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RATINGS: 680   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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2006
Aroma is saturated with alcohol and chocoalte. smells awesome. flavor is chocolate and bourbon, with some oak and vanilla bean hints. some of that sour cherry flavor i sometimes get with impy stouts that arent aged long. hints of acidity but it doesnt ruin th emouthfeel as somehow its still goes down pretty smooth. i like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3251) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 23, 2006
Poiurs a thin brown body with a small head. Some malt and bourbon in the aroma. Sweet flavor with some bourbon and vanilla. A bit of sourness in the finish. Thin for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5410) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 23, 2006
A dark brown beer with a flat chocoalco flavor with a bit of a watery palate. The finish is an odd sourish thing that I’ve never tasted in a stout. Thanks to Jay or Larry?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3236) - Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2006
This dark brown stout is a bit sour. The bourbon is overridden by acid, but the effect is actually pretty interesting and not bad at all, at least if you’re a fan of the Flemish sours.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kevin (2154) - New Mexico, USA - MAY 22, 2006
Muddy red brown with a mild gray head. Smells of oak, cherry, lactobacillus, and grape bubbleyum. Thick chocolate flavor with a strawberry sour. Finish is powdery with more cocoa and light booze. Ap-2 ar-6 tas-4 pal-2 ov-11

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2006
Dark brown in color with a relatively thin head that is tan and darkens at the edges. Big, incredibly round, but not complex aroma of sweet malt, milk, and warm, dark fruit. Overall a sourness taints the flavor profile of this beer and allows nothing to show itself properly. It reads ’keep refrigerated’ on the label. Something must have continued to ferment in this that is not necessarily positive to this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (12038) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 21, 2006
(12oz bottle, thanks SpringsLicker) Clear brown-black body with beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, some bourbon. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, some vanilla/bourbon. Watery medium-full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2006
Got this in a trade, TheEnemy! Thank you thank you. Pour was black gold. Small tan head. Nose had hints of coffee and roasted malts and hints of wood and bourbon. The first taste was bourbon, wood, earthiness. As this warmed, the carbonation carried coffee and chocolate to all ends of the mouth and palate.The strong coffee taste takes over mid-way thru, and always the lingering bourbon. The complexity is beyond my humble attempt at expressing it. I am really glad to have sampled this brew. This is very well made , balanced and subtle. There is only a hint of the 9.5%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2006
Bottle: Black with a thin tan head. Not a whole lot going on in the aroma for me, a little chocolate, and a bit of bourbon but not much else. Flavor had some roasted malts, vanilla, chocolate and some bourbon. Medium boddied. I enjoyed it, but I was expecting a little better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - MAY 8, 2006
(on bottle, thanx René) Oily thick, micro beige head. A mellow burnt malt aroma along with vanilla, wood and a tad og rye. Tatste is first a jaunt, a gentle one, of the bourbon, a bit out of balance with the nose. Then loads of rich malts, and a very smooth, slightly acidic finish. A finish of plums and coffebeans, with some wood too. ½ way into the bottle, the bourbon got very dominating and since I don´t like bourbon, it turned me a bit off. A handfull for sure.

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