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Bourbon Barrel Barleywine Ale - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,629
Reviews: 526
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 631
Gots: 512 | FT: 48
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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MCMASTERSANCHEZ

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

10-20-2013 23:09:38 | More by MCMASTERSANCHEZ
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mythaeus

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.2%

10-20-2013 19:07:47 | More by mythaeus
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phishbfm

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -7.2%

10-19-2013 00:14:39 | More by phishbfm
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Odysseyalien

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aroma: caramel, bread, alcohol,woody.

Appearance: brown, cloudy, tan foam, frothy.

Taste: medium sweetness, virtually no bitterness.

Palate: medium body, thin feel, soft carbonation, subtlely bitter.

Overall: I don't think this is an American barleywine. It's more akin to a British barleywine. A nice barleywine, not too unlike Weyerbacher's Insanity though thinner; not unlike Lost Abbey's Angel Share but half the price. I picked this up in Pennsylvania last week but only got one. I'lll buy more if I get back down there sometime soon.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2013 22:05:24 | More by Odysseyalien
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bevoduz

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

10-14-2013 03:00:56 | More by bevoduz
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flagmantho

Washington

4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass. This is the 2012 vintage.

Appearance: medium amber-brown hue with a huge haze and a thin finger of tan foam. Looks pretty decent for the style!

Smell: big, rich malty aroma with lots of great dark-fruit complexity: dates, raisins and cherries especially, with a generic alcoholic fruitiness to boot. On top of this are some very nice vanilla and only tangentially bourbon-y notes; quite well put-together indeed.

Taste: strong, strong, strong. More of those great malty, fruity flavors right up front with an approachable bourbon character and plenty of alcohol burn. This might be a good one to mellow out with age, although this January 2012 bottle is still hot to trot. Tasty, but dangerous!

Mouthfeel: plenty of body, but relatively light carbonation, so not a huge creaminess. Still, pretty nice.

Overall: I like this beer, although it is hard-hitting in the strength department. I'd say, though, that it needs more than just one or two years to mellow.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2013 22:54:28 | More by flagmantho
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JCam9981

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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PHBoiler

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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wesside89

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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tjdemon

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

10-07-2013 02:01:04 | More by tjdemon
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PopnLoads

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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Lunch

Maryland

4/5  rDev -7.2%

10-06-2013 16:25:24 | More by Lunch
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dar482

New York

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

10-06-2013 05:38:22 | More by dar482
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7.2%

10-06-2013 02:26:03 | More by Dave_Treat
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MSandahl23

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

10-05-2013 21:48:46 | More by MSandahl23
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CCutch

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

10-05-2013 20:23:11 | More by CCutch
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yanosh

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

10-05-2013 17:22:26 | More by yanosh
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -13%

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rxeight

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.2%

09-30-2013 17:44:32 | More by rxeight
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Bunuelian

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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pisano

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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Bakker

Illinois

5/5  rDev +16%

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DooshBagalow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.2%

09-29-2013 14:41:03 | More by DooshBagalow
Bourbon Barrel Barleywine Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 1,629 ratings.