The Virtue Of Patience
Burial Beer Co.

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Barleywine - American
Ranked #148
Ranked #17,493
4.11 | pDev: 7.3%
Burial Beer Co.
North Carolina, United States
Very Good
Notes: Glory is impermanent. We age, we wither, we perish. And our death bed is adorned in our finest moments. We welcomed our Forestry Camp to the world with this fine strong ale’s inaugural vintage in 2019. Here is our third chapter. Our 2021 vintage was aged in Bourbon Barrels for the past year, enduring the slog that was a challenging battle with forces we could not see. This blend was championed by our brewer, Chris Golden, who dug out some excellence from our barrel cellar. Warm up with a bevy of caramel, toasted marshmallow, dark chocolate and tahitian vanilla on the aroma, leading into flavors molasses, toasted coconut, vanilla, bourbon, and dates. Show Less
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500 mL bottle. Deep brown. Smells of bourbon and strong oak, deep earthy malts, and brown sugar. Tastes of caramel, bourbon, sweet dark fruits, nutty malts, and a hefty oak backdrop. Not all that heavy, sweet, or even boozy, except for the bourbon component. A part of me is happy it isn't outrageously sweet, but a part of me also misses the brown sugar flavor that so often dominates beers of its ilk.

May 15, 2021
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.42/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Released 1/20/21; drank 2/7/21 @ the Yarchives. Aged 1 year in Willet barrels.

Opaque brown/orange rust appearance.

Oak, leather, acorn, bourbon & faint raspberry notes in the nose.

Creamy, thick mouthfeel.

Leather, oak & raisin flavors up front; mild bourbon heat & faint cream notes on the finish.

An absolute dream of a barrel aged barleywine. Huzzah, Burial!!

Feb 08, 2021
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DVMin98 from North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Pop the Top Crafts in Charlotte. Brown color. Mild lacing to top. Smell is malts and a touch of carmel. Flavor is muted caramel. Mild barrel. Thin mouthfeel for the style.

This was a good beer, but I was hoping for more of a sticky, raisiny, carmelly barrel bomb and ended up getting more of a 'summer' BA barleywine.

2/4/21 Edit: Just had the newest version of this, and its everything I wanted the previous release to be. More caramel, raisin, etc. Great job this go around!

Jul 23, 2020
The Virtue Of Patience from Burial Beer Co.
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 12 ratings