Blunderbuss Barleywine 2013, Buffalo Trace Finish | Cambridge Brewing Company

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Cambridge Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.75%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Mike on 01-30-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of rudzud
3.51/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed at the barley wine festival. Reviewed from notes.

A - Poured into a snifter a lightly hazy honey chestnut hue with a thin head that fades to leave light lacing.

S - Aromas of incredibly faint bourbon, rather faint light caramel, faint dark fruits. Everything is quite subtle.

T - Taste is loads of malt sweetness, very light bourbon, the barrel is really faint too. The hops are subtle with the finish being mostly just caramel and alcohol booze.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated and crisp, clean.

O - Overall this was a solid beer. Nice caramel notes however the bourbon was a bit on the fainter side.

Serving Type: On Tap

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Photo of HattedClassic
4.34/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From Notes.

The beer pours very little head that dissipates quickly. The beer itself is an opaque ruby brown. It has a pretty good look.

The smell and taste share the same notes but the taste is the better of the two. Both have oak notes and bits of vanilla with a slight alcohol note. Also, a nice dark fruit note with rye. The difference is that the rye doesn't appear in the taste but in the aftertaste and the notes in the taste are a bit more vivid. Also, slight hop notes in the aftertaste as well.

The feel is good. Heavy bodied with a thick and smooth body. Slight alcohol burn in the finish.

Overall, a very good beer that was definitely worth the expense and long trip to Cambridge from JP. Recommended.

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Blunderbuss Barleywine 2013, Buffalo Trace Finish from Cambridge Brewing Company
3.95 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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