Barleywine Ale Aged In Bourbon Barrels
Marshall Brewing Company

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Marshall Brewing Company
Oklahoma, United States
American Barleywine
Ranked #88
Ranked #9,849
4.1 | pDev: 6.59%
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Oct 29, 2016
Barleywine Ale Aged In Bourbon BarrelsBarleywine Ale Aged In Bourbon Barrels
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

3.87/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Look - reddish amber with nice whitish rimming and lacing
Smell - barley caramel malts
Taste - sweet caramel with a big barley malt and very slight barrel
Feel - medium full body with a light carb
Overall - not much barrel
Today at 12:20 AM
Rated: 3.95 by kkarimi from Texas

Jul 02, 2022
Rated: 3.94 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Apr 23, 2019
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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a foggy amber-brown with a finger of khaki foam. Aroma is caramel, toasty, bready malts with hints of caramel, toffee and molasses. Bourbon barrel and char round it out. Flavor profile is caramel, toasty, nutty, biscuity malts with hints of herbal, floral, and resin hops. Caramel, toffee and light molasses add the barleywine sweetness. A kiss of bourbon and char round out the flavor profile, giving it a good depth despite the sub 10% ABV. Mouth feel is medium in thickness, with a still start that turns lightly grainy at the finish. Overall, big for a sub 10% ABV BBA barleywine.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 22oz bottle.
Nov 19, 2018
Rated: 3.9 by jkn09 from Texas

Nov 28, 2017
Rated: 3.79 by AGoodStout from Kansas

Aug 12, 2017
Rated: 4.1 by Sparky44 from Illinois

Jun 11, 2017
Rated: 4.13 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Apr 20, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by kjkinsey from Texas

Apr 20, 2017
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Reviewed by donspublic from Texas

4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured from tap into sniffer, minimal head, nice lacing. Hazy brownish amber in the glass. Smells of bourbon and sweet malt. Taste pretty much the same. Bourbon and malt play well together, nice pleasent bitterness on the end, great mouthfeel, no heat.
Dec 19, 2016
Rated: 4 by jvgoor3786 from Arkansas

Dec 16, 2016
Rated: 3.93 by Treycotton from Oklahoma

Dec 09, 2016
Rated: 3.67 by jaydoc from Kansas

Dec 09, 2016
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Reviewed by russpowell from Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours an effervescent orange/caramel with a sliver of beige colored head. Viscuious, some head retention & lacing

S: Barrel, a little vanilla

T: Barrel, vanilla, cakeyness, dry oakyness & leafyness up front. Bourbon notes, dryness, boozey warmth, some figgyness as this warms. Finishes oaky dry, with leafy hops, booze warmth & figgyness

MF: Cakey, slight carbonation . warming

Good take on the style, More English than American IMO, but well worth a go any way. Might buy more
Nov 24, 2016
Rated: 4.53 by LightnerLiquorKS from Kansas

Nov 17, 2016
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Reviewed by stephens101 from Oklahoma

3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Eric Marshall is not known for his frequency of releases, but when he does release a beer, it's usually damn good, so it is hard to find a sub-par brew in his repertoire. There's generally little flare involved in his releases as well, and I'm sure that is no accident. It seems spending time on the creation of the beer itself is a process of economy that lends itself to good results.

Here's hoping the trend holds true.

Pours a hazy brown like a glass of chilled tea. Has a slight and fleeting tan froth. Aroma is equal parts plum, caramel, cherry, oak and alcohol. Notes of black grape, cherry and black licorice are noticed up front. A hint of alcohol works its way in later, followed by a touch of grain and pine. More notes of cherry alongside a square of chocolate are noticed as it warms, adding complexity. Medium in body and smooth for the most part.

While not a big risk taker, therefore never paying off big, it's a fine sipper, and I'll never regret spending some time with a Marshall brew, which is always a good investment.


Blind review 1.7.18

On tap at Oak and Ore. Always up for Marshall, the true pioneer of Oklahoma craft.

A cherry red brew with bright red hues at the edges. Smells of ripe plum, cherry and bubblegum. How inviting. Taste is robust with lots of prune juice followed by cherry skin, burnt sugar, faint pine and wood. Medium to heavy. Definitely filling. A bit hot, but tasty.
Nov 17, 2016
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Reviewed by SheaDawg from Oklahoma

4.82/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Limmitted release purchased from the Marshall Brewing Company 10/29/16. Incredible taste with subtle bourbon undertones. By far the greatest barleywine I have ever had the pleasure to indulge in. I am not a beer expert, just a guy who enjoys a couple high quality craft beers per afternoon and a nice single malt scotch in the evenings. My friend told me about the release of this limmitted edition yesterday morning along with the new release of their annual El Cucuy (which I completely love, and this year's batch is better than most!), and I just had to run over and grab us a couple. Nobody that goes to the effort of aquiring one of these cherished bottles will be let down. Thanks again Marshall!!
Oct 29, 2016
Barleywine Ale Aged In Bourbon Barrels from Marshall Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 17 ratings