Barrel Aged Behemoth
3 Floyds Brewing Co.

Barrel Aged BehemothBarrel Aged Behemoth
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3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
American Barleywine
Ranked #15
Ranked #900
4.34 | pDev: 8.99%
Nov 12, 2023
Jan 06, 2007
We put our American style Barleywine ale in Bourbon barrels for 12 to 16 months. The intense hop character gets rounded out and complemented with the natural vanilla, coconut and Bourbon notes extracted from the barrel aging process.
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Rated: 4.63 by Justinbshelton from Alabama

Nov 12, 2023
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Reviewed by CBlack85 from South Carolina

4.26/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Thanks to @Whyteboar for this one! (Barleywine/Stout BIF #1 - 2023)

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Triple C brewing snifter

The beer pours a deep murky brown with a small off-white head that recedes quickly leaving behind a moderate amount of sticky lacing.

The aroma is malty and boozy with a nice barrel character. notes of vanilla, toffee, raisins, licorice, and a nice hop bitterness

The taste follows the nose with notes of vanilla, toffee, licorice, dark fruits, and a hoppy bitterness. medium bodied and low carbonation. Chewy mouthfeel. inviting in all the right ways

Overall a very nice beer! I am a huge fan of Three Floyds, and this beer is no exception to their stellar track record with me. Would love to try this beer again with some age on it
Nov 10, 2023
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours a light, murky, brown color, looks dark brown in the glass; thin, light tan head. Malty, musty aroma; a bit of roasted malt; barrel wood. Moderately sweet taste with a boozy edge; caramel and nougat; light brown sugar; bourbon; phenol bitterness. Heavy mouthfeel; rich and silky on the palate; alcohol warmth percolating through the residual sugar heft.

The looks and smell are decent enough, but the taste is the highlight. For a high ABV beer, it's remarkably drinkable and balanced.

Pouring temperature: 43 °F; bottling info: BOTTLED 2023
Source: @DIM
Nov 03, 2023
Rated: 5 by doctorgary from New York

Oct 30, 2023
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Reviewed by dd53grif from Michigan

4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a dark brown color with a minimal head that lasts quite a while. Aroma of dark fruits and vanilla. Taste is sweet dark fruits. Slight alcohol warmth at the finish and no hoppy bitterness.
Oct 28, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by Gemini6 from Michigan

Oct 14, 2023
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Reviewed by ilikebeer03 from Texas

4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pour is a murky brown/deep ruby. half finger of lightly khaki foam dissipates quickly to ring around the glass.
Nose is caramel, toffee, bourbon
Taste is bourbon, citrus, orange, vanilla, oak, toffee, caramel, solid bitterness. definitely not overly sweet.
Will likely benefit from some extended aging. Good beer.
Aug 20, 2023
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Rated by DanO1066 from Maryland

4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Jul 08, 2023
Rated: 4.04 by farmerhank from Maryland

Jun 24, 2023
Rated: 3.96 by Eman17 from Illinois

May 20, 2023
Rated: 4.39 by not2quick from Missouri

May 14, 2023
Rated: 4.55 by Mdez from Virginia

May 01, 2023
Rated: 4.56 by Griffith from Connecticut

Mar 31, 2023
Rated: 4.54 by petrusek23 from Ohio

Mar 25, 2023
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Rated by zonker17 from Texas

4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
At least 2.5 years old. Great barleywine overall, but the barrel is muted. Not getting much more than the standard here.
Mar 19, 2023
Rated: 4.41 by shreead from Michigan

Mar 11, 2023
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Reviewed by CarolinaCardinals from North Carolina

4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Received in a trade with DIM 3-8-23. Consumed for review 3-9-23. 2023 edition.

Beer poured dark brown with a very nice off-white head.

Nose is very nice as the bourbon barrel forward extended aging is lending notes of vanilla along with citrus.

Taste follows the nose as the malt base emits notes of figs and plums, the barrel lends a touch of vanilla, and the generous hopping lends some orange overtones. Finishes nicely balanced between the bourbon and the citrus hops with some residual heat from the barrel.

Mouthfeel is medium to large bodied, very smooth and chewy.

Overall a very nice beer that i am thankful for the opportunity to try! I am not a huge believer in aging beers given my mature palate but i suspect if this rested a year or so the flavors would integrate nicely!
Mar 09, 2023
Rated: 4.08 by SeymourDunn from Wisconsin

Mar 02, 2023
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.56/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Another big ups to Nick for breaking this out in the backyard, May 2022.

Pours dark brown. 1/4" beige head at its peak. Lower carbonation possibly. The aroma was decent, but revealed more of the clash to come. Bittering hops, bourbon, oak, vanilla, maris. Its all there, and its not totally disjointed, but doesn't really hit that Beatles like note of "come together."

Taste, yeah, see, this just kind of tastes like an imperial of their barleywine. Rather than the smoothness of a bourbon barrel, you get amplified heat and bitterness. The 100ibu level of the base is just ramped up here. Like, I like American Barleywines, its my biggest complaint about BIL and their English barleywine kink. But this beer is evidence for their claims, not mine. I guess I just think one version is better barreled versus not barreled. The vanilla didn't pan out here. Weird, I preferred their adjunct barleywine to this. Can't win 'em all. I'd still buy a 4 pack because I think these would be pretty good a decade from now. Just not now as much.
Feb 27, 2023
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Rated by Manta200 from Kentucky

4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Single bottle from Jungle Jim's
Feb 27, 2023
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