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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!


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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
OnWisconsin (132) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Appearance is dark if not black in the light with a about a 1 fingure head that has an off white head. Aroma is what you would expect from a bourbon barrel age beer! Up front it is huge with bourbon and vanilla, so distinct and perfect. This years vintage barrel stands out so much more than the previous. Taste is incredible with ,aster full work that shines with a hint of chocolate up front quickly followed by the bourbon and vanilla. Mouthfeel is medium but yet so smooth. No question you. An tell this has been aged over a year in the barrels if not longer. I can’t believe this is made and can’t recommend getting it if you truly enjoy a real barrel aged stout. So much barrel flavor in this. Looking forward to cellaring some of these!!!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maakun (1461) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2015 Bottle shared thanks to kermis. Almost black with short lasting beige head. Really strong bourbon up front with lots of vanilla icecream, some dark chocolate, ripe berries and dried peach, light coffee in the finish. Very sweet with soft roasted bitter finish. Medium bodied with a bit thin feel but at the same time sticky feel on the lips. Strong on the bourbon, but quite enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (6844) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2015
Bottle shared. Pours near black with a beige head. Aroma of massive bourbon and vanilla up front with oak barrel, chocolate, fudge and toffee. Flavour is fairly heavy sweet but in no way cloying. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deanso (6490) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2015
bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Thin creamy tah head. Coffee and bourbon aroma. Clear black pour. Bourbon in the aftertaste. very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
berntholer (1344) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 12, 2015
beige head leaves structured lacing. coffee coloured. aroma is vanilla, bourbon, coffee, creme brulee. taste like aroma, lots of coffee, bourbon, vanilla with slight bitter finish. dense body, soft carbonation. so tasty, awesome! bottle

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (952) - GREECE - MAY 17, 2015
355ml bottle, v2010, at home, from trade with bytemesis. Thanks Mike! Dark brown almost black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, bready, caramel, chocolate, dark dried fruits, wood, bourbon, light wineous notes. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma with smoked notes at the end. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (2167) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2015
April 17, 2015. Bottle at home, vintage 2010. Received in a trade with rfraga, thanks Robert!
Dark brown, almost black with a small tan head. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, toffee, light roasted, vinous, green apples. Taste is medium sweet with toffee, vanilla, soft bitter roasted notes. Slightly thin finish with bourbon, vanilla, toffee and oxidized notes. Medium bodied, soft carbonation.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
miyauchi38 (699) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2015
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerKurve (518) - - APR 26, 2015
Strong vanilla and oak notes throughout backed up by chocolate malts and a potent roastiness. Great beer!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (980) - - APR 15, 2015
Black pour, good sized mocha head. Huge bourbon and vanilla aroma. Barrel is at the forefront here, whiskey and wood up front. Vanilla sweetness more prominent as this warms. Heavier body, but currently something of a barrel bomb. For those that like a bit of beer in their whiskey.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JefVerstraete (2037) - Ghent, BELGIUM - APR 14, 2015
Bottle from a trade. Many thanks lurkaholic! Dark brown beer, beige foam. Medium carbonation. Light roastiness, lots of bourbon, vanilla and booze. Good but too sweet and sticky for me.


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