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Barrel Aged Murderous - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
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81 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.51%
Wants: 39
Gots: 17 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Murderous English Style Barley Wine aged for 8 months in Elijah Craig 12 year old barrels.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-08-2013)
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chanokokoro

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aggressively poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Pipeworks Brewing Company branded short-stemmed tulip/snifter

Pours a murky amber capped by a beige one and a quarter finger head. Great retention considering this brew was barrel-aged, hints of lacing. Brown sugar, toffee, dark fruit, general booziness; perhaps a very slight more specific hint of bourbon, and some light oak. Opens with dates, toffee and caramel, brown sugar, ripe plums, and dried dark fruit. Big vanilla notes midpalate; the oak and bourbon really show up on the finish and complement the other diverse flavors. Full-bodied, syrupy and silky. Lower level of carbonation. Thoroughly enjoyable, however would have liked to see just a bit more richness in the flavors. Regardless, a great choice for one of the first three BA offerings from Pipeworks.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2014 06:48:58 | More by chanokokoro
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I prefer a full bodied BA beer & this doesn't disappoint! This beer is full bodied with huge bourbon notes & just Like BA Jones dog this stands with BCBS!!!!

If you like BCBS you'll love this beer!

It's rare & it's worth the search!

Trust me, this is a big beer that is worth the hunt!!!

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S: booze-soaked raisins; brown sugar/caramel; heavy, heavy booze

T: lots of wood and brown sugar; very boozy upfront, followed by toffee, raisins, and brown sugar; nice spice on the back end; sweet and boozy, with the barrel and alcohol overwhelming everything

M: barely carbed; not thin, but would benefit from slightly more carbonation

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Barrel Aged Murderous from Pipeworks Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.