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RATINGS: 287   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


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
wchesser (1867) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2016
2012 bottle from drfabulous-thanks a lot! Dark brown black. Medium high body. Nose is chocolate malt, vanilla, light bourbon vanilla, light smoke. Full mouthfeel with good carbonation, creamy, with flavors following nose. Amazing balance.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1017) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2016
Aroma - beechwood, dark roast, some caramelized sugar, oak and Bourbon. Appearance - body is a very dark bistre brown. The head is tan and well over 2+" and settles very slowly. Alcohol cloying that draps head and alcohol. Taste - there is a mix of beechwood smoke, rich roast, dark caramelized sugars, oak, Bourbon, caramel, orange peel, some biting hops, a little bit of vanilla and spice. Extremely well balanced. Palate - full body, slick texture, on the verge of being lively in carbonation, and a slight hop bitterness and alcohol astringency.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (3674) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2016
Glass, 4-ounce, draught, during the Festival of Barrel-Aged Beers, savoured on November 21 2015; eye: black, opaque, beige head, no lacing; nose: smoke, roasted barley, grain, alcohol; mouth: smoke, roasted barley, grain, alcohol, alcohol warmth, smoky finale with presence of alcohol, full body, good carbonation, mildly sweet, alcoholic texture; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Verre, 4 onces, en fût, durant le Festival of Barrel-Aged Beers, savourée le 21 novembre 2015; œil : noire, opaque, mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : fumé, orge torréfiée, grain, alcool; bouche : fumé, orge torréfiée, grain, alcool, chaleur d’alcool, finale en fumé avec présence d’alcool, corsée, bonne carbonatation, moyennement sucrée, texture alcoolique; en résumé : correct

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (5533) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 27, 2016
Pours black with a tan head. The aroma has rich roast, soy, figs, bourbon, vanilla, oak and lots of smoke. It has a full body with soft carbonation. The taste has heavy smooth roast, soy, dark chocolate, smoke, mild char and vanilla. The finish has has some light woody hops added.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gunnfryd (13980) - 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 (2681) - 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 (396) - 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 (6449) - 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 (1311) - 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 (226) - 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


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