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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2011
09 notes Bottle at Wazoo. Pours dark brown, beige/mocha head. Aroma of bourbon, caramel, dark chocolate, dark fruits, hints of toffee. Flavor, warming abv, enjoyed this with some room temperature and it was perfect. Bourbon comes across perfectly and remains subdued though present leaving a nice warming and sweet vanilla after taste. Dark fruits; raisins, prune with chocolate and nice toffee add for an interesting thick palate. Definitely my favorite barrel version so far. Gets better with every sips and ends with a nice smooth bourbon, toffee, dark fruits meshed together.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Bottle shared by Dak. Hazy brown pour with a small frothy head. Aroma of caramel. coffee, citrus, bourbon raisins and vanilla. Flavor is all of the above with a nice bitterness. A great brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (5330) - Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2011
750 ml bottle (48 of 246) shared with locals (from cmillward?). Pours dark brown with reddish highlights and a medium lasting beige head. The aroma is bourbon,vanilla,and sweet caramel malt that invites you in for the first drink. The flavor has sweet caramel malt, toffee, vanilla, some ripe fruit and a good shot of bourbon. These flavors all work pretty well together. There is a mild woody note toward the finish. Nicely done.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (2990) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Bottle, thanks to who brought it to PPSG10, btw the notes arent getting neater. Brown pour with tan head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel and other sweet malt aroma with bourbon overtones. Flavor woody, some light malty sweetness, licorice and bourbon.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9514) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2010
750 ml bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, carmel, toffee, alcohol and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bourbon, carmel, toffee, alcohol, light vanilla, light fruittiness and a hint of oak with a smoopth dry lingering carmel finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9438) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Bottle shared by ratman. Pours brown with an average, creamy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toffee, nutty), light hops (earthy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates, port, and brown sugar. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toffee, toasted, nutty), average hops (earthy, spicy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of wood, alcohol, dates, port, and brown sugar. Full body, medium warmth, carbonation, and creaminess with a dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Deep dirty browns, his khaki foamy head recedes into a khaki collar while the middle is marked by random bubble scatterings. When I tease his murky depths, I find lace kindly left behind. Dipping my nose in for the kill, I am suddenly standing before a never-ending supply of caramel nougat truffles dusted with cinnamon powder while rich vanilla perfumes the air. Graham crackers crunch under my watchful nose and bourbon oozes out of the porous wood barrels in which they used to rest. An interesting addition, maraschino cherries flitter about the wood, bourbon, and caramel nougat truffles before one last kiss of treacle brings me into supping beervana. His body is sublimely smooth and marked by creamy sweetness. Toasted marshmallows find themselves right at home with the graham crackers and vanilla while the back of his swallow pierces with heavy caramel sweetness. As I bite into each quaff, I find his soft caramels and cinnamon dusted truffles filled with the richest of bourbons. Slivers of vanilla extract can be found as I dig through each flavorful quaff. Bourbon warms my breath and the gentle dryness of wood settles atop my tongue for that always classic interplay of palate cleansing and thirst inducing pleasures. A beer to be supped slow and at room temperature, I find that the more he warms the more his flavors melt into each other. Filled with warm fuzzies, I settle in for a slow session of beervana inspired by Cigar City Brewing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2167) - Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2010
Bottled courtesy of Diego at the LCBS 10. I am not a huge fan of scotch ales and was very disappointed with the 2010 Big Sound. However, the bourbon barrel aged version was a pleasant surprise. The nose was full of sweet caramel and bourbon. The bourbon counters the over whelming sweetness of the scotch ale. This was a well balanced ale full of bourbon, caramel malts, and dark fruits. Well done CC.....

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2010
Aroma is tons of caramel, bourbon, lots more caramel, and higher alcohols. Taste is bourbon, well integrated caramel malts, low hopping, and cinnamon spices, Finish is strongly sweet, slightly hopped, and more alcohol. Just so sweet! Decent

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2010
750 ml bottle. Pours a nice deep ruby amber with a moslty lasting big off beige head. Aroma is big caramel malt, not too much sharp dark crystal though- some toffee, honey, nutty chocolate and light roast and hints of burnt malts, oak, bourbon moderate sweetness. Flavor is caramel and bourbon sweetness with more vanilla and oak coming through with slight burnt edges, fruity notes all around- figs and apple with some plum, toffeee, and almost wine like tannins towards the end. As it warms slight solvent, bourbon and ethanol come through. Pretty nice though overall.


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