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Barrel Reserve 2014 - River North Brewery

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Barrel Reserve 2014
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Ratings: 7
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: cpetrone84 on 07-16-2014)
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

mtbdonn, Aug 10, 2014
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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pour is hazy dark golden amber with a small amount of white head. Nose sports some light white white notes, a hint of wood, a decent bit of candied sugar, notes of a tangy yeast, and a touch of booze. Taste is also a bit sweet, more of the whiskey barrel and boozy flavors come through in this. Still candied sugar and notes of a tangy Belgian yeast. A bit boozy in the finish with some lingering sugars. Medium body, moderate carbonation and fairly clean finish.

cpetrone84, Jul 17, 2014
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

like so many of the barrel aged rive north beers, this one is appropriately enormous, suitable for an anniversary beer for sure. but also like most of their beers that have seen wood, its amazingly well concealed alcohol strength is not the focus. i love the use of sherry barrel on this, its a small part of the three barrel blend, but its fruitiness and sweetness both cooperates with and stands up against the more heavy whiskey characters. smells so rich and layered, elegant even for a strong ale (the abv isnt listed, but i would guess near 10% abv). i wish more of the nuance from the nose came through in the taste. its not as separated, but more jumbled together. sweet at first, woody and even musty in the finish, belgian yeast still evident. its fluffy on the palate with both a large body and generous carbonation. the alcohol is minimally hot, but ill bet a year or so in the cellar would really develop it. probably worth what they ask for it, and definitely worth picking up if you are keen on uncommon barrels. not much sherry stuff out there...

StonedTrippin, Jul 18, 2014
Barrel Reserve 2014 from River North Brewery
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.