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

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Added by jrallen34 on 09-27-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
41
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
13.79%
 
 
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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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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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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3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Columbus Mirco Brew fest. A barleywine aged in either Jack Daniels or Early times barrels, the brewery doesn't know themsevles...Pours an ugly light brown, light tan head, ok retention no lacing at all, slightly uglier than most bw's...Medium aroma that is all bourbon and vanilla, mostly bourbon that has a slight alcohol burn. This needs more time to chill still to strong, you can tell they are beginners in barrel aging...The taste is light sweet vanilla to start but then tons of alcohol shows through, the sweetness of the bourbon is lost and the alcohol presents as harsh and grainy.

A decent effort at a ba bw, but just not refined enough to be anything special at all; yet.

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Elevator Barrel Aged Barley Wine (Bar Bar) from Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
3.77 out of 5 based on 41 ratings.
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