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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 325   ABV: 10.83%
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 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2013
light brown, tan head with short retention. huge toffee, vanilla, molasses, oak, smoke, raisin, bourbon is fairly absent after pouring but makes its appearance when sipping. a little buttery. cloyingly sweet, medium bitter. full body, thick feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbruner (4117) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 14, 2013
A barrel aged lager, ok. Pours a hazy brownish red with no real head or lacing. Aroma is whiskey, vanilla, oak, and sweet toffee. Taste follows, exactly what you would expect from a barrel aged doppelbock. No real booziness except from the bourbon, which is nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastmaster (381) - Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Batch 2 5/25/2012. Poured into point glass, makes me wish I had a snifter. Pour is cherry Amber. Head disappeared quick. Malty nose with caramel and some vanilla somewhere and alcohol. Bold bourbon highlights accent a pleasingly mellow body that is barleywine-esk. This will hit hard with 10.83%. Way you easy to drink. I know I shouldn’t, but I judge beers by their labels. This one just looked too cool and artsy and in my experience so far I’ve been more impressed with their at than their beer. I’ve found an exception. Cool art, great beer. Also just read that this is nonprofit? To defend and honor last forms of art and culture leading the renaissance in Brooklyns historic concert island neighborhood. Cool

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Batch 2. Bottle dated 5/25/2012, so about a year on this one. Pours deep reddish brown with a yellowish brown hues head. Looks like a thick barleywine. Aroma is huge vanilla, bourbon, caramel, toffee and maye even licorice. Crazy nose. Taste follows with huge vanilla noted and some alcohol warmth that is nicely mellow. Bit of licorice and toffee and pretty sweet but not cloying. This surprised the hell out of me. Wow. Medium heavy mouthfeel (not quite barleywine thick) with low to medium carbonation that keeps it from being syrupy. Very impressed here with unbelievable barrell infusion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
j12601 (9581) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Pouring at the Saturday sessions of Extreme Beerfest. Pours a clear amber brown with a thin beige head. Light wood on the nose, caramel and sweetness. Toast, wood, bourbon. Cloying. Sweet wood and bourbon. Way too sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (13444) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas bourbon, carmel, molasses, light oak and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bourbon,carmel, oak, brown sugar and light futtiness with a smooth lingering bourbon finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (8112) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2013
gone through a few bottles, and probably one of the nicest lagers i’ve had in years .. . deep sugary caramel, bourbon, and booze .. . pretty sturdy mouth for a doppel .. . a delicious mess of a beer! .. . .
sure thing, shoot timmy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5799) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Tap at Dexters. Unfiltered deep brown. Sweet bourbon barrel flavor, rich and resinous, but never quite overwhelming. Vanilla, amber, woody caramel tones. Brown sugar, molasses. Big and full bodied, a beast of a beer. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremyh70 (1068) - Missouri, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Clear copper color with small head and decent lacing. Big sweet malt aroma with some woody character. Also some herbal tea aroma and brown sugar. Taste same as aroma with dark brown sugar and toasted malt with vanilla from barrel and alcohol flavor Full oily mouthfeel that finishes sweet. Nice big Dopplebock. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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