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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClubGonzo (3869) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2011
Tap sample @ Copenhagen Beer Festival 2011. Deep red-hued amber body, topped by a medium eggshell-colored retention. Nose is soft bourbon notes of peanut and coconut, with hints of red berries and vanilla pudding. Very original and very nice. Taste is in the same vein; smooth tones of peanuts, coconut and strong vanilla flavors progressing gradually in the mouth for each sip. Light-bodied, despite its strength, feels like bourbon essence or something. This works really, really well and makes for a smooth, easy drinking brew. Great stuff; I’ll be checking out more from Bluegrass for sure! :-)

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2011 Bottle... Medium brown with a bit of amber, light tan head, nice ring... At first the aroma is really sweet, lots of berries, but it fades quickly... Tastes really bad, watery, generic bourbon with wood... Meh

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (3132) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2011
P Københavnske Øldage 2011. Pours a clear brown with a small off-white head. Sweet with a moderate bitterness. Malty toffee aromas. Mellow piney hops aromas. Also aromas of alcohol, cask wood and bourbon with hints of vanilla and apples. Some residual sugars. Medium bodied. Soft carbonation. Dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marsiblursi (2993) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2012
(Draught) Pours light hazy deep reddish brown with a small head. The aroma holds light fiery bourbon, vanilla, coconut, butter, woodshop, some fruitiness, caramel, toffee and a touch of hops. The flavour is light to medium sweet, light to medium bitter and light acidic with fat malt, bourbon and some fruity notes. Hints of hops. The mouthfeel is fat and light sticky with a medium carbonation. Sour berries, bourbon and caramel on the finish. Near full bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (2976) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2009

5/10/2009: BBC Big Brown speaks softly but carries a big stick. The slightly sweet and muted bourbon aroma has a lot going on in it as undertones of vanilla, citrus, toasted malt, brown sugar, and lightly charred/roasted wood peak can all be found sneaking around . However, neither the aroma nor the flavor really let on to the true nature of this 11.5% beast. Don’t get me wrong, there is definitely great smooth, vanilla bourbon in flavor, but the anticipated alcohol burn is amazingly just not there. It is just so well blended that the alcohol gets lost behind the toasty and nutty maltiness, raw sugar, faint cocoa nibs, and soft citrus hop flavors. It finishes a bit more dry as some of the oakiness starts to come through. I would say that this beer has a medium to medium-full body with an extremely smooth and deceptively soft palate. This beer is dangerous. I goes down far too easily! Damn, I can’t believe that it’s almost all gone already! Oh, I almost forgot to mention the beautiful, sparkling, amber-brown appearance and thick ivory-beige head of this beer... Anyways, if there was such a style as and Imperial/Strong Brown Ale (and there probably should be at this point), then this beer is exactly what a beer of that style should be! Wow, this is a great beer and a wonderful example of bourbon barrel aging done right. They really paired the type of bourbon barrel with the characteristics of the beer well. Nicely done BBC; true barrel aging synergy! Actually, this beer must be great since my wife liked it and she hates bourbon!

Growler fill (draught) from Party Town in Florence, Kentucky. Rating #4 for this beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jesperhammer (2835) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2011
27-MAY-2011,draft @Copenhagen Beerfestival. Brown with a beige head. Bourbon! I love bourbon:) Sweet, some hoppy bitter notes, a bit of charamel, but mostly just bourbon... ...a bit on the thin side, but hey... ...it’s bourbon.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Defreni (2463) - Husum, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2011
Fad: Mørk orange øl med et fint skumhoved. Duften er tydelig bourbon og en del malt. Smagen er sødlig bourbon med en snert af syrlighed. Fin øl.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
holdenn (2078) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Poured from a growler at DLD 09 early on in the day. Poured a clear amber with a thin tan head. Aroma is really candied and fruity. Grain malt and surprisingly familiar note of hi-c punch. Lots of dark fruit, fresh fruit, bourbon malt and more of that candied sugarry malt that reminds me of hi-c. Slight earthy hoppiness near the finish. Odd beer, but decent.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikem409 (1476) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2012
bottle. pours a light brown with medium white head. aroma ofsome bourbon and nuts. tatse is softbourbon and roasted malt. alc hidden well

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RasmusOtt (1060) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2011
Pours redish amber with a tiny head. Aroma is sirup, raisin, bourbon, vanilla and plums. Taste is caramel, ripe fruits, hops, light sourness and vanillaish bourbon.


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