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Elevator Barrel Aged Barley Wine (Bar Bar) | Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
Ohio, United States
elevatorbrewing.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by jrallen34 on 09-27-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
40
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
13.53%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
9
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 40
Reviews by Rifugium:
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4.21/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First had: bottle that someone shared at the Voodoo Barrel Room release.

Thanks to whoever shared this...it was one of the better beers I sampled all night! Cloudy, dark caramel color, with a thin off-white head that retained as a ringlet; minimal lacing. Loved the aroma on this, as it reminded me very much of the heavy hitters like Mother of All Storms and King Henry; creamy, caramel, vanilla, butterscotch, notes of dark fruit. Similar in taste, rich caramel and toffee, vanilla, dried cherries, smooth bourbon notes with a solid oak profile, keeping the sweetness in check. Maybe not quite a MoAS or KH, but it's in the damn ballpark for sure. Smooth mouthfeel, full body, alcohol was mellow for the ABV.

I want more of this.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Cynic-ale
3.41/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of deuce9259
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of prototypic
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of itsthepleats
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of MajorBuckeye
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of kbuzz
4.75/5  rDev +26%

Photo of bluejacket74
4.27/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml wax capped bottle. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours a slightly hazy orange/amber color with about an inch creamy off-white head. Head retention is excellent, and there's a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice and malty, it smells like vanilla, caramel, toffee, bourbon and oak. I think the brew tastes pretty much just like the aroma, but there's also a little bit of dark fruit noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's slick and creamy with a moderate amount of carbonation. I think it's a good barrel-aged barleywine, definitely worth trying if you like the sweeter tasting brews. Hopefully Elevator will bottle more of this in the future. $12.99 a bottle.

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Photo of london1o1
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of ddedhed
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of mtbdonn
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of elkinbrown
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of injuredreserve
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Sabtos
2.86/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

This was a lot older than what most of the other reviewers probably had. Ours was prune juice color, dark red and brown, maybe edges of brighter amber.

Pure barrel on the nose up front. Smell is pretty hot. Then all of a sudden I get a freshly deep fried classic donut.

Some fig in flavor, with an abundance of thick sweetness, but overall hot, with not much of a barleywine presence, just a lot of barrel coming through and dominating. We had another old barleywine this day and it was exactly the opposite. You never know what's going to happen with these things.

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Photo of masterofsparks
3.24/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerBucks
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of beer-thirty
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of OU_Bobcats
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of TheBierBoutique
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of krome
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Spider889
3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Had this at the Columbus Microbrew Fest. I was readily impressed to see multiple barrel aged beers showcased here.

This was the standout from what I sampled from Elevator. The appearance is pretty standard. A dark amber color with a short head and light carbonation. Thick lace but otherwise not too much to look at.

The nose is pretty good imo. I'm not normally a big Barleywine guy but this one was smelling great. Tons of sweet sherry-like notes, caramelized malts, citrussy hops, and plenty of oak and bourbon.

Tasted pretty hot. The guy pouring told me that this beer clocked in at 11-11.5% PLUS whatever the barrel added. Apparently this was sitting in a fresh barrel so the bourbon was pretty forward. You definitely tasted the hot oakiness and vanilla of the barrel. Super sweet, almost syrupy, pineapple in the hop profile.

Due to the heat on this one drinkability really suffers, but I was glad to have tried it.

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Photo of Turney
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of nlmartin
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of jgunther71
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerMeBro720
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.77 out of 5 based on 40 ratings.
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