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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 Stationís 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Prufrockstar (1530) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle. Smells like cheesy fruit; brown sugar; poop; starburst. Taste: vinous, smoke, leather ... Weird. Donít know what to make of this really, but ... Okay. A lot going on. But hard to figure out what I should be drinking. I donít like this for no reason except I donít have a narrative to latch onto.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavoleBomb (1522) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Poured into a snifter. Big thanks to khumbard for this. The cork on this was horrible and broke at two points while I fought to get it out. 3.25 A: Dark brown color. Just under one finger of frothy/fizzy beige head that falls quickly and leaves no lacing. 4.25 S: I didnít realize this was a sour until right now. Not what I was expecting, but Iím not unhappy about it since it smells great. Subtle acetic acid with more emphasis on a tangy lactic acid component. Brown sugar, caramel, quince, and chocolate. Notes of plum and purple grape. Funk is fruity and earthy, but not too powerful. The barrel is used perfectly for this beer. The bourbon complements lightly without interfering with the base beerís aromas. Light leather and earthiness with vanilla and oak notes. 4.25 T: The taste is a lot more "wild" than the nose suggests. This isnít to say this is overly sour because it isnít, but I was expecting mild sourness and I got moderate. Lots of tanginess in here in the form of fruity raisin, not quite ripe plum, quince, crab apple, and white grape. Brown sugar, caramel, chocolate, and maybe a hint of molasses. Again the bourbon is subtly complementary. Light earth and leather, but stronger vanilla and oak. 4.25 M: Lighter medium to medium body. Good moderate carbonation with a pleasant spritzy creaminess. Supremely smooth. Great here. 4.5 D: This is a great beer without really any problems. Serving type: bottle 05-02-2013 00:28:21

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gEUS (1510) - Linden, BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2015
750 ml bottle, traded with hannont, Thanks Todd! pours clear medium dark brown with an amber hue. Small yellowish head. The nose is a unique combination of cherry funk and barley wine alike vanilla bourbon. Medium body, pungent ssour, some level of sweetness, but all it rather on the fruit acidity side. Flavour reveals some spicy notes, even some orange and cinnamon mix (aftertaste), cherries. Interesting beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1423) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Bottle. Colour...ruddy amber with a thick white head. Nose...fruity with a hint towards young orchard fruits, as well as yeast and orange pith. Palate...sweet but not cloying with orchard fruits, caramel and taffy apples, then a wave of tart semi sour cherries. Thereís oak here as well as a somewhat grapey flavour thatís reminiscent of a Viognier and then the Bourbon arrives. The Bourbon is not dominant but adds a distinct flavour to the experience.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sarlacc83 (1421) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 4, 2012
750ml bottle picked up at Belmont Station. A: Muddy brown with very little lacing. N: Prominent bourbon with vanilla, coconut, caramel. Thereís some butter and acetone flows here, though it could be the oud bruin, too. Lots of toffee sweetness from the Scotch. T: Mixture of sweet and sour, with the tartness overtaking the rest as it warms. Acetone, toffee, caramel, cherry, oak. M: Decent mouthfeel if on the lighter side from the sour ales. O: Thereís an interesting trend towards the mixture of sours and heavily malted beers. Certainly a successful attempt for those interested in the combination. Recommended if you enjoyed Collage.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
whatsupstairs (112) - Inland Empire, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
thanks to John st charles shared at CFH first off dam a sour in pvw barrels wow the nose was hot wooden pruny mess this was late so to memory it was dark dry fruits real tangy it was sour it was brown murky it was dam good thanks again jstc

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopsbreath (24) - St Helens, Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2012
On-tap at Belmont Station: Excellent quality bourbon is instantly appreciated now that Iíve allowed it to warm (I highly recommend doing this). Some caramel sweetness, vanilla, cherries, and almond let the barrel character be known. Light vinegar makes its presence but never gets in the way of the Pappy. I typically prefer lower alcohol Flandersí and have yet to enjoy one of this strength. Off flavors such as acetone and copper run rampant through Dissident, Kuhnhennís Oud Bruin, and Aardmonik. None of those have been to my liking. Not picking up those undesirables here. By a ridiculously wide margin, this is the best Oud Bruin (if you care to call it that, I do) Iíve yet to have. Highly recommended and worthy.


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