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RATINGS: 1864   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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The elusive brew is made from pilsner malt and amber malt with an original gravity of 26.5?P, yielding an 11% abv. It's hopped with Warrior and Glacier varieties. Primary fermentation takes place in open vessels using two yeast strains, one American and one English. For added complexity, the beer is conditioned on barrel staves of French Oak for four months before being dry hopped with Glacier at the rate of a half-pound per barrel. This elixir is then blended 50/50 with 90 Minute IPA. After blending, the beer will measure 80 IBU and 10% abv. Bottled in corked bottles through Michael Jackson’s rare beer club by late November 04 and available in 12 ounce full distribution in early January 05.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
pet3rman (321) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2014
I have tried this beer aged as well and it holds up slightly improved. The bitterness is impressive, alcohol well hidden but metallic taste upon finish is a little overbearing. Impressive in some regards but disappointing in others.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
delnoche (459) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - SEP 26, 2014
12fl oz bottle poured into a Dogfish IPA glass. Pours the color of honey with a ton of off white head. Aroma is strong oak and alcohol. Flavor is wood, vodka, slight vanilla. I think there's a lot more going on here but the alcohol is too overpowering to tell. The finish is long and bitter with alcohol warmth. Interesting and very strong but a bit too much to want another. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
uckelman (319) - Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2014
Pours hazy amber. Not much head. Floral and fatty? aroma, hints of pretzels. Heavy, velvety body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dutchbeerpages (1665) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
Almost too much of everything. Very sharp in the flavor, quite spicy almost. AFtertaste is quite dry but with a deep lingering orange fruit aftertaste that lasts forever. You can taste it’s 10%

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (640) - Iowa, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear dark Amber with off white head and sticky lacing. Nose is big. Oak, caramel and orange. Taste is hops and alcohol. Candied orange. Big flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gripweed57 (771) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Pours a deep amber color with a thick, rich creamy beige head about one finger high. Aroma of rich toasted malt with hints of caramel and earthy oak. Floral hops appear as well. First sip yields a complex bittersweet oaky malt flavor with dry spicy hops. Perfectly balanced and complex, with obvious bourbon notes. The finish brings notes of cognac and rich vanilla bean. This is amazingly delicious. Don’t miss it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
remice (44) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
on tap chez dogfish, début août avec le beaux frère. Belle couleur orange foncé avec des teintes bourgogne. arômes de fruits des champs, zeste d’orange et bourbon, quelque traces de vanille subtile, en bouche c’est très fruité et crémeux, velouté même! la vanille et bourbon s’embrasse dans une final sec et rafraichissante accompagner d’une richesse tropical , taux dialcool honnête et trop facile à boire pour celui ci.En gros . Très très bonne!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pnesbit (96) - Marietta, South Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle pour of a hazy amber orange with a very small off white head. Aroma of fresh orange zest, grapefruit, candied orange peel and small bourbon oak. Taste of sweet smokey malt and oak earthiness with a hint of light citrus that's ends with a slight but deep bourbon bite. Med body with a oily body that has a small bourbon alcohol bite. Overall a complex and enjoyable beer that is great combo of my favorite beer type and bourbon. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jethro6191 (465) - Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Pours copper with a creamy white head. Good lacing. Earthy aroma with hints of citrus and alcohol. The flavor is boozy with orange, vanilla, and oak notes. Medium body with a smooth mouthfeel. Low to medium carbonation. The finish is fairly dry with some warming alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevnic2008 (8515) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - SEP 18, 2014
Many thanks for this bottle to Pivnizub & MoritzF. Poured a medium copper color with a small sized off white head. Aromas is smooth and malty.

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