ITT: Barleywines

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  1. jmgrub

    jmgrub real Gs move in silence like lasagna Contributor

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    Good to hear. Grabbed a bottle of the 50th Anniversary Golden Edition (which I've heard is good) and the whiskey BA version (which I've heard is not good). Guess I'll have to find our for myself.
     
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  2. libbey

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    Motherfucker....

    God tier BW offering. Thanks pdurrrr gonna take my time with this glass.
     
  3. box_social

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    quick parking lot bangarang with shelf_turd_ferguson while he's in town. I need more of this, just perfect.

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  4. KevSal

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    large and beefy, i think this might actually be my first THA, this is a 2008, some oxidation coming it, but not bad for 12ish yo beer, and such a small bottle. i really need to try this guy fresh! but i hear it ain’t the same as it used to be?
     
  5. AndresR

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    2008 Duck Rabbit barleywine

    Tons of dried fruit. But it was a little too dry. Still enjoyed it.

    Was an OG classic back in the day. Forgot I even had 1 left.

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  6. jmgrub

    jmgrub real Gs move in silence like lasagna Contributor

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    OG for sure!

    Their Baltic Porter was really good too (ignoring QC issues).
     
  7. andrewdrinks

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    Crosspost from cigar thread... Pohjala Odravein, from their extremely underrated barrel program. If you have a store that gets Shelton distro nearby, this might be on shelf and is well worth your attention. A bit spikier than some BABWs, but not hot or astringent - some bitterness, some wood, but lots of complexity.
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  8. jmgrub

    jmgrub real Gs move in silence like lasagna Contributor

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    Somehow better than the last bottle I had (which was stored in the exact same place). The usual good stuff - molasses, tobacco, leather, a little prune/fig...but minimal oxidation, and that lick-your-lips sweetness. Nice way to spend Memorial Day.

    I think this may have been my last bottle. Cheers!
     
  9. Der Fuchs

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    Pretty sure I haven't barley wined since the holidays.



    I need to remedy that.
     
  10. beerscenes

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    Gah, just picked that bottle up off the shelf in Bend, OR and then set it back down. It'll probably be there when I visit again in November...
     
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  11. jmgrub

    jmgrub real Gs move in silence like lasagna Contributor

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    Forgot to mention that our local bottle shop has "Vintage Bigfoot" - a blend of 1, 2 and 3 year barrel-aged Bigfoot for growler fills. Nice dude who works there offered me a taste when I was deciding between 2 beers for fills. Certainly wouldn't choose it over pretty much any English-style barleywine, but it still beat the shit out of regular Bigfoot and "regular" barrel-aged Bigfoot. Think Central Waters BBBW with more hop bitterness. Still ended up getting a fill of Velvet Merkin instead.

    TL; DR: you won't be making a life-alteringly bad decision if you buy this beer.
     
  12. bramsdell

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    Barleywine gueuze?
     
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  14. sacrelicio

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    Grabbed one the other day at South Lyndale, will report back.
     
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    Anabasis fux.
     
  16. WhalezB4Rarez

    WhalezB4Rarez One of the few still only on here Contributor

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    Decent? I think I've tried this, can't remember.
     
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    I’ve had it around for at least a year and I didn’t see a date on it but it was smooth and very good.
     
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