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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. ďWe took staves from fresh bourbon barrels and we aged the beer on those staves and spiced it with a hint of vanilla,Ē said Westmoreland, who has been a Budweiser brewmaster for more than 30 years. ďItís 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 Ė itís a great beer.Ē

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fatehunter (1596) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Two fingers of foamy head on a clear, medium straw colored body. The aroma is nice, if faint: grain, fruit and vanilla. The taste starts with a mild bitter lager and grain; the middle to end is dominated by the vanilla. Itís a bit sweet on the finish and the vanilla does not really fit. The texture is smooth with moderate carbonation. If you like vanilla, this is for you.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
boxofrane (2347) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Bottle from Wegmans. Pours clear copper with a medium sized off white head, tons of carbonation, decent lacing. A good looking beer. The aroma has some light woody vanilla notes and not much else. No bourbon aroma whatsoever. The taste does have faint bourbon barrel qualities, some vanilla, light coconut, but primarily pale lager. Itís okay.. but itís from Bud and that is a huge improvement.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DocLock (8386) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Bottle from Wegmanís Collegeville. Pours deep caramel with minimal off-white head and a lot of carbonation. Nose is Yuenglingy. Tastes like liquid Wheaties, with mild hops. This is a Yuengling light clone.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
rumproasts (3758) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2013
bottle. Light amber with small head. Lightly sweet with the slightest bit of vanilla. Expected a bit more distinctive flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reggiedunlop (3410) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Pours a golden/lt amber color with a thin white head. Aroma has straw and mild vanilla. Flavor has mild vanilla and bourbon...a bit of fruit. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is dry and slightly oaky. Not that bad really.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bluejacket74 (1511) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2013
12 ounce bottle, born on date of October 2, 2012 (Julian Date 12276 stamped on label). A buddy bought me some of the Project 12 beers since they were on sale (got the 12 pack for just $5.75), so why not tick a free beer? Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear orange/amber color with about an inch off-white head that sticked around for a while. Thereís a small amount of lacing. The brew smells like sweet and bready malt, along with a little bit of vanilla. I donít pick up much if any bourbon at all. Taste is mostly like the aroma, although the vanilla flavor is a little stronger in comparison. Still donít pick up any bourbon flavors, other than the vanilla. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, itís a little bit coating, and has a good amount of carbonation. Overall, Iíd say this is an average beer. Not great, but not bad either. I wonít have any problem finishing the rest of the bottles I have, itís worth a try.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
TomTron (420) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Pours clear golden with barely any head with basically no aroma. Has some notes of the vanilla and oak but nothing really standout. Tastes like another failed project. Doesnít completely blow, but doesnít really do anything for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jmagnus87 (2898) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2013
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a clear light amber with a half finger of white head. Aroma of light grains, some vanilla and a little boozy oak...all very weak though. Taste of light grains, light vanilla and light banana. Light bodied with a thin texture. Fizzy carbonation and not much of a finish. Overall, not bad. This probably should have won.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RSRIZZO (1882) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2013
12oz bottle (courtesy of Headbanger) poured into a Lager glass at 34į. Color is a deep gold with good carbonation and a thin fizzy head. Aroma of vanilla and a bit of malt. Light body with a crisp mouth feel. Flavor of corn, caramel and vanilla. After taste is a mild bitterness with the vanilla hang on for just a bit. Overall its ok, I wish the bourbon barrel flavors would have shown up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5348) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Pours a clear light copper body with a small fizzy white head that vanishes pretty quickly. The nose is pretty light, just some caramel sweetness and a little toasted malt. There might be a touch of wood, but itís a stretch. The flavor is pretty similar to the other, caramel sweetness and not a whole lot else. No wood, bourbon or vanilla to speak of. Some light vanilla did emerge as it got closer to room temp. Itís pretty clean and well lagared though, very smooth and pretty crisp on the finish. Medium bodied, fairly thick in texture for the style really. Nice soft fizzy carbonation cuts thru the heaviness well. Overall this is pretty decent on its own. Fares much worse when in context of what they say they are going to give you though. Very drinkable though.

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