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RATINGS: 1875   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (1425) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 15, 2014
12oz bottle shared. Medium to dark orange with white head and wonderful lacing. Aroma is complex malt and plenty of hops. The flavor is a definite blend of 90 minute and the oak staves. As they say very complex and very tasty. At 80 ibu the bitterness is somewhat muted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Criz (139) - - OCT 12, 2014
12 oz bottle from a 4pk. Pours a deep golden amber with no head. Aromas lead with apricots, followed by floral notes and finished with bitter hops. Flavors of floral perfume, resinous hops, with a white wine finish from the oak. Mouthfeel is syrupy, oily, and low carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (3158) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Secret Summer Santa 2014. Pours hazy golden with a rather small offwhite head that quickly dissipates while leaving a small trace on the glass. Smell is sweet, tiny fruity and slightly malty with sweet bread, caramel, toffee, resinous wood, pine needles, grapefruit rinds, vanillin, moss, alcohol, moist soil and orange zest. Taste is slightly sweet, bitter, fruity and tiny malty with caramel, grapefruit juice, resinous wood, pine needles, moist grass, piña colada, minerals, vanillin, rose pepper, orange zest and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is round, tiny astringent, slightly oily bitter, tiny boozy and medium bodied. Finish is slightly sweet, tiny fruity and slightly malty with caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, grapefruit juice, piña colada, resinous wood, pine needles, orange zest and lemon zest. For aging an IIPA this is great however it still doesn’t convince me the concept is a good idea to begin with.

   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 (462) - 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 (332) - 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 (1669) - 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 (668) - 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 (797) - 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 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

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