Bourbon Barrel Aged English Barley Wine | Rapp Brewing Company

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4.4/5
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24 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rapp Brewing Company
Florida, United States
rappbrewing.com

Style: British Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
24
pDev:
7.5%
 
 
Wants:
1
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2
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Ratings: 24 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of rspauldi
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of macrosmatic
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheStoutHound
4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ADTaber
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Anaxagoris
4.11/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of johnyb
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.03/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dar482
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer on the aroma offers plum wine, sweet bourbon, alcohol, oak, caramel.

The beer follows with a sweet caramel, lots of toasty and sweet malts, a bourbon quality throughout, some hops on the way.

A well made BA American barleywine.

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Photo of thebigredone
4.12/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brewmonger
4.89/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KVNBGRY
4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Just a bit thinner than bcbbw

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Photo of teamwiggum
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PHBoiler
4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really well balanced barleywine with dried dark fruits and caramel/candi sugar notes. The bourbon helps balance the sweetness but doesn't shine. Warming but not boozy. Mouthfeel is a tad slick. Smell leads right into the expected flavor. Really well made barleywine highlighted by the barrel but not overpowered.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.03/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mikeincharleston
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Joecaddie
4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dfhhead25
4.24/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BMart
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kelseysimonsays
4.99/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of indurTheB
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nickfl
3.96/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great aroma, lots of toffee, caramel, vanilla, and whiskey. The flavor profile is similar, but much less complex with a dominant note of dried fruit and a strongly boozy finish. Seems a little bit over the top for something they specifically refer to as an English barleywine. It probably needs some age to mellow out the crazy ABV.

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Photo of travisdiener32
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Bartos
4.83/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mxracercam
4.81/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bourbon Barrel Aged English Barley Wine from Rapp Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.4 out of 5 with 24 ratings