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From:
BrewDog
 
Scotland, United Kingdom
Style:
American Barleywine
ABV:
11.5%
Score:
76
Avg:
3.3 | pDev: 25.45%
Reviews:
96
Ratings:
147
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Apr 06, 2021
Added:
Apr 29, 2011
Wants:
  53
Gots:
  77
SCORE
76
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Notes: Collaboration with 3 Floyds Brewing Company
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Ratings by rarbring:
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Reviewed by rarbring from Sweden

3.85/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
The beer is dark, almost black with an amber hue. A tan head that settles slowly and leaves good lacing.

Smelling mainly of smokey peat, burnt wood, dried fruit nuances.

The taste starts with burned crust, charred wood, smoked sausage, sweet dried dates, some sherry notes and a hint of booze. Good bitter lemon zest.

Medium to small carbonation, slightly sticky and oily, a good body, a coarse dry finish.

To me this bottle was not at all as good as the cask variant I tried earlier!
Aug 14, 2011
More User Ratings:
 
Rated: 3.81 by szmnnl99 from Michigan

Apr 06, 2021
 
Rated: 3.81 by vrbulldog22 from Ohio

Jul 01, 2019
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Thanks to leftpaw for bringing this to a March Madness bottle share a few years ago. Pours brown, dark caramel with rust kind of color and a lot of sediment or something that isn't entirely liquid floating throughout the beer. Aroma was maris otter, unsweeteened cola, hops and their bitterness.

Taste, actually enjoyable, substantial bitterness, alpha hops, this seems like an American barleywine blasted through and American double india pale ale. The caramel keeps coming at you like a PacNW ipa from yesteryear with a bunch of Cascade like hops. There is also a dark fruit like presence as if there was a quad yeast or something used here. Interesting mix of stuff from different styles going on here. Lots of alcohol, its a cold night sipper or something you should share with a few people. Good in small quantities, but after that it got to be somewhat challenging to finish.
Nov 05, 2017
 
Rated: 3.41 by Lucoli from New York

Feb 12, 2016
 
Rated: 4.09 by WalkerHater from Northern Ireland

Nov 05, 2015
 
Rated: 3.65 by Lovely85 from Florida

May 27, 2015
 
Rated: 3.74 by nickfl from Florida

May 27, 2015
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Reviewed by kylehay2004 from Illinois

4/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Interestingly I had this the same evening I had tactical nuclear penguin. It's peaty, smokey and boozy. Like a less boozy TNP. I think those who didn't like it were expecting your typical barrel aged beer. This one is different, worth trying and better than advertised.
May 27, 2015
 
Rated: 3 by scottiethebody from California

May 19, 2015
 
Rated: 3.3 by jdhasse from Illinois

Feb 16, 2015
 
Rated: 3.06 by johnnyboy76 from Oregon

Jan 04, 2015
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Rated by brewqueno from Texas

2.5/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
Not worth the money. Good quality - bad taste.
Jan 03, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Nov 20, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by Daniellehto from Sweden

Nov 20, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by zestar from California

Aug 13, 2014
 
 
Rated: 3.5 by afsdan from Colorado

Jul 30, 2014
 
Rated: 2.5 by MaxWillis from Arizona

Jul 22, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Captnlhook from Illinois

Jul 19, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by WesM63 from Ohio

Jul 02, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by wrightst from Maryland

Jun 19, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by AaronBurr from Illinois

Jun 06, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by brokentee from Massachusetts

May 21, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Herky21 from Iowa

Apr 24, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by AndyEdgar from Illinois

Mar 11, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by Goatboy from Texas

Mar 07, 2014
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Reviewed by ONovoMexicano from New Mexico

3.92/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
According to the bottle, this beer was brewed in August of 2010 and is best before 2016.

Not a particularly appealing beer looks-wise, this beer has lots of sediment visible in the cloudy, muddy brown liquid. The head was about a quarter finger thick, fizzy and rapidly dissipated into a thin lace at the center of the beer. There's steady carbonation apparent and not much else of note.

I get a lot of raisin on the nose, as well as the peaty aroma of whiskey, some boozy astringency and dark fruit. The raisin and peat are most prominent. There's also a bit of a smoky charcoal aroma.

Woosa, this beer is very whiskey-like! A huge, smokey, peaty flavor hits the mouth immediately and lingers strongly on my tongue. With the highly carbonated mouthfeel, this adds a tingling tongue sensation that almost reminds me of what a Seven and Seven would feel and taste like. There are some sweet caramelly notes and earthy hops in there too, it just takes a minute to discover them with the intensity of the previously mentioned flavor notes. As I continue to drink, the raisin notes from the nose emerge a bit as well.

I don't detect any alcohol astringency, despite the whiskey presence, so the beer drinks relatively smoothly. The aftertaste is intense and not faint for the heart, if smokiness and charcoal don't sound appealing to you, I don't advise drinking this, however, I am enjoying it.

I'd say there are deficiencies with this beer and it's not perfect, but it is quite an adventure and a beer I'm not likely to forget. However, I think I paid a pretty penny for this beer and can't justify that again.
Feb 26, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by Goofster from Sweden

Feb 22, 2014
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Reviewed by bark from Sweden

3.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
The colour is brown-red (50 EBC), the liquid is clear. The finger thick beige head sinks slowly leaving no lacing on the glass.

The smell is sweet-tart with some smokey notes. Band-aid, cream, gooseberries, red currants and some toffee. Quite a lot of alcohol.

The taste is very woody. It is dry with distinct high alcohols. Whiskey, salt and butterscotch. Quite a lot of oaked notes and some green fruits. Medium body. The aftertaste got hot alcohol, oak and whiskey flavours. The finish is rather smooth with wooden notes.

The carbonation is quite strong. The small bubbles are long lasting in the mouth. The liquid is dry and a bit harsh.

An experimental brew that probably was more fun to make than to drink (at least after a few years).
Feb 08, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by bbrown12 from New Jersey

Feb 07, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by freshflesh from California

Jan 30, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

Jan 10, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by ZombiesAteMyDog from Indiana

Jan 06, 2014
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Reviewed by FLima from Brazil

3.9/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Murky brown color with a fluffy two finger head with low retention and floating particles.
Predominant aroma of smoked ham, earthy hops, spices, caramels and peat-ashes duet.
Taste follows nose and definitely a sipper. Flavor of peppery yeast, peat, vanilla, oak, whisky, lots of resiny hops and a citrus, sulfur and earthy hint. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 11.5% abv is well hidden.
Not that complex, but still an excellent assertive choice of Barley Wine for whisky lovers. Nevertheless, if you never liked good Scotch and it is expecting a fruity Barley Wine, don't pour it in the drain, simply don't open the bottle and send it to my address. We'll both be thankful.
Dec 31, 2013
 
Rated: 3.25 by army01 from Texas

Dec 30, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by fionn13 from Ireland

Nov 27, 2013
 
Rated: 2.5 by vermilcj from Ohio

Nov 23, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by Dicers from Colorado

Nov 11, 2013
 
Rated: 1.75 by MontereyBay831 from California

Nov 09, 2013
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