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RATINGS: 246   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Aged in in 22 year-old Bourbon Barrels for almost two years.


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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UnionBeerCzar (80) - Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2013
12 oz. bottle to CBS snifter. Fairly opaque brown as I watch it slide out of the bottle yet it settles much darker with a smidgen of the aforementioned opaqueness creeping on the perimeter, yes folks this was once a porter. I had a few of these fresh out of the gate and thought they were hot and overly bourbon-ey (I did not rate at the time). Quarter inch off-brown head that dissipates quickly but never entirely disappears, smells of vanilla bean, whiskey, wood, and mocha. Taste is sweet and bourbon, medium mouthfeel, low carbonation, finish is long coffee. This is much better than the younger ones I have drank, I can see this possibly even getting better, however very nice right now. The heat has really dropped off, the bourbon is still in the forefront yet it seems like its on a journey to integrate with its friends. This is a nice winter sipper look forward to re-rating this a few winters from now.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gendv138 (1201) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2014
12 oz red waxed bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle dated 9/16/13. Picked some up during RBSG 2014 at TWCP in Clayton, MO. Black with a finger of light tan head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, warm booze, subtle dark fruit. Tastes of big bourbon, dark fruit, oak. Medium body with a dry and warm finish. Low carbonation. So much bourbon/barrel and not enough supporting flavors to balance it out for me. A sipper for sure.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (646) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 19, 2014
"2012 me thinks. Like the stout, too expensive and too thin, though this one was a little more extreme. 12% abv comes through a little too much when the body isn’t big. Still has the graham cracker barrel character, with some nice chocolate and vanilla notes, so it’s tasty enough...but the beer can’t stand up to the barrel."

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8339) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle, 6/16/14. Pours a dark clear chestnut color with a thin creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of strong bourbon, chocolate, raisin, wood, mild hops. The taste is bitter roast, chocolate, raisin, bourbon. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Pours black with w thin tan head. The nose is bourbon, vanilla, and roast. Flavor is bourbon, vanilla, wood, and roasty chocolate. Semi-creamy body. Nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nsquishee (597) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Aroma of bourbon barrel, chocolate, and molasses. Similar flavors which are dominated by bourbon. Tastes super smooth and silky with a boozy, carbonated finish. Very nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5363) - Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2014
12 oz bottle from 2011 red wax. Pours dark brown to black in color with a medium sized tan head. The aroma and flavor had big bourbon notes, chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, vanilla, wood, boozy at times, big certainly, definitely worth trying.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Westchesterco (905) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Poured from a bottle it is a dark brown with a flight head. The aroma is Bourbon and the taste is strong boubon and has a wonderful finish. Yummy!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (3187) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2014
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of licorice. Flavors of bourbon, oak, vanilla and milk chocolate. Wow. Nice combination of flavors. Bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3480) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle thanks to Brian. Pours a dark amber with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong bourbon, wood, roast, oak. Medium mouthfeel with sweet roasted malt, dark chocolate, bourbon, wood, and nice roast finish. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kambei70 (588) - - JUN 16, 2014
Aged in in 22 year-old Bourbon Barrels for almost two years. [2011 and 2013 versions both at 12%] ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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