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BART | FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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4.13/5
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182 Ratings
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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:
#2,564
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
182
pDev:
9.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
22
Trade:
2
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3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a clear dark reddish-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, citrus zest, caramel, toffee, bourbon, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, caramel, toffee, bourbon, and wood flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of wood bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with nice barrel aged qualities all around.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of largadeer
4.42/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at FiftyFifty, 2010 edition aged in bourbon barrels of some sort.

A beer has never been more aptly named, for this is indeed a barrel aged rare tick.

It's a dark caramel hue, nicely carbonated, topped by a small but retaining off-white head.

There's a ton of caramel on the nose, both from whiskey barrels and the barleywine component of the beer. The whiskey character seems slightly more one-dimensional to me compared to Eclipse, but it's excellent all the same. Totality contributes a bit of chocolate that blends harmoniously with the fruitiness of Old Conundrum. Alcohol is hardly noticed.

The palate is only semi-sweet. Big caramel and bourbon flavors are balanced by light alcohol and tannic oak. The mid-palate brings out notes of stone fruit preserves, vanilla and milk chocolate. Medium in body, a little thinner than I'd like, with a little astringency showing up in the otherwise mellow finish.

This was quite good. Not on the same level as Eclipse, but with a bit more work it has the potential to be. Glad that this is going to be bottled next year.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.18/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.77/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.1/5  rDev -0.7%

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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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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.82/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber into an eclipse snifter. The brew appears black in color with a khaki head a finger strong that slowly fades leaving a full wall of lacing effect on the glass. When held to the light, there is some cola clarity around the edges.

The smell includes fruity to floral hops mingled with an accenting fruity alcohol component. Some roast blends into herbal and dare I say catty to citrus aspects. It gets raisony as it warms up with a hint of minerals and solvent/neutral booze.

The taste includes roast initially that blends to a raisony alcohol character. Some citrus and herbal hops fade/blend into lots of fruity and floral notes. Only in the aftertaste, long after each sip is a bit of roast present tasting of stale coffee and a bit of must and earth.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. This brew is quite perplexing. At times, it kinda has a mellow black ipa kinda feel to it. It looks like a stout but smells/tastes strong of american barleywine. It makes sense after reading the blend description but it is strange how the stout aspect is all in the looks and the barleywine dominates every other aspect of the brew except the aftertaste hints towards stout. This is worth trying but not getting crazy over. Unless you are a fan of boozy black ipas, then it is worth flipping your shit over.

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

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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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