

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Bourbon Legend Barleywine
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Ratings: 4
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.6
pDev: 6.52%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Titletown Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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(Beer added by: JohnnyHopps on 12-28-2011)
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Reviews by mattfungus:
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5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This brew is perfect for the upcoming packer season. Being a fan I can see that this would be better than brandy out in the frozen tundra.

Its a nice dark leather brown with an aroma of vanilla and bourbon.

On the tongue its sweet and complex. Some good malt, good floral and what a really love is the warm finish that holds itself in your chest and warms your heart (and I don't just mean this metaphorically).

The only thing that I have had this good and this addictive is a 50 year old bottle of aged whiskey.

I recommend getting a growler (even if it is $30) and splitting it amongst a group of tailgaters in small brandy glasses.

mattfungus, Dec 28, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

elkabong, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of jegross2
4.19/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Reviewing the Bourbon Legend Barleywine from Titletown Brewing Company out of Green Bay, Wisconsin. This barleywine has been aged in an Evan Williams bourbon barrel for five years. I forgot to take a photo of the snifter pour I drank, but I did snap a photo of the sampler glass I ordered before hand as part of a flight.
Score: 93

10 oz tap pour served in a snifter glass and enjoyed on 12/13/12.

Appearance: Pour a murky, dark apricot-caramel color that has the clarity of melted road slush. Pours a thin head that settles to a pencil thin ring around the glass. Minimal lacing and retention. 1.5/5

Smell: Looks can be deceiving! Molasses, raisins, fig, bourbon and toffee. Caramel and oak too. Light vanilla. Very dark fruit and bourbon-forward. 4.5/5

Taste: Incredibly complex and bold in flavor. Malty caramel and fig upfront, followed by vanilla and bourbon. The finish slaps you with a heavy hand of waffle syrup-esque molasses. Cocoa, leather and toffee. Tons of raisin throughout. Boozy in flavor, but no alcohol cringe. The finish is absolutely divine. This brew is sweet, and gets sweeter as it warms up. At room temperature, the malty sweetness makes it harder to consume in larger quantities. 4.25/5

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a very low amount of carbonation. Not "Kuhnhenns cabonated," however. Malty, syrupy mouthfeel. A light amount of liveliness fizzles on the tongue from the boozy flavors. 4.25/5

Overall: A shockingly delicious find from one of Wisconsin's finer, but obscurer, breweries. This brew is best enjoyed on the colder side in my opinion, and it's plenty complex to deliver at the colder temperature as well.

Recommendation: Seek this one out if you like boozy, sweet and malty English style barleywines.

Pairing: Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

Cost: $5 for a 10 oz snifter pour, $ (or $20 for a 64 oz growler to go, if you bring your own container).

jegross2, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.72/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bourbon Legend is a strong malty barleywine aged for nearly 4 years. The Titletown description states that it is brewed from premium British malt, fermented by 11 strains of yeast, and aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels.

From a tap, the beer was put into a snifer. The ale gave an off-white finger head. A strong bourbon aroma and fruitiness gave an exciting impression. In the initial taste the bourbon was the initial impression, coupled with fruits and a nutty flavor. A hint of caramel and vanilla was also present. The drink faded into a pleasant warming sour aftertaste which coated the tongue even after swallowing.

I enjoyed this barleywine so much that I was willing to pay $30 to take a growler home. It is very complex and flavorful. Unfortunately, it is limited supply.

JohnnyHopps, Dec 28, 2011
Bourbon Legend Barleywine from Titletown Brewing Company
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