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Bourbon Barrel Barleywine Ale - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,665
Reviews: 528
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 636
Gots: 515 | FT: 45
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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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2013 bottle from Homer321 poured on 5/21/14. Big thanks man! Pours murky brownish amber with a small creamy yellow khaki head. Big caramel toffee aroma with vanilla, raisins, dark fruits, sweet smooth bourbon, oak, very slight oxidation. Flavor is sweet caramel bourbon, oak, dark sweet fruit, and a huuuge vanilla marshmallow finish that lingers a good while. Plenty of carbonation and a chewy body with some nice booze bite.

Serving type: bottle

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -42%

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4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a goblet. This is a 2014 vintage.

Appearance: Pours a deep caramel color and leaves a finger of off-white head that fades relatively quickly to a layer atop the beer.

Smell: Molasses, sweet dark fruits, toffee, brown sugar. Not overly sweet, but plenty of sweet tones in here.

Taste: Wow - very sweet - sugar coated plums, figs, molasses, toffee, sugar coated pecans, oak, caramel. The sweet flavors mask the alcohol, although some still comes through.

Mouth-feel: Low to medium carbonation with a medium, creamy body.

Overall: A very nice, sweet barleywine. Dark fruits and sugar dominate the flavor, making this a nice, dessert beer.

Serving type: bottle

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Editing for the 2014 vintage

A - Dark brown orange hue, very nice

S - Massive bourbon notes on the nose for me, very boozy...

T - Once again, massive bourbon notes.. but the 2014 vintage is not nearly as boozy as the 2013 was. I'm enjoying this alot more.

M - Smooth and a little sticky, this one sits on the palate nicely

Overall, the bourbon is really up front on this one. . but the 2014 vintage crushed the 2013 vintage that I had about 3 months ago... maybe this beer is truly better fresh. An excellent BBBW

Serving type: bottle

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Bourbon Barrel Barleywine Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
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