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Bourbon Barrel Barleywine Ale - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,735
Reviews: 531
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 650
Gots: 515 | FT: 50
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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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

seangibbs60, Feb 03, 2014
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Denzo, Feb 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Powderhornphil, Feb 02, 2014
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4.46/5  rDev +3.5%

Thank you, pmarlowe for this outstanding extra. Pours a deep amber with a thin tan head. Good retention and lacing. Heavy bourbon on the nose along with dark fruit and biscuity malt aromas. Sweet bourbon throughout the palate, offset by faint hop bitterness. Heavy mouthfeel with lots of alcohol heat and little carbonation. Overall, this great BA barleywine is one that could lay down for a few years.

JohnG190, Jan 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Joecaddie, Jan 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

HipHopsHooray, Jan 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

2014 vintage just picked up. Also had this on tap at Central Waters anniversary party over the week end.

Amber orange and cloudy with light tan head. Smells is super sweet bourbon with alcohol coming through. Taste is fantastic!! Sweet brown sugar, big bourbon with slight tang. Heat lingering well after swallowed. Mouthfeel is clean and a little silky, not as silky as their Y2K, but very nice. Overall this is another Central Waters to seek out if you like this beer style you will not be disappointed. Picked up a case and will be aging some of this one.

JerUrbans, Jan 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

mhksuccess, Jan 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Devman171, Jan 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

djsmithtrek, Jan 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Troville1990, Jan 26, 2014
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GHphoto, Jan 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

mmulebarn, Jan 26, 2014
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4.59/5  rDev +6.5%

First review of the 2014 vintage! WOOT! 12oz bottle poured into my pint glass.

Appearance: Dense, khaki colored head that subsides fairly quickly (albeit a little slower than most of the other high ABV beers I've been drinking of late) on top of a rich, deep reddish brown beverage. Hold it up to the light and see a fair amount of bubbles.

Smell: The moment I opened the bottle, I smelled the bourbon. Now that it's poured, this has a pretty complex nose to it. Notes of brown sugar, toffee, caramel, vanilla, raisins, malt, and a splash of the bourbon all dance together in this one. This smells beautiful.

Taste: YUM. The bourbon notes are the strongest here, but this has a good amount of complex sweetness to balance that out quite nicely. Definitely get the toffee, brown sugar, and vanilla here. I bet this is going to age spectacularly. Not hoppy at all, which I think allows the other flavors to truly shine here.

Mouthfeel: Smooth on the whole; not as smooth as say a Skull Splitter, but this goes down nicely. Body feels a little thinner than I expected. Carbonation doesn't really get in the way of this one, though, so no complaints there.

Overall: Woodman's only had 2 cases of this dropped off on Thursday; I bought two 4 packs and think I may need to go find more to age. I recently had a couple samplers of the BC Barleywine and this definitely is right there with it in terms of overall quality and complexity. VERY impressed.

don1481, Jan 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

sonnmr31, Jan 14, 2014
Bourbon Barrel Barleywine Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 1,735 ratings.