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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cycle Brewing
Florida, United States
cyclebrewing.com

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A collaborative Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine with honey brewed with Toppling Goliath Brewing Co. Our first Barleywine!

Added by ThatsThatDude on 05-30-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
36
pDev:
7.03%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
12
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 36 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by MarshallBirdhouse:
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4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

More User Reviews:
Photo of t2grogan
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OompaMentor
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottle share - 8/19/17

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Photo of JamesStreet
4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dyjuan8
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bunuelian
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Treyliff
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a deep brown color with a small foamy off-white head that has short retention

S- tons of honey on the nose up front, followed by caramel, tobacco, leather, bourbon barrel and woody oak

T- honey follows the nose up front and continues into notes of tobacco, caramel, dried fig & raisin. Mid-palate gives some barrel notes with bourbon, brown sugar & honey. The finish lingers of bourbon and honey, as well as caramel

M- medium-heavy body with moderate carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel that finishes slightly creamy

O- just enough honey and nice barrel notes, very good

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Photo of dvmin98
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.69/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Awesome collaboration with TG, released today at Cycle Brewing. Black pour with ruby edges; creamy lite tan head; Google clarity under decedent lasting cap; solid ring; heavy lacing. Sweet caramel malt nose, with a whiff of bourbon; boozy exhale after first sip. Bourbon, toffee, caramel, raisins, dark cherries; lite bitter hop middle; semi sweet boozy fruit finish; didn't really notice honey...Medium full, smooth body, alcohol bite on tip of tongue with moderate carbonation; some warmth. Overall a great balance of malt and booze and and fruit flavors. Dangerously easy to drink (I was told the ABV is somewhere between 10 and 13%). Outstanding.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This puppy looks like a stout pouring very dark brown and filling to shades of coffee and matte black with a thin tan film to a thin ring.

Smell is prune, fig and raisin but also chocolate and nougat.

Taste is prune and raisin through a smooth, round and slick body supported by chocolate-like malt and smoky, charred oak where the bourbon is nicely in check with a light carbonation and dry finish.

Body is thin, but this is really well balanced. Kudos for a first attempt.

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Photo of smartassboiler
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.66/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smell and Flavor of bourbon, caramel, toffee, oak, and a little bit of stout influence in this beer. Well rounded flavors. medium bodied with low yet adequate carbonation. Not a hint of booze. This barrel aged english barleywine reminds me alot of King Henry. I also feel like the barrel notes are more consistent with Toppling Goliath's barrel program than with Pegs.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IrishColonial
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chippo33
3.4/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of whitenads
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheEpeeist
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brian29
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CharlesK
4.56/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eziel
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jeffo
3.32/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this one from desp a while back. Love these guys. Cheers! This is apparently their first attempt at a barleywine.

From a bomber into a snifter
Collaboration with Toppling Goliath
Bourbon BA Barleywine with honey

APPEARANCE: Pours out clear dark mahogany red and yields a three finger, medium looking, fizzy tan head with decent retention. Deep bistre brown / mahogany body, virtually black, with next to no carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a full, frothy cap and clings to the glass, then to a slight, swirly wisp. Looks mostly flat by the end and leaves no real lacing.

SMELL: Bourbon, oak, toffee, caramel and butterscotch notes on the nose. Touches of dark fruits and honey as well.

TASTE: Bourbon and hints of oak up front, with a base of alcohol as well. Sweet toffee and caramel at the swallow as well, moving into a medium but lingering finish of dark fruit and toffee sweetness, butterscotch, honey, caramel, with some notes of oak and bourbon. A decent bit of booze lingers as well.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy enough on the palate, goes down smooth with a bit of a bit at the end and finishes somewhat sticky. Enough weight. Some definite heat lingers.

OVERALLL: This one seems a little mild overall. All the right stuff is there, but the nose is a bit mute and the flavor could be more forthcoming, definitely up front. It comes out a bit more as it sits but it always stays somewhat milder. A good beer that I enjoyed enough, and a good first stab at a barleywine too, but not something worth going out of your way for. There are plenty better in the style and given how good their imperial stouts are, I’d spend my energy on those. Anyways, thanks again, desp! Always a pleasure.

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Photo of Mikeypnh
4.02/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of lupercmda
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KevBot89
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 36 ratings