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Barrel Aged Barleywine (2015 - Heaven Hill) | Begyle Brewing Company

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Barrel Aged Barleywine (2015 - Heaven Hill)Barrel Aged Barleywine (2015 - Heaven Hill)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Begyle Brewing Company
Illinois, United States | website

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Barleywine aged 6 months in Heaven Hill Distilleries bourbon barrels; a combination of Elijah Craig 12 year and Evan Williams.

Added by MasterSki on 11-27-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 20
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Photo of Sammy
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aroma is very present, though mostly wood. Base beer young and nice. Lasting small white bubbly head. Drinkable.

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Photo of Vonerichs
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emerge077
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, no bottled on date present. 2015 vintage. "Barrel Aged Barleywine Style Ale" My first new one from Begyle Brewing in quite a while. My first barrel-aged offering from these guys.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - It pours a milky caramel, appears a dark burnt sienna orange in the glass. It pours flat and conjures hardly any head to speak of, merely some bubbles that die out to a ring. Some mild sticky spotty lacing. Appears sticky. Second pour yields nearly a finger of bubbly khaki head that dies out again quickly. Much darker and browner in body the second time around.

S - The aroma is hot & boozy. Lots of alcohol fumes emitting from this one. Lots of wood, caramel, & toffee.

T - Not nearly as boozy as the nose implies. Tons and tons of sweetened sugary toffee, caramel, rum raisin, oak wood, vanilla, mild alcohol fumes. Extremely sweet, definitely a dessert beer.

M - The feel is silky smooth & creamy. Full-bodied with low carbonation. Not exactly what I would describe as syrupy, but definitely sugary and weighty.

Overall, a very interesting first barrel-aged barleywine from Begyle. Definitely look forward to trying more barrel-aged offerings from these guys. Keep up the good work.

Begyle Barleywine 2015 -----4/5.

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Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
4.6/5  rDev +15%

Photo of lloydboss
4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sanderson
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sweemzander
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of krome
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mychalg9
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jgunther71
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of doldham
4.74/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spycow
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A solid ba barelywine. Good bourbon on the nose, but fades away on the taste. Taste instead is a solid hearty barelywine but without any defining characteristics.

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Photo of jtransel
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kevinpitts
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ldhughes3
4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spcoly
4.39/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Smooth as can be. Glad to see another chi town brewery master the style.

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Photo of SeanBond
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Barrel Aged Barleywine (2015 - Heaven Hill) from Begyle Brewing Company
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