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Territorial Reserve Bourbon Barrel Aged Barley Wine | COOP Ale Works

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BA SCORE
3.94/5
Very Good
30 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
COOP Ale Works
Oklahoma, United States
coopaleworks.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Barley Wine Ale is a pursuit of this particular beer style in the American tradition. This hop-forward interpretation was crafted with a generous dose of Amarillo hops late in the boil. After aging in bourbon barrels for seven months, the beer was dry-hopped with Citra, resulting in a mature Barley Wine Ale with fresh character. Savor accordingly.

Added by Hopswagger on 09-13-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
30
pDev:
12.18%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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Photo of jeschaefer
4.44/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Still on tap at The Bearded Lady in Fort Worth and magnificently delicious.

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Photo of csfcmitchell
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of johnnnniee
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Chris, thanks. Deep copper color with a thin white head. Dark sweet caramel and light fruit. Sticky sweet mouthfeel. Pretty good beer.

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3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Justin8mypants
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of socon67
4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of TX-Badger
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of MammothTarantula
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of MorganSaunders
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of JakeWright
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of thegerm87
2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of TheMrFarnham
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of beernads
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of imperialking
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of JRod1969
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of StaveHooks
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml served into a snifter

2012 bottle 1175/1524

A - A semi hard pour reveals a dark mahogany body with 2 fingers of creamy white. Head sinks into a wispy top. A few specks of lacing drooping from the snifter.

S - Rich butterscotch, dried candied peaches, toasted/burnt sugar, creamy vanilla, woody alcohol vapors, toasted nuts, caramel apples, stewed cherries.

T - Rich caramel/butterscotch surround by a tart edge of plums, grapes, and green apple skins, and stewed cherries. The acidity cuts through the burnt caramel malt. Creamy vanilla runs along side faint wood notes with a nutty bitterness.

M - Medium full creamy body, solid carbonation that lasts

Lots going on here. Intoxicating aroma, the tartness really blends well and adds a synergistic character. Barrel flavors are present but not overpowering. I've had this a few times before and didn't like it as much as I do tonight. Maybe a few months did the bottle good. I want to pick up another bottle of this to age.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of mhaugo
2.83/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce pour into a lovely snifter.
Appearance: Deep mahogany and mostly opaque. No head to speak of, outside of a faint ring around the periphery.
Smell: Smells like a nice port wine. Alcohol dominates the aroma.
Taste: Also tastes like a port. It has a strong fortified alcohol flavor. It’s a little unbalanced and sweet. It’s not bad, but I’d like to see a little more beer come through.
Mouthfeel: Surprisingly thin and watery.
Overall: This is an ok barleywine. After having a few other COOP beers I was really excited for this, but to be honest it was kind of a letdown. It’s mostly just an alcohol bomb without much to offer than a good buzz. It’s certainly drinkable, but lacks the complexity I appreciate in a good barleywine.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of TheBishopco
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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Territorial Reserve Bourbon Barrel Aged Barley Wine from COOP Ale Works
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 30 ratings
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