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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7891) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Batch 001 bottled 6/1/2011. Pours with a murky brown body with a large tan head of foam with good retention and great lace. Aromas are estery, brown sugar, molasses, bourbon, mild melanoidins, chewy, leather and caramel. Flavors are of barrel, vanillin, bitter with a slightly oxidized hop character. Tannic, caramelized, vanilla, dark fruits, oak, coconut, raisins. Pretty complex with a nice bourbon character. Easily the best beer that I have had from Shmaltz to date. Medium to fuller carbonation for a big beer, warming, with a tannic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (2409) - New York, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Grabbed a bottle to go from Ginger Man. Pours brown with huge head that goes no where, perfect looking beer. Great lacing and a nose of candy and malt. Tastes of pecan pie, vanilla, bourbon, brown sugar, and figs. A touch sweet for my liking but very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2012
Served on draft at Timberwood Grill Charlottesville, VA. Pours a very slightly hazy copper color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Huge whisky notes in the aroma with notes of wood, coconut and toasted malts. The taste is sweet malts, raisin, wood, berries, whisky and toasted malts. Very whisky forward but still manages to be well balanced. Medium bodied with low carbonation. Better than I was expecting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2012
bottle. fantastic beer. brownish body with small head. huge vanilla, toffee, and a bouquet of milk sugar and desserts...sweet, crazy, and great

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (2785) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Assez croustillant pour sa grosseur avec d’énormes notes de vanille et de chêne tant volatile que gustative. Une présence en bouche constante de caramel brûlé enrichi le profil mais sinon c’est plutôt bien équilibré par le vieillissement. Buvabilité morbide.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (2361) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2012
Served at a good temperature, with a nice sized, off white head that soon settled down to a light cover and loads of lace. Color is a clear, orange mahoganey. Aroma is malty, bourbon, yeast, malt, earth. Flavor is similar to nose with addition of a bit of carbonic tang and yeast. Body is spot on; carbonation good. Finish at first was sans alcohol, but towards the bottom of the mug as it warmed up, the booziness came out. Great beer! Bravo maestro!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDalkoholic (2201) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Bottle from Pizza Port Carlsbad: Poured with a violent eruption of bubbly foam head while a glowing vibrant tea brown hue was the liquid. My nose is easily gratified with a thick aroma of sweet sugary malts with a rich base of bourbon and wood play around in the near background. The flavor is sweet and sugary with a taste of rich caramel, old fashion syrup, and a striking resemblance to the filling in pecan pie. The bourbon barrel aging is apparent yet subdued and reminds me exactly how strong this beer actually is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2012
Name: Coney Island Human Blockhead, Bourbon Barrel
Date: July 30, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Vintage: batch #1
Appearance: muddy brown, frothy beige head
Aroma: sweet bourbon and chocolate aroma like a chocolate candy
Flavor: rich chocolate and caramel flavor with a big dose of bourbon, vanilla sweetness
Overall: perfect chocolate covered caramel with a bourbon center in a glass

Name: Coney Island Human Blockhead, Bourbon Barrel
Date: August 06, 2011
Mode: draft
Source: Taco Mac, The Fred
the same wonderful candy on draft

Name: Coney Island Human Blockhead, Bourbon Barrel
Date: August 08, 2012
Mode: bottle
Source: hop city
Vintage: batch #2
Score: 4.1
Appearance: clear dark amber, fine off white head
Aroma: big sweet caramel and vanilla aroma, lots of bourbon on top of the rich base bock
Flavor: rich and fruity flavor, lots of caramel, lots of vanilla, big sweet candy bock
Overall: batch two is just as big and full of bourbon as the first batch, lighter on the chocolate

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **** /4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3214) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Pours a medium/dark brown with a light tan head. Complex aroma of alcohol, dried fruits and caramel malt. The flavor is boozy and sweet. Lots of the bourbon. This might need time to mellow out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012 Draft at the Rhino in Missoula. Hazed brown, thick tan head. Aroma of toffee, fruit, silky bourbon, molasses. Taste has lots of thick sweet molasses and roast malt flavor, with dark fruit/rum-soaked fruit sweetness also, woody/earthy bitterness, velvety bourbon feel 3.9.... Splitting a bottle now, this stuff, is awesome, lots of rich sweetness, but also some earthy bitterness, lots of wood, molasses, dark fruits, some leather, tobacco. Have to buy a bottle and attempt to age for a year.

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