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RATINGS: 672   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!!!


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (920) - - 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 (1893) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BananaBi11 (17) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2015
Outstanding. Tastes of bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, roast. Very dark, and was also very sweet. Loved this one. On tap at most places in stevens point it seemed like.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biggsbowler (447) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2015
bottle ’14 - Pour dark brown with tan head. Bourbon, oak, booze, roastiness, and chocolate in the nose. Bitter chocolate, bourbon, figs, and vanilla in the mouth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bule (1068) - California, USA - APR 3, 2015
12oz bottle pours a thick black color with a small amount of beige head. Lots of bourbon flavor overpowering a little. There's some harsh flavors in this that linger after. Maybe this would smooth out a little with cellaring.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (9575) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2015
Bottle [2011 vintage] @ weekly tasting shared with Joes. Very dark brown to black color, medium sized white to off-white head that lasts for quite a while. Aroma is malts, lots of bourbon, lightly vanilla and sweetish. Taste malts, a hint of hops, loads of bourbon again though not really that strong or dominantly as is to be expected I guess. Still, this beer offers plenty of flavours sort of speak. The flavor being so good still might even suggest it was too strong when originally released. Happy to have tasted this though. Superb beer!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bgold86 (35) - - APR 1, 2015
2014 bottle, very pleasant (sort of light) and not very hot, was expecting more flavor though for a bba stout. Have three left from the 4 pack, will enjoy soon, not a beer to cellar, I don’t see it improving with age.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChrisSc (372) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2015
12 oz bottle into tulip. Minneapolis. Pours dark black tint of amber, off white head. Aroma is really great. Coconut. Bourbon. vanilla, roasted malts. Taste is medium sweet with a bitter undertone. Really nice. Full body. soft carbonation, long finish. I really liked this beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rosskyle (46) - - MAR 29, 2015
Sweet cocoa aroma. Very smooth. Complex flavor. Very good stout. Dark black color. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2190) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2015
12oz bottle from Thomashall. Very dark brown with a mocha head that mostly fades. Strong bourbon, vanilla, oak, some butter, roasted and semi-burnt malt, bitter sweet chocolate, caramel, full body, mild+ carbonation, initially sweet and boozy, becomes slightly bitter, thick malty, buttery and bourbon taste, very bourbon forward overall so if that is your thing you will like this a lot.


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