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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
Aged for several months in used, Templeton rye whiskey barrels, this Belgian style ale combine the best of the brewhouse with the best of the cellar. A relatively simple malt bill utilizes the finest two row pilsner malt, with just a touch of crystal and aromatic malt. A generous amount of house-made dark candi beet sugar is added for both color and flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Pours a dark deep red. Light mocha head, dissipates. Heavy and sweet bourbon nose, medium body , sweet and spicy bite, excellent bourbon, caramel and malt. Woody, sweet finish that lasts long enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (7492) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 6, 2013
750ml bottle pours a clear, caramel amber with some spitty, white head. Nose of cherries, vanilla, plums, raisins, orange. Flavor is sweet, vanilla, cola, cream soda, malt, raisins, orange. Full, sticky sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHOFF43 (2043) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle. Pours brown with no head. Aroma is malts and whiskey with a flavor to match. Lots of whiskey flavor and a definite booze finish. The 11.5% is very obvious. Interesting beer, 1 is plenty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (14406) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2012
750mL bottle, sent from khoffman43 (thanks a lot, Kyle), pours a dark amber with a small beige head. Aroma of brown sugar, dark dried fruits, mild whiskey notes, and some mild spices. Flavour reveals expert barrel aging, with notes of dried dark fruits, brown sugar, prominent whiskey barrels, and some clove-like spices. Slight tart notes on the finish, with medium sweetness. Fairly complex, with a solid balance of flavours. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10872) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Amber pour with a tan head. Lots of vanilla, bourbon, oak, toffee, some fruity notes. Flavor is sweet and has great barrel notes, vanilla, toffee. Well balanced and quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Thanks, Andy. Pours a nice copper color with an off-white head. Strong whiskey aroma, lots of vanilla, and a decent amount of oak. Sweet caramel and brown sugar, some dark fruits, and a bit of alcohol. Nice flavor to this. Plenty of dark fruit, brown sugar, and caramel. Big whiskey and barrel character. Nice vanilla and oak notes, some slight alcohol, and a hint of tobacco. A little thin on the body, but good otherwise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (11348) - Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Sweet and boozy. THe barrel adds a nice touch but the base beer I feel could use some work.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBeforeH20 (129) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Pours dark amber, mahogany, caramel. Aroma is very odd, kind of sweet and sour fruit with a boozy twist. Taste pretty closely matches the aroma, with a sour sweet mix with a fairly strong aftertaste of bourbon whiskey. I love Brau Bros Beer, and will continue to support the brewery, but will most likely be buying the oatmeal milk stout, and hop heavy beers instead.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (13284) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2012
750 ml bottle poured a hazy amber with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, toffee, light fruittiness and light carmel. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bourbon, oak, toffee, fruittiness and light tobacco with a smooth lingering bourbon finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (7460) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Jay at James’s November 2012 tasting. Pours a clear amber-copper body with nice white head. Aroma is yeasty, belgian-y, light alcohol and wood. Mouthfeel is medium to light with notes of belgian candy, estery, yeast, bourbon heat, wood and sugar.

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