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Bourbon Barrel Barleywine Ale - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,635
Reviews: 526
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 631
Gots: 511 | FT: 48
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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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sommersb

Tennessee

4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted On: 03-12-2012
Freshness: Bottled 01-2012
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle
Glassware: Snifter
Purchased: Received in a trade

Appearance is a hazy, reddish-brown color, with a small off-white head. Head retention is low, with a fair amount of lacing on the glass.

Aromas are strong and pleasant; the first smell I got was the bourbon booziness, followed by sweet caramel malts and molasses. Other smells include oak, spices such as cinnamon, and dark, ripened fruits.

Taste is very rich -- heavy on the malts and packing quit a bit of alcohol heat. The whiskey is prominent and also features wooden and oak notes from the barrel-aging. Also get spicy flavors and earthy hops, but the bitterness is in the low to moderate range, maybe more like an English barleywine than an American version. I will say the hop character became more pronounced as the beer warmed up, however.

Thick mouthfeel, with medium carbonation. The finish is malty, sweet and boozy from the whiskey, but a little harsh.

Overall I was very impressed with this potent barleywine; a pleasant sipper for the end of the day!

Thanks to Duff27 for this one!

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2012 04:33:48 | More by sommersb
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Bourbon Barrel Barleywine Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 1,635 ratings.