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Bourbon Barrel Barleywine Ale - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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1,699 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,699
Reviews: 529
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 648
Gots: 516 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

05-17-2013 04:03:30 | More by BarrelAgedBrian
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

05-17-2013 02:55:29 | More by Nachos4two
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Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

05-16-2013 18:37:38 | More by Westuh
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

05-16-2013 14:29:48 | More by Rainblows
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California

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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California

4/5  rDev -7.2%

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Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

05-15-2013 18:18:52 | More by mvdillman
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chrisp450

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

05-15-2013 02:44:47 | More by chrisp450
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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langchops

Illinois

4.16/5  rDev -3.5%

12 oz. Bottle poured into snifter

2013 Vintage

I was expecting more bourbon based on the reviews I've read here, but was a little disappointed by the lack of this. It's a smooth barleywine but I would not say this is a bourbon bomb by any means.

Solid barleywine, would drink this again

05-14-2013 18:18:47 | More by langchops
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lookrider

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

05-14-2013 14:28:41 | More by lookrider
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BUNZILLA

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

05-14-2013 02:17:12 | More by BUNZILLA
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pk18

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

05-13-2013 20:19:48 | More by pk18
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EROCK75

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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Minnesota

5/5  rDev +16%

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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

3.78/5  rDev -12.3%

A: Deep copper color, slight haze, nice head that dissipated.
S: deep bourbon and roasted malt, some heat
T: deep bourbon taste, bourbon dominates over roasted malt, a bit too much bourbon that makes it unbalanced for the style
M: warm, roasted, full

05-13-2013 01:41:32 | More by wisrarebeer
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Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +16%

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Georgia

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Minnesota

3.08/5  rDev -28.5%

I like bourbon barrel aged anything, but CW goes way too far over the top with this beer. There is literally no beer flavor, its just bourbon nose, bourbon taste, bourbon finish.

I you LOVE bourbon this is YOUR beer. The bourbon is overwhelming. Its just booze, vanilla, and bourbon through and through. Very unbalanced. (this could be a good thing if you love bourbon)

Overall, if you cant get enough bourbon in your beer, this is for you. If you like a more balanced barrel flavor, there are better choices.

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Florida

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North Carolina

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Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +16%

05-11-2013 14:32:37 | More by tclang
Bourbon Barrel Barleywine Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 1,699 ratings.