It'd Be a Lot Cooler If You Did
Hubbard's Cave Brewery

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
British Barleywine
ABV:
10%
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
4.17 | pDev: 3.6%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
6
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Hubbard's Cave Brewery
 
Illinois, United States
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Notes: Barleywine aged for 12 months in Woodford Reserve barrels.
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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 6
Reviews by darktronica:
Photo of darktronica
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Interesting bourbon barrel-aged barleywine. Definitely pitched more towards the English barleywine style, but with a bit of an aggressive sharpness on the front palate that I'm not sure how I feel about. After a few sips and a bit of warming, it smooths out a fair bit.

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Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StraightNoChaser
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

look: hazy copper. Nice swath of tannish red head on the pour that mostly recedes. Messy, oily lacing.
smell: Sweet vanilla, dark fruits, distinct though not overpowering bourbon.
taste: Just as the nose predicts. All those flavors. very smooth, a bit of vanilla and spice in the finish.

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Photo of REVZEB
4.39/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap. In a blind taste test with revolution's straight jacket, it would be hard to tell the difference, this is that good. The depth is not as deep here nor is the body as defined, but the flavoring is spot on. Good bourbon upfront, with molasses, brown sugar, toffee, barley and bitters. The smell has the bourbon and barley leading a robust toasted caramel. Could be a little thicker, but scarily easy drinking for abv. Very nice

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Photo of ManlyWealth
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I am not a barley wine beer fan, so I tried to be as objective as possible (after 11 beers deep). If you’re a barely wine beer fan, you’ll love Hubbard’s Cave, “IT’D BE A LOTT COOLER IF YOU DID.”

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Photo of Abe_Froman
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It'd Be a Lot Cooler If You Did from Hubbard's Cave Brewery
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 6 ratings