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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   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


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
coolunclesony (5) - DENMARK - JUN 26, 2015 does not count
The best among the 2000 beers that I tried. Not a smoked as expected and the vanilla is kept well under control. No taste of pure alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BiiruBierBeer (579) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Smells almost like a barrel aged barleywine. Very bourbony aroma and taste. Thicker mouthfeel. Decent but nothing special.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (3626) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2015
Bottle shared@CBC Clerkenwell, London (03/06/2015) - pours black with tan/beige head. Big dark and smoky roasted malty aroma and taste with coffee, chocolate, char burnt dark malty nuances, some vanilla, bourbon infused wooden notes, roasted finish.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tcon25 (231) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Wow absolutely amazing beer here, never thought I’d try this beer. So happy I’d try this. Dark pour, chocolate coffee, and so much moor. All I can say is wow.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GlasgowTAD (479) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2015
Pours black with a brown frothy head. Aroma is smoke and peat. Taste is peaty, smokey, ripe fruit, red berries, and some cocoa

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (17022) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2015
bottle at home ... deep black ... thin tan lacing ... massive smoke roast malt nose ... dark roast.. dark chcoolate .. massive smoke .. not me .. soft bourbon

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuu666 (6188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2015
Bottle at craig’s. Pours black, nose is smoky chocolate, wood, fruity, vanilla, taste is dry, sugary, chocolate, sweet, fruity, bourbon, little fizzy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorisPPattyn (8395) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUN 7, 2015
Towering foxy-beige head over black beer. Rich Bourbon nose with all the vanilla & oak as expected. Huge head does temper the explosive nose somewhat. Roasted coffee notes. Outspoken roasted coffee flavour, bitterish, with the sweet Bourbon int he background. If I’d ever drunk the stuff, I’d hazard Bourbon County Coffee without the cream. Speciality chocolate, pralines. However, I don’t get much smoke. Rich, voluptuous warming feel (tasted in the sun at 25°C in the shade...) Excellent I.S., as expected from De Molen, but does it bring something new (exept 13 ’different’ versions? En Menno, is die wasrommel nu écht nodig??

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
c0fein (355) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 5, 2015
750ml bottle from Saveur-Biere

Black colour with a light brown head. Smoky, chocolate, vanilla. Leaves me a bit cold, it’s good but exptected much more.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7498) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle courtesy of Omgrich and shared with the Shape crew. Brune foncée, col fin blanc-cassé. Arôme malté, chocolaté avec qcq effluves de fumé. Rétro de whisky sur un résiduel boisé, touche de vanille. Fumé est en balance et fort plaisant. Palais est malté grillé, le tout accompagné par un profil fumé qui est agréable sans être surfait. Pointe épicée de Bourbon qui apporte un fini assez doux aux notes légères de vanille. Le fumé reste présent et accompagne parfaitement le côté plus ’stout’ pour en offrir une version qui verse sur une Rauch au caractère bien trempé au niveau des malts.


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