Dave's Barrel Aged Barleywine | Angry Chair Brewing

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4.61/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Angry Chair Brewing
Florida, United States
angrychairbrewing.com

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by jloomis on 06-30-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
29
pDev:
4.56%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 29 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of kylehay2004
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dvmin98
4.37/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of teamwiggum
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of esktime
4.88/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gibgink
5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours an extreme dark brown with light trickling in through the edges. Sweet love hits the nostrils, and I just knew upon first whiff that this was one of those really special BA barleywines. This is a really sweet barleywine, but the barrel lending to the flavor, and transforming the beer overall into a caramel/toffee/bourbon mixture of goodness. I could definitely have this beer again.

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Photo of The_Snow_Bird
4.79/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Very dark beer with a white head on top. Has a very fruity smell with a slight hint of a barrel. Has a very sweet fruit taste, almost like a licorice.

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Photo of earljones199
4.43/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mike
4.63/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mikeypnh
4.64/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of IrishColonial
4.6/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of madnismo
5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jlang2012
4.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of itracy63
4.14/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.61/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Masters
4.43/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DanGeo
4.68/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.79/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: Pours dark brown with a small head that fades fast
S: nice bourbon, caramel sweetness, raisins.
T: smooth bourbon and caramel covered raisins. Yum!
F: sticky sweet and so smooth.
O: a fantastic Ba barleywine

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Photo of Petegrieco
4.59/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brent78
4.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of KevSal
4.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Ok let's try this guy, I'm a huge bwine fan, had to do it. Heard a lot about this one. Honestly I'm not expecting much. Not many reviews except for florida reviews, this has happened to me before with a beer falling flat.

Looks cool in the glass, super dark, one of the darkest I've had. Looks like Coca Cola.

Nose is fantastic, juicy dark fruits, vanilla and bourbon

Well crap, this is fantastic! Lots of dark fruits, reminds me a lot of omega point and Royal oil. Huge flavor, I keep expecting the big alcohol punch, it never comes. Barrel comes through really well. It is on the sweeter side ok the sweet scale

Body does a great job of putting it together, I think it's what really makes it special

Overall this beer really impressed me. In the last few days I've had ba murderous and straight jacket and this one has been better than both. All that barrel and no alch heat is really impressive. Best ba bwine for sure, better than Leon and ba church

Thank you ravishing44 for hooking me up

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Photo of mattreitz49
4.74/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of djmichaelk
4.67/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle into an Angry Chair snifter. Proper glassware, bitches!

A - Opaque brown, with a thin cap of head that recedes to a rocky ring after a minute or two.

S - Caramel, toffee, and an almost-maple syrup aroma. Some roast and candied dark fruits.

T - Damn. Lots of that dark caramel and toffee upfront, a little toasted marshmallow, and brown sugar. The bourbon is there and perfectly complements the other flavors rather than being a standalone flavor. This is really good.

M - It’s heavy and thick without being cloying. Carbonation is soft and light, fitting for the style. Really superb.

O - I loved this so much on tap that I had to open a bottle to verify how I felt about it. Angry Chair has been *so* close to outstanding on their last few releases, but this one definitely puts them over the top. I'm never comfortable having the highest rating on any beer but I feel like this one earned it. This is a top-tier english barleywine that should stand toe-to-toe with the heavyweights in the class, and is the best one out of FL since BA Church. I have a feeling this beer is going to fly under-the-radar like that one did; it’s every bit as good, so I figure in a month or two people will start to realize just how good it is, and how good this brewery is.

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Photo of badboy7113
4.42/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Dave's Barrel Aged Barleywine from Angry Chair Brewing
Beer rating: 4.61 out of 5 with 29 ratings