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RATINGS: 156   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastmaster (370) - Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Batch 2 5/25/2012. Poured into point glass, makes me wish I had a snifter. Pour is cherry Amber. Head disappeared quick. Malty nose with caramel and some vanilla somewhere and alcohol. Bold bourbon highlights accent a pleasingly mellow body that is barleywine-esk. This will hit hard with 10.83%. Way you easy to drink. I know I shouldn’t, but I judge beers by their labels. This one just looked too cool and artsy and in my experience so far I’ve been more impressed with their at than their beer. I’ve found an exception. Cool art, great beer. Also just read that this is nonprofit? To defend and honor last forms of art and culture leading the renaissance in Brooklyns historic concert island neighborhood. Cool

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (6619) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with paper thin beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is candy sugar, wood, bourbon, vanilla. Thin mouth, boozy, sugar malt, very sweet, wood, nice boozy finish, very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (2744) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Tawny pour. Sizable tan head. Little lacing. Big malty aroma. Notes of chocolate and vanilla. Slightly grainy. Grainy taste, malty, cereal. Not bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jayzz (481) - Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2014
A nice brew, has to be one of shmaltz brewing best beers. Definitely recommended for the flavors and style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (7873) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
I love Buffalo Trace bourbon. That should be the whole review, but I’ll expand. Didn’t know this was aged in BT barrels when i bought it, but damn was i happy about it. the beer exists only to accentuate the awesomeness of buffalo trace. maybe the most bourbon prevelant beer i’ve had, so a bit of a one trick pony, but damn, was it tasty!"

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (103) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackHaddock (5194) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VIBhunter (25) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdedone (3062) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1551) - 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

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