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Big And Tall No. 3: Barleywine Aged In Red Wine Barrels | Blue Pants Brewery

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3.52/5
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15 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blue Pants Brewery
Alabama, United States
bluepantsbrew.com

Style: British Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
15
pDev:
15.06%
 
 
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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by cvm4:
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3.32/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

L - Pours a nice caramel/hazy color with little to not khaki head.

S - Definite sweet caramel and bready malts followed with pleasant red wine characteristics. Really intense on the nose.

T - First impression, is like an English barleywine and fresh red wine mixed together. The red wine is a little too fresh tasting for my liking. The base beer doesn't really shine through as much as the tannic, bitter red wine does. It's unique, just doesn't meld well.

F - Light bodied and little to not carbonation with a wet finish. A bit more carbonation and I think that would help out the mouthfeel.

O - This beer has highs & lows. The lows just outweigh the highs.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of chinchill
4.01/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Large shared bottle poured hazy, reddish-brown with a weak head.

Fairly rich and moderately complex flavor. Lightly bitter: more so in the aftertaste. Pronounced influence of the red wine barrel in both the aroma and the flavor. So much so that this tastes somewhat like a (good) red wine.

Feel: Light carbonation with a full body.

O: highly recommended for beer geeks who are fans of red wine

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Photo of Ohiovania
3.89/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of bigbluebeerguy
3.23/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.72/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - The beer was a blackish brown color with no head noted.

Smell - The wine really makes an impression like a dry wine.

Taste - The beer was grapey, slightly nutty, and cherries with a slightly warming after. As far as barleywines go, the taste is unique. I really would have trouble with more than about 4 oz of this one as it begins to develop a medicinal quality.

Mouthfeel - The barleywine demonstrated low carbonation, which allowed the taste to stick.

Overall - I brought this to a bottle share with the charred barrel version. The carbernet version was the winner.

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Photo of rolltide8425
3.85/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Elicoleman
2.25/5  rDev -36.1%

Photo of cheefdaddy1
3.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thirstygoat
2.83/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Way too much wine. No noticeable wood.

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Photo of Fordknox
3.87/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cultclassic89
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlackNotesIII
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of Sanderson
3.54/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Big And Tall No. 3: Barleywine Aged In Red Wine Barrels from Blue Pants Brewery
Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 15 ratings