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RATINGS: 152   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - SEP 26, 2012
22 oz. bottle (batch 2, bottled 5/25/12) via trade with smith4498 - Pours a slightly hazy deep amber color with a one and a half finger thick light tan head. light spotty lacing. Aroma is toasted malt, vanilla, and wood. Quite nice. Flavor is much of the same. Finish is toasty with vanilla. Medium to fully body. The alcohol is noticeable, but not overbearing. Good beer. Thanks Jason.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ilovedarkbeer (2287) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Tap. Pours a clear brownish amber color with a foamy off white head. Loads of toasted coconut and whiskey in the notes. You can smell the char, brown sugar, and the vanilla. Similar notes on the taste. Very sweet and long warming finish. Surprised to see it listed as a dopplebock.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3025) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Pours clear dark caramel color with tan head. Caramel and bourbon aromas with oak and vanilla. Sweet caramel, bourbon, alcohol, oak and vanilla flavors. Bourbon is a bit overpowering. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9694) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear tawny with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is caramel, cookie, and toast malt, bourbon, oak, dates, plums and earthy hops. Flavor is sweet malt dominant, spicy and peppery bourbon, vanilla notes, dark fruits, oak, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Full body, medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FullObs (133) - Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2012
bomber pours med brown, taste is vanilla, raisin, and caramel. The bourbon is is present but this is not hot at all. This is a tasty beer but its downfall is it’s way too sweet ( and i like sweet). Some addtl heat might have balanced this out better.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mrnoluv (157) - long beach, California, USA - SEP 15, 2012
This is a strong beer, not bold aroma, not great to the palate, but this is a good beer. If you like it strong you will like this one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesterdeal (1887) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Aroma of oaky vanilla, barleywine sugar, sugar plums, and molasses. Pours brown with a lingering head. Taste is delightful with molasses, bourbon vanilla notes, dates, and slight floral hop. A bit of whiskey burn on this one. Yummy and big.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
keepersj12 (2688) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Unique to say the least. The pour is clear amber with a thin head. The aroma is something you would not expect, loads of bourbon and vanilla with a bit of alt in the back ground. The flavor is also loaded with the vanilla along with a good bit of oak, the bourbon and booze. An excellent brew but save it for a celebration or a big wedding.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 28, 2012
A - Pours a murky brown with a bit of orange around the edges and a finger of frothy khaki-tan head atop. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lacing. S - Aroma is a mix of vanilla, oak, and bourbon with some roasted bready malts, dark fruit, brown sugar, molasses, and some booze. T - Starts off with a mix of sweet bready malts with some vanilla and brown sugar. Through the middle, the oak and Bourbon comes through with some roasted malts and molasses. The finish is a mix of sweet bready malts with some oak, vanilla, Bourbon, brown sugar, and booze. M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a warming and sweet finish. D - Very drinkable. Good Bourbon flavors comes through on top of a nice malty doppelbock.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5544) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2012
(22oz bottle) very clear deep amber/caramel color with a lasting creamy medium tan head. Nose of caramel, lager yeast is surprisingly still present, raisin, cream, a tinge of saccharin, bourbon, and charcoal. Taste of alcohol, vanilla, charcoal, wood, bourbon, cream, a touch of saccharin, caramel. Nice creamy finish, light alcohol burn that’s appropriate, easy to drink for 10%. Certainly much better than most lagers which I tend to not like.


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