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RATINGS: 687   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!


2.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2403) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2015
we make beer with all types of flavor profiles added in. these are usually things we like. well we like pizza, do we make a beer that tastes like pizza? probably, but thats not a great beer and this is also not a great beer. because it tastes like strong bourbon and to me that is not something that denotes greatness. to me if you make a really good stout and use bourbon to accentuate the beer aaahh then you have done something. perhaps a really great beer that tastes only like asparagus would be great and educate me on this issue.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighlanderOne (1079) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Poured from bottle. Eye-watering aroma of bourbon, vanilla, oak and malt. Stout black with trace of tan head. Tasting roasted malt, coffee, cocoa, bourbon (I wonder if those barrels were completely empty when they added the beer), and maybe some dried fruit. Alcohol noticed in back. Creamy feel - not too dry or sweet. Mellows as it warms. Excellent stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
c1raider (89) - New York, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Sweet, malty, yet bland in every category compared to similar stouts yet I wouldn’t buy this one because is not significant in any category

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Voodoo (450) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Pours a deep dark brown with near zero head......aroma of booze, coffee.....taste is booze, coffee, chocolate, lays a bit flat on the tongue with a bit of residual sugars. Slight vanilla at the very back end.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (4296) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is rich whiskey, vanilla, and oak along with lighter notes of chocolate, spicy hops, and dark fruit esters. Flavor is roast and chocolate malts, booze, oak, faint espresso, along with light vanilla and dark fruit sweetness. Medium/full body and medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (612) - New York, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Bottled, 2014 vintage. Pours black with small tan head. Aroma is intense bourbon, vanilla, oak. The bourbon is not mild, it?s very intense as soon you crack open the bottle. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, and again intense bourbon. Amazing bourbon barrel Stout. Needless to say it?s full bodied but also heavy carbonation for an imperial stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxodom (44) - - JAN 25, 2015
tap pour at seventeen release. nice smell, bourbon flavor comes through but not too much. Overall a very good BA stout.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
eworkman1 (50) - - JAN 25, 2015
Heavy bourbon nose with a huge flavor palette of vanilla, chocolate, roasty notes. Don't think twice and get this one while its around!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fidelis83 (2208) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Black pour with a on e finger creamy tan head. Aroma is sweet caramel, lots of sweet bourbon, roast, tons of vanilla, a little leather, a hint of coffee and some odd, blueberry meets prune and vinous fruity notes, that actually work really well. Flavor is sweet, dark caramel and deep vanilla, toffee cookies, dark chocolate, vanilla cake, date nut bread, a hint of licorice, a decent dose of bourbon heavy booziness and some day old light roast coffee. Heavy body, oily, creamy, goopy and syrupy feel on entry, light, but blanketing and pretty sharp carbonation, fairly strong boozy heat, but not inappropriate for the style. Very enjoyable overall, very bourbon forward, reminds me of a fairly fresh BCBS x ~75%.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (885) - Iowa, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours cola colored with no head. Nose is bourbon and vanilla. Taste is bourbon, vanilla, oak, caramel. Maybe a little thin in the mouthfeel but really good.


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