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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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jimmeekrek (52) - - SEP 29, 2012
Bomber shared with Dembonz. If I had done a blind taste test of this, I would’ve thought I was having a Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Barleywine, which is in no way a bad thing. Absolutely delicious brew, with great bourbon sweetness complimenting the vanilla flavor and caramel malt backbone. A little hop finish balanced this out nicely. I would most definitely buy this again, if only I could find it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6314) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Draft at sb. Pours a crystal clear bright medium amber with a gigantic surging tan head. Enormous oaken nose, smells like a big wet barrel humping your face. Creamy thick body with silky carb. Caramel, vanilla, toast, and bourbon on the mid palate. Long sweet vanilla oak finish.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ilovedarkbeer (2363) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3114) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10245) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mrnoluv (187) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
keepersj12 (2785) - 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.

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