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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
_angst_ (4507) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2012
Bomber courtesy of Marsiblursi. Pours clear amber with a big frothy and bubbly goldenish white head that slowly dissipates while leaving some trace and lacing on the glass. Smell is sweet, malty and boozy with caramel, biscuits, bourbon, wood, alcohol, vanilla, roasted coconut, oak aged quality rum, fudge, golden syrup and hints of resin, brazil nuts and charred wood. Taste is sweet, malty and rich with caramel, wood, biscuits, bourbon, vanilla fudge, coconut, golden syrup, sweet bread, toffee, warming alcohol and hints of resin and caramel sauce. Mouthfeel is smooth, rich, balanced, boozy and near full bodied. Finish is sweet and tiny bitter with sweet bread, bourbon, wood, caramel, roasted coconuts, vanilla fudge, lemon zest and toffee. Rich, smooth a tasty! A very pleasant surprise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2012
Bottle. Amber brown pour, thin white head. Aroma is whiskey, caramel, rotting fruit, dead leaves. Oily. Sweet! Followed by a nice candy finish. A bit saccharine, ABV well disguised. Date beer! :) A bit too sweet but this one is a nice bourbon barrel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2012
22 oz bottle. Clear ruby brown with a foamy balsa head. Nose is caramel, pecan, bourbon and wood. Medium to full body with a tingle and an alcohol burn. Taste is butterscotch, bourbon, cola and bitter almond. Barrel aging is a good match for the style, in this case kind of overdone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Draught at Prime 16. Pours ruby red with limited carbonation. Smells of vanilla, oaky, some caramel. Tastes of vanilla, hints of bourbon, boozy, some dark fruity hints with a caramelly rich finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (5248) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Deep amber pour with a small cream head. Nose is sticky, caramel, raisins, vanilla, fruit, toffee, and rich. Great on the palate, thick toffee and caramel, followed by vanilla, raisins, wood, hops, and a bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mknoblich (7) - Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2012 does not count
Poured from 22oz bottle. Was told I had to try this when I was at my bottle shop and they were right. Dark burnt caramel color with two finger head that dissipates within a few minutes but leaves nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel, toffee, fruit and bourbon. Well carbonated with pleasant mouth feel. Taste is excellent. Lots of caramel and malt backbone with the bourbon notes all throughout the drink. Bourbon not overpowering with nice lingering finish at end. Would love to see what this will turn into if stored properly for a few years. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
appgrad22 (29) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Very good beer. Although it might just be the fact that it is a bourbon barrel aged brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2012
22oz bottle. Amber brown brew with lots of tan head. Lots of bourbon aroma - vanilla, brown sugar, dark fruit, and burnt caramel. Flavors of vanilla, raisin, caramel, wood, and bourbon. Got more complex and tasty as it warmed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Big caramel aromas. Lots of caramel, vanilla and oak flavors. Tastes like a caramel candy. Overall delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (6011) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Bottle. Ruby brown with a tall, frothy tan head. Aroma is strong toasted coconut, caramel, oak, light vanilla and booze. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, toasted coconut, rum cake, vanilla, oak, brown sugar, ripe fruit and booze. Body is medium-full with a strong, bubbly carbonation. Moderate stickiness to this and a moderate warmth from the alcohol. Ends with more toasted coconut, oak, caramel, sweet malt notes, brown sugar, ripe dark fruit and vanilla.

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