Barrel Aged Behemoth | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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4.35/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
3floyds.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
American barleywine aged in Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels.

Added by GbVDave on 01-06-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#680
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
463
pDev:
9.89%
 
 
Wants:
520
Gots:
140
Trade:
13
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Ratings: 463 |  Reviews: 74
Photo of eppie82
4.42/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of darktronica
4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2018 release from 750 mL bottle, after also enjoying it on draft at the brewpub. The pour is very similar to the regular Behemoth, perhaps a touch darker from memory, but still with a full finger of head and plenty of soapy, retained lacing. Tobacco, grape tannins, bitter hops, prune, vanilla, pomelo, brown sugar, and a blast of oak. More mellow than an unaged vintage but still quite in your face, the BBA version is getting pulled in a slightly more English direction by the booze and barrel.

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Photo of REVZEB
4.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This was a beast of a beer! Warm like the original, with enhanced booze, bourbon, wood, and molasses to go with underlying cookie yeast, barley, dark fruit, tobacco, and earthy cream. Really complex offering. Has no real weaknesses, the body especially that is full yet not too heavy, thick and textured, yet smooth, robust but not overpowering

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Photo of vfgccp
3.74/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MTKATL
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of larryarms847
4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark copper brown and murky.

Oak, vanilla, bourbon, citrusy hop resin, and caramel.

Barrel character is there, but the base beer still is able to shine through.

Heavy-bodied, medium carbonation, chewy, thick, some larger chunks of sedimentation.

Overall, while this appears a murky, unappealing mess, the hops really make this one stand out in aroma and flavor.

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Photo of stevoj
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle thanks to Torrey bottle 133 of 744. Barley wine tasting 2018. Copper colored pour with a small tan head. Malty aroma with some nice boozy barrel notes. Sweet malts up front in the taste, wood barrel, vanilla. Well rounded

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Photo of themayorkoch
4.09/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RochefortChris
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one is a darker hue than the base, displaying cloudy but shimmering copper-brown with a creamy tan collar.

The smell is a drastic change from the base, and a huge step up as well, with more toasty, charred oak, caramel, red wine grapes and vanilla.

A ton of charred bourbon and toasty vanilla oak comes across on the palate as well, with prune, red grape and amaretto heat. Holy complexity Batman! I'm at a loss for descriptors, but I do get some maple and graham as it warms.

Medium body, fuzzy carbonation, with a very dry, sticky finish.

2017 Green Wax - Woodford

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Photo of rspauldi
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.08/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

2017 Woodford. Much better as it warms.

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Photo of A_Rad
3.92/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of FFFjunkie
4.99/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look is a very murky dark brown. Poured with a finger plus of cream head that disappeared very quickly.

Aroma is huge raisin/fig/plum with a bunch of bourbon and a hint of tobacco .

Taste follows nose. Incredibly complex, balanced, smooth and potent.

Feel is smooth and slick.

Overall a fantastic BA Barleywine that is deceptively smooth and incredibly complex. The abv will catch up with you.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
4.99/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance - Pours light purple color with light tan head that dissipates pretty quickly but comes back with a swish of the glass. spotty lacing.

Aroma - Huge dark fruit plum, fig, raisin lots of oak and bourbon, vanilla and some tobacco as it warms.

Taste - Taste is very similar to the aroma all of the flavors stand out but are very balanced. This is dangerously easy drinking and so very smooth.

Feel - Medium bodied smooth creamy feel nice warming from the bourbon very smooth and easy drinking.

Overall - Might be one of the best barleywine's I have had spot on aroma and flavors. Smooth as can be.

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Photo of smartassboiler
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lucoli
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lemmy187
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of monty79_1997
4.54/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of unclekeith
4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kell50
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jcb7472
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.26/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Barrel Aged Behemoth from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 463 ratings