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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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The beer is brewed by Daniel Westmoreland from the Williamsburg, Va. brewery and was developed in collaboration with brewmasters Mike Anderson in Jacksonville, Fla. and Dan Kahn in Cartersville, Ga. “We took staves from fresh bourbon barrels and we aged the beer on those staves and spiced it with a hint of vanilla,” said Westmoreland, who has been a Budweiser brewmaster for more than 30 years. “It’s an all-malt brew, and it has a perfect color that is similar to the color of bourbon itself. Batch No. 23185 has a nice vanilla aroma with a little oakiness on the end – it’s a great beer.”


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
gerrware (5) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2014 does not count
Sloshes well in the mouth. Great flavor at first, but a poor aftertaste. Doesn’t give enough lasting vanilla.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Block (1520) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2014
You can get some bourbon out of this beer but as a whole it needs much more in the body. Just too weak to appreciate any real bourbon or wood flavors.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
suprchunk (2342) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Deep golden colored pour. Big white head. Aroma is not much besides the typical Bud "aroma". Taste is something different. Vanilla and caramel. Followed up closely by the Bud "taste". Watery and not very good.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexsdad06 (5895) - Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2014
12 oz bottle shared by beerpig317. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, light bourbon, vanilla, grains, soft finish. Too sweet.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Augdraught1981 (123) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Im guessing this is the one I had, the batch number & description line up but my label was yellow. My favorite of the project twelve series but still too thin with an unpleasant aftertaste. Rich & strong vanilla sweetness upfront & then falls flat.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwyerpg (4652) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 18, 2013
This is decent. A very light flavor of bourbon, slightly more of vanilla. Very smooth in the finish and easy to drink. Good.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SDalkoholic (2179) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Bottle from Rite-Aide: Poured a golden blonde with a slight orange tinting while a thin layer of film head formed and then completely disappeared. Aroma smells creamy and similar to the custard found in donuts but a minor whiff of alcohol comes through as well. The drink taste heavy with artificial vanilla flavoring that was not to my liking. Not a good beer by any means.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
alecanaya (53) - Iowa, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Nice flavor. It was not a bad beer by any means, but something was missing and I can’t quite put my finger on it

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark gold with a small white head. Aroma of vanilla and light bread. Sweet with a strong vanilla flavor and a touch of grains. Don’t really detect any bourbon at all. Would be much better if the vanilla and sweetness was more balanced, maybe with some actual bourbon notes. Sweet finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (3578) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle from Wegman’s Sterling. Pours golden with a thin white head. Has a very slight vanilla thing on the nose. Has a small amount of bourbon on the tongue with a hint of vanilla on the finish. It’s basically a barrel aged Budweiser which is a complete waste of time.


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