Peabody's Blendiculous Series #1 - Lock, Stock And Bourbon Barrels | Olde Hickory Brewery

Peabody's Blendiculous Series #1 - Lock, Stock And Bourbon BarrelsPeabody's Blendiculous Series #1 - Lock, Stock And Bourbon Barrels
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Peabody's Blendiculous Series #1 - Lock, Stock And Bourbon BarrelsPeabody's Blendiculous Series #1 - Lock, Stock And Bourbon Barrels

Brewed by:
Olde Hickory Brewery
North Carolina, United States

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is a collaboration with Peabody's Wine and Beer Merchants, and is the first in a series of blended one-off brews. Series #1 entitled Lock, Stock and Bourbon Barrels is a blend of several vintages of barleywine that have been aged in bourbon barrels and then blended back in together for the ultimate layered experience! Only 480 bottles were made of series #1!

Added by roywilliams on 06-27-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 115 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.62/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a hazy dark brown with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, caramel, and bourbon aromas. Taste is much the same with caramel and bourbon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice bourbon barrel aged presence that is slightly better in the taste.

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3.75/5  rDev -16.9%

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4/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of brentk56
4.89/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Pours out without a lot of carbonation, but given the beers that were used in the blend this is not surprising; the liquid is a cola brown color with a ringlet of bubbles around the edge that dot the tulip

Smell: Bourbon, oak, caramel, figs, dates and tobacco

Taste: Bourbon and caramel, up front, with dark fruit (figs and dates) building; earthy hops arrive, at mid-palate, along with tobacco tones; after the swallow, the complex sweeter flavors dominate along with the Bourbon and a growing oaky character

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: If this is not the best beer I have ever tasted, it is the best beer I have tasted in a long, long while

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -22.4%

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4/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.45/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.01/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Clear deep amber body. Small khaki head and a thin collar.

Smell - Lots of bourbon and oak. Very nice bourbon and vanilla. Malty.

Taste - Sweet caramel. Sharp bourbon. Lots of oak. A little bitter. Straightforward.

Mouthfeel - Oaky and boozy. Astringent.

Overall - Really nice barre, but it masks any complexity.

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.31/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duff27
4.14/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Short lived head leaves a thin tan collar. Body is a brownish red hue. Thin alcohol legs.

S- Deep toffee/caramel notes. "Oaky."

T- More toffee and caramel. Chocolate chipy aftertaste. I get thin barrel notes for some reason. Would guess around it's stated ABV.

M- Medium mouthfeel...probably over carbonated for my taste per the English Barleywine style.

D\O- Doesn't match up to the top tier of the style in my opinion but worth a try if youre a big fan of the style. Thanks for the share egrace84!

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4.36/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Barley wine bottle share on 1/31. This was one of the hits of the evening, lots of chocolate notes, blending perfectly with the malts and bourbon barrels. Smooth, delicious, and tasty.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.42/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

thanks to egrace84 for sharing this bottle!

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: mucky dark nasty(in a good way) looking brown that is almost black bodied beer. Thin khaki cap that quickly settles down to no head at all.

Smell: Sharp oak notes. Chocolates, toffee, caramel, baker cocoa, butterscotch. Rich, layered, decadent, and inviting nose!

Taste: Lots of layers of complexity that lets the barleywine shine along with well integrated and big barrel notes. Toffee, butterscotch, caramel. Lots of oakiness. Belgian candied sugars and dark fruits. Light booze kick. Molasses is very present as well. The finish on this beer reminds me of a heath candy bar!

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer almost nearing full bodied beer status. Low carbonation levels. Slightly boozey, but definately appropriate for the style. Chewy and smooth drinking.

Overall: This is a fantastic barrel aged English Barleywine! It is my favorite Olde Hickory beer that I have had to this day and it is definately by a long shot.

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.6/5  rDev +2%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.54/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.36/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Peabody's Blendiculous Series #1 - Lock, Stock And Bourbon Barrels from Olde Hickory Brewery
Beer rating: 95.7% out of 100 with 115 ratings
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