BART | FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
California, United States
fiftyfiftybrewing.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
"Blend of American barleywine and oatmeal stout aged six months in a Jack Daniels barrel."

Added by hopdog on 12-09-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
180
Reviews:
35
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
8.72%
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
23
For Trade:
2
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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4.83/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I recently just had this on tap at the Eclipse pre-release party. It has some great chocolate, oak, earthy hop bitterness, and vanilla notes. Its the perfect blend of stout and barleywine. The bitterness that comes from the barley really pulls out some nice citrusyness that plays well with the vanilla and oak notes. Overall an amazing beer!

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4.83/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.78/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A - Poured dark black with one finger of light brown head and great lacing.

S - A huge charred malt aroma with vanilla, chocolate fudge, bourbon and light caramel notes.

T - Huge barrel qualities really shine through - char, oak, bourbon and vanilla are all present. Chocolate fudge, roast and dark caramel all come through from the base beer. Great balance of sweetness with bitter roast.

M - Full body. Creamy. Light carbonation.

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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Photo of BARFLYB
4.72/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On Tap at Devil's Den for their 4th annual Bella Vista beer bash. Served in a tulip glass.

Barrel Aged Really Tasty is just that, really tasty. Out of the spout BART appears very black in color with a nice firm half inch of tightly coiled cream colored foam with minor sticking.

Smell is really off the charts with barrel profile. A nice integration of bourbon, oatmeal, chocolate, deep malt profile with some trace hints of alcohol. Some mild hop aroma comes out. The oak is nice and pleasant and not to overstated and the vanilla is superb. Well integrated is an understatement.

I gotta say I might like this better than regular Eclipse variations, although this is off the tap which makes it that much better. The barleywine portion takes away some of the bourbon/barrel flavor from the eclipse portion, yet adds another layer without losing the boat. Tastes of bourbon, vanilla, floral hop presence, oak, oatmeal, roasty malt and a touch of smoke. I love this beer. It's easy to drink.

As said above, easier to take down than a regular eclipse, although I am a bit of a lightweight. The smoothness off the tap make this stand out like whoa. A touch of heat, not hot with a above medium body. You gotta try this stuff. I might have to seek this out again.

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4.65/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.62/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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4.58/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.54/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

At the Eclipse party, barrel aged barleywine and stout, 1/2 and 1/2, named after the practical dog mascot of the brewery so the story goes. Amazing delivery of the jack daniels into this one. (Edit: It was heaven hill, but whatever the bourbon was, it melded ever so nicely) Great barrel aged bourbon barleywine aroma, rich and seductive.

Taste, good enough with anything in any style, lots of vanilla, ample hops from the barleywine, it never felt heavy in here. Was like a conglomeration of all their stouts and a barleywine. I'd take this over any of the FW anniversary blends any day. A little big of lingering chocolate from the stout side of the equation. Tad of citrus from the barleywine. Lots of complimentary if not often harmonious flavors in this one.

Can't figure out how something like this, with so much diverse flavor from different component beers, didn't have much heat and didn't really fatigue the palate. This was a great beer to change it up with after a massive palate gauntlet of Eclipse barrel aged stuff that night. Can't wait for this on tap.

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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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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4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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BART from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
4.13 out of 5 based on 180 ratings.
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