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Bourbon Barrel Barleywine Ale - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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1,638 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,638
Reviews: 526
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 631
Gots: 512 | FT: 48
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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davey101

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4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2013 vintage, 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. Huge thanks to ObiWanKushnobi!!

A - Pours a dark and murky red body. A quick pour yields three fingers worth of dense khaki foam. Settles into a thin cap with super sticky lacing and long lasting retention. Looks pretty damn good.

S - Ohhhh, this beer is not messing around. Rich dark fruits, caramel, toffee, butterscotch, vanilla, and a huge bourbon burn. This is the BCBS equivalent of bourbon barrel barley wines. Just a solid barleywine base with a HUGE and unrelenting bourbon presence. Its really brash, bold, and boozy, and quite excellent.

T - Layers of butterscotch and vanilla bourbon intertwine with a rich and decadent toffee and dark fruit rich base beer. A bit of oak, vanilla, and piney hops thrown in for good measure. This is really tasty, but the alcohol catches up quick. Medium bodied with solid carbonation.

O - The best 12 oz. BA BW I have had to date. Not as refined or complex as the rarer examples, but this is a totally unforgiving bourbon bomb of a barleywine and I like that a lot!

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 05:13:14 | More by davey101
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Bourbon Barrel Barleywine Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 1,638 ratings.