Double Double Cask
Kane Brewing Company

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From:
Kane Brewing Company
 
New Jersey, United States
Style:
Barleywine - American
Ranked #4
ABV:
15.7%
Score:
100
Ranked #111
Avg:
4.63 | pDev: 6.48%
Ratings:
78
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 08, 2022
Added:
Jan 24, 2022
Wants:
  12
Gots:
  3
SCORE
100
World-Class
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Notes: A blend of two different Double Barrel-Aged Barleywines. The first Barleywine was aged in a Woodford Reserve Malt Whiskey barrel for over 20 months, then finished in a combination of Weller and Blanton Bourbon casks for close to a year. The second Barleywine was first aged in an Armagnac puncheon for close to two year, then finished in a blend of Heaven Hill Rye and Sazerac Rye casks. Each beer was cold-conditioned in stainless, and then blended together to create this Double Barrel-Aged Barleywine.
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4.74 by Travitten from Iowa on May 08, 2022
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4.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

Canned 1.18.22, opened 4.28.22

Received from @beersnake1 in Bif15 , poured into a smog city brewing glass also from him. The #4 ranked barley wine on beer advocate is a double barrel aged barley wine


Brewers Notes: A blend of two different Double Barrel-Aged Barleywines. The first Barleywine was aged in a Woodford Reserve Malt Whiskey barrel for over 20 months, then finished in a combination of Weller and Blanton Bourbon casks for close to a year. The second Barleywine was first aged in an Armagnac puncheon for close to two year, then finished in a blend of Heaven Hill Rye and Sazerac Rye casks. Each beer was cold-conditioned in stainless, and then blended together to create this Double Barrel-Aged Barleywine.


Dark , murky, muddy brown liquid capped by a thin taupe foam layer , quickly recedes to a taupe ring

Aroma is bourbon, raisins, toffee

Taste is bourbon soaked raisins, toffee, dark fruits ,

Mouthfeel is soft and fizzy , sweet , the 15.7 % abv is very well hidden

Great beer , another want ticked off my list courtesy of @beersnake1, thank you

Apr 29, 2022
 
4.22 by chippo33 from Vermont on Apr 23, 2022
 
4.6 by ScottP from New Hampshire on Apr 17, 2022
 
4.56 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire on Apr 17, 2022
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5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Mortarforker from Texas

WOW,what a kick ass beer!

Apr 12, 2022
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4.51/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
by dbrauneis from North Carolina

A: Pour an almost opaque yet still clear dark mahogany in color with light to moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and moderate chestnut brown + cola brown + garnet red + ruby red colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall foamy tan head that slowly reduces to a small to medium sized patch of wispy very thin film covering approximately 25% of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edge of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of Armagnac/Brandy + Bourbon + Rye over the top of slightly stronger than moderate aromas of toasted + bready + caramel + toffee malts with a slightly stronger than moderate amounts of dark fruit (raisin + plum + cherry) + caramel + toffee sweetness. Light to moderate aromas of toasted oak + vanilla.

T: Upfront there are slightly stronger than moderate flavors of toasted + bready + caramel + toffee malts with a slightly stronger than moderate amounts of dark fruit (raisin + plum + cherry) + caramel + toffee sweetness. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of toasted oak + vanilla. Finally there are moderate to strong flavors of Armagnac/Brandy + Bourbon + spicy Rye. No perceptible hop flavor is present and the booziness along with spiciness from the rye linger well through the finish.

M: Full bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of alcohol warming in the finish.

O: Drinks quite easily considering how big/strong ABV and intense this beer is and the alcohol is well hidden other than the warming feeling. Very enjoyable with lots of complexity to the flavors and aromas with tons of contribution from the different barrel treatments.

Apr 10, 2022
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4.62/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by BFCarr from New Jersey

So much going on in this one. Boozy, creamy and evolving taste. Bourbon, Cognac, caramel all in a smooth delivery and a clean finish. There may be too much going on but it is an adventure to drink and enjoy.
Pours medium brown with a thin white head that fades. Aroma is amazing, so complex with the aforementioned notes. Taste is also complex and somewhat overpowering, but in a good way. Feel is also excellent, creamy and clean. Overall, wow.

Apr 03, 2022
 
3.93 by B-Nut-GoBlue from Iowa on Apr 03, 2022
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5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Jamesashass

Oh wow!!!

Mar 30, 2022
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4.41/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Stinkybean from Arizona

Extreme Beer selection and this was hands down the best beer in the box. For a beer pushing 16% this was an absolute pleasure to sip and enjoy. Poured dark and toasty, nice thick head, deep bourbon in color to match the awesome aroma hit in the glass. Sit back and enjoy this one over time as it just gets better with every sip.

Mar 27, 2022
 
4.41 by fthegiants from California on Mar 21, 2022
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4.21/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by HaskettFambam

figs (newtons)
malty
the best brandywine Joel has ever had (it's not so bad)
monkfruit
butter on the aftertaste
a good beer

Mar 19, 2022
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4.64/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by NickSMpls from Washington

From the Extreme Beer selection, winter '22. Pours very dark brown, light head. Wonderful aroma, cognac and bourbon, of course. Taste is unbelievably complex, with layers of roasted grain, whiskey and top notch cognac. Not overly sweet, medium dry, very clean finish, not a fault anywhere. This could easily go with any steak in 5-star restaurant or as an after-dinner finish with the highest quality cheeses, fruits and Belgium chocolate.

Mar 17, 2022
 
4.6 by o29 from Texas on Mar 16, 2022
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4.19/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by brentk56 from North Carolina

Appearance: Pours a murky burnt caramel color that is clear enough if you look at it carefully; the one finger beige head fades to a ringlet and archipelago while leaving a few spots behind

Smell: The Armagnac puncheon and Rye casks really show their influence on the aroma though there is Bourbon in the fold, as well; the expected Barleywine tones of caramel, raisin, spice cake and vanilla; there is a strong sweet cherry component, too

Taste: The brandied flavors of Armagnac hit the taste buds at the outset, with the cherry, raisin, caramel and spice cake flavors emerging; spicy Rye, vanilla and Bourbon tones emerge, in the middle, with the finish being sweet and boozy

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with low carbonation; considerable warmth in the gullet

Overall: A lot going on here, perhaps too much, as I don't think the Armagnac, Rye and Bourbon coalesce very well and I would prefer a bit more of a hop presence to balance out the sweet cherry tones - definitely extreme, though

Mar 10, 2022
 
4.75 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts on Mar 08, 2022
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4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Shy_Ronnie

One thing is for sure, there's booze in this here can. In both scent and flavor, the whiskey character is strong. There's a slight butterscotch flavor on the tail of the first few sips, which is unique. The body is quite smooth. In the end, the barrels shine, which is downright delicious.

Mar 06, 2022
 
4.75 by Gkruszewski from New York on Mar 06, 2022
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4.28/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Rug from Massachusetts

Canned 1/18/22

EBB night 3, beer 4! The finale! It's quite funny to me how I planned for me and my buddy to drink these box beers together over 3 nights and made sure this one was the finale, pretty much right as al the beers were officially announced. I just wanted something huge to finish off with. Now, I'm drinking what climbed up to the 4th highest rated American Barleywine, and the 93rd highest rated beer overall on BA. That's absolutely wild for a fest-exclusive beer, and I couldn't be more excited to finally try this one. Let's get into it

Pours a very dark brown with 2 fingers of light tan head that quickly fades to a ring and leaves minimal lacing

This is very boozy in the nose, quite sweet for an American expression if the style. I’m picking up on aromas of brown sugar, hot bourbon, raisin, sweet caramel, dark bread, and light vanilla

As I’m sipping this, I think it’s good, but not really as good as everyone else is making it out to be. On the front end of the sip I’m tasting dates, molasses, brown sugar, earthy bourbon, vanilla, dark bread, and toffee. The swallow brings notes of dark cherry, earthy toffee, spicy whiskey, vanilla, light rye, raisin, and brown sugar

A medium full body pairs with gentle carbonation, resulting in a smooth and boozy beer. Finishes mostly dry from the booze

Yeah so this was good, but I don’t think it was anything near what it was hyped up to be. I don’t think it was masterfully blended or anything but I enjoyed it

Mar 06, 2022
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4.34/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by ChipChaight from New York

Can from the Extreme Beer Box. Pours an opaque dark brown with a finger of mocha head heat sticks around, boozy lacing, smell is bourbon, chewy dark toffee, dark/burnt caramel, fudge, dried dates, tootsie roll, hints of vanilla, wood, and dirt/mulch, taste is incredibly smooth bourbon, vanilla, toffee, caramel, chewy molasses cookies, hints of creme brûlée and maple syrup, feel is full bodied, velvety smooth, mouth coating. Bourbon candy. Extr-yams.

Mar 05, 2022
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4.46/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Apellonious from North Carolina

Canned 1/18/2022. 2nd to last from the 2022 Extreme box. Dark mahogany and brown, dense appearance, no head. Aroma of dark fruit/plum/nougat/fig and bourbon/rye barrel. Taste is right in line. Equal parts of many different flavors, sweet, and strangely easy drinking for the ABV. Feel is full, carbonation medium low. Overall, this may be my favorite bourbon barrel aged barley wine since the disappearance of a BCBBABW. Or whatever the acronym was.

Mar 05, 2022
 
4.44 by Mikexw from New York on Mar 03, 2022
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4.85/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by MadMadMike from Florida

The crowned glory of the Awesome Extreme Beer Box 2022!
I could go on and on, but let’s just say this is the best Barleywine I’ve ever passed over my toungue. That’s a Big Statement because Barleywine and Stout are what I seek out! Well done!

Mar 01, 2022
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4.86/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by Beersnake1 from California

Poured from a can at fridge temp. Pours super dark brown - almost black. Very little head. Nose is just insane. Very nice Armagnac notes come through immediately. Super intense dark fruit. Super rich truffles, thick dark caramel, molasses, bourbon. The taste is absolutely crazy. Very very intense. Follows the nose very nicely. Rich toffee, chocolate, bourbon, Armagnac, figs, maple syrup, blackberries, red grapes, port, and a very slight roasted malts note. There is a very faint hint of pipe tobacco, but it's literally 1% of the taste. The best way to describe this is rich and robust. Sweet, but not cloying. The barrel influence is crazy. Very boozy, but not in a bad way. Mouthfeel is thick, but not really creamy. Overall, one of my favorite barleywines, and favorite beers, of all time.

Feb 27, 2022
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4.03/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Curmudgeon from Massachusetts

Look: Dark, syrupy with minimal to no head. Got some nice mahogany when holding up to light source.
Smell: Soy sauce. Boozy. Black licorice. Chewing tobacco (not dip…the good ol’ thick shredded chewing tobacco)

Taste: Chewing tobacco. Also getting some soy sauce and Robitussin cough syrup. Sweet and sticky. The booze is warm and comforting. As I worked through it, it started tasting more like a Cognac or Scotch.

Feel: Heavy body with medium low carbonation. Sticky.

Overall: In Winter with a fire and maybe Lord of the Rings on, this would be perfect.

Feb 27, 2022
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4.69/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Viaduck from California

I enjoy sharing my extreme beer box contents with family & friends but this one, I set aside for myself only. Upon popping the top, the contents were eagerly awaiting release into a chalice. Dark, reddish brown color with with a thin head, it makes a somewhat boring appearance. It’s aroma promises some excitement, sweet & boozy with caramel, vanilla, maple & whiskey. It is sweet and, oh my, packed with flavor: brown sugar, caramel, vanilla & oak flavors, malt whiskey & rye. Silky smoot feel with low carbonation, no need for belching here. Mild mouth heat with more heat once it settles into the tummy. One of the best beers I’ve tasted, being selfish can sometimes be very rewarding.

Feb 26, 2022
 
4.26 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania on Feb 26, 2022
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4.49/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Poured a deep brown color with an off white head on top. The smell of the beer has an abundant barrel aroma to it which is expected from something that's been aging in barrels for so long. The taste has a nice mixture of rich caramel and dark fruit notes. The feels is full bodied and has a smooth texture. Overall its an outstanding Barleywine. One of the best beers from the EBF boxes from all the years so far.

Feb 26, 2022
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4.95/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
by msalsbury from Ohio

Really enjoyed this one.

Nice malty, bourbon-tinged aroma.

Complex flavor, mixing caramel, bourbon, oak, vanilla, and dark fruit.

When I finished it, I wished I'd bought a second Extreme Beer Box (or that it was on the shelf locally so I could buy more).

Nice job by Kane Brewing on this.

Feb 25, 2022
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4.75/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

From the Extreme Beer Box & the best barleywine I've experienced. Incredibly rich deep reddish brown in color. Aroma is full, warm, bourbon, dark fruits with some sweetness of caramel. Taste is incredibly complex, balanced and smooth. Layered flavors of caramel, toffee, dark fruits, vanilla and bourbon. Mouthfeel is a traditional barleywine. Ranks among the best beers I've had the luck to taste.

Feb 25, 2022
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4.28/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by puck1225 from Texas

I was hoping for more. A good beer no doubt and the complexity of its flavors it what saves it from being merely ordinary.

Poured from the can into a tulip glass. Very dark golden brown color with brief effervescent head and light lacing. Sweat caramel and bourbon smell and taste. The flavors open up nicely as it warms: dark fruit, prunes and dates, cherries, dark honey, vanilla, and more bourbon. It is a very nice treat.

Feb 24, 2022
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4.9/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
by jb_4226 from Texas

#108, fantastic!

Feb 23, 2022
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5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Violentvixen from Oregon

Wish more existed

Feb 22, 2022
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3.33/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by Bennettpd

Extreme Beer Box 2022.
I've got no idea how to rate a barley wine.
I drink a ton of beer -- this was too big for me.

Feb 22, 2022
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5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by dhable from Illinois

Everything I was hoping from a barleywine. Nice dark color, not too thick mouthfeel, complex flavors that develop as you work through the glass.

Feb 22, 2022
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4.75/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Isay_Isay from Ohio

Can from Extreme Beer Box 2022. Barleywines remain a blind spot for me since I run across them so infrequently, but this is one of the best I've had in recent memory

Feb 22, 2022
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4.96/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
by dbean3 from Texas

What can I say that hasn't been said? One of the best I've had. Came in the BA Extreme Beer Box.

Feb 22, 2022
 
4.57 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania on Feb 22, 2022
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5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by anim8d from Idaho

Extreme Beerfest beer. Amazing aroma, so complex, rich. The flavor matched the aroma. What balance! Please release this beer to the public. Amazing.

Feb 21, 2022
Double Double Cask from Kane Brewing Company
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 78 ratings