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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
Ranking:
#2,595
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
182
pDev:
9.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
22
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 182 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of aaronyoung01
2.37/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of corby112
2.95/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

2012 vintage on draft at Devil's Den in Philadelphia, PA.

Pours a dark chocolate brown color with a half finger light beige head that quickly fades into a lasting ring.  Minimal spotty lacing left behind.

Sweet boozy aroma with a very strong barrel presence that slightly overpowers the sweet and dark malts notes.  Toasted oak, and alcohol followed by spicy rye, coffee, dark chocolate and vinous fruit notes.  It takes a while for these other notes to open up, but they're there underneath all of the booze and oak.

Medium bodied with a really strong boozy barrel presence that dominates the flavor, almost completely obliterating and trace of a base beer.  Lots of toasted oak, vanilla, spicy rye and scorching hot booze assaulting the palate.   After it warms up considerably, there is some subtle hops, leathery malt and dark fruit but the boozy barrel character is way too strong.  This brewery usually makes really good barrel aged beers but this turned out to be extremely hot and one dimensional.

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Photo of Cyclone8
3/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of Jeffo
3.11/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bomber of this stuff from ScottO recently. Cheers!

From a bomber into a snifter
Ale with honey in oak barrels

APPEARANCE: Clear brown pour yields a two finger, medium looking, fluffy light head with very good retention. Bistre brown, clear, with no real carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a full creamy wisp with lots of sheets of lacing down the glass. A faint wisp and ring remain leaving some decent lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Oak, some vanilla, milk chocolate, caramel and sweet cream on the nose. Relatively mild, unfortunately.

TASTE: Oak, vanilla and some caramel up front. More flavors at the swallow with oak, toffee, caramel, sweet cream and vanilla, milk chocolate and lightly burnt flavors lingering on the palate. A bit of perfume in there as well. Lots of oak in there, with the vanilla and caramel that comes with it.

PALATE: Medium body and carbonation. Creamy enough on the palate, goes down okay and finishes with a bit of a burn and finishes a bit sticky. Some heat lingers.

OVERALL: This is alright, but certainly nothing special. The oak is a touch perfume-like, which becomes tiring as the bottle empties. An okay beer from a brewery that makes some rather good stuff. Happy to try things from 50/50, but this is not a repeat. Thanks again ScottO!

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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of leschkie
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of dvmin98
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bsuedekum
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of alexhahn82
3.51/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

B.A.R.T. (Barrel Aged Really Tasty)

This batch is a Heaven Hill barrel aged mixture of Donner Party Porter + Old Conundrum Barley Wine. 60 IBU's and 10% ABV.
(Only available in 8oz Pours @ Fifty Fifty on tap)

A - Dark, almost red win like color, 1 finger head with lacing.

S - Barley wine. And thats about it.

T/M - Taste is of bourbon up front with immediate and evenly blended flavors of porter with a medium but stern finish of Barley wine.

O - Amazing. Seek and Destroy, Seek and Destroy (Do it twice!)

PP (Price Point) $7.95 for an 8oz pour. Great deal, do it all day! A dollar an ounce for an insanely good barrel aged product!

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Photo of cosmicevan
3.53/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Notes taken from a bottleshare at the Phoenix Sun in NYC. Thanks kindly to Alex for sharing.

a - dark as night. head like a dessert coffee. body was deep dark purple.
s - timid. some roast. nutmeg...dark fruits.
t - there is a lot going on in this one. kind of strong ale fruitiness...wow, it IS a strong ale...i had thought this was a stout going into it, but upon checking, tis a strong ale. decent for the style, a bit heavy on the booze and roastiness.
m - big and boozy. medium bodied.
o - overall decent strong ale, probably not worth what you'd have to give up to get it.

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Photo of Sean9689
3.53/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a darker brown color, light tan head, thin collar. Nose is smooth booze, oak, caramel, some dark fruit. Flavor is oak, burnt sugars, oak, vanilla, toasted malts. Medium body, good carbonation, creamy sweet finish.

Not my favorite beer from FiftyFifty, but nothing really mind-blowing here. I'm looking forward to see how this ages in the next year or so, as I have one bottle left. Decent, but not sure I'd seek out again.

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Photo of Angerhaus
3.58/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Likely an infected bottle, unless, however unlikely, a metallic taste to the beer is what they were going for here. Unfortunate, since a friend had hoarded this bottle for quite some time after buying at the brewery. Still, you could taste and smell what it might have been, and I find myself jealous of those of you who have had the chance to drink it at the height of it's once great power.

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Photo of gaesori
3.65/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MrVonzipper
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of seavercm
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of greenspointexas
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of sideshowe
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of illidurit
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of ericat78
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of seeswo
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of duceswild
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SimcoeKid
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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BART from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 182 ratings
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