Flight Level 410 Bourbon Barrel Aged | Cortland Beer Company

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62 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cortland Beer Company
New York, United States
cortlandbeer.com

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by suspect on 04-25-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
62
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
9.95%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 62 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of NJBeer265
2.85/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Bourbon nose but not getting the flavor. Slight oak but no vanilla. Lacks depth. Disappointing.

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Photo of Gonzoillini
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of BeerShoup
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of Risenhower
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of utopiajane
3.06/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bright copper orange. vivid tan head that's creamy and lasts. nose is an exotic and very sweet frutiness. a bit of treacle. caramel, a light nuttiness. There's some alcohol on this palate. lingering bitterness too. boozy astringent finish. A faint flwoery scent from bourbon. not much of the wood barrel eutger. Harsh. dry finish with alcohol at the very end.

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Photo of BigRizz62
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Got no bourbon tasting notes

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.39/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle purchased at Fingers Lakes Beverage Center in Ithaca, NY.

This one pours a dark caramel brown, with some visible bubbly carbonation, and no head or lacing.

Smells pretty strong and unfortunately boozy, with some bourbon, and a bit of malty caramel.

This one falls a little bit short, unfortunately. There's not enough malt depth here to compensate for the astringent booziness. It's also got a kind of prickly taste, due to the higher level of carbonation. I get a definite bourbon character, but I also get a woody and boozy astrigency from the bourbon character that is slightly unpleasant. Overall, it does taste good- it seems the underlying base is tasty- lots of toffee and caramel- but the barrel-aging does not really seem to have helped this one, only hurt it.

This has a overcarbonated mouthfeel, for the style at least. It's a slow sipper due to the factors described above.

It's nice to see a halfway decent barrel-aged barleywine from a local(ish) brewer, but this one unfortunately fell short on nearly every front.

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Photo of CKav
3.44/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of aaron72
3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

bomber bottle poured into a big 24oz bourbon glass.

appearing. cloudy, amber color with a decent head.

smell. fruity

taste. sour fruit, very sweet almost candy like. the flavors get a lot more complex as it warms & the alcohol softens.

mouthfeel. ok

overall. i would buy this barley wine again to enjoy in the winter months. i dig the alcohol content mixed with the sweetness. goodness!

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of nh2032
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of tpacek
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Vintage bottle from 2012. No bottle date. Served in a tulip glass.

Appearance: deep garnet, poured thin, started with full head that went away to nothing very quickly. Protein coagulation in the bottle is very visible and expected at this age.

Nose: slight alcohol smell, fig and sherry

Taste: very thin but still very carbonated. Warming alcohol, complex and fruity, slightly bitter, medicinal, faint hops but only in the distant finish.

Overall: this one might be a bit past its prime. I'm not so sure the solvency alcohol taste should be there after three years but it is only mildly unpleasant.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.55/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of butters_mcgee
3.6/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beersnake1
3.64/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dogfishandi
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of buzzy
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of jstout26
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of ASUBeer
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of jag21
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Latarnik
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of rderedin
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of poetaster
3.76/5  rDev -4.1%

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Flight Level 410 Bourbon Barrel Aged from Cortland Beer Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 62 ratings.
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