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RATINGS: 700   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BananaBi11 (30) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2015
Outstanding. Tastes of bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, roast. Very dark, and was also very sweet. Loved this one. On tap at most places in stevens point it seemed like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biggsbowler (580) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2015
bottle ’14 - Pour dark brown with tan head. Bourbon, oak, booze, roastiness, and chocolate in the nose. Bitter chocolate, bourbon, figs, and vanilla in the mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bule (1525) - California, USA - APR 3, 2015
12oz bottle pours a thick black color with a small amount of beige head. Lots of bourbon flavor overpowering a little. There's some harsh flavors in this that linger after. Maybe this would smooth out a little with cellaring.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benzai (11843) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2015 Bottle [2012 vintage] @ home, October 28th 2015. Opaque very dark brown to black color, small quite quickly diminishing lightly fizzy brown head. Aroma is malts, dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, wood, dark malts. Taste malts, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, oak, dark malts, more chocolate, more vanilla, more oak, more sweetish bourbon influences and some bitterness in the finish. Perfectly suitable medium body and carbonation. Absolutely delicious again. Love this!

Bottle [2010 vintage] shared with Dutchdrebus @ his birthday tasting [October 22nd 2015]. Short re-rate, smell and taste malts, bourbon, sweetish. I’m not describing it accurately enough at all, but this beer is lovely. Absolutely delicious. Didn’t adjust the score [9-3-9-4-17]

Bottle [2011 vintage] @ weekly tasting shared with Joes. Very dark brown to black color, medium sized white to off-white head that lasts for quite a while. Aroma is malts, lots of bourbon, lightly vanilla and sweetish. Taste malts, a hint of hops, loads of bourbon again though not really that strong or dominantly as is to be expected I guess. Still, this beer offers plenty of flavours sort of speak. The flavor being so good still might even suggest it was too strong when originally released. Happy to have tasted this though. Superb beer! Original rating: 9-3-9-4-17=4.2

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bgold86 (35) - - APR 1, 2015
2014 bottle, very pleasant (sort of light) and not very hot, was expecting more flavor though for a bba stout. Have three left from the 4 pack, will enjoy soon, not a beer to cellar, I don’t see it improving with age.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChrisSc (461) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2015
12 oz bottle into tulip. Minneapolis. Pours dark black tint of amber, off white head. Aroma is really great. Coconut. Bourbon. vanilla, roasted malts. Taste is medium sweet with a bitter undertone. Really nice. Full body. soft carbonation, long finish. I really liked this beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rosskyle (318) - - MAR 29, 2015
Sweet cocoa aroma. Very smooth. Complex flavor. Very good stout. Dark black color. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2433) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2015
12oz bottle from Thomashall. Very dark brown with a mocha head that mostly fades. Strong bourbon, vanilla, oak, some butter, roasted and semi-burnt malt, bitter sweet chocolate, caramel, full body, mild+ carbonation, initially sweet and boozy, becomes slightly bitter, thick malty, buttery and bourbon taste, very bourbon forward overall so if that is your thing you will like this a lot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joshmcg000 (380) - Iowa, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Pours blakc with tan head. Aroma is oak, bourbon and roasty malts. Very sweet. Lots of bourbon up from. Vanilla, oak, some caramel. Little chocolate maybe. Maybe slightly to sweet, but very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (5539) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2015
2011 bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Dark malt, sweet tones, light bourbon aromas. Sweet vanilla, chocolate and roasted flavors. Pretty mellow, time has done well.

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