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RATINGS: 676   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jandd1983 (3050) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of chocolate and bourbon. The taste was of chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, a hint of caramel and some fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3984) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2015
The Sampler: pours black with beige head. Aroma is chocolate and vanilla and a bit of booze. Taste is somewhat sweet with a bourbon feel. Nice mouthfeel and the alcohol is well covered. Very smooth. I liked it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (1991) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Cola pour with an oily thin head. Aroma is vanilla, coconut oak. Chocolate. Flavour is oaky, chocolate malt. Smooth and oily texture. Intoxicating. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
devman171 (1184) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with low tan head. Aroma is sweet booze and roasted chocolate. Taste is similar with a sweet booze finish, could use more roast

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nsanders (688) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle. Black with a decent sized light brown head. Strong woody bourbon notes, vanilla, malt, oak, and leather. Taste is a dry sweetness with a woody dry finish. Body is heavy with a syrupy feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2998) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Aroma of chocolate, bourbon, molasses. The appearance deep black, off white head. The flavor is bourbon, sweet, chocolate, molasses, except the bourbon is a bit too strong. The finish is boozy, a bit hot. Medium in body. Enjoyable beverage, but not the best in this august style, or sub-style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GreatDane1632 (825) - USA - DEC 21, 2014
Rated based on notes taken on 18 Mar 2012 -- This I think was my first plunge into bourbon barrel stouts, and I loved it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jahshuwuh (483) - 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 (1106) - 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.

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