Bourbon Barrel Monster 29
Dark Horse Brewing Company

Bourbon Barrel Monster 29Bourbon Barrel Monster 29
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Style:
Barleywine - American
ABV:
17%
Score:
93
Avg:
4.22 | pDev: 9.95%
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
216
From:
Dark Horse Brewing Company
 
Michigan, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  160
Gots
  57
SCORE
93
Outstanding
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tectactoe from Michigan

4.1/5  rDev -2.8%

Nov 12, 2014
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riemster from Ohio

4.84/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This drank more like a dessert wine. I was afraid of the no carb before going into this, but it was magnificent. Smelled like caramel nips and booze. Taste wasn't boozy at all though. Intense caramel covered raisins. Toffee pudding. Some more dark fruit. Smooth, sticky and sweet. Definitely a bottle to share despite its size. It's very sweet, but there's a lot of layers to explore with each sip. I wish I had more.

Sep 08, 2014
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dblab33 from Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Dec 15, 2012
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thebigredone from Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Jan 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Jun 07, 2013
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Steimie from Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -40.8%

Dec 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Jan 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Dec 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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MichiganderHB from Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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beergorrilla from Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Dec 22, 2012
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Hanzo from Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.2%

Jun 08, 2013
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Savearth from Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Dec 14, 2012
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MaseFace from Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Feb 10, 2013
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Anonymous1 from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Jun 01, 2013
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TonyTalon from Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Feb 25, 2013
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egrace84 from Illinois

3/5  rDev -28.9%

Mar 25, 2013
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stevec32 from New York

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Jan 09, 2013
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Benny3000 from Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

May 20, 2013
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IMSPEAKNOENGLISH from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Feb 09, 2013
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vonnegut21 from New York

3.86/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a deep, dark black. Very little head that dissipates instantly.

S: Bourbon, caramel, toffee and vanilla. Lingering sweetness. The alcohol is well hidden.

T: Sweet, syrupy vanilla bourbon. Roasted malt. Dark chocolate and mild hops in the back end. Very tasty.

M: Flat and syrupy, but I don't mind that in this style. Big, bourbon barrel aged beers can survive being a bit flat.

O: Very tasty beer. This is allegedly 17% ABV, but you'd never know it from drinking. This is a sipper of a beer, but very, very enjoyable. I'm looking forward to opening my other bottle in a year or two.

EDIT: Opened a second bottle 8/10/13 and it was significantly worse than the first... not sure if there's huge bottle variation or this thing just fell off a cliff. Score indicates average of the two experiences in case I just got one bad bottle.

Jan 08, 2013
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hopswap1 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Jul 03, 2014
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beernads from Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Nov 18, 2013
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jschott75 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Aug 11, 2013
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josephwa from Minnesota

5/5  rDev +18.5%

Mar 22, 2013
Bourbon Barrel Monster 29 from Dark Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 216 ratings