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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (4600) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Bottle @ Chriso’s pre-GBBF Shindig. The pour’s light brown with a small head. Toffee. Whiskey-soaked brown bread. Strong boozy wood flavors. Vanilla chocolate cream pie. Full body, rich. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2013

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ [ (chriso Pre-GBBF Shindig) by chriso - London ].

Clear medium to dark brown amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white grey head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, tart wood - berry, alcohol - bourbon. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet, moderate acidic and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, tart, bourbon - laber larver, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130810]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10969) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle at chriso’s Pre-GBBF Tasting 2013 - London. Pours hazy amber with a creamy, white head. Light smokey and bready malts in the aroma. Medium sweet flavor with dry caramel and booze. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Moderate ripe berry finish with notes of caramel, alcohol and earth. Nice enough.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (2331) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 17, 2013
All around this is a good beer but its really tough to drink more then a few ounces. Huge sweetness and harsh boozyness mask the vanilla, bourbon, dark fruit nuances that make it a good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2263) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2013
11/25/2012. From a 22 oz bottle. Dark amber color with a tan head. Aromas of dried fruit, roasted malt, alcohol, caramel. Some oaky flavors blended with the fruit. A bit buttery and sweet at first, then the warming alcohol sets in.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernesto987 (3714) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Really sweet bomber, barrel characteristics are pretty awesome, the base beer is pretty harsh however, it’s ok

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3697) - Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Poured a dark amber from the bottle with aromas of toffee, caramel, light figs, and a touch of vanilla. Flavors are huge caramel and toffee with some nutty figs added, a very nice barley wine that surprised me.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mikem409 (1486) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2013
bottle black wax. pours a orange color with thin lacing of a head. great bourbon and vanilla, coconut aroma. taste is very big and boozy, lots of bitter hop on finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8550) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Bomber from the brewery. Pours a hazy dark bronze color with a thin frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of bourbon, toffee, mild raisin, mild toast. The taste is toffee malts, whiskey, bitter hops. Medium bodied, well balanced. 7000th overall rating, and 1000th Virginia rating! I intentionally did a cider, mead and beer as my last three to 1000, because I wanted to pay homage to the incredible artisans in the state making those products. We’re not a famous brewing state like some others, but we do have a lot of people making great stuff. Cheers to Virginia!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2013
Bottle @ Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig ’13. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel and dark fruit aroma. Fruity malty caramel and dark fruit flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel and dark fruit finish.


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