Old Nuptial - Bourbon Barrel-Aged | COAST Brewing Company

Old Nuptial - Bourbon Barrel-AgedOld Nuptial - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
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Old Nuptial - Bourbon Barrel-AgedOld Nuptial - Bourbon Barrel-Aged

Brewed by:
COAST Brewing Company
South Carolina, United States

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with Rich and Scott of the Charleston Beer Exchange in honor of Scott's wedding....October 2009. Aged in bourbon barrels ever since- 18 months. Full of vanilla, toffee, wood and bourbon flavors. Luxurious.

Added by thagr81us on 02-11-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 95 |  Reviews: 23
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4.87/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.77/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Courtesy of thagr81us on my wedding night. Thanks immensely Calton!

This one pours a medium bodied, sticky coca cola brown in color with a slight beige lacing around the glass. The nose is full of sweet molasses, brown sugar, vanilla, toffee, sweet bourbon, and oak. It's nice and very complex and very well integrated. It's smooth. The flavors are on point. They fully follow the nose and then some. It's just so Damn smooth and the alcohol isn't present at all. This is a great BA barleywine. It's less agressive than King Henry but far smoother. This is world class! Thanks Calton.

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4.74/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks hopscotch for sharing this bottle - I don't know what idiot at the wedding passed up on this beer because it was amazing. There is so much great bourbon in the nose that I couldn't stop sniffing it. It had a nice dark, caramel color to it with a medium body. Its been 2 years since it was made, but it tasted very smooth. If the label didn't say 11%, I wouldn't believe it. This beer is only getting better.

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4.73/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.62/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Alright... picked this up at the brewery release and was saving it for a special occasion. Well, after a few weeks of it sitting around, I couldn’t help it and cracked it on an otherwise uneventful Monday night.

A: Poured into a St. Bernardus chalice, its a deep mahogany brew with some cherry highlights; light tan head fades to the slightest ring, leaving no lace.

S: Well, bourbon! (I guess that’s what 18 months of barrel aging will get ya) Also some caramel and a touch of vinous / woody tang; a pinch of tobacco; very rich.

T: Sweet bourbon; brown sugar and bread; some hints of caramel and vanilla; maple on the finish... mmm; a little dry bitterness on the end, too; the 11% is quite well hidden; very complex, tasty and delicious.

M: Full bodied; moderate carbonation - its a little higher than I expected, as there’s some zing there; the somewhat tingly carbonation makes things a little odd, but helps drinkability; luscious and smooth.

O: A delightful sipper and a delicious brew; great barrel aroma and flavor without being over the top; glad I procured one of these puppies as its one of the most enjoyable barleywines I’ve had!

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4.57/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Since i could not get anyone who wanted to share a bottle of this with me and it seemed everyone else decided to open theirs without me, I decided to open mine by myself. Served into a terrapin snifter this one was consumed on 7/1/2011 as i sit here and type this.

The pour was very nice, a rich dark amber color with a good deal of haziness to it. Nice light head of off white rose up to about two inches at first, very lively, and then settled down to leave a mostly bare top throughout the rest of the session.

The aroma was very sweet, lots of caramel malts and bourbon and vanilla here and a good bit of alcohol. Had a nice syrup like consistency and some biting spice on the tongue. Smooth as silk through with rich notes of candied sugar, earthy malts and a touch of warming alcohol. Delicate, smooth and perfectly aged, the balance was just a thing to behold. A big beer I could have sipped on for what would seem like forever, this was really a treat.

Seriously just a fantastic job on this one by COAST. Really something more people should get to try.

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4.51/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

growler into a snifter
2011 version, from a barrel thats been aging at the brewery since then, and was tapped today

A: Pours a reddish amber, that is crystal clear when held to a light, and has no head. This one looks strong. Almost no carbonation is seen, which makes it look like a darker straight bourbon or some other kind of spirit. Leaves no lacing.

S: The aroma, my god! Im pretty sure this is what heaven smells like. Bourbon, booze, candied sugar, brown sugar, molasses. Its incredibly sweet, balanced perfectly by a huge boozy presence. And the aroma is so strong, you dont even have to hold it up to your nose. Just set it on the table, have a seat, and the aromas will engross you. Phenomenal.

T: Follows the nose in that it is really sweet and really boozy. Brown sugar, burnt sugar, hints of cocoa on the finish, some dark fruits in the form of cherry and raisin, and of course a big, no, a huge bourbon character. Tasty from the get go, but even better as it warms to room temp. Awesome.

M/D: Smooth, carbonation is very low, which I like and feel is appropriate for the style. As far as the ABV, well this one is no doubt boozy (as a BA BW should be in my opinion), but it is in no way hot. Drinkability is surprisingly high.

O: Overall, wow. What a beer. This is neck and neck with MOAS and Sucaba as my favorite BW. Absolutely delicious. A must try for fans of the style. I hope COAST brews this one again.

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Old Nuptial - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from COAST Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95.8% out of 100 with 95 ratings
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