Blunderbuss Barleywine 2012, Bourbon Barrel / Dry-hop Blend | Cambridge Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Cambridge Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
cambridgebrewingcompany.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Rifugium on 02-27-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings:
15
Reviews:
2
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
13.26%
 
 
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Photo of Rifugium
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

First had: on tap at CBC

This was a blend of two '12 Blunderbuss batches, one aged in bourbon oak barrels, the other aged in steel and dry-hopped.

Hazy, tarnished copper hue, topped with a small cap of bubbly off-white head that retained as a small collar. Aroma of raisins, solvent, and a generous amount of hops, pretty atypical from your average barleywine, though not completely unheard of. More of the same in the taste, with a definite solvent / fusel alcohol twinge in there, toasted grains, raisins and figs, notably hoppy with a bitterness that started about mid-palate and lasted into the aftertaste. Body was about medium to heavy-medium, not really as smooth as I like a barleywine to be, but it's still apparent what they were going for here, moderate carbonation, and while the alcohol was definitely present, it wasn't too hot. Pretty good overall.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at the barley wine festival. Reviewed from notes.

A - Poured into a snifter a clearish chestnut hue with a thin off white head that fades to leave a very thin halo.

S - Aromas of light old hops, light resinous notes. Good solid malt sweetness. The hops are quite pleasant.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with a light hop resin. Very, very faint on the barleywine taste though. Mostly just drinks like a caramel sauce.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, good creaminess, alcohol hidden well.

O - Overall this was a solid beer, however, the hops were mostly hidden by the sticky sweetness of the barleywine.

Serving Type: On Tap

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4.34/5  rDev +15.1%
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Blunderbuss Barleywine 2012, Bourbon Barrel / Dry-hop Blend from Cambridge Brewing Company
3.77 out of 5 based on 15 ratings.
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