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Bourbon Barrel Monster 29 | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 17.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by claaark13 on 12-13-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 215 |  Reviews: 30
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3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This poured out as a deep reddish brown color with little to no head on it. The smell of the beer is a little on the boozy side but also has lots of dark fruit and sweet malt going on in there. The taste had those toasted sweet caramel flavors that the style should have, There is a subtle oakiness to the beer too. Overall it's a pretty intense Barleywine to say the least.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle Share. 1.5 years aged.

A - Quality black and deep color. Tannish head with small amount of lacing.

S - Smelled of bourbon, dark malts, sugar.

T - Completely mellowed out and not hot at all. Amazing bourbon quality.

M - No carbonation, and smooth character. All the tastes blended together very well.

O - Very impressive. Similar to a '12 or '13 BCS Brand for me. Chocolatey smooth characters throughout rounded out perfectly with hints of bourbon.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.67/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pours a flat and very dark brown. Not exciting.

Smell - Brown sugar. Some darker malts. Raisins. Oaky. Bourbon.

Taste - Sweet as hell. Bourbon and some oak. Caramel and brown sugar. A bit of chocolate. Raisins all over the back end.

Mouthfeel - Incredibly thick. Boozy. No carbonation.

Overall - Intense. Too sweet for me. Another crazy beer from Dark Horse, but it's impressive in its own ways.

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Bourbon Barrel Monster 29 from Dark Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 215 ratings
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