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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmagnus87 (2220) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Pours mahogany with beige head. Nose subtle with brown sugar and tangy whiskey. Smooth tootsie roll malt moving into slight persimmon notes and a resinous hop. Finishes with oaky whiskey and slight alcohol burn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danyel (460) - Colorado, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Smells bready, caramel, slightly sweet. Tastes chocolatey, a nice whiskey flavor- nothing overwhelming, fruity, vanilla. Pretty good,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bamsen78 (2413) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (1674) - Clear Creek, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (3672) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2012
Tap at rackhouse. Clear dark ruby/copper with a thin white head. Sweet malty aroma with rusty notes of oaked vanilla, burnt caramel, and a light char note. Tastes a lot like whiskey but without the sharp or heavy booziness. Charred oak and vanilla, some earthy toffee, light whiskey esters, ending in a earthy cara/toffee tone. Sweet at first, then kinda oaky and dry.
Earlier Rating: 5/14/2011 Total Score: 3
On tap @ The Rackhouse Pub. Murky, whiskey brownish. Equally murky whiskey aroma, with some brown sugar malt tones. Taste was pretty strong bitter malt, like a barleywine, but with a sweet and spicy whiskey finish. Finished somewhat sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (5717) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2013 Pour out of 750 mL at Josh’s tasting, hazy reddish brown pour with thin white head, aroma has notes of green bean, vanilla, bourbon, hints of oak, earth and tannic notes, slight caramel and earthy toffee as well, interesting. Taste is a mix of sweet vanilla, bourbon, slight hints of oak, nice Stranahan?s notes in there, hints of slight vegetable notes, touch of earth, hints of caramel, earth, toffee, slight spicy yeast, finishing fairly sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (9935) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Pours a copper color with an off-white head. Sweet toffee aroma with a hint of vanilla and booze. Not much in the way of whiskey, light green apple. There is a hint of citrus peel and light floral hop aromas. The flavor is sweet and malty with lots of caramel and toffee, light toast, too. There is a bit of oak and vanilla, mild whiskey flavor, and a bit of alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (2926) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markducommun (100) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2014
Tan red-brown, clear. Strong honey, banana, clove notes. Caramel, vanilla. Very sweet, slight notes of bitterness. Pretty upfront alcohol, oily, thicker body. Decent flavors, not very well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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