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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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A brew well built. This extra special brew was well built intentionally. In team effort with our neighbors and Colorado’s own, Stranahan’s Whiskey Distillery, we combined the warming malt notes and pronounced hop characteristics of our Small Batch ESB with their ambrosial whiskey flavors to create the first ever collaboration of its kind. Aged for 6 months in Well Built Oak Whiskey Barrels.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
markwise (4545) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Bottle poured at GABF 2012. Pours a hazy orange-caramel color with an off-white head. Nose is some light caramel and some big whiskey with light fruit and some mild yeast. Flavor is a strange melange of big whiskey with some mild fruit and oak. Light in body and strange overall.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3896) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2012
On tap at Flying Saucer Anniversary Party. Pours a cloudy amber with a small beige head leaving spotty lacing along the glass. The aroma is a strong caramel malt and oak. Medium mouthfeel with a rich malt and oak with caramel and whiskey with a strong booze finish. A very well done English strong ale from Breckenridge.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (3572) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Pony Bar, NY tap ($5): Pours an amber/brown with an off-white head. Aroma is whiskey, wood, malts, and a bit of hops. Whiskey dominates this rather fully. It has some ESB coming through, but I would be hard-pressed to even call it that. It ain’t bad. It is interesting, but it is also somewhat gimmicky.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bamsen78 (3426) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2013
Draught @ The Ginger Man, NYC. Pours slightly hazy amber with stable off-white head. Clear aroma of hops with notes of malt and citrus. Sweet, malty and caramellish flavour with notes of fruit and alcohol. Mildly bitter-sweet finish. Warming alcohol presence. OK.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2013
From the tap poured a dark brown color with a small amount of head. Strong sweet malty flavor witha quick finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (2874) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2012
On tap at Rackhouse. Pour is crimson/amber with an off-white head and good lacing. Dark fruits, licorice, sherry, whiskey, figs, caramel, and cherries in the aroma. Really sweet aroma, nice. Taste is like a nice brandy, cherry, dark fruits, bourbon, and anise with a light bitter finish. Medium body with soft carbonation. I kind-of enjoyed this one and a nice pleasant surprise.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmagnus87 (2732) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Bottle sampled at a tasting event. From notes. Pours very dark. Loads of oaky barrel and a decent bourbony taste as well. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (2553) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2013
On tap at Breckenridge Brewery & BBQ. Deep reddish brown appearance with a white head. The aroma is mild with whiskey, oak, vanilla and chocolate. Similar flavor adds medium bitterness and light to medium sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (2215) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 26, 2014
Bomber - nutty with the obvious barrel age presence. Word word word word word.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (2069) - Silver Spring, USA - OCT 2, 2013
On tap half pint at Gilly's Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville, MD. Hazy, dark rusty brown with a fine, creamy tan head and excellent lacing. Aroma of caramel, vanilla, prunes, dates and toffee. Taste of toffee, vanilla, caramel, dates, prunes, lemongrass, hops, alcohol and candy sweetness. Full body and low/medium carbonization. This brew bares little resemblance to an ESB, but does make a fairly decent (albeit sweet) brune ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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