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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   IBU: 86   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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Orange Wax (or Reddish orange). Originally an Against the Grain Brewery and Brouwerij De Molen collaboration beer. For the first incarnation, De Molen head brewer Menno Oliver hopped in a muscle car and drove straight through from the Netherlands to Louisville, KY (that’s USA folks) to brew this bourbon inspired ale, and we liked it so much, we decided to do it again. We took the ingredients in bourbon whiskey (Barley, Rye, Corn) and then smoked them with cherry wood and brewed a huge imperial stout with them. Then to top it off we aged it in Pappy VanWinkle Bourbon Barrels. The resulting beer is rich, smokey and complex, with a bourbon character of caramel, vanilla and spice. Bottle has orange reddish orange) wax top. Only the first version was aged in Pappy barrels. For further information see - http://www.ratebeer.com/forums/bo-luke-initial-release-vs-later-bottles_256787.htm


sic1314's rating

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, - JUL 10, 2013
Poured pitch black with a creamy beige head. Aroma of smooth vanilla and sweet alcohol. Medium to full body, flavour as the aroma with fudge and a satisfying sweet end.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gunnfryd (13844) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2016
KRS 130216. Black colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, vanilla, wood, bourbon, chocolate. Flavour is roasted malt , vanilla, alcohol, berries, cocoa, oak, bourbon, wood, chocolate, coffee. Full body. Very nice beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
melush (2421) - SPAIN - APR 14, 2016
Bottle 75cl / Botella 75cl. @ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, España. A: Black / Negro. T/S: Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, sweet, licorice, bourbon / Malta tostada, chocolate, cafe, dulce, regaliz, bourbon.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cobaink2 (362) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2016
Draft at pine box Seattle 4th anniversary.Smells of hazelnuts. Drinks of coco, five spice, and a little pepper little vanilla on the end. It's quite sticky with a medium sugar feel. The alcohol is very present in all aspects. Solid. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (6132) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 17, 2016
Bottle, 2013, thanks to Peter! Pours clear black, large tan head, dissipates slowly, good lacing. Aroma is really in the molasses directlion, cocoa, tobacco, bourbon, vanilla, black licorice. Flavor is pretty sweet, light bitter, rich molasses and anise flavors along with bourbon, hints of smoke, but pretty light overall, more like a dark roastiness. Very well integrated and really smooth. Full body, a bit less creamy than the best but still quite nice. This is an outstanding impy.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1094) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2016
Review form memory. An excellent RIS, roasted malts, cocoa, coffee, caramel and a very nice barrel sourness to top it off. Smooth mouthfeel with minimum carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
alvaro78 (172) - Sevilla, SPAIN - MAR 12, 2016
Impresionante aroma a ahumado chocolate y bourbon Aspecto perfecto y carbónatacion Sabor a vainilla, chocolate, bourbon Plena en boca Un cervezon ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (2105) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle split a few ways, thanks guys! Black pour with a light tan head. Notes of burnt malts, light roast, some smoke, light savoury, bitter chocolate and some sweet malts.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarcoDL (3691) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle at tasting. Black pour. Delicious aroma of milky chocolate, vanilla booze, mild smoke and red fruit. Fantasticly rich taste of mild smoke, roasted malt, coffee, red fruit, vanilla bourbon booze, ripe red fruit and a subtle spicey afterburn. Rich long complex finish. This is really amazing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (16306) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2016
Bottle, 75cl. A dark brown beer topped by a small, dense, light brown head. The aroma is lightly bourbonish, with coconut and licorice, alcohol notes, some dark chocolate and coffee. The flavor has some alcohol, it’s lightly warming, full-bodied and with a smooth carbonation. Licorice, some smoke and bourbon, some dried fruits, some coffee and chocolate. Some woody hints and a touch of brown sugar. Lovely indeed. Pretty wonderful this one, sure wouldn’t mind drinking this one again. 160213

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Geokkjer (7238) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2016
Bottle. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, pine, some dark berries, wood and chocolate. Flavor is sweet and malty with some roasted notes, wood, warming alcohol, burnt sugar, some licorice, chocolate and caramel. Full body, soft carbonation.


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