Bourbon Barrel Barleywine Ale - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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4.3/5 rDev -0.2%
Superb drinking BA barleywine. Despite the abv, it doesn't seem overly hot to me, although you do feel it as you chug it down. (Sip, don't chug.) To say this is well balanced is correct. All elements come together nicely, preventing it from being too hoppy, too boozy, too sweet, or too anything else. Just a solid and delightful beer that's more drinkable that you'd expect. Very nice.
02-07-2014 21:48:37 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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.
01-30-2014 22:31:26 | More by JohnG190
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.
01-27-2014 22:45:16 | More by JerUrbans
Bourbon Barrel Barleywine Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 1,700 ratings.