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RATINGS: 676   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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bp (820) - Queens, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Draft: pours dark black, bourbon and chocolate aroma, bourbony taste but not overwhelming. Very good.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (2120) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (955) - - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
miyauchi38 (670) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2015
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biggsbowler (487) - 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 (1127) - 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 (9802) - 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 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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (784) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BananaBi11 (27) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JefVerstraete (1974) - 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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