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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NickV (5) - New Mexico, USA - MAR 1, 2013 does not count
Beautiful garnet color, but lacking in balance and palatability. The abv makes this beer tempting, but what we're really talking about here is barley wine; great if that's what you're looking for, but calling this an ale is almost a misnomer. ---This rating is likely a compilation of my and my roommates' musings over our latest beer pick up. We are all self-proclaimed beer connoisseurs. All ratings and comments are decided through deliberation, discussion, and (frequently) bloodshed. Let this not be in vain.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikem409 (1756) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2013
bottle. 2009 vintage thanks beau! pours murkey dirty red. white head. aroma is slight whiskey and malty bastard. taste has more barrel then nose leeds on to. finish is smooth loads of burnt sugar and caramel.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (13041) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle (Vintage 2009) at The Others Tasting, London - big thanks to Bruce for bringing this one. Pours hazy maroon with a fine, off-white foam head. Some dry caramel and toffee in the nose, dry fruits, dates. Medium to big sweet flavor with toasty brown bread, caramel and alcohol-soaked berries. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately warming finish with light bitter earth, some torched wood, and toasty sugars. Tasty beer, pretty hefty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (5343) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Bottle @ THE Others Tasting. Thanks to Bruce for hunting this down! The pour’s deep red with a small off-white head. The aroma’s quite woody. Plenty of bourbon, some raisin, singed grass and cherry scones. The taste is sprucy hops, burnt wood and grass. Hot bourbon, caramel and vanilla. Sweet, malty profile. A touch of milk chocolate. Hints of spearmint on the finish. Full bodied, a sipper for sure. This drinks big, even for the out-sized ABV. Overall, a decent beer. Not completely dialed-in. Not a favorite, but interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (8089) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
2009 bottle thanks to Bruce at THE others tasting. It pours hazy deep mahogany with a yellow-white head. The nose is wood, vanilla, toasted coconut, raisin, date, bourbon, varnish and spice. The taste is wood, varnish, bourbon, fruit cake, spice, earth, burnt note, nice bitterness and some alcohol warmth with a dry, bitter finish. Medium-full body, moderate carbonation and sticky-mouth-feel. Fairly alcoholic, but pretty tasty indeed.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swoopjones (6571) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2013
bottle. bourbony vanilla notes, rich maltiness, caramel & toffee. BIG, rich & flavorful. Bourbon, toffee richness, not as boozy as expected at 11.5%, light wood aging. Delicious beer

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9896) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle... Pours brown with a small, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. The aroma is a luxurious mélange of toasted oak, bourbon and toasted coconut. Ultra full-bodied and velvety with tickling carbonation. The flavor is certainly bitter, but not nearly as rough around the edges as the base beer. It features heavy citrusy bitterness flanked by discreet notes of bourbon and toffee. Lengthy, bitter finish. Bottle courtesy of ctipping!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (6177) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 24, 2012
hazy dark amber color with ivory sheen. Big whiskey, booze, caramel, mild roast aromas. medium body. Vanilla flavors with sweet spicy caramel, toast, wood. Boozy warming finish--not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - DEC 23, 2012
500ml bottle. Rating #28. Pretty tasty beer. Hops are still present, nice bit of bourbon with the Double Bastard shining through nicely. (2599)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
spujr (23) - - NOV 27, 2012
Hoppy beer that overpowers the nice malt and yeast flavor.smells great and looks great. Alcohol aftertaste not pleasant. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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