Bourbon Barrel Barleywine Ale - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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Reviews by MCain04:
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
More User Reviews:
4.23/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A pretty delicious and deliciously drinkable powerhouse of a beer. Beautiful looking: a cloudy orange-ish brown. It looks like your dream of a barrel-aged barley wine. Mouthfeel is somewhat thinner than many barleywines but wonderfully creamy. Taste is surprisingly smooth - the aging seems to iron out the coarseness I find in many barleywines. Vanilla is the most prominent flavor. There's really just a hint of bourbon, which is a big plus in my mind, and the alcohol taste is slight as well.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2014 01:25:01 | More by Qbdoo
Bourbon Barrel Barleywine Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
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