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RATINGS: 310   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (8919) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crosamich (433) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - MAR 12, 2012
A big, smooth beer that holds up to the bourbon. Malty, vanilla, and well-balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (22720) - Malm, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (1244) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2991) - 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 !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (3928) - Marietta, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18222) - 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 Bruces 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)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Im not sure who was the one who shared this at Blue Lobster, but big thanks! Nose is a deep, well-integrated bourbon presence alongside some sweet caramel. Light oak and vanilla. Flavor is bourbon forward with good backing sweetness and oak. Full body and fairly viscous. No real booze. Quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - APR 6, 2013
Green wax bottle traded a few months ago. Pour has a nutty brown color and a coating of tan head that retained a good ring for a barreled beer. Aroma has rich bourbon, oak, vanilla, earthy malts, brown sugar, and a touch of sweetness. Mouth feel is medium heavy and there is average carbonation. Flavor shows that there is plenty of big malts, roast, sweet bourbon, oak, dark fruit, raisins, plenty of sweetness, and a lingering finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (5333) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 29, 2013
750 ml. shared bottle. Pours dark brown with an average tan head. Aroma of malt, fruit, caramel, and bourbon. Taste is roasted malt, caramel, dark fruit, bourbon, and wood. Very, very good.

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