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Aged in Bourbon barrels

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilliGose (3281) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 31, 2013
Chill brew offered via table toss. One simple offered And consumed. Liquid bread substance with vanilla dough cocoa bourbon juice is fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3500) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Bottle from some sort of TheAlum courtesy toss
Pours basically black with a good head and nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is Vanilla, oak, molasses, dark sugar & some brandy. Big and sweet smelling, kind of cool.

The flavor is rich and bourbony, sweet & fudgy with some molasses, brown sugar, and a good dosing of dark fruit.

Fun beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (6119) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2013
750 ml bottle courtesy of a fishingnet trade. Thanks as usual, Ben! Shared at lushawn’s wedding. Pours a deeper dark blackish hue. Very near opaque, good ruby reddish dark glow in flashes on the edges and bottom. A good frothy tannish head is firmly sized, dies to a good filmy layer with good stick around and lacing. Aromas are a bit hot, toasty, and roasty. Some dark chocolate, tootsie roll like dark fruit mix, some vanilla, gentle heat and oak. Some black cherry, toffee, and coffee. Firm oak, firm spirit, a bit thinned and overrun I think in the nose. Initial is thicker on the palate than anticipated, good cocoa, roast, and toffee. The roasty dry element, decent spirit bite up front. Middle quickly moves to Tootsie roll, chocolate meets black cherry, some creamy malts but a bit thinned in body. Caramel, roasty malts, toast and carmelized elements. Decent spirit, barrel presence and warmth is fairly firm and a bit strong. Backend is toasty, a bit roasty, faint anise kiss moving on. Firm barrel, some sticky malts. Whiskey and vanilla, gentle warmth grows a bit more. Some warmth, tannic qualities, and spirit meets roast, toast as we finish up. Dark fruit dies out, body drops out. Pretty solid, a bit strong in the dark fruit department. Solid. Nose is a bit light. Looks good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (7108) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by TheAlum- thanks again, Adam! Pours a deep, mostly opaque coffee brown with a small beige head. Bourbon is apparent but not dominant. Notes of dark fruits (berries, figs, dates), rich, layered chocolate, mild coffee, roasted malts, earth, oak, and vanilla. Medium-bodied, on the fuller side of the middle, with a smooth, rich mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Rich and tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2664) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle received in trade from MeadMe Pours a solid black with a decent sized tan head that dissipates quickly to a ring on top. Smells of rich dark chocolate and brownie batter if you drizzled some bourbon and vanilla on it. Hints of brown sugar and caramel round out the nose nicely. The flavor is rich dark cake batter with hints of cherry and raspberry. Vanilla bourbon and oak flavor add a nice bit of complexity to the flavor. Thick body with a light level of carbonation and a sweet creamy silky mouthfeel. I really enjoyed this beer, its a bit alcohol hot but it tastes so damn good I can put up with it. I wish I had a bottle to age.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (8500) - Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Carbonaed, dry, some booziness form the bourbon, not a great beer in my opnion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4153) - SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2013
Bottle tnx to Greg. pours black with a nice diminishing tanned head leaving lacing. Arona is nice bourbon vanilla dill oaky roasted maltyslightly vinous raisins. Flavor is similar to aroma, very drinkable a bit acidy and nicely sweet bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HonusWagner (1682) - Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Bourbon bourbon bourbon in the nose with hints of bourbon. Bourbon. Maybe some chocolate?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukaduke (2488) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Pours a rich thick black color with a finger of deep mocha foam. The nose is sweet coconut cream, dark spicy chocolate, roasted almonds and a touch of bourbon soaked tootsie rolls. The palate follows the nose with a great creamy mouthfeel and sweet balanced flavors that continue to unfold as you sip the beer to completion and reach for a bottle of bourbon ! Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (1961) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2013
bottle from beechner shared at chopkofest. pours black with a tan head. nose of bourbon and smoke. taste follows with some wood and chocolate. body is big and punishing.

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