10 & 2 Bourbon Barrel Aged
Fifty West Brewing Co

10 & 2 Bourbon Barrel Aged10 & 2 Bourbon Barrel Aged
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From:
Fifty West Brewing Co
 
Ohio, United States
Style:
American Barleywine
Ranked #108
ABV:
11%
Score:
89
Ranked #10,942
Avg:
4.04 | pDev: 6.68%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
18
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 01, 2020
Added:
Feb 11, 2014
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  3
SCORE
89
Very Good
10 & 2 Bourbon Barrel Aged10 & 2 Bourbon Barrel Aged
Notes: This ale is an exploration in all directions. The flavors steer towards red licorice, oak, vanilla, and cherry notes derived from the barrel that it was aged in over the last year. Fasten up and enjoy the trip.
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Look - thick brown dirt with great rim and lacing
Smell - candied dark fruit a little woody
Taste - boozy sweet vanilla caramel candied dark fruit slight roast taste in the back with some barrel
Feel - pretty thick with a slight carb
Overall - really incredible
Nov 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by Manta200 from Kentucky

May 14, 2020
 
Rated: 4.1 by smithj4 from New York

Apr 11, 2020
 
Rated: 3.64 by Bandi from New York

Apr 07, 2020
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: The beer is very hazy brown in color - too hazy to see if there is any visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that left large wisps of bubbles on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of oaky vanilla are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of oaky vanilla from the bourbon along with hints of dark fruits.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is some warming from the alcohol in the finish.
O: The bourbon barrel aging lends some complexity to this barleywine and also helps to "soften" things up a bit. While pleasant to sip, it isn't overly difficult to drink because it does a good job at hiding a good portion of the alcohol from the taste.

Serving type: bottle
Apr 07, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by mmilyko from Nevada

Mar 23, 2020
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Reviewed by chitoryu12 from Florida

3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Look: Dark chocolate brown, completely opaque. Half a finger of off-white head that quickly dissipates to a thin ring.

Smell: Dried fruit, cherries, brown sugar, milk chocolate. Very sweet.

Taste: Sweet dried fruit and brown sugar, with a lightly roasted chocolate malt backbone. Extremely low bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Thick and creamy, with mild carbonation.

Overall: An unfortunately rather cloying barleywine that could use a bit less sugar in the tank.
Mar 22, 2020
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Reviewed by OceanBlue4U from Washington

4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Overall an excellent barleywine, and I normally don't even like this style. It's dark cherry, oak, vanilla and bourbon all the way, with a candied nuttiness on the end. Love!
Feb 21, 2020
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Reviewed by maximum12 from Minnesota

3.82/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Thanks to the moose3285 for this gold-waxed 12 oz. bottle. Evidently he goes around randomly handing things like this off to people he barely knows.

I thought this was a stout, because I’m an idiot, so the muddly brown pours sans head was a bit disconcerting. Nose is intense: wood, bourbon, vanilla, toffee. I approve of all those things.

Remus’ Revenge 10 & 2 brings a bourbon gun to a knife fight. Sinus-clearing bourbon lays like a lead brick across the body of a toffee, caramel-laced barleywine. Powdered sugar sweetness, rich vanilla, & hint of grain alcohol siphoned straight out of the gas tank round out the experience. Heavy, thick, & flat, though it doesn’t really detract. A bottle like this would be good for splitting.

Mostly this tastes like a hangover – big, brawling, unrepentant, like Rick Grimes distilled into a glass. Good beer; thanks Mike.
Dec 30, 2018
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Reviewed by rarigney from Washington

4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance is a murky dark copper with a thin beige head that recedes quickly leaving minimal lacing. Aroma is boozy and fruity. Taste is slightly sweet burnt sugar and vanilla with a healthy dose of bourbon. Medium bodied and slightly hot.
May 25, 2018
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Reviewed by connecticutpoet from Connecticut

3.46/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
Appearance – Brown and hazy with a half finger head that dies to a thin ring.

Aroma – Rich malt, oak, molasses, brown sugar, alcohol, and vanilla.

Taste – Strong malt and strong alcohol. Light oak. Very boozy. As it warms the flavor intensity went down.

Mouthfeel – Surprisingly thin for a barleywine. No heft to the body.

Overall – Not a bad beer but not a good example of a barleywine, in my opinion.
Apr 17, 2018
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Reviewed by markjknowles from Oregon

4.72/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
This is almost a 5. It's damn good. It looks just about like bourbon only much more opaque. A mild aroma of caramel and whiskey. The taste is frickin' sensational. Caramel, vanilla. a shot of bourbon, a well balanced sweetness that melds perfectly with the boozy barrel aging. A boozy toffee dessert. This is a real treat. Not much in the way of carbonation. The bottle says 12.5% ABV ad you can certainly taste the alcohol yet it still so smooth! One of the best things I've ever tasted!
Apr 17, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by NickThePyro from Washington

Apr 13, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by oline73 from Maryland

Mar 05, 2018
 
Rated: 3.92 by Pearlstreetbrewingco from Florida

Jan 03, 2018
 
Rated: 3.9 by Zonian1 from Ohio

Dec 30, 2017
 
Rated: 3.68 by Ohiovania from Ohio

May 02, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

Dec 16, 2016
 
Rated: 4.62 by Lynn from Ohio

Feb 13, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by Lukass from Ohio

Oct 18, 2015
 
Rated: 3.9 by Lovely85 from Florida

May 22, 2015
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Reviewed by nickfl from Florida

3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Not bad, the aroma is quite good, the rest of the character is not as well put together and it's a little hot and solvent like despite its age. Enjoyable overall, but probably not something you'd want to have to drink a bottle of alone.
May 22, 2015
 
Rated: 4.15 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

May 22, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Nov 05, 2014
 
Rated: 4.05 by Iparedman from Texas

Oct 24, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by ToddBeans from Kentucky

Oct 08, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by ygtbsm94 from Utah

Feb 11, 2014
10 & 2 Bourbon Barrel Aged from Fifty West Brewing Co
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 27 ratings