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

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41 Ratings
Elevator Barrel Aged Barley Wine (Bar Bar)Elevator Barrel Aged Barley Wine (Bar Bar)
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
Ranking:
#9,320
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
41
pDev:
11.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
9
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 41 |  Reviews: 9
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4.36/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sabtos
2.86/5  rDev -28.5%
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 krome
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jgunther71
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nrbw23
4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lynn
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerMeBro720
3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.41/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of masterofsparks
3.24/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of diehl07
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of OU_Bobcats
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of ddedhed
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of prototypic
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of Turney
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of BeerBucks
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Axnjxn
3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle

this beer is definitely super sweet. like insanely sweet. it was a bit too over the top for me. the bourbon is there but its mostly just a plethora of sweet dark fruits. the finish is even a bit smoky...i found it odd. for the ABV it shouldnt be this sweet. its still drinkable...but wasnt a favorite of mine. i wouldnt seek it out again.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Vierenner
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I like sweeter beers but this is a bit over the top. I can't really discern any particular flavors other than an overarching sweetness. It does pour nicely, creating a nicely formed and lasting head. Nothing really notable other than that. The alcohol punch certainly is there ... in the time it took to write this I'm already experiencing moderate effects.

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Photo of dfhhead25
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of beer-thirty
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of TheBierBoutique
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of elkinbrown
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of BMart
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of bluejacket74
4.27/5  rDev +6.7%
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 Nunya
3/5  rDev -25%

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Elevator Barrel Aged Barley Wine (Bar Bar) from Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 41 ratings
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