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RATINGS: 659   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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The "Brewer’s Reserve" label is used only for limited edition beers. No time or expense was spared to create these beers! This is a good expression of our passion for brewing -- Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jahshuwuh (455) - USA - DEC 18, 2014
Medium to dark cola brown color with half a finger of khaki head. Smells of yeasty chocolate, paint, cocoa, bourbon. Taste is very chocolatey, almost like a brownie, a good amount of bourbon, some vanilla from the barrel, a little cherry. If you ever wanted a bourbon soaked brownie, this is it. Well done, good barel character, sweet and enjoyable. Mouth is a little thin, but I can live with that. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JBPortland (1003) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 8, 2014
12oz bottle pours dark brown black with a half finger of head. The nose is fantastic, deep rich boozy chocolate soaked raisin and dark figgy fruit, plum, coffee bean, coconut and vanilla. The palate however is disappointingly thin, has nice bourbon spiced dark fruit, vanilla, raisin, cocoa, but ends a bit watery on the sip. Finish has some nice creamy vanilla coffee and cocoa mixed with light bourbon. Nice barrel treatment but the base beer wasn’t doing it for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nilloc1204 (16) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2014
So good, but I have a feeling it could be a little better with a age. Will have to cellar one and try it again in a year or so.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (1323) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2014
2011 bottle shared by alexsdad06 pours opaque black with ruby hue. Nose sweet malt, dark fruit, and light bourbon. Taste similar to nose with more chocolate flavors. Reasonable roasted finish. . Thick mouth feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FestDecBeet (327) - - NOV 29, 2014
Vintage: 2014 Look: pours a dark black. No light getting through. Light brown sugar foamy head. Smell: bourbon. Vanilla. Chocolate. Coconut. Taste: bourbon. Chocolate. Vanilla. Hot alcohol. Feel: very thick creamy mouth feel. Medium low carbonation. Overall: good beer. Nice balance. Would like to see if a little age mellows out some of the alcohol. Nice beer. First drank: he 11/29/14

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (3882) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks DSG. Pours black with a beige head, aroma of vanilla, coconut, wood, bourbon and chocolate, flavor of vanilla, coconut, chocolate, wood, bourbon, zesty, medium to full bodied. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
coldbrewky (1466) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Yum. I have been waiting for the.cold days to arrive so that I can enjoy decent stout porter and Imperials once again without having to take a nap. Bottle graciously delivered from UDbeernut. Body is slick in the glass and leaves no legs. Minimal head. Nose of oak and light malt. Body is exceptionally well balanced. Slippery dark malts followed by a twinge of oak to begin th malt laden okay finish. Props to Art.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (2369) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2014
bottle to snifter. Nose is fairly balanced between booze with vanilla and a light cocoa chocolate aroma. pour is pitch black, minimal light brown head. Taste reveals a LOT of vanilla initially, then fading to a bit of chocolate with a moderate bitterness; dries out a bit on the tongue and then shows off some woodiness. moderate alcohol warming in the finish. a light stickiness is on the lips at the finish. overall, a very enjoyable beer, but I think 12 oz is enough, mainly due to the alcohol warming, almost a bit hot.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (4908) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle: Thanks jdb288: Served in a Chouffe glass: Vintage 2012: Brown pour. Smaller but thick creamy beige light brown head. Body is black. Nose has some good soft and smooth bourbon notes wherein the vanilla and wood come forwards. Also hints of studf like malts, caramel, some cinnamon, mocha, marzipan and a strange mix of soy, sweaty socks, sweet tar and some bay leaf. Quute a nice aroma! Flavour has silky tones of bourbon, spice, malts, chalk and light roast, some bitters, mocha, caramel, cream, light prunes, some marzipan, vanilla, some sweets, light bay leaf and wood. Aftertaste lots of malts with a light bourbon (vanilla, wood) tone and some mocha with sweet soy. Low carbo, close to silky close oily mouthfeel, close to full bodied and a light sticky light spiced light creamy texture. Lots of bourbon, absolutely not bad but was expecting a bit more thicker beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (1910) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Aug First Sunday backlog. This is what most bourbon beers should strive to be. No flaws, not overly complex, just a super solid base beer aged well it a little whiskey. Smooth bourbon, vanilla, coconut, chocolate, some distant dark fruits. Really nice.

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