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Schlafly Oak Aged Barleywine - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Schlafly Oak Aged Barleywine
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Oak Aged Barleywine has a deep copper color and an intense malt flavor balanced by assertive hops. Fermentation with American ale yeast allows the caramel malt to shine. We age the beer on new, medium toast Missouri Oak to enhance its complexity and to develop its smooth, luscious character.

Barleywine is a classic English-style hearty ale. The term refers to a beer with the potency of wine and is often vintage-dated.

This beer will continue to age well in a cool dark place for several years, but it is ready to enjoy now.

40 IBU

(Beer added by: Beefytits4 on 05-29-2013)
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Kyrojack, Feb 28, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark copper colored brew with a huge, off white head that leaves thick, sticky lace all the way down the glass.

S: Oak... Oak... Oak...

T: Very sweet, malty base with huge oak flavor.

M: Leaves a heavy oak flavor on your tongue for quite a while.

O: Definitely my favorite oaked beer.

Beefytits4, May 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

The flavor in this is quite delicious with caramel, coffee, malt, maple, molasses with a turn to chocolate. The chocolate is more profound near the end with hints of bitterness. It's issue is in the feel with an inappropriate thinness but that plays into its deceptive ease. At over 10% it is very easy to drink.

KYGunner, Today at 12:54 AM
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.85/5  rDev +3.8%

Deeply caramelized malt, dark fruit, and muted citrus form the aroma. Fairly sweet, but toasted oak and light grapefruit provide contrast in the flavor. It's a bit underwhelming in flavor. Wish it matched the aroma more closely.

barczar, Thursday at 10:31 PM
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3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Schlafly Reserve Oak-aged Barleywine 2010 Vintage (cool!)

Poured hard into a Duvel snifter

Sight: Dark opaque brown with red hints when examined in sunlight. Tan red that when poured hard, develops into a nice inch-high cushion, but recedes to a thin film. Protein particles settle to the bottom. Should I have poured it with a softer hand? Lacing is one of icicles from the gutters and eaves of a house in Connecticut.

Smell: Much malt, bread and biscuit. I also smell a little booze, and dark fruit or raisin. Did they forget to put in hops?

Taste: More of the same I perceived from the smell. Malt, bread, biscuit… a touch of caramel? A touch of caramel. Some people mentioned butterscotch off a 2012 vintage, but I didn’t get it from its 2 year elder. Hops are only slightly evident, and show up late to the party. We’ll call this a dark-fruit malt bomb. Almost like a Belgian Quad… and I like it.

Mouthfeel: As a somm might say, “medium plus.” It’s coating and a bit of really tiny bubble, not Ian Anderson thick-as-a-brick.

Overall: I feel fortunate to have an aged beer, but not highly sought after, like others out there. I think I may have had my fill of English-style barleywine, but I still haven’t had Mother of All Storms… my white whale.

JMS1512, Sep 21, 2014
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3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a clean tulip glass

A: Dark golden brown plenty of carbonation and three fingers width of head.

S: Spicy and oaky with rich caramel malt.

T: A really good spicy bite, with a sweet caramel taste.

M: slightly thick but still smooth and slightly creamy.

O: Very good beer. Because of the spiciness and its thickness it would be better to drink it in cooler weather but still very good

MickeyD, Jul 31, 2013
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Schlafly Oak Aged Barleywine from The Schlafly Tap Room
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