Schlafly Oak Aged Barleywine | The Schlafly Tap Room

BA SCORE
89
very good
582 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay
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Schlafly Oak Aged BarleywineSchlafly Oak Aged Barleywine
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room
Missouri, United States
schlafly.com

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Oak Aged Barleywine has a deep copper color and an intense malt flavor balanced by assertive hops. Fermentation with American ale yeast allows the caramel malt to shine. We age the beer on new, medium toast Missouri Oak to enhance its complexity and to develop its smooth, luscious character.

Barleywine is a classic English-style hearty ale. The term refers to a beer with the potency of wine and is often vintage-dated.

This beer will continue to age well in a cool dark place for several years, but it is ready to enjoy now.

40 IBU

Added by maxpower on 11-22-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
582
Reviews:
274
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
12.85%
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
101
For Trade:
4
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Photo of Seamus
4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Electros
4.51/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of deford
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 2012 bottle poured from a 750 into a FW snifter.

L- Nice and dark, kinda burnt looking...very murky.

S- Sweet sugar plums, toffee, caramel, dark fruits and a little oak....maybe some bread.

T- Oaky caramel, toffee, dark fruits...wow, I really like it! Age has mellowed it substantially and allowed the flavors to meld somewhat, but they are still distinguishable if you really think about it and focus. Just the right amount of sweetness up front with a slightly bitter finish.

F- Just right, enough carbonation to feel but not enough to tickle.

O- Very good Barleywine, would definitely grab if I saw again.

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Photo of golf4collet
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jbwimer
3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of suckaj
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hmvalp
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Large 2011 bottle.
Pours clear dark copper with a decent head.

A faint tart note along with low sweetness distinguished this from other barleywines in a tasting session.

O: Excellent but not superb in all respects.

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Photo of tem3175
3.66/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hellpop65
2/5  rDev -49.6%

Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Ohiovania
4.26/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

2011 vintage that has aged beautifully.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Bottle: Poured a brown color ale with a medium size off-white foamy head with OK retention and minimal lacing. Aroma consists of caramelized malt with some toffee notes and some residual sugar. Taste is also dominated by caramelized malt with some light toffee notes with quite a bit of residual sugar with light oak notes. Body is a bit light for style with medium carbonation and light warming alcohol. Not bad overall but too much residual sugar for my own taste.

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Photo of JJOVa
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of flyersfan900
5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of oldvines
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of booga73
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of KYGunner
4/5  rDev +0.8%

The flavor in this is quite delicious with caramel, coffee, malt, maple, molasses with a turn to chocolate. The chocolate is more profound near the end with hints of bitterness. It's issue is in the feel with an inappropriate thinness but that plays into its deceptive ease. At over 10% it is very easy to drink.

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Photo of Morey
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Bubbawilly88
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of barczar
3.85/5  rDev -3%

Deeply caramelized malt, dark fruit, and muted citrus form the aroma. Fairly sweet, but toasted oak and light grapefruit provide contrast in the flavor. It's a bit underwhelming in flavor. Wish it matched the aroma more closely.

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Photo of ZachKelly
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Casey3236
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Schlafly Oak Aged Barleywine from The Schlafly Tap Room
3.97 out of 5 based on 582 ratings.
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