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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Brown ale aged in Woodford Reserve Bourbon barrels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (9357) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2010 Sample at Jackie Os BBDA and Oil of Aphrodite Release and Barrel aged Beer Festival on 9/11/10. Pours a murky deep brown color with a medium off-white head that dissipates slowly. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of chocolate, oak and vanilla. Medium to full body with flavors of roasted malt, caramel, dark fruit and vanilla. The finish is roasty and woody with a dark malty aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (9273) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 21, 2010
Cask at ChurchKey. Pours a beautiful deep ruby, dark brown with a healthy, rocky tan head that has excellent retention but no lace. Very nice oak, bourbon, vanilla extract, cinnamon apples, burnt currants in the nose. Taste is creamy, boozy, medium bodied with thick bourbon, vanilla, and spicy characters. I was thinking this was going to be terrible- a barrel aged version of the normal Brooklyn brown ale. But this a new beast altogether unless the base beer magically became something on a whole new level overnight.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8962) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2009
Cask at Swift Hibernian Lounge. The nose is quite lovely. Soft vanilla and a bit of cocoa with a kiss of light herbal character. The flavour shows a light peppery booziness over a light bourbon sweetness. There is a touch of rye-like spiciness and a little bit of cocoa on the back. Easy to drink with a nice combination of the malt and the barrel. Soft and sweet but fairly complex. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (8028) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2010
On tap at Jackie Os during the Barrel Aged Beer Festival. Poured a hazy yellow brown with a light brown head that dissipated slowly to the edges. Aroma was full of sweet grain and caramel with a nice sweet bourbon note. Flavor was similar with the sweet grain and caramel being backed by a nice bourbon note. Beer went down smooth as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7903) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 10, 2010
Hand bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours with a deep brown body and an off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, oatmeal, oak, brown sugar, rye and barrel. Taste is alcohol, brown sugar, banana esters, fruit. Light bubbles. Pretty darn good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skinnyviking (7744) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2010
Draught at CBF 2010. High creamy off-white lasting head. Clear dark brown body. Fruity mild cocoa aroma. Cream choccolate fruit flavor, very smooth. Low carbonation. Long sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (7700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 11, 2010
On tap at the Golden Rail. Pours a deep ruby brown, crimson highlights, and a medium sized white head. Sweet and musty with light bourbon notes, plums, chocolate, roast and some dehydrated bananas. Medium bodied, big vanilla, nutty and sweet. Lots of bourbon and vanilla on the finish with some syrupy warming alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2010
On tap at Maxs in Baltimore, 4/22/10: Transparent dark mahogany with a thin ring of off-white head. Aroma of sweet toasty dark caramel dripping with bourbon and vanilla oak. Starts with decent body and carbonation with some toasty malts and cookie dough to balance the strong, but smooth bourbon flavor before a drier nutty finish. Could use a little more fullness, but still a fairly complex brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2010
A Mes rate. Draught at the White Horse.
Very dark amber with a faint off white head. Nice roasty stuff on the nose with a distinct ashy character along with some dark jammy type notes and a delicate sweetness. Similar flavour but a little better. Hints of yeast and alcohol along with some faint notes of peat and maybe a little cherry. Rich and warming in the finish. Just a tad on the thin side for what it is but pretty good stuff overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (6880) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 21, 2011
Draft. Pours mahogany brown with a thin beige head. Sweet nutty and fruity aroma with toasted malts and a light bourbon hint. The flavor has sweet chestnut, dark fruits, chocolate, toast and light bourbon sweetness. Really good.

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