Flight Level 410 Bourbon Barrel Aged | Cortland Beer Company

Flight Level 410 Bourbon Barrel AgedFlight Level 410 Bourbon Barrel Aged
BA SCORE
3.83/5
63 Ratings
Flight Level 410 Bourbon Barrel AgedFlight Level 410 Bourbon Barrel Aged
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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
63
pDev:
9.92%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 63 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of spinrsx
3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Can thanks to Ian

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Photo of wonothesane42
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ajdemma
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Balderayne
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

SOur in the mouth. Smooth feel. Great nose. MIld tingle on the tongue. Did I mention SOUR!? Made me shake my head. That said, I like it alot. Too bad not around anymore. Found a few bottles in hiding and grabbed them. If you find it, it's worth a try. Surprisingly, for a Bourbon Barrel Aged Barley Wine, it was a cheap $5.

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Photo of agreenman19
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L - turbid brown with a thin caramel head.

S - lots of sweet caramel and dark fruits. Plums and raisins. Getting some oaky woodiness and faint hops laced with booze. Every time I rock the glass, more pleasant aroma breaks free.

T - strong bourbon flavors upfront. The alcohol and barrels hit you hard, with the base barleywine taking a backseat. Slight medicinal quality accompanies the sweet raisins.

F - not as thick as I would like or expect, but creamy enough.

O - solid offering from Cortland brewing. My buddy went up and said this was the best. Pretty good for "New York state ingredients"! Oho!

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Photo of Jon51570
4.48/5  rDev +17%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of BigRizz62
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
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 trxxpaxxs
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of utopiajane
3.06/5  rDev -20.1%
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 BeerForMuscle
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of butters_mcgee
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
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 GreesyFizeek
3.39/5  rDev -11.5%
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 Killafewbrew
4.48/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NJBeer265
2.85/5  rDev -25.6%
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 LooseMoose1978
4.23/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sanderson
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Baab200
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jstout26
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of buzzy
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Risenhower
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Brenden
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer is a deep dark red color, stopping just shy of a shade invoking a more purplish hue. It's translucent, but closer to opaque. The head is a small, soft one that stays up nonetheless, showing strength in what's there as well as lasting power and spreading out thin but consistent netting.
This beer gets the malty English Barleywine base down while emphasizing the bourbon. There are three directions a beer like this can go, and it goes toward holding down the balance between the two while leaning toward letting the bourbon take over. There's plenty of sweetness and heat, lots of fig and raisin along with molasses and a little burn as well as vanilla and wood contributions. A bit of mineral shows the English character, and hops are light with just a little leafiness adding a little dryness.
The body is a strong medium, and the alcohol adds the heat without thinning it or cutting the crispness. It does have the smoothness the bourbon tends to impart. The sting is a little strong, but not overpowering.

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Flight Level 410 Bourbon Barrel Aged from Cortland Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 63 ratings
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