Barrel Aged Behemoth | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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4.35/5
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460 Ratings
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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:
#517
Reviews:
72
Ratings:
460
pDev:
9.89%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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518
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138
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Ratings: 460 |  Reviews: 72
Photo of jvillefan
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SeanBond
4.37/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Honestly, this was much better than I expected. Not quite as thick as I typically like my (especially) barrel-aged barleywines, but very tasty. Whatever barrels FFF uses give the beer almost an apple cider-like taste, and the fruitiness of the barleywine plays well with that. As someone who isn't a huge barleywine fan, I thought this was a nice change of pace.

I certainly wouldn't pay what FFF charges for a bottle (I think somewhere in the $30 range), but for something I was ready to write off as "another overhyped FFF beer," this is good stuff.

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

Photo of dcisco44
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jschott75
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of MarkGutz
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BuckeyeBeers
3.65/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of yeaprolly
4.13/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KidSalami
4.62/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hilgart1
4.32/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark red with a thin, tan head and lots of lacing. Smells of sweet malt.
Lots of malt, Carmel, some hop which creates one of the smoothest beers I've had. A light medium mouthfeel. Keep on trucking FFF!

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Photo of mikepcarney
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ohiobeer29
2.92/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.06/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - The beer was tan in appearance with little noted head.

Smell - The beer had a malty nose with little in the way of barrel aging noted.

Taste - The booze comes to the front. It is boozy, but a little spicy. Cinnamon and clove can be observed. As a whole, the beer can be described as leathery, with some vanilla notes. The aftertaste has an oaky presence that accompanies the booze.

Mouthfeel - For the style, it is thinner than I might expect. The regular edition behemoth has more staying power.

Overall - For the price, there are better BA barleywines available.

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

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

Photo of PG2G
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stvsmtt
4.6/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
4.85/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gambyt20
4.55/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CPAles
4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.45/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

About an 8oz pour on tap at FFF. 2016 version.

A- Moat water brown... lets face it, barley wines are never pretty
S- Boozy, lots of barrel characteristics on the nose. Sweetness
T- Not too how. Barrel really shines. Lots of bourbon sweetness working well with the barley wine sweetness and hops. Not too sweet
F- Nice and full without being syrup
O- Great beer

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Barrel Aged Behemoth from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 460 ratings