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RATINGS: 699   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.32   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Special Markings: Gold foil neck and white numbering above rear label. Some bottles have paper labels, some do not.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
want1DIPA (226) - - MAR 3, 2014
2013 Bottle. Wow! It’s hard to believe how smooth this beer actually is! So complex and refines, just the right amount of bourbon with beer!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jeffjuergens (10) - - MAR 1, 2014
Dark dark brown color. Great bourbon taste. Lingering aftertaste of bourbon. Served at room temp out of the cask.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
OPIE788 (336) - Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle. Poured black with a thin tan head. The aroma was absolutely amazing, with coffee, rich chocolate and bourbon. Taste was a silky smooth bourbon/chocolate front that went to coffee then back to the bourbon. Really well done. Definitely going to hunt this down again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madvike (2728) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle shared by cptnspeed1...thanks Brad! - Pours black with a bubbly tan head. Nose is coffee and dark roast, kind of plasticy--real sweet and bourbony. Taste is bitter and roasty, sweet bourbon, a bit of roastiness, coffee, and vanilla. Thick and slick, and not much carbonation. This one fell a little flat...I wish I liked this one because Brad brought this one special for me. Thanks Brad--I still felt like it was just you and me at that tasting. [call me!]

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
zach8270 (3466) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2014
(bottle - 750 ml - 2012 vintage) Dark black oily pour with a thin tan head. Huge aroma of coffee and bourbon with some cream and vanilla at the end. Flavor is just ungodly good. Bourbon and coffee and sweetness with more bourbon in the middle that really swirls around and just perks up the coffee and chocolate bitterness. Finishes smooth and sweet from the wood and vanilla. Incredible.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
italarican (1481) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2014
2004 bottle (10 y/o at time!) generously shared by Jay (SpringsLicker) at the RBWG. Thank you! Shiny, oily black pour. So luscious with loads of milk and dark chocolate liqueur and notes of sweet marshmallow, and merengue cookies. This bad boy has held up great! Given the age on this thing, I think I can also attest that Jay’s cellar is excellently prepared.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbruner (2315) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 12, 2014
2004 vintage bottle shared at RBWG grand tasting! Pours a thick black with light head and lacing. Aroma is wow, barrel aged awesome, dark and full with a nice sweet balance. Taste follows, smooth and incredibly easy for the alcohol. Alesmith really knows how to make beers that age.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
budznsudz (557) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Pour is ink black with a well retained brown head. Aroma is marshmallow, roast, vanilla, and oak. The taste is creamy marshmallow, coconut, nuts, roast, and some barrel. This beer is oh so smooth and really tasty. I’m very glad that I was able to try this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsordr (1055) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
2004vintage. Bottle pour opaque black. Nose bourbon,sweet malt,hint of ash. Taste smooth mix of bourbon, chocolate,and mild roast. I believe has mellowed with age.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olr1984 (1076) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2014
750ml bottle pours a dark black with a dark tan head. Big bourbon vanilla and chocolate chip taste. Bourbon and chocolate aroma.


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