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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Brewed to celebrate Belmont Station’s 15th Anniversary. This dark ale was matured in rare fifteen year old Bourbon casks from Rip Van Winkle Distillery and then blended with select Bourbon barrel Oud Bruins, matured 9 & 24 months.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (6373) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle shared at Dan’s Birthday Tasting (Lyons, IL). Pours a deep copper brown hue, healthy glow is quite appealing, some richer copper glow on the edges. Loose bubbly tannish head atop dies down, laces ok and sticks around ok. Aromas are wet oak, richer berry pulp and raspberry/blackberry melange. A bit seedy, some oak, gentle to growing sourness. Wet oak, a touch of oxidation, and gentle vanilla. Faint spirit. Initial is medium bodied, bigger red and berry fruit influence. Firm seedy berry, raspberry and black cherries. Some oak, vanilla, decent lactic twang. A touch of warmth, malt body and firmer berry presence. More lactic, sour berry elements as we round the corner. Some toast, carmelization, and red berry fruit. Some dried raisin, cherries. Some mellow oak. Very well balanced, rich red and berry fruit nose. Decent to medium sour elements in the body, with still an ode to funk and gentle biscuity and bready, gentle toasty malts. Touches of vanilla. Just really nicely done here. A bit darker, more subtle but a more invigorating red and berry element really give some life. Tasty.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (5843) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
pours unclear light brown-reddish with a small light beige cap, little retention, some lacing. nuts, plums, spices, chocolate, bourbon, raisins, acetic, booze. nice woodsy notes. moderate carbonation, light to medium body - oily, earthy-grassy-peppery finish. much enjoyed that stuff!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5813) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2013
750ml bottle, thanks GT2. Poured a brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma is boozy malts and some light funk notes. Flavor is some roasted malt notes, some dried fruits, some tartness in here most certainly.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Bourbon cherry balsamic oak. Brown red pour tgin head. Flavors of sour cherry wood bourbon brown sugar. Woody sour bitter lingers.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Served in a cervoise. Nice dark fruit and fairly-heavy acidity. Touch of chocolate. Thanks, Aaron!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (4755) - Arizona, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Bottle, wow awesome bourbon flavors, very nice oud bruin, delicious sour brown

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Tap @ Belmont Station... Poured deep, brown/mahogany with a little head that faded quickly. Low carbonation, mellow mouthfeel. Nose had dark fruits, bourbon, and toffee, sugary malt. Tasted quite vinous with notes of prune juice. Other dark fruits like dates and cherries. Also oak, bourbon, malt sweetness, clove spice, and vanilla. Finished with hint of acidity and tartness. They nailed it with this one. High hopes it’ll age well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (4019) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle (750 ml). Unlabeled. From AlexFields, thanks! Dark hazy reddish brown with a small to medium beige head, good retention, and some lacing. Aroma is of bourbon, lots of fruits, oak, vanilla, light alcohol and light acetic presence. Taste is moderately sweet with bourbon, red fruits, oak, vanilla, boozy notes, light acetic presence and light caramel. Medium to full body. Moderate carbonation. Slightly acetic and dry mouthfeel. Very good Oud Bruin! Really complex and well balanced despite some boozy presence. Nice barrel treatment. I loved it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (3776) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 28, 2013
From a bottle at Dark Lord Day in Munster, ID. Pours light-red with a medium off white head. Light lacing. Nose of raspberry with acidic and oak aroma. Medium plus body. Flavor is a nice tart berry, and the finish is sour. Very good tasting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3561) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2013
25.4 oz bottle. Dark brown with a haze. Nose is caramel, red grapes, bourbon, oak and tart cherry. Slick and oily, juicy with a sour bite. Taste is sour cherry, cinnamon and cranberry that almost becomes too sweet before the bourbon licks in. I liked a good whiskey sour back in the day.


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