Rudyard's Rare (Barrel Aged) | Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub

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4.25/5
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4 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
Washington, United States
halesbrewery.com

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by barleywinefiend on 08-16-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews:
1
Ratings:
4
pDev:
9.41%
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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 1
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a crimsonish color with garnett highlights a little white head struggles to appear and stay...no dice. The little fizzy white head faded fast leaving a quiet beer with no bubbles or lacing

S: Shot of bourbon anyone? Yup, bourbon soaked fruitcake and more of it, big vanilla nose, nice oakiness. It was hefty.

T: Initial blast is boozey, probably 15% boozey. Sharp and oungent alcohol really slams the taste buds. A big vanilla note is noted and it hangs around. The dominant flavors for me were a mix of bourbon soaked fruitcake and chocolate covered dark fruits. A big underlying sweetness on this. The finish is hot, sweet, sticky.

M: Medium-ful to full bodied. Not really hearty and filling per se, carbonation was low which is ok for the style and expected but I believe the lack of carbonation only accenuated the heat of this beer. It felt sticky sas well. Don't get me wrong, it's not like HoTD flat, it still had a little zip to it

O: In your face barleywine. In five years this thing would be money, now, hot damn, its dangeous. All of that booze and sugar....watch out. I sought this out because I love bwines and like Rudyards Rare. This is a first sighting for me. I hope they bottle this. A little less time on the barrel would have been nice.

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Rudyard's Rare (Barrel Aged) from Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 4 ratings