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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11086) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2011
on tap-pours copper with an offwhite head. Aroma is whiskey, medium malt-caramel. Taste is whiskey, medium malt-caramel, herbal hop bite.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (1963) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - 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.

3.5
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (2156) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 26, 2014
Bomber - nutty with the obvious barrel age presence. Word word word word word.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danyel (781) - 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,

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bamsen78 (3155) - Sřnderborg, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (2219) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (4112) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11007) - 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.


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