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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 325   ABV: 10.83%
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This might be the most unique barrel aged lager you will find. Brewed like a barley wine but fermented as a lager then aged on fresh wet Buffalo Trace barrels for 5 months.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdedone (2488) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with a frothy tan head that left sticky lacing. Aroma of bourbon, caramel, toffee, vanilla and oak. Flavor was quite sweet and complex with oaky bourbon, caramel/toffee, brown sugar, vanilla and had a touch of dark fruit with a sweet and warming finish. Medium to full bodied, oily texture, lively carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2022) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2013
8/8/2012. From bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Sweet malty aromas with caramel, dried fruit and oak. Boozy flavors with fruit, oak and light spices. A bit sticky and not something I could drink a lot of.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Batch 2, bottled 25MAY12 ABV: 10.83% Pours a lovely crimson with a touch of mahogany, nice tan sheet atop this one. Smells, mmm, good. Caramel, nougat, some crystal malts, some hints of toffee, a little vanilla and Jordan almonds - lovely nose. Taste is candied walnut, a hint of alcohol, some nougat, some bread (hawaiian rolls), a little touch of oak and bitterness. Medium bodied with light carb and a numbing after affect. This is a real surprise. At $7/bomber - hard to pass up now that I’ve seen it... Might go buy the rest of ’em. Serving type: bottle 12-10-2012

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cbuk1013 (243) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Pours dark brown with a light tan head. Very boozy smell with some slight chocolate. Taste is a bit sweet, spicy and boozy notes. Malt balances this out well. Very good, not great

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Modularman (49) - - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle, smell is sweet fig and raisin, appearance is dark brown with a tan head, taste is very sweet molasses and quite boozy. A little too sweet for me but I can see why a lot of people would like it

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
knickskicks (626) - - NOV 17, 2013
Tawny red pour, off-white head that disappears. Nose is bourbon, cherry pie, raisins, fig cookie, some ash. Taste is bourbon barrel, sweet malts, spicyness frim the bourbon barrel, cherries, raisins, barrel and bitterness to the finish. Sticky, oily mouthfeel. One of if not the best year-round shelf beers available in my area.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigguns22 (585) - Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Very unquie beer that is malty and sweet. Dark amber color with a fluffy tan head. Aroma is malty,earthy and sweet. Big malt bomb with wood and honey notes. Good beer but sweet enough to be dessert so one is enough.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrana (350) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - OCT 13, 2013
A bit of a malt bomb with strong vanilla, oak, and caramel flavors. Sweet, smooth, and has notes of figs, raisins, and cookies.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
kidmartinek (3299) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Pours half a glass of foam. Very frothy. Its got that thick amber color characteristic of a bock. The rick amber nose is drowned in alcohol. The flavor is malty sweet alcohol finished with tinge. As for the barrel aging, why? Maybe its added some vanilla to this alcoholic bock. ewww.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Bottle (bottled 5/2012)
Aroma: Vanilla, alcohol, dark malts
Appearance: Clean, dark reddish/brown with slightly off white head
Taste: Caramel, vanilla, alcohol, dark fruit
Palate: Medium body, slightly on the chewy side. Mouth numbing alcohol.
Overall: Really nice... the lighter base allows the bourbon barrel to come out, and also makes this easier drinking. Really pleasantly surprised in terms of overall taste and complexity.


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