Barleywine (Big Bottom Whiskey #2) (Sole Composition Series) | Upright Brewing Company

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3.82 w/ 10 ratings

Brewed by:
Upright Brewing Company
Oregon, United States

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Alieniloquium on 04-06-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by anteater:
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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Photo of jaminjohnson
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of standardcherry
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

CBC bottle share.

A: Hazy dark brown color with a thin off-white head.
S: Tons of booze! Followed by oak, caramel, vanilla and coconut. A bit of chocolate and brown sugar in the end.
T: A bit hot. Brown sugar, toffee and tons of caramel. Some chocolate roastiness. Pretty sweet and boozy.
M: Full bodied with low carbonation.
O: Nice barleywine that I would gladly drink again if it were available. Far from Upright's best effort though.

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Photo of acurtis
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dirtylou
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

#101/114, from the taproom

"single cask from big bottom whiskey" ; sharpie marked "2" on the cap

Needed something to knock me out so i can get up early and catch a flight east - this should do the trick. Muddy garnet body, creamy carbonation, nice lace. The bourbon barrel provides heavy doses of bourbon but not much wood or other common traits. Very sweet - lots of dark fruit, caramelized brown sugar, booze for miles. I appreciate Upright screwing around with styles, but this is pretty deviant from their sweet spot

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle #38 of 114.

Appearance - Deep amber. Nice wispy surface. Collar of off white foam.

Smell - Less impressive whiskey than the Eastside, which was not intense to begin with. Still has a vanilla presence. Lots of grapefruit and other light fruits. Caramel aroma of course.

Taste - Whiskey is slight, doesn't permeate the barleywine. Bright flavor. Sharp alcohol. Caramel malts all over, but very fruity. Bitter finish.

Mouthfeel - Less smooth than the Eastside. Slightly sharp booze.

Overall - Still an impressive barleywine, but this whiskey treatment wasn't as good as Eastside.

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Photo of blacknyellow20
4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopHead84
3.05/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of PZBREW
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of kscaldef
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A touch better than Big Bottom #1

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Barleywine (Big Bottom Whiskey #2) (Sole Composition Series) from Upright Brewing Company
Beer rating: 70% out of 100 with 10 ratings
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