Dave's Barrel-Aged Barleywine
Angry Chair Brewing

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Style:
Barleywine - English
Ranked #21
ABV:
10%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,013
Avg:
4.58 | pDev: 4.8%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
47
From:
Angry Chair Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  30
Gots
  9
SCORE
94
Outstanding
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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 47 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by gibgink:
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gibgink from Missouri

5/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

Apr 10, 2017
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KevSal from California

4.66/5  rDev +1.7%
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

Jul 23, 2016
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djmichaelk from Florida

4.67/5  rDev +2%
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.

Jul 09, 2016
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teamwiggum from Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dec 06, 2017
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Duffman79 from Connecticut

4.84/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dec 22, 2019
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IrishColonial from Texas

4.6/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Feb 03, 2017
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matts2896 from Connecticut

4.7/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Figs, raisins, dates, fruitcake, vanilla, caramel/toffee, molasses, etc., from the base: typical top-of-the-line BW base.

The barrel character is absolutely world class: heavy vanilla, milk chocolate, light cola, almost-imperceptible tart red fruits, and a heavy-hitting spicy woodiness that carries long after the finish and dries out the sip. Wasn't expecting a tour de force barrel profile from AC, but the more you know . . .

Apr 20, 2020
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DVMin98 from North Carolina

4.37/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 11, 2018
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von_kaiser from Connecticut

4.67/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Jul 07, 2019
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mattreitz49 from Florida

4.74/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Jul 11, 2016
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badboy7113 from Florida

4.42/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jul 08, 2016
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madnismo from Florida

5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Jan 29, 2017
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mar 16, 2018
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Mike from New Hampshire

4.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mar 07, 2017
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CheapBeerBuzz from California

4.61/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Jan 15, 2017
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Jlang2012 from South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Jan 26, 2017
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Deltoro from Florida

4.74/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Jul 06, 2016
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earljones199 from New Hampshire

4.43/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mar 08, 2017
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Hallertau from Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Aug 11, 2018
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DanGeo from Michigan

4.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Oct 30, 2016
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itracy63 from Washington

4.14/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Jan 21, 2017
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FLBeerGuy from Florida

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nov 30, 2019
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Mikeypnh from New Hampshire

4.64/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Mar 07, 2017
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Gambyt20 from Illinois

4.29/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jan 02, 2020
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PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 23, 2017
Dave's Barrel-Aged Barleywine from Angry Chair Brewing
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 47 ratings