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RATINGS: 689   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   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 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2006
Much thanks to hopdog for this one in a trade... Appears a black with a dark caramel hue around the edges. A nice, 2 finger tan head slowly fades out into a gentle cap. Scattered spots of lacing is left around the glass. Smell is of oak, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, cocoa, and sweet, warmed, brown sugar. Taste is of the same aromas highlighted by the oak, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, and cocoa flavors that is a blend that’s certainly worthy of any beer/bourbon lover’s time. Mouthfeel is creamy, bourbony bite, chocolate sweet, and perhaps just a shade of sourness that is buried far in the background and not noticeable enough to penalize. If anyone has any more bourbon aged brews that they would like to trade, or sell...please let me know. These always seem to be a sure fire winner in my book.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LeopoldStoch (201) - Green, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2006
Aroma was all sorts of chocolates, toffee, carmel, smokiness, and a little roast. There was maybe a hint of the bourbon barrels but nothing really pronounced as far as bourbon aroma is concerned. The color was a great dark brown with a toffeee colored head that had a ring around the glass the entire time. Flavors were also of smokiness and toffee, carmel, woodsy a little oak maybe from the barrel, but still no real good bourbon flavors came through. This was a good stout overall but a little thin in the body and prolly one of my least favorites of the BB Stouts I have tried. thanks for the bottle Blake!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Bottle. Had a sweet roasty and wood barrel aroma. Black body with thin tan head. Bourbon dominated the flavor up front with a good somewhat sweet roasted taste to it. Middle till end rich chocolate mats, roasty some alcohol still there. Definently a body warmer. Smooth finish after a stong bourbon start. Good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Suttree (5631) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 23, 2006
Deep brown, almost but not quite black and thin tan head. Aroma of vanilla, caramel, prune, chocolate, coffee, all weel blended. Flavor is dark chocolate, vanilla, raisin and prune blueberry, coffee and yes there is a bourbon flavor in there, too. As it warma, an herbal, woody note meegers, as does some brown sugar. A lot going on here, but well made, and very tasty. Thanks, Santa!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUL 21, 2006
Bottle poured black with a nice thick head. Aroma of roasty malt, chocolate and a candy like sweetness. Flavor is full bodied, sweet roast malts and chocolate. Alcohol is well hidden. Easy drinking, rich tasting stout with a sweet chewy malt finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2007 This CW’s Solice stout after it has sat in a burnt barrel with some yeast. Best served chilled so first sip isn’t too strong. I lose the chocolate note as it warms. Nice burnt flavors. Well done. 2006 was better than 2007. On Wisconsin!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - JUN 26, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2006 Initial aroma of whiskey, vanilla, spice, chocolate and coffee. All those came through in the flavor. Bourbon was smooth and mild at first, but got much stronger as it warmed. Really good, and unbeliveably smooth for the ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
shadey (1998) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 25, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2009 Relatively fresh 12oz bottle, 2006. Opaque black pour with a quickly diminishing dark tan head. Sweet dark dark chocolate with some sweet bourbon notes. The body is silky smooth but its really nothing special. 6/3/6/4/16

2006 bottle now close to 3 years old. Pours an inky black. Not much head to speak of. Aroma is dark dark chocolate. I say that because it is sweet, not burnt or roasty. The flavors are also very rich and sweet. I’m not detecting the bourbon but for just a hint in the finish. The flavors are well-blended and either my palate has changed or this seriously improved with age. This is a classy imperial stout at this point. Its too bad I hadn’t set aside more. This is really smooth and fresh tasty. No oxidization - really fantastic. 7/3/8/5/18

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUN 24, 2006
12 oz bottle: Opaque black color with small light tan head. Aroma has fair amount of bourbon, slightly pungent, vinegary notes, hint of bittersweet chocolate and vanilla. Flavor has smooth chocolate, faint touch of bourbon, chewy malt backbone, with a mildly sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 23, 2006
Actually tasted like a glass of Bourbon. I drank a few other very strong stouts before this so my taster was a little umm..... actually I was totally tanked by the time I tried this. I do remember the strong whiskey taste. I will try and re-rate later.

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