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RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   IBU: 86   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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Orange Wax. 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


savnac's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Draft @ Country Boy & Beer Engine. Dark brown almost black with a tiny tan head. Aroma is big time bourbon and oak with chocolate, vanilla, coffee, black malt and some burnt sugar. Flavor is hot alcohol, semi-sweet chocolate and caramel with some light roasty bitterness. Medium to full body with soft carbonation and a slightly thin mouth feel. This one is a hot, bourbon bomb but I like that, great bourbon character blends great with the base beer.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
fugitive (1492) - Athens, GREECE - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle. Color dark brown with medium head. Aroma smoke, malt, roasted, chocolate. Taste chocolate, coffee, smoke, wood.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6299) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Backlogged rating, Bottle share: Very deep brown, near opaque with a firm but small tan head and okay lace. Big smoky, roasty, vanilla and mocha notes along with raisins and pipe tobacco earthiness. Ashy finish with a sticky mouth feel. Sort of disappointed considering the scores.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alexanderdahl (44) - DENMARK - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle. Pours very dark Brown, close to Black. Soo much bourbon and vanilla in the nose, slight smoke and dry wood. Taste is amazing! So complex! Bourbon and vanilla sweetness, scraped dry wood notes, and just a nice spiced smoke.... God, this is good!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (2490) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Tasted on 8/31/13 from a waxed and capped 750mL bottle. Pours dark mahogany with an average tan head that slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is very smokey with nicely roasted dark malt, dark chocolate, and just a bit of vanilla. The flavor is the same aggressively smokey with some lightly sweet milk chocolate, dark chocolate, a bit more vanilla, and an added raisin note. The body is full with average carbonation and a long smoked with milk and dark chocolate finish. Despite smokey beers not being my favorite, this is a solid offering.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tykechandler (319) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Это пиво вкусное. я, конечно, рекомен& его всем, что любит хорошую Craft пива!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Black pour with off white head from 22oz bottle. Had at bottle share last night. Rich and thick pour. Cocoa bourbon heaven. Need this again

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (1184) - oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 24, 2015
Botella de 75 cl en el momento en cimmeria el 25-01-2015. color negro intenso con espuma beige oscuro y persistente. Empieza la cosa con sabores y aromas contenidos y predominando maderas empapadas en bourbon con toques de cacaos y vainillas, con no mucha sensación alcohólica y como diciendo... ""pues esto no es para tanto""...,, pero poco a poco, y según va calentando, va cogiendo mas cuerpo, aumentando los sabores de maltas tostadas, algo dulces y ahumadas, con toques especiados, cacaos, vainillas, higos, pasas...., y la madera de bourbon,ligeramente quemada, todo ello perfectamente equilibrado y conjuntado que te hace cambiar de opinión por completo. Cuerpo medio a intenso, suave, algo espumoso, cremoso y fácil de beber que no parece que tenga 13 vol. Increíble cerveza, equilibrada en todos sus inmensos sabores.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christpuncher (1563) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Another incredible barrel aged beer. Very scoth flavored. And boozy. Dry findih. Smells like scotch. Pours black in color with a tan head ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
devman171 (1122) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Bottle, pours black with tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, light barrel and smoke. Taste is smooth and well balanced roast and bitter dry finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fombe89 (202) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 24, 2014
Botella............ .......... ........................................Casa. 24/12/2014


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