Bourbon Barrel Barleywine Ale - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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3.91/5 rDev -9.3%
A- Ruby amber. Tan cake like head
S- Huge bourbon and toffee. Lots of vanilla as well. Cheesecake like sweetness detected in the aroma.
T- Rich, true to form English style barlywine. Lots of vanilla again, subtle hops, earthy wood, brown sugar, caramel. Warms really well in the finish. It is pretty damn good, but not big on the aftertaste.
M- Little bit of a bite initially, but settles in. Creamy, silky, yet late bitterness. An interesting tingling or numbing effect.
O- right there with Sucaba.
07-18-2014 03:27:33 | More by Bosoxfan20
4.41/5 rDev +2.3%
Pours a pleasant looking dark brown. About one finger of light brown head, with decent retention. Leaves a small amount of lacing. Not quite as dark as I expected. A little bit of sediment becomes visible when you get closer to the bottom.
Aroma is sweet malts and booze/bourbon. Lots of caramel, hints of vanilla.
Very syrupy. Sweet. Caramel malts. The caramel sweetness is sensational. Just the slightest hint of citrus. A little bit of alcohol warmth, but overall the booze is masked nicely. The bourbon isn't overpowering. A little bit of vanilla. There is a hint of oak that they are aged in. This is definitely a sweet one. But the sweetness pairs itself with the high ABV to create a formidable taste combo.
Mouthfeel not as heavy as I expected it to be. This one is very syrupy. Not a whole lot of carbonation.
Overall, this is one tasty brew. Like I said, not as heavy as I expected it to be. The alcohol doesn't hit as hard as you might expect from an 11.5%er. Wonderfully sweet. One of the best caramel flavors you'll ever see. I'm not normally a huge fan of bourbon barrel aged beers, but this one is a must-have.
07-16-2014 02:03:31 | More by majorbase2
Bourbon Barrel Barleywine Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 1,706 ratings.