Favorite BBA Barley Wines

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  1. bgold86

    bgold86 Crusader (753) Apr 1, 2015 New York

    Am curious as to which ya'll enjoy. Myself, Bourbon County BBA Barley Wine and Central Waters BBA Barley Wine. Looking for suggestions as this is one of my favorite styles!
  2. JNForsyth

    JNForsyth Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 Pennsylvania

    I hear Troegs BBA Flying Mouflan is excellent. Haven't had it yet but I have a bottle in the fridge that I will open someday.

    WCKDVBZ Meyvn (1,080) May 9, 2014 South Carolina

    Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Barleywine - English Barleywine
    Uinta Cockeyed Cooper - American Barleywine
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  4. Chris33

    Chris33 Aspirant (248) Jan 10, 2015 Ohio

    Bell's Saturn was pretty tasty. I've had 2, and luckily able to pick up a sixer to age. We'll see how the rest are at a my wedding next June
  5. hunninghake

    hunninghake Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2005 Colorado

    Love me some Sucaba and the new BA Old Ruffian from Great Divide has not disappointed. Would also toss in an honorable mention for Avery's Samael.
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  6. dutesanch

    dutesanch Initiate (0) Apr 22, 2014 California

    CW BB BW
    Revolution Straight jacket
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  7. mabermud

    mabermud Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2006 Washington

    Mother of All Storms is one of the best...
  8. Sweffin

    Sweffin Savant (964) Jun 25, 2013 Wisconsin

    Straight Jacket

    WCKDVBZ Meyvn (1,080) May 9, 2014 South Carolina

    Forgot to mention that one, then I thought about and looked it up. It's only oak aged, not barrel. :wink: But it's one of my favorites for sure.
  10. croush

    croush Crusader (789) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois

    I've only had Bourbon County BW and Saturn, and would prefer Bourbon County. I've got a Sucaba in the cellar, and maybe a Central Waters as well, so I hope to expand my experience.
  11. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,915) Sep 18, 2010 Washington

    A Deal With The Devil
    Mother Of All Storms
    Old Bridge Rider
    Arctic Devil
    everything else
  12. beergorrilla

    beergorrilla Meyvn (1,335) Feb 21, 2012 Michigan

    Gotta say voodoo k13 is untouchable
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  13. SteveB24

    SteveB24 Initiate (0) Aug 29, 2013 New York

    ADWTD is one of my favorite beers, period. Butttt i feel it is a very, very unique and specific tasting beer that almost needs a different category, so; BCBBW, Sucaba, Central Waters BA Barleywine
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  14. Ccagno15

    Ccagno15 Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2014 New York

    Another vote for bcbbw and cw ba barleywine
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  15. Chi_Stake

    Chi_Stake Initiate (0) Apr 9, 2014 Pennsylvania

    They still overprice their stuff in my opinion but I just had Against the Grain - London Balling and I thought it was delicious.
  16. dddddddd

    dddddddd Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2015 Washington

    A Deal With The Devil and Sucaba for me
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  17. MarshallBirdhouse

    MarshallBirdhouse Disciple (397) Feb 19, 2013 South Carolina

    Jackie O's Bourbon Barrel Brick Kiln
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  18. inspektor

    inspektor Initiate (0) Jun 20, 2009 North Carolina

    Omega Point
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  19. Betolito

    Betolito Initiate (0) May 20, 2012 Nevada

    From this year alone(hope to have a BCBBW sooner than later!), my favorite was Sucaba and Old Ruffian, but I have been pleasantly surprised by Victory Old Horizon, Lagunitas Olde Gnarlywine, Stone Old Guardian, which aren't regarded in the same boat, but are much more attainable and hit the spot too!
  20. paulys55

    paulys55 Initiate (0) Aug 2, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Weyerbacher Insanity. Great beer, easy to find (for me). I know, I know....it's whiskey barrels :wink:
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  21. hunninghake

    hunninghake Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2005 Colorado

    Dammit....you're totally correct. Well played good sir!
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  22. deadsincebirth

    deadsincebirth Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2014 Illinois

    ADWTD has been my favorite BA Barleywine! Aged in Cognac barrels yeah but worth a mention. Also prefer CW over BCBBW.
  23. Cannibalgasm

    Cannibalgasm Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2015 Minnesota

    Some of the best I have had are the Central Water's BBABW, Bell's Saturn, Stone's Old Guardian, and Sierra Nevada's BBA Bigfoot.
  24. Professor_Yeesh

    Professor_Yeesh Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2014 California

  25. BWood

    BWood Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2015 California

    Sucuba of course. But can't forget Sierra Nevada BBA Bigfoot Ale. Solid showing from them.
  26. Phigg1102

    Phigg1102 Initiate (0) Sep 29, 2013 New York

    Sucaba is the only current FSW BA I haven't had :slight_frown:. Big foot BA was awesome!
  27. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poo-Bah (7,851) Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
    Society Trader

    A forgotten one: Victory - Oak Horizontal
  28. KevSal

    KevSal Meyvn (1,071) Oct 17, 2010 California

    This is my favorite style and I've tried most of the best. The main ones have already been mentioned however there's a few good ones I can add:

    For easier ones to get check out
    -Dry dock blighs barleywine- this ones fantastic
    -Hoppin frog barrel aged naked evil- Belgian yeast adds lots of fruit to this one, but pricey
    -Midnight sun arctic devil- classic ba bwine not as good as it used to be tho
    -Hanger 24 hammerhead- it's alright
    - beard envy- doesn't appear to be thought to get but I could be wrong. I really enjoyed this beer a lot!

    Getting harder to get ones
    -Pipe works Ba murderous, I've only had batch 2 but it's super tasty
    -Coast old nuptial- one of my favs, 1 big batch released twice. Second bottling just as tasty and easier to get
    -kuhnenn barrel aged barleywine- low limits I'm surprised no one has mentioned this one yet
    - minding hot sun termination dust. Not sure why the low score but I really liked this one

    And difficult to get
    -Aaron, act fast as the longer you wait the harder it will take to get. As crazy as it sounds it tasted like a more refined dark horse ba monster26 I shit you not! Crazy good bwine tho
    - ba hi fi, amazingly good
    - pea body's blendiculous 1, here's a wow beer but extremely limited and 2 years old

    I have a ba vermilion I plan to drink soon but from what I can tell people are loving it

    The best I've had recently tho is omega point. If u take anything away from this thread GET OMEGA POINT! Before it becomes difficult to get, because I believe it was a 1 time deal and there's a lot out there right now. It's killer
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  29. fx20736

    fx20736 Initiate (0) Mar 7, 2009 New York

    BCBBW is my favorite beer of all time. I am still waiting for my 1st Sucaba. After that BA Bigfoot is amazingly good. Hand and Seal is good.
  30. Sweatshirt

    Sweatshirt Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2014 New Hampshire

    Kuhnhenn BBBW, sebago, and sucaba are among my favorites.
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  31. mbrike

    mbrike Initiate (0) Jan 16, 2015 Minnesota

    I agree totally with all of the CW fans
    For me its CW>>BC>Saturn
    Surly 8 was Rye aged and fantastic stuff.
  32. EveningCordial

    EveningCordial Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2014 New Jersey

    BCBBW, ADWTD (cognac), and Sucaba
  33. Matthouse3

    Matthouse3 Initiate (0) Jun 29, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Am I really the first to mention King Henry?!!!

    K13 is dope too.
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  34. JakerLou

    JakerLou Meyvn (1,149) Jan 6, 2013 New Hampshire

    A lot of good beers already mentioned. I wanted to add Brooklyn's Hand and Seal. This was a really pleasant surprise of a beer.
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  35. sefus12

    sefus12 Aspirant (209) Sep 7, 2006 Virginia

    While I love Bigfoot and thought the BA version was solid, I tend to like English-style barleywines much more in barrels than their American counterparts.

    Some of my favorites are
    • GI Bourbon County Barleywine
    • Against the Grain London Balling
    • Hoppin Frog Naked Evil
  36. papat444

    papat444 Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2006 Canada (QC)

    Though i'm not big on the style, i found the Central Waters to be quite delectable.
  37. fredmugs

    fredmugs Initiate (0) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana

    I love this style and BCBBW and MOAS are the best of the best from what I've had. I won't mention King Henry because it will be damn near impossible for you to land a bottle and honestly it's nowhere near what it once was.

    Second tier are Sucaba and Central Waters. Honorable mention I have to give a local shout out to Upland and their Barrel Chested but I seem to like it a little more than most.
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  38. kdb150

    kdb150 Initiate (0) Mar 8, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Aaron is the best I've had, although Sucaba is a really close second. Can't go wrong either way.

    Central Waters BBBW is really good, but it needs a few years on it. Otherwise it tastes like acetone.
  39. bowzer4birdie

    bowzer4birdie Initiate (0) Aug 16, 2012 Illinois

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  40. IMFletcher

    IMFletcher Defender (690) May 2, 2014 Kentucky

    Omega Point
    London Balling
    Bligh's Barleywine
    (would put Mother of All Storms on here, but I've yet to open it)
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