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Bourbon Barrel Barleywine Ale - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,669
Reviews: 528
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 637
Gots: 514 | FT: 45
Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Aged for 1 year in used bourbon barrels.

(Beer added by: Atron67 on 03-02-2008)
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MCain04

Illinois

4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Half Acre 12 oz snifter. $15/4pack.

A: Dark dark ruby body with a light tan head of less than a finger with quick dissipation leaving a rim of foam and a small amount of lacing.

S: Bourbon-forward with sweet malty notes, vanilla, and some hops on the nose that complement well.

T: Sweet malts are the first on the palate, vanilla and oaky notes, and the barrel characters blend nicely into a bourbon finish. Lots of heat on the back end of this. A little bitter and dry on the finish, representing some of the hops of the brew.

M: Very smooth, medium carbonation, sticky and dry finish. Very nice and drinkable.

O: A fantastic barleywine that is complemented very nicely by bourbon barrel aging. Best bourbon barrel aged barleywine I've tried to date, although I do have Sucaba and barrel-aged Bigfoot waiting in my cellar. I inherently hate Central Waters for their terrible customer service, but they make a damn good BBBW

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2013 01:23:18 | More by MCain04
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Pours a pleasant looking dark brown. About one finger of light brown head, with decent retention. Leaves a small amount of lacing. Not quite as dark as I expected. A little bit of sediment becomes visible when you get closer to the bottom.

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Bourbon Barrel Barleywine Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
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