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RATINGS: 712   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!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
tfratzke (97) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2014
I tried this beer a few years ago and deemed it "the worst bourbon barrel stout I have ever had." Fast forward to 2013 and I decided to give it another shot. I am glad I did. Bourbon and vanilla on the nose. Similar flavors when tasting. Nice sweetness. Smooth, a little thinner than I prefer my stouts. This is really great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 27, 2016
Draft on nitro. Pours black. Aroma and taste are dark chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, and bourbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
screigh (670) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2016
Pours a black with a thin tan head. Head went away and no lacing. Aroma of sugar tobacco molasses. A boozy trip into sugar molasses licorice and malty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThirstyBird (2617) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2016
Thanks Aaron! Pours a very dark black/brown wit a rich tan head. The smell is molasses, chocolate, toffee ending rich and fruity. The taste is bourbon, molasses, dark malt, chocolate, coffee , dark fruit ending crisp and rich. The body is full with fine carbonation. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Art (3151) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2016
Bottle shared thanks to Scott. Kickback. Pours a deep black brown. Aromas are of fudge and slight vanilla. Well balanced bourbon stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (6160) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2016
Big bourbon nose vanilla wood cola nutty notes chocolate. Pours pretty much black tan head and lace. Flavors of bourbon barrel cola nutty roast chocolate oak sweet boozy bourbon. Body is a little thin but flavor is nice. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dazz3 (1797) - Hallsberg, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2016
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Smells vanilla, dark chocolate, roasted malt. Tastes spicy, vanilla, dark chocolate, roasted malt with a similar finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Smoothsippin (48) - Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2016
Cellared from 2015. Pours black With a beige head. Sweet to the nose. Smell the bourbon, some toffee as well. Mouthfeel is a bit oily, very smooth. Taste goes from sweet to a little bittersweet, lingers nicely. A little smoother, more mellow than last year, aged well. Will try another next year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
furthur (920) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - APR 2, 2016
Bottle, black beer, almond colored head. Aroma molasses, raisin, vanilla, chocolate, bourbon, cookies. Taste is vanilla, oak, coffee, molasses, malt, chocolate, raisin, bourbon. Palate is rich and thick. This has a strong oak backbone, but it’s not astringent, it tastes rich, old, balanced, dry...really good. Ima sip this awhile, before I rate. Coming to the end of the bottle. I still love this... I’d buy this by the 6 pack

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drdisque (763) - Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2016
On tap at Fatpour. Sweet Rich bourbon flavors. Sweet pleasant mouthfeel and flavor. Strong bourbon flavors but no overwhelming wood tannins or other unpleasant alcohol flavors. Outstanding. On par with the best Bourbon Barrel Stouts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3765) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 1, 2016
Sample, 1-ounce, during the Great American Beer Festival, savoured on September 25 2015; eye: black, opaque, tiny ring of beige head, average lacing; nose: oak, woody, bourbon, roasted barley, molasses, alcohol; mouth: oak, woody, bourbon, roasted barley, molasses, alcohol, alcohol warmth, light spices, finale in bourbon with presence of wood, full body, good carbonation, mildly bitter, mildly sweet, liqueur-like texture; overall: quite fine FRANÇAIS Échantillon, 1 once, en fût, durant le Great American Beer Festival, savourée le 25 septembre 2015; œil : noire, opaque, petit anneau de mousse beige, dentelle moyenne; nez : chêne, boisé, bourbon, orge torréfiée, mélasse, alcool; bouche : chêne, boisé, bourbon, orge torréfiée, mélasse, alcool, chaleur d’alcool, léger épices, finale en bourbon avec présence de bois, corsée, bonne carbonatation, moyennement amère, moyennement sucrée, texture liquoreuse; en résumé : bien bon

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