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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - MAR 12, 2012
A big, smooth beer that holds up to the bourbon. Malty, vanilla, and well-balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (19331) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody spicy chocolate aroma. Roasted malty woody chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (1199) - New York, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Bottle, 2012 release, 12/5/2012. Pours deep brown, thin beige head, sudsy lacing and boozy legs. Aroma is a bit rough dark bready malts, sweet chocolate molasses, vanilla, big woody bourbon and booze. Taste is nutty, sweet caramel, roasted chocolate, bit of hoppiness, coconut, smooth bourbon character. Full, chewy body. Pretty nice, could be nicer with a bit more age for this vintage.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2686) - Gray, 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2939) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle from John! Pours a dark caramel brown with thin beige head and light lacing that slips down the glass. Aroma of scotch, wood, vanilla, sweet toffee. Taste follows, sweet, boozy deliciousness. Damn good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13954) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
UPDATED: APR 30, 2013 Bottle at RBWG 2013 Grand Tasting. Pours clear, red-brown with a fine, creamy tan head. Lots of sugary malts and ripe fruits in the nose. Big sweet flavor, dark malts, brown sugar, toffee. Full bodied with fine carbonation.mlightlybwarmingnfinish, lots of sticky, sugary dark malts, toffee, raisins, plums and figs. Good. Big and sweet, but good. (4.0)

Bottle shared during the RBWG 2013 bus trip day. Pours clear, golden-brown with a light, creamy head. Big and sweet, lots of honey and toffee. Light dryness. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish, lots of sugary fruits, toffee, etc. Ballsy stuff. (3.7)
<br ?>Bottle shared at Bruce’s 30th Birthday Bash - CBC Clerkenwell, London. Thanks to someone...maybe Jack? Pours red-brown with a fine, beige head. Ripe dark fruit noe, some darkened malts. Big sweet flavor with alcohol, brown sugar and dark bread. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately warming finish with sticky dark sugars, brown sugar, toffee, toasty bread. Sweet, sugary stuff, but for what it is it is good. (3.8)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ICEatALAMO (1130) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle. The pour is a dark brown. The aroma is very sweet, slight toffee. The taste is sweet and slight bourbon. Much better than the plain big sound, much better. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2769) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (2233) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
budznsudz (581) - 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


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