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3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2045) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Pours a hazy dull brown color with a fluffy foam... On the nose its big round and boozy, with rich brown sugar, molasses, a touch of earthy barrel notes and even some smokey peat. The palate is much of the same with rich mouthfeel and soft balance with flavors. The bourbon is definitely upfront but there is enough complexity in the bourbon and base beer for the final product to be pleasing and worth seeking out !


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
budznsudz (554) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Pours like brown mud into the glass with a whisp of tan head. Aroma is boozy bourbon, figs, and brown sugar. Taste is brown sugar sweetness, spices, toffee, and barrel. Yum

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (2588) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle received in trade. Thank you rfraga7! Pours tiny hazy dark reddish brown with a small frothy mocha head that leaves some lacing and trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet, malty and slightly fruity with caramel, biscuits, toffee, vanilla fudge, coconut shavings, peat, charred wood, raisins, prunes, hay, liquorice fudge and bourbon. Taste is sweet, tiny bitter, malty, and slightly fruity with caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, milk chocolate, coconut milk, charred wood, raisins in rum, figs in brandy, smoked meat, bourbon, liquorice fudge, hay and hints of orange zest. Mouthfeel is soft, round, fat, creamy, boozy and near full bodied. Finish is sweet, slightly bitter and malty with caramel, biscuits, toffee, vanilla fudge, charred wood, toasted coconut, bourbon, raisins, hay, cocoa powder and hints of liquorice. Sweet, heavy barrel character yet manages to find a vulgar balance.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4021) - SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle tnx to.Alex. Pours dark brown with hints of mahogany red and a good tanned head. Aroma is sweet vanilla a bit acidy very fruity good barrel character malty. Flavor is very good, sweet vanilla and a bit sourish fruity in front plenty of bready and nutty character with more malts in middle and boozy fruity bittering with vanilla towards the end.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hombrepalo (1818) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2014
ampled at DLD 2014. Thanks guy! This was the better of the Cigar City brews I had that day. Muddy brown color with no head. Aroma of bourbon, oak, caramel, chocolate and cherry. Chocolatey and toffee/caramel flavor to start with vanilla and oak before a bourbon and chocolate finish. Really good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
artmcd8 (1523) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2014
2012 bottle thanks to fear025. Pours a deep brown with no head. Aroma of raisins, caramel, some vanilla. Taste has a slight coconut/vanilla taste in the end. Alcohol heat. Medium thick body. Light carb. Alcohol burn.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (991) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2014
2012 Bottle shared from artmcd8. Nice very bourbon aroma with light salt date raisin licorice. Light carb med bod. Very plum still hottish taste. Harsher than I would have thought.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2142) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
Dark maroon off white head. Sweet dark fruit and bourbon cherry aroma. Perfect smooth but not flat palate. Barley wine esque. Thanks thiessensce for this one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (1635) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
Thanks northopfrye! This is awesome. Pours a cola color with tan head. Aromas of vanilla, caramel. Flavors are nice sweet vanilla, butter, caramel and a boozy finish. excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alex4r (72) - - FEB 9, 2014
Last years release I believe, green wax. Murky brown pour, heavy barrel notes. Malty as hell, toffee, caramel notes on the nose. Medium texture. The taste follows suite, a little burn from the alcohol, I am sure this would mellow out over time. Pretty rich, probably not order everybody but I dig it

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with brown head. Excellent aroma of bourbon, molasses, and dark fruits. This is great as it warms, opening up and drinking surprisingly smooth for a big beer. Certainly a sipper, but no bitterness comes through at all and the bourbon, vanilla/oak and scotch ale base work nicely together.


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