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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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3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bikeclj (14) - Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Slight bourbon aroma with solid maltiness very sweet, very mild hop taste a great bock with no alcohol heat Great reddish copper hue Bottled 5/25/12 Consumed 1/12/13 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (65) - New York, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Big malt aroma with caramel and big tan head. Dark ruby garnet color. Exellent taste of brown sugar and maple syrup and molasses. Great bourbon secondary flavor. Slight alcohol warmth. A superior brew

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackHaddock (3767) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2014
22oz bottle obtained from some shop in San Diego and consumed on my hotel balcony, 18th March 2014. Taken with the most expensive Pizza (room service) I have ever had in my life! I really enjoyed this, certainly different and unlike most beers I have drank over the years. Deep, dark ruby red with a full head. Sweet aroma of malt molasses and hints of bourbon from the barreling. The taste is again fairly sweet with various malty flavours to the fore throughout the brew. The alcohol compliments the taste rather than overruling it and the body feel is smooth and rich (for a lager based beer). Overall a very nice ’night-cap’ and a fitting end to a great sightseeing/drinking day and evening in San Diego.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VIBhunter (24) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Poured from a bottle (release #7) into a snifter glass. Aroma- Bourbon, oak/wood, caramel, and toffee. Appearance- A brown-orange almost copper like look. Has good carbonation and some lacing at the top of glass. Taste- Upfront whiskey taste followed by brown sugar, dark fruits, and some sweetness. Palate- Warm mouth fell with the upfront bourbon/whiskey taste. Medium body with a malty sweet finish. Overall- A good sipping beer. It tasted more like a barley wine than a bock the way it was brewed.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdedone (2618) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with a frothy tan head that left sticky lacing. Aroma of bourbon, caramel, toffee, vanilla and oak. Flavor was quite sweet and complex with oaky bourbon, caramel/toffee, brown sugar, vanilla and had a touch of dark fruit with a sweet and warming finish. Medium to full bodied, oily texture, lively carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2263) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2013
8/8/2012. From bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Sweet malty aromas with caramel, dried fruit and oak. Boozy flavors with fruit, oak and light spices. A bit sticky and not something I could drink a lot of.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1502) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Batch 2, bottled 25MAY12 ABV: 10.83% Pours a lovely crimson with a touch of mahogany, nice tan sheet atop this one. Smells, mmm, good. Caramel, nougat, some crystal malts, some hints of toffee, a little vanilla and Jordan almonds - lovely nose. Taste is candied walnut, a hint of alcohol, some nougat, some bread (hawaiian rolls), a little touch of oak and bitterness. Medium bodied with light carb and a numbing after affect. This is a real surprise. At $7/bomber - hard to pass up now that I’ve seen it... Might go buy the rest of ’em. Serving type: bottle 12-10-2012

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cbuk1013 (243) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Pours dark brown with a light tan head. Very boozy smell with some slight chocolate. Taste is a bit sweet, spicy and boozy notes. Malt balances this out well. Very good, not great

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Modularman (128) - - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle, smell is sweet fig and raisin, appearance is dark brown with a tan head, taste is very sweet molasses and quite boozy. A little too sweet for me but I can see why a lot of people would like it

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
knickskicks (725) - - NOV 17, 2013
Tawny red pour, off-white head that disappears. Nose is bourbon, cherry pie, raisins, fig cookie, some ash. Taste is bourbon barrel, sweet malts, spicyness frim the bourbon barrel, cherries, raisins, barrel and bitterness to the finish. Sticky, oily mouthfeel. One of if not the best year-round shelf beers available in my area.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigguns22 (676) - Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Very unquie beer that is malty and sweet. Dark amber color with a fluffy tan head. Aroma is malty,earthy and sweet. Big malt bomb with wood and honey notes. Good beer but sweet enough to be dessert so one is enough.


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