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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BMMillsy (1756) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jahshuwuh (492) - USA - FEB 23, 2013
Dark iced tea color with a little cream head that dissipates quick. A tomato, brown sugar, malt , dirt, cardboard wood smell. Sweet dark brown sugar, then the barrel kicks in with a little overwhelming wood character, with some vanilla and nuttiness and some alcohol kick. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6841) - Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
1/26/13. Bomber from Grassroots Natural Market. I’ve never had the regular version, so... here goes! Mostly clear red pour with an interesting head... as I was beginning the pour, the head was small, loose, soapy, and frothy, so I started pouring harder. Then the head slowly developed as I poured hard, almost like a nitro head develops. Anyway, I ended up with 2 inches of beer and 5 inches of head. My bad. After sitting a bit, I was left with plenty of beer and a solid 2 fingers of tan head that cut in half, stuck, and laced a TON. Plenty of yummy barrel goodness in the aroma... I’m getting nice coconut, buttery vanilla, oak, caramel, a touch of boozey whiskey, and some dark fruits, molasses, and brown sugar. Rich, sweet flavor hits right away with a ton of caramel, molasses, and dark fruits. The barrel aging hits soon after with more sweet, tons of caramel, some coconut, whiskey, and oak. Mostly the flavor lingers sweet with lots of caramel. The aroma was more promising than the sweet delivery. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremyh70 (882) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kambei70 (781) - - FEB 23, 2013
2012 bomber to snifter. Pours a medium brown with red highlights. Aroma is malt with a tomato/vegetable smell and some woodiness. Brown sugar taste with some barrel quality and some vanilla. Alcohol is apparent. Thin oily mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (11252) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
j12601 (7955) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
weissblau (19) - - JAN 23, 2013
Astringent, alcoholic taste and smell. Nice robust hop profile with pine and floral notes. Some caramel notes in the aroma but they are largely overpowered by the hops in the flavor.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (6850) - .....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
danny

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5071) - 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.


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