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RATINGS: 626   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!


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
htzpah (78) - - APR 18, 2014
Vanilla extract, candy bar cake aroma. Dessert wine boozy aroma, sweet but not fruity. Boozy taste doesn't disappoint. Sweet beer, almost a dessert beer. Creme brûlée taste. Really taste the bourbon on the finish. Delicious reserve, could age for a few years.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BLADT (603) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 18, 2014
Bottle pour. Black. Thin beige head. Aroma is cake batter, vanilla extract and booze. Taste is sweet, but not cloying, vanilla of course, some berries, and sherry. Viscous.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ready4Aheady (38) - New York, USA - APR 16, 2014
bottle pour, black stout, thin beige head, aromas of coffee, cocoa, and bourbon-- really great stuff here, flavors of all of the above, a smooth well balanced brew. Not overly complex but better than many at twice the price!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheLevi4000 (63) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 16, 2014
Must try if you like this style. Everything that you look for in this style is there. Without any negatives like to much alcohol burn or to much woody oak flavor. It’s good get some.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (5901) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 14, 2014
Bottle @ Maxi. Pours brown with a small offwhite head. Aroma of malt, light coffee, loads of bourbon, oak, coconut, vanilla, dark chocolate. Flavor of malts, coffee, caramel, heavy bourbon, oak, vanilla, dark chocolate, coconut. Thin to mdium body, lively carbonation. Somehow over the top on the bourbon, but not to bad for someone like me who likes bourbon. 110414

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Valgreen (649) - DENMARK - APR 12, 2014
Bottle @ Maxi. Dark brown, small tan head, some lacing, okay coating. Aroma, bourbon straight up, banana, chocolate, coffee, alcohol. Similar taste.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Experiment_Ale (1003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2014
At my place with Matt, Jacob and Taylor. Pours black with a circle of small lacing. Aroma is beautiful bourbon roasted malt, phenomenal marshmallow malt notes, complex and great. Taste is bourbon booze that works, full bodies malty greatness. some vanilla. Love it, would bank again.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hammy78 (734) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours opaque, thin khaki head. Minor lacing spots. Nose bourbon and sweet sugar chocolate, dark fruits too. Tastes initially of vanilla, which gives way to sweet roasted malt. However the bourbon, oh man. It’s very bourbon forward. It’s surprisingly thin for the style, very smooth. Just a great beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfishho (588) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2014
Proof that not every great bourbon barrel aged stout need be hard to find or require excessive hoop jumping. Pours on the thin side for the style, dark, dark brown with khaki highlights. The head is a very light tan color. On the nose there are sweet milk chocolate and modest roasty notes. On the palate there is tremendous balance for a BBA stout with a sweet open into a modestly bitter finish. Supremely drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (924) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 3, 2014
Bottle, thanks to Bacterial. So far I’ve really enjoyed these Brewers Reserve releases. Pours viscous, thick and dark with no head. Aroma is huge on vanilla. Massive vanilla, it overwhelms anything else. Taste: This is basically A&W cream soda -- but, you know, with alcohol. Vanilla, cola, toast, dark cherry. Lingering chocolate with hints of coffee. Full body, soft carbonation, viscous texture. Overall: No Peruvian Morning, but it’ll do. Yum.


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