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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
A limited barrel-aged release from our barrel room in Milwaukie. This smoked strong ale ages in rye whiskey barrels for five months. It is a tribute to two legends of the Oregon beer community: writer Fred Eckhardt and brewer Alan Sprints

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10612) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Bottle... Pours clear and brown with flashes of copper and a small, creamy, white head. The aroma offers caramel, toffee and a warming port nuance. Full-bodied with jazzy carbonation. The flavor is well-balanced; malty and boozy with subtle, woody bitterness - accompanied by caramel and vinous notes. Warming alcohol finish. Bottle courtesy of newcigarz!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Deep brown hue with ran head that dissipated. Aroma is caramel , oak, spicy, smoke, banana. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium body and soft carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with a nice astringent & tannin following and slight ethanol finish. Overall this is an ok brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bomber pours murky brown. Aroma is Sweet dark fruits, oak, and light pine. Taste up front is really nice sweet candu malt and oak, finish is a bit harsh, solid though

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (10018) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Bottle thanks to Chris. Pours a cloudy amber with small frothy off white head. The aroma is yeast, banana, clove, and rye. Sweet roast, light caramel, raisin with sweet finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2014
22 oz bottle. Murky brown with beige foam. Nose is caramel, wood, whiskey and tobacco. Medium body with a clenching tang. Taste is sherry, whiskey, tobacco and prune with hints of smoke.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2014
To borrow from KISS - "You wanted the Best you got the Best the Hottest little Beer in the world!" Terrific color, flavor and finish. This was a true treat and a compliment to both Alan and Fred. Cheers Breakside.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle from 16 Tons Taphouse, Eugene. Pours a dull, dark, brown, little to no tan head. Aroma lots of rye, some woody smoke. Body somewhat thin, but a lovely well-balanced warmth prevails in the finish, sweetness and an almost citric tang. Really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (14401) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2013 22 oz. bottle, pours a deep dark brown / black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out loads of bourbon, oak, some chocolate and a little leather. Flavour is similarly complex, with loads of bourbon, wood, vanilla, a little cocoa and leather. The barrels are used to such perfection here. The bourbon and oak are pretty front and centre. An awesome replication of Adam from the Wood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Nice little find up in Portland, OR a few months ago. Brown pour, tanned white head. Hints of smoke, rye, cherry wood and maple on the nose. Flavors are a bit sweeter up front with hints of cherry fruit, but moves quickly into a smoked out rye blast that is actually a lot mellower than one might expect. Hints of oaked whiskeyt and bacon on the finish. Quite the smooth brew. Not overly done thankfully, but could be a little bit louder as far as my palate is concerned. Good brew though overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10872) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Brown pour, tan head. Lots of dried fruit, oak, whiskey, vanilla, cream soda. Pretty damn good!

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