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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
glennmastrange (2324) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Bottle. Moderate to heavy malt aromas of cereal and caramel, light to moderate herbs for the hops, light dough for the yeast, with hints of dates, raisin, brown sugar and bourbon. Head is small, frothy, light tan with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is sparkling clear mahogany. Flavor starts moderately to heavily sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes moderately sweet and bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, syrupy with a carbonationbetween soft and lively then finishes heavily alcoholic and chewy. Damn, this is like an exact mix of a Doppelbock and a Bourbon.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bleeng (1544) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Bomber. Dark brown with a light tan head. Very boozy alcohol nose with some slight chocolate notes. Taste is a bit sweet, with some spiciness and hot boozy notes. Malt balances this out well. Delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gregner (16) - Cedar Park, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
22 oz bottle from Specs Austin on N Mopac Aroma: wonderful smell, predominantly bourbon, caramel malt Appearance: clear amber brown with light tan head Taste: semi--sweet malt and bourbon with balanced hoppy bitterness after, some vanilla, brown sugar Palate: medium body, well carbonated, well hidden alcohol warmth Overall: How do you make a better bock? Age it in Buffalo Bourbon Barrels. IMO a very well done barrel aged beer, great flavor and well balanced maltiness to hop bitterness

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6214) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Draft at Micros at the Marcy. Brown pour. Sweet caramel/ toffee notes. Medium bourbon notes in both flavor and aroma. Balanced flavor. Well done

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4173) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 15, 2012
22oz bottle in a snifter. Pours brown with a lacy, light tan head. Aroma of bourbon, some caramel and toasted malts, and some floral hops. Mainly tastes like bourbon, which is great. Smooth texture. A good beer, but that’s mainly because it tastes like bourbon.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5902) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Bottle. Pours shiny red, quite clear yet producing a gigantic head. The initial whiff is daunting -- rife with whiskey and oak. This drinks with the expected burn. It drinks with an almost vanilla-laden creaminess that was a surprise twist. Delicious. (#4801, 10/13/2012)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (4687) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2012
bottle from tom10101, shared also with minderbinder. many thanks! pours clear light brown-reddish with a frothy light beige head, good retention and lacing. loads of bourbon and coconut, boozy, sugary caramel malts, cloying, brown sugar and maple syrup. average to soft carbonation, medium body, cloying but grassy finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (2022) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2012
Bottle 22oz. Bottled 5/25/2012 Pours mahogany with low off-white head. Good lacing. Aroma is of malt, alcohol, bourbon, bread. Taste is of malt, alcohol (warming), sweetness (lots of sugar), alot of bourbon, caramel. Palate: I would say extreme body, for a "Doppelbock". Overall: Very good. A sipper.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2012
First from this brewer that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed. Chestnut pour with crimson hues. Tightly packed moderate head. Only a spot or two inside the glass. Roasted malt, cocoa, caramel, vanilla and oak. ABV is noticeable but not at all distracting. Sweet but not cloying. Enjoyed the richness actually.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3103) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2012
Bottle (22 oz). Clear amber with a small persistent off-white head and some lacing. Aroma of bourbon (strong, almost too much), malt, coconut, vanilla and caramel. Boozy. Taste is about the same with a strong presence of residual sugar. Warming alcohol, which isn’t well hidden. Dry. Pretty unique beer - a bourbon barrel-aged dopplebock - interesting. Good sipper with nice complexity. Not easily drinkable and balance isn’t perfect because of the big bourbon presence.


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