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RATINGS: 214   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   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 (thats 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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (2338) - Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Mike! Deep brown, nearly black, thick and still with a quick fading tan head. Aroma is rustic woody smoke, meaty and peaty, liquid smoke, mild oak, smooth bourbon, some sweet underlying malt, mild caramel. Taste is a nice concoction of warm but smooth bourbon, some sweet, liquid smoke, mild campfire woodiness, light cocoa sweetness and some burnt and roasty malts. Smokey, woody, only lightly sweet cocoa finish. Warmth is there but only hits back end. Medium body, almost sticky mouth feel. Very unique and tasty beer.

Update: Another bottle, this time from the second(?) release? Thanks to Tom. Still a lovely beer, though the aroma didnt blow my mind as much as it did the first time. A little less smoked meat & booze... Just a little more timid all around. Enjoyed it supremely, nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fombe89 (56) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 24, 2014
Botella............ .......... ........................................Casa. 24/12/2014

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (3896) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong smoke, roast, wood. Medium mouth with sweet roast, strong smoke, wood, good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (6789) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
[6620-20140815] Bottle. Soya saucy toasted grains aroma. Cola brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Roasted soya saucy flavour has a long savoury aftertaste. Full body. Good. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5
(@ Campground Brewdown 2014, Millmont, PA)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (5005) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle - Nice rich Woody and bourbon notes. Jet brown black with a rich beige head. Booze, rich dark malts and nice sweet bourbon notes. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rondphoto (2294) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 6, 2014
on tap @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Opaque brown/black color, brown rim head, flares of lace. The beer is the consistency of Karo Syrup. The taste is heavy bourbon malt that is sweet, sweet, and more sweet. Edge and carbonation are very light, leaving one with dessert in a bottle. But like a rich dessert, 6 oz. is plenty.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rhsiung (834) - USA - DEC 5, 2014
on tap @ northdownchicago. sweet, creamy, boozy, smoke in finish. santa came early this year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bubblehouse (507) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 28, 2014
As good as it gets for me and for sure the best out of Kentucky. Black Friday Blackout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonkeyBra (3528) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2014
On draft at FoBAB2014. Pours a dark brownish-- near black-- with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, wood, vanilla, some licorice. Nice smoke. Medium barrel and spirit notes. Some apparent sweetness. Full bodied with luscious mouthfeel, above average carbonation. Finishes smokey with bourbon notes. Pretty interesting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skortila (4625) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2014
Bottled. 10cl sample. Thanks for the share, Menno. The aroma has velvetty vanilla chocolate bourbon tar present. Black coloured beer with an off-white, thin head. The taste is light-medium sweet, has chocolate, tar, vanilla, wood, little hint of dried fruit. Great beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
koleminer20 (749) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2014
750 mL bomber. The pour is a dark brown work some good dark khaki head and a minimal lace. The aroma is very licorice based. There is a strong woodiness and a great vanilla. The smokiness is really profound here. Good roasty malt. The flavor is delicious. There is a wonderful bourbon character. The vanilla and licorice pop through the duration of the flavor. The love the dark fruits. The mouth feel is thick and viscous with a great carbonation and a lovely mouth feel. I love this beer. The aftertaste is smokey and bitter. Just great light vanilla and lovely bitter roasty tones. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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