Bourbon Barrel Barleywine Ale - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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Reviews by WYVYRN527:
4.7/5 rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Review #450. Thanks to Ungertaker for the bottle! 12 ounce bottle poured into a snifter. 2012 vintage.
A: Pours a deep amber color with an eggshell head that quickly settles, leaving a thin film and some sticky lace on the glass. Slight chill haze, but not offensive by any means.
S: This beer smells awesome! Caramel, vanilla, and some dark fruit notes, along with just a touch of bourbon and oak. Also a slight chocolate aroma in the background.
T: Massive caramel up front, with caramel, prune raisin, and vanilla. Bourbon is present with woody undertones, leading to a slightly dry, grassy hop finish. A bit of booze is apparent as well, with a warming sensation.
Notes: Complex as all hell, with full body and a ton of flavor. At 11.5%, alcohol is definitely a factor in its drinkability. A true sipper. Needless to say, now that I have tried this brew, it is hands down the best release I have ever had from Central Waters. Truly well done! I'll be searching for this one next year, and buy a few to age as well.
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2012 02:31:48 | More by WYVYRN527
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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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