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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bobbypaulson (217) - Fergus Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2012
259/280 big thanks to TheBeerSommelier. Beer poured into a snifter a very murky brown with a nice amount of cream colored head that leaves a ring. Smell is somewhat boozy but not over powering it lends more of a sweetness to the beer. Taste is tangy upfront with a very sweet finish and no boozy after taste. Drinking very nicely. Thanks a ton Matt!!!!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IEBAILI (125) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 6, 2014
My first rating in about five years. Marked Barrel Aged 65/124, can’t remember when I got this, don’t know if it’s 2005 or 2010. Pours a beautiful deep amber with a minimal tan head. Smells of whiskey, caramel figs and maybe some plum. Taste is boozy, drier than expected, with a touch of acidity, red wine and some apple flavor. Carbonation is low, I would prefer a bit of spritz, but mouth feel is smooth and it’s not heavy or cloying. A warmth from the alhohol without a burn. I enjoy and appreciate this, but, like most barrel aged beers, it’s not something I crave on a regular basis.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (2915) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Bottle thanks to Minh. Pours a clear amber with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is oak, booze, and caramel. Medium mouthfeel with strong oak and light booze finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
smith4498 (2910) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Rating #2800! 2010 bottle from a trade with cbkschubert. Pours dark brown color with tan head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, dark fruits and vanilla. Bourbon and oak flavors up front with fig and raisin and some vanilla. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Another excellent beer from Alesmith’s barrel program. Thanks Craig! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vlM

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pushkinwow (1842) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
2010 bottle, thanks to James! Lightish brown with a beige head that disappears. Although Raura said it tasted like it had been soaked 6 balls deep in cough syrup Lots of vanilla, bourbon, some oak, quite buttery, muted oxidization, caramel, raisins soaked in booze, bit of molasses. Sweet, boozy, mild carbonation and full body, long finish with more buttery bourbon.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mikeohlsson (8) - California, USA - NOV 1, 2013 does not count
Big bourbon aroma. Tastes of raisins & bourbon. Very smooth mouthfeel. Low carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheEpeeist (3180) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2013
25.4 oz bottle, 2010. Deep purple brown with a brief beige head. Nose is bourbon, raisin, toffee, molasses and vanilla. Boozy medium body with a biting tang. Taste in line with the aroma. Like the name this one is rich and luxurious. Wonderfully complex adding toasted coconut, port wine, balsamic cantaloupe and Fig Newtons. A tad too much on the bourbon but still excellent.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Marheb (1749) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
(Cuvée 2010): Déjà au nez je peux confirmer que c’est une bière d’exception avec des belles notes de figue, dattes et bourbon dans ce qui semble être un assemblage balancé comme seul Alesmith peu le faire. En bouche c’est une texture divine qui nous accueille et transporte un armada de saveur déjà annoncé par le nez. Jamais le bourbon ne veut prendre trop de place et la chaleur de l’alcool n’est même pas un facteur. Je savais pas trop à quoi m’attendre ne connaissant pas les conditions d’entreposage mais elle m’a complètement jeté sur le cul.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Garlic_of_Doom (363) - SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2013 Bottle, 2010 vintage. Thanks a lot for this one Justin! Pours murky red/brown, a thin lacing instead of a head. Aroma is powerful, loads of vanilla, bourbon, sweet malt, wood. Taste is sweet, with sweet caramel malt, raisins, vanilla, peppery spices. Noticeable alcohol heat at the end. Oily mouth and sticky mouth feel, full bodied, low carbonation. Really long after taste.
This is the slowest sipper I’ve crossed paths with. Glad I shared the bottle with 3 friends, otherwise I would still be sipping it. Not that something like that would hurt...

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ksurkin (1022) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2013
2010 edition, black foiled, 750ml bottle. pours a hazy, russet brown with hints of ruby at the edges capped by a thin, creamy beige head that leaves a tight ring of lace. aroma is simply fantastic, the really smells like an "old" ale with notes of dried figs, dates, toffee, and earthy hops backed by wet leather, toasted oak, cloves, orange peel, and subtle bourbon. flavor is remarkable as well, with more intense notes of toffee, figs, pralines, dates, and oak complemented by subtle chocolate, maple, cider spices, and bits of citrus with smooth, boozy bourbon on the back end. palate is full bodied but far from sticky with nice carbonation and a lingering finish of sweet toffee and bourbon. overall, another world class barrel aged effort from Alesmith.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dalekliz (826) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 15, 2013
2005 bottle, opened for my graduation! Pours a murky brown with an off-white ring. Sweet boozy aroma, of bourbon, oak, chocolate, malt, caramel. Taste is rich, bourbon oak, malt, sweet caramel and toffee. Lingering big rich bourbon and malt. Has gotten very sweet, but still an excellent beer even after aging in my closet for so long.


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