Boneyard Barley Wine | Trout River Brewing Company

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Boneyard Barley WineBoneyard Barley Wine

Brewed by:
Trout River Brewing Company
Vermont, United States

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by scottum on 03-01-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 42 |  Reviews: 24
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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of jdhilt
3.76/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a one finger khaki head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Clear deep amber/ruby color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Fruity caramel nose and flavor is sweet not so dark fruit and caramel. Not cloying. Higher ABV is hidden. $2.49 for a 12oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.

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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of puboflyons
3.92/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled on January 16, 2012. It pours medium amber with red highlights when held to the light. The head is about a half-inch thick and it leaves nicde, clinging lacing. The aroma has a more mellow malt character aloing with yeast and something like toffee. The hop notes are limited but it is not boozy. The body is medium to slightly heavy. I wonder if this one was stored prior to release because for a Barleywine it is very mellow and pleasant. The malts are not overwhelming and the hops tend to be only slightly bitter and a little on the dry side. A nice Barleywine for certain.

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Photo of jlindros
3.7/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a fizzy almost 1 finger head that fades at a slower pace, some lacing, over dark ruby maroon brown colored beer with a bit of yeast at the bottom.

Nose is interesting, it starts with a vanilla and oak like aroma, and a nutty hazelnut, quite a bit of hazelnut, french vanilla, kinda like a flavored coffee mix. Then molasses, caramel, reddish malts galore, plenty of toffee as well, then dark fruits, bit of fig and raisin, and some brandy like, and candy syrup, and just a bit of bitter earthy hops.

Taste starts with more dark malts and sweet flavors, tons of toffee, caramel, molasses, candy syrup, and more of the nutty flavors, hazelnut loaded again, and a bit of vanilla. Quite sweet, chewy malt like taste, and reddish brown toasty malts. A bit oxidized for some reason, then herbal bitter hops. Malts also bring a biscuit like toasty malt, and a bit syrupy. A hint of booze comes through with some warmth and slight esters, as well as more dark fruit like fig and raisin, and a light brandy flavor. Finishes fairly sweet still but drier than before, a nice warming booze feel, more syrupy flavors and toasty biscuit malts, and plenty of hazelnut and caramel malt flavors, and some earthy chewy hop bitterness.

mouth is a bit bigger bodied, decent carb, some warming booze.

Overall not bad, some nice malt flavors, although a bit oxidized, and hops were probably more dominant fresh. On top of that the hazelnut doesn't sit as well as it could. But still drinkable and a decent barleywine. Quite a bit of candy and sweet syrupy additions, which isn't a bad thing.

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2.46/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I got this as an extra in a trade, glad I didn't buy it. Basically, the label art is great, the beer is not.

A: Pours a deep dark amber that remains transparent with lots of bubbles that produced a 1+ finger head and exhibited some lacing.

S: Sweet caramel malts, I think? I could barely smell anything.

T: First sip was like the smell, sweet and subtle. The following were medicated and sour. Overall pretty poor.

M: Slightly mentholated with some carbonation.

O: Not so good, what else can I say. Go back to the drawing board please.

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3.34/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to SFLpunk for this one. Poured into a snifter, this brew pours a murky brown color with a thin tan cap across the top that quickly recedes to a few scarce bubbles around the edge of the glass. Rising bubbles of carbonation hardly form a lace across the top, even a swirl hardly forms more than a few spots of lace on the glass. When held to the light, there is a deep ruby color throughout the body.

The smell of this brew is deep and fruity with a smell of something very similar to currants. It has a tangy, almost wild aspect that is quite familiar to some wild ales. Maybe a touch of lacto, sulfur and cheesy funk. Fusel to solvent alcohol runs through the back of the nose with a bit of a numbing quality. The nose finishes with minor notes of chocolate and raisins with a final touch of tangy alcohol.

The taste is a big let down. Not totally bad per-say in a typical and expected barleywine sort of way but a let down in that I really thought this was going to be wild based off of the nose. The flavor of this brew greets the mouth with a warming taste of solvent alcohol, minor fruit notes akin to pear and apples with faint notes of chocolate and raisins. The alcohol is quite bold in both flavor and warming factor. Hops seemingly non-existent throughout. Lightly musty aftertaste of chocolate grain.

For a brew that showed little to no visual carbonation, it comes on in full assault when swirled around in the mouth yet seems watery and lacking the body of a barleywine. This brew is bold with alcohol with a fizzy and lively level of carbonation in the mouth with a medium to almost light body. This is really a strange take on a barleywine. An absolute flip-flop of the senses when comparing the aroma to the taste. I found the aroma of this brew to be the most enjoyable aspect while the flavors are a bit dull. If the aroma of this brew is any indicator of what the flavor of this example could become, sign me up for several bottles of this to age. As-is though it is pretty average.

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2.99/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

A - Nice pourability. Deep mahogany color. Slight yellow head.

S - Very cherry! Lots of dark sweetness in this brew! Smells awesome! Could be a sour. Interesting for a B-Wine

T - Big cherry and apricot fruit! Lots of interesting flavor. Not your typical BWine. Not sure it classifys...

M - Great carbonation! Zero bitterness and wonderful sweetness! Quite dry too.

O - Awesome brew! Just not sure it meets BWine classification...More of a fruit beer. Super glad i got to try this brew! I'll be looking for more from Trout Rive. Given a "3" for true to style...

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Photo of mountdew1
3.07/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a nice dark rich red color with a 1 finger tannish head. Head was gone in minutes, leaving just a small ring and slight bit of lacing in the middle. Small amount of sediment was visible. Aroma was nicely sugary sweet. Bits of smoke were picked up, as well as fruits. Perhaps a touch of vanilla as well. Flavor was very contrasting. Strongly tasted of alcohol and bitter berries. Felt thin and watery in the mouth. Didn't coat at all like a good barleywine should. Overall a very disappointing barleywine. The best thing was the flavor, the rest was pretty much forgetful.

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Boneyard Barley Wine from Trout River Brewing Company
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