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Barrel Aged Barleywine (2015 - Heaven Hill) | Begyle Brewing Company

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Barrel Aged Barleywine (2015 - Heaven Hill)Barrel Aged Barleywine (2015 - Heaven Hill)

Brewed by:
Begyle Brewing Company
Illinois, United States | website

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Barleywine aged 6 months in Heaven Hill Distilleries bourbon barrels; a combination of Elijah Craig 12 year and Evan Williams.

Added by MasterSki on 11-27-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A solid ba barelywine. Good bourbon on the nose, but fades away on the taste. Taste instead is a solid hearty barelywine but without any defining characteristics.

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3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, no bottled on date present. 2015 vintage. "Barrel Aged Barleywine Style Ale" My first new one from Begyle Brewing in quite a while. My first barrel-aged offering from these guys.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - It pours a milky caramel, appears a dark burnt sienna orange in the glass. It pours flat and conjures hardly any head to speak of, merely some bubbles that die out to a ring. Some mild sticky spotty lacing. Appears sticky. Second pour yields nearly a finger of bubbly khaki head that dies out again quickly. Much darker and browner in body the second time around.

S - The aroma is hot & boozy. Lots of alcohol fumes emitting from this one. Lots of wood, caramel, & toffee.

T - Not nearly as boozy as the nose implies. Tons and tons of sweetened sugary toffee, caramel, rum raisin, oak wood, vanilla, mild alcohol fumes. Extremely sweet, definitely a dessert beer.

M - The feel is silky smooth & creamy. Full-bodied with low carbonation. Not exactly what I would describe as syrupy, but definitely sugary and weighty.

Overall, a very interesting first barrel-aged barleywine from Begyle. Definitely look forward to trying more barrel-aged offerings from these guys. Keep up the good work.

Begyle Barleywine 2015 -----4/5.

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Barrel Aged Barleywine (2015 - Heaven Hill) from Begyle Brewing Company
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