The Rare Barrel

The Rare Barrel

Imperfectly Perfectl Golden Sour Beer

Nectarines! Wow this tastes exactly like nectarines. Definitely funk and acidity from the base beer, but the nose and palate are all juicy nectarines. — 10 days ago

New Holland Brewing Co.

Dragon's Milk Bourbon Barrel-Aged Stout

Okay, just black. Blonde wood/ baked apple hurrah, and then the dark quiet of space, or the grainy expanses of closed lids. The lacing of lazy, wood-boring insects. Such sights have set me to worrying of late. Mornings being a struggle at times, especially after these nighttime wooden cudgels and dark devices. The rack anyone? Coconut on coals. Tar socks. Dried violets. Black strap cola. Scraped vanilla beans, and dark chocolate cookie covered coal. Anise cinnamon and thin mint. Well, that’s the smell of the thing. The mouth below is unsweetened baker’s dark chocolate, blackened iron, vine charcoal, charred bone, hot springs through rubber piping, black sugar, Spanish “chocolate” brandy/black strap rum and graphite/smoke with evergreen suggestions. Not the Dragon of fire and smoke I expected, but certainly a formidable cave monster, living inside a volcano. I particularly appreciated the mineral/ethereal aspect. — 18 days ago

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Ocean Song

Rum Barrel Aged California Merlot 2017

Summer may be officially over but not in Florida! 🌴🌞🍷 the bottle had me at “toasted coconut, Madagascar, vanilla, black cherry and orange peel”! Who could pass that up!? Happy Friday! — 22 days ago

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Such a tropical vibe to the post. 🌞 Happy weekend!🍷🍍🍉

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Willett Distillery

White Oak Barrel Aged 6 Years Barrel No. 566 Straight Kentucky Bourbon

Little night cap. Hard to turn down Willet when you have the rare opportunity to have a pour. Best bourbon out there? Definitely up there — 8 days ago

Shay, Shawn and 2 others liked this


Rare Millésimé Brut Champagne Blend 1998

Magnum. Beautiful in all aspects. Fruit very forward and intense. — 12 days ago

David, John and 6 others liked this

Scratch Brewing Co.

Barrel-Aged Wild Grapevine

Joe Carroll

Brewed with roasted grape vines — 14 days ago

Ira, David and 2 others liked this

Rutherford Hill

Barrel Select Napa Valley Red Blend 2015

#napa #merlot might be the best chance of good value these days out of the region. I liked the strong fruit balanced by forest floor and peppery layers. — 8 days ago

Peter Lauer

Barrel X Saar Feinherb Riesling 2016

Checking in on this one tonight.

Nose has under-ripe peach, tart green apple with the wet mineral notes on high alert.
Palate has clementine peel, under-ripe tangerine and (light) wet slate.

This halbtrocken seems a little ackward tonight, maybe better tomorrow, or in a few more years...
— 8 days ago

David, E and 23 others liked this

Jacob's Creek/Orlando

Double Barrel Shiraz

Full bodied, fruity, cherry, perfectly tart, smooth , meaty mushroom — 14 hours ago

River's Edge

Barrel Select Elkton Pinot Noir 2015


Very fragrant bouquet upon untwisting the cap, followed by bold, ripe cherry and dark fruits, with slight spice without significant tannins. A smooth, long finish ensues. Excellent... — 15 days ago