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Bourbon Barrel Barleywine Ale - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,664
Reviews: 528
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 634
Gots: 516 | FT: 44
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  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

02-04-2014 01:31:21 | More by Benish
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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

02-03-2014 15:35:43 | More by jayhunter357
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seangibbs60

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

02-02-2014 03:49:32 | More by Denzo
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Powderhornphil

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

02-02-2014 03:45:55 | More by Powderhornphil
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JohnG190

New York

4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2014 22:31:26 | More by JohnG190
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Joecaddie

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

01-30-2014 14:36:44 | More by Joecaddie
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ThreeFishes

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

01-30-2014 03:49:09 | More by ThreeFishes
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hombrepalo

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

01-29-2014 13:55:08 | More by hombrepalo
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

01-28-2014 23:36:59 | More by Kopfschuss
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HipHopsHooray

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

01-28-2014 22:41:22 | More by HipHopsHooray
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JerUrbans

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2014 22:45:16 | More by JerUrbans
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mhksuccess

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

01-27-2014 20:00:20 | More by mhksuccess
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Devman171

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

01-27-2014 13:40:02 | More by Devman171
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djsmithtrek

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

01-26-2014 21:46:41 | More by djsmithtrek
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Troville1990

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.2%

01-26-2014 21:26:04 | More by Troville1990
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GHphoto

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

01-26-2014 07:55:07 | More by GHphoto
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

01-26-2014 00:11:27 | More by mmulebarn
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don1481

Wisconsin

4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 22:46:14 | More by don1481
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Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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Washington

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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Bourbon Barrel Barleywine Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
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