ITT: Barleywines

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  1. AndresR

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    Nah. Saw a bunch at Costco for $8. Passed. Concentrating on drinking down the cellar this year to cut it in half. 150 bottles to go.
     
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    can i put this here or is it a foul play

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    2018, i guess they could finally afford its own label lol, i remember they used to put a sticker on these guys years ago. either my memory is bad, my palettes changed or this beer is just different, but i remember this guy with a bigger brown sugar presence. in 2011-2013 this was my favorite beer. still very good but it seems like a different beer. i’m just happy to try it again!

    i think i light have a ba4d 2011/2012 i need to fish out
     
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    Not usually into barleywines but this is good. Light caramel, honey, fruitiness, and a clean bitter aftertaste. Surprised by the amount of bitterness since it's 15 months old now. Well balanced and dangerously drinkable for 10%. Slight touch of oxidation but not detrimental in any way, melds really well with the fruity flavor.

    If you find yourself in Costa Rica you should drink Treintaycinco, easily one of the best breweries in all of Central America.

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    I'll be making my first trip to Costa Rica this year, May or June. Something to look for.
     
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    Easily the best in the country, they make all sorts of styles. Their pilsner is fantastic too. There's some good breweries in Costa Rica.
     
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    Haven't opened this year's yet but the BA 4D Madagascar from this year was outstanding.
     
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    It's a '14 or '15.

    Either way, right now, it's utterly FANTASTIC!!!

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    Nørrebro - Little Korkny (2008)

    Currently on the bottle list at Tørst for a not ridiculous $35. Was a few weeks ago and didn't make any notes but certainly enjoyed the hell out of it.

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    dontdrinkbeer i think you need to try Matchless Ol’ Lifewine 19’ and Deschutes Black Mirror if you haven’t already. These are two easily accessible BA BW’s that honestly surprised me with how good they are. Reach out if you need help snagging the Matchless one (or Black Mirror) as there are plenty at my local shop.
     
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    super smooth and delicious! a lot more delicate than previous years, making it very easy to drink

    untappd has it listed at 8%, is that actually stated anywhere?
     
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    damn side by side with aaron this guy is the on the other end, hits you over the head with barrel dark fruits goodness. this 2019 batch is fantastic! aaron edges it out with it’s fantastic body, but don’t sleep ok sj, especially when it come to the trading price!
     
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    damn, this is really really good! reminds me of fresh omega point! hopefully it doesn’t fall off as fast
     
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    Bro, send a raven, let us know you survived the night! Holieeeee.....
     
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    With a year on it,.... really damn good!

    With 3 years on it.......

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    Not good at all. I powered through maybe 3 oz, then dumped it. So sad.

    Maybe the lesson is cans just don't hold up.
     
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    2018 Nebco Premeditated Murder Barleywine.

    Very nice take on an English Barleywine. Big dark fruit and leather. I was actually excited when I saw it wasn’t barrel aged. Nothing on the style but they seem to be harder to come across. I could see this one having some legs too if you wanted to cellar.

    Minimal heat with a sticky finish. Left my face warmed while soloing.

    Pretty sure I got this from lambandtunaphish ? Thanks bud.
     
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    Beer was a touch rough cold out of the fridge. This beer absolutely opened up though as it warmed. Tons of oak tannins mixing with classic English BW notes. Toffee notes very prominent.

    I have a scotch variant in the fridge I’m excited to try.

    I have a single can of Revolution VSOJ in the fridge from pdurrrr i’m thinking of doming. Probably saving it for later this week though.
     
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    gem from ggfunk

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    scotch barrel aged massive and it’s banging! aged 2 years, so much flavor comes forth, barrels agree with the base quite a bit! fantastic
     
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    Stay tuned.

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