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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Brewed for Julio's Liquors in Westborough, Massachusetts. Aged in four different barrels for eight months and blended.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2008
Hazy amber-red. Banana, fruity, some light toffee character. Soft, a little spritzy. There’s some barrel and alcohol towards the finish. Soft caramel is the main component, though.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11450) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 28, 2011
22oz bottle, thanks OldSock. Small beige head, clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, Bourbon/vanilla, some caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, Bourbon, some caramel, light raisin, alcohol warming. Sticky medium body.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2009
@dmacs UFC100 Gathering-I got as bonus in trade with mcox90, thanks–22oz bomber–pours a thin tan head and copper color. Aroma is bourbon, medium malt-caramel. Taste is bourbon, medium malt-caramel, dark fruit-cherry, alcohol, hops bite. Too much alcohol, too hot.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2007
Date: 12/16/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

clear dark brown, wispy beige head, streaks of drippy lace, sweet bourbon and dark caramel aroma with a nice vanilla character balanced by the oak, sweet sticky body, sweet bourbon flavor enhanced by the vanilla and balanced by the oak, dark caramel comes in from the back to add the scotch character, light earthyness,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.8/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (9596) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear tawny with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma and flavor are sweet and heavy booze, figs, plums, dates, brown sugar, vanilla, and spicy hops. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation with a sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9082) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2008
Bottle… O-Town Christmas Gathering ‘07… Cloudy caramel-colored ale with orange highlights and a small, creamy, off-white head. Great retention. Sweet bourbon and vanilla nose with lesser notes of caramel and toffee. Medium to full-bodied with restrained carbonation. The woodsy, vinous flavor features medium sweet-caramel and lightly bitter sourmash. Not overly boozy. Finishes sweet and earthy. Kudos to CaptainCougar for providing the samples!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 21, 2009
Cloudy brown with some red highlights and a nice fluffy tan head. Aroma is awesome. Caramel, sweet bourbon, vanilla, golden raisins and wood. Flavor is sweet and syrupy. Maple flavors, rich vanilla beans and bourbon. MMMM good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2008
22oz bottle acquired in trade with CaptainCougar (thanks!). Poured a medium to deep ruby-red color with a large sized of white head. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, wood, earthy, and some caramel. Tastes of bourbon, vanilla, wood, caramel, and some nuts. I liked the bouron, woody, and vanilla in this. Alcohol content well hidden.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (8551) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2008
Crushinat0r’s bottle from Julio’s. Dark, ruby coloured. Off-white head, and lacey. Corny sweetness, its boozy, not so drinkable, there is a coffee bitterness, and its mouthfeel is thinish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2009
Bomber shared by goldtwins. Deep brow beer. The aroma is sweet and malty. Loads of chewy caramel and a bit of toast and sweet malt as well. There is only a kiss of bourbon and a light vineous character. Sweet and sticky with a soft bourbon character. There is a bit of toasted malt and heavy caramelly character. Lightly boozy with a touch of light woodiness. Some nice components, but I’m not sure this actually works for me.


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