The Virtue Of Patience
Burial Beer Co.

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Burial Beer Co.
North Carolina, United States
Barleywine - American
Ranked #80
Ranked #9,935
4.11 | pDev: 7.06%
Mar 14, 2022
Feb 04, 2019
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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4.1 by BirdsandHops from Oregon on Mar 14, 2022
4.45 by EMH73 from New York on Jun 24, 2021
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Alieniloquium from Florida

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
4.01 by StoutSnob40 from California on Feb 12, 2021
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4.42/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

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
3.96 by 4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois on Oct 29, 2020
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4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by DVMin98 from North Carolina

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
4.14 by mattreitz49 from Florida on Jun 05, 2020
4.25 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Mar 15, 2020
4.47 by BeardedWalrus from North Carolina on Feb 22, 2020
4.09 by Mikexw from New York on Sep 19, 2019
3.88 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Sep 07, 2019
4.24 by MTKATL from Georgia on Feb 23, 2019
3.38 by RochefortChris from North Carolina on Feb 04, 2019
The Virtue Of Patience from Burial Beer Co.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 14 ratings