Fifty West Remus’ Revenge Series: Bourbon Barrel 10 & 2
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Remus’ Revenge Series No. 2: This ale is an exploration in all directions. The flavors steer toward red licorice, oak, vanilla, and cherry derived from the barrel that it was held in for four months. Fasten up and enjoy the trip.

Remus’ Revenge Series No. 7: Bottled in Summer ’14

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrSilverworm (7776) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2014 On tap, thanks to Blake. Freshly tapped keg. Cloudy amber red orange color. thin khaki head, nice thicker lace. Awesome vanilla bourbon flavors, rich dark fruit. Smooth, creamy texture, bigger body, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Moderate to bigger bitterness, light sweet, light alcohol warmth. Excellent stuff. Very tasty. 9/4/8/5/17

Update rate, 9/6/14: At Fifty Fest this year, they had a version of this beer that had been aged 10 months, versus the 4 months the original version spent in barrels. I got a half pour in a plastic cup. Dark red color. Thin khaki head. Leaves decent bits of lace. Up front in the nose, some very nice whiskey barrel aroma. Toasty caramel malt, some chocolate, nuttiness, big oak, butterscotch. Great full, thicker body. Good full creaminess to the texture. Sort of slick finish, moderate sweet taste, bigger bitterness, and a nice cresting warmth in the finish. Light heat on the end, but no bite. Great longer barley wine / barrel aftertaste to savor, makes me want to keep sipping repeatedly. I prefer the centennial hoppiness of fresh 10+2, but this is still an awesome complex barrel-aged barley wine. 8/4/8/4/17 [original scores kept]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tmoney99 (11463) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Draft. Poured a hazy reddish brown color with a moderate frothy tan head that lasted with good to excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex roasted malt, caramel, earthy hop and wood aroma. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy bourbon sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout better version beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (6401) - Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Draft at Fifty West via Blake. Pours a hazy caramel brown color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have big malt character, caramel, brown sugar, bourbon, vanilla, wood and some fruits. First class local brew. I’m very excited.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (10442) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Growler. Pours clear tawny with a medium, frothy beige head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is cookie and caramel malt, alcohol, bourbon, vanilla, oak, dates, earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is sweet malt, dark fruits, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (6533) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
Growler - Oak, brown sugar and caramel. Clearish copper with a think white head. Oak, raisins and mellow dark sugars. Very smooth and rich.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (6149) - Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Draft to taster at Fifty West. Looks good; a somewhat hazy caramel brown with light beige lacing. Smells and tastes sweet and malty with notes of oak, bourbon, and vanilla. Nice and smooth on the palate. Good beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (7107) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Draft in a sampler at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy orange color with a small off-white head. Sweet aroma and flavor: vanilla, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, golden raisins, dates, toast, a little oak, and some warming bourbon late. Medium-bodied, with a sweet, malty, coating mouthfeel and modest carbonation. The barrel really complements this beer well. Nice sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (9986) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Growler at Downtown Inn tasting at RBWG. Pours amber brown. Nose and taste of toffee, caramel, bourbon, oak and sticky dark fruits. Full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rondphoto (2543) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 2, 2014
bottle @ Fifty West / Cincinnati OH --- Hazy brown color with a head cover and light splashes of lace. Taste is big caramel malt and toffee and vanilla that builds to a strong alcoholic finish that I think has a little bourbon (or is that licorice?) in it. So big that sipping seems to be the only way, but what a nice brew in hand with the guys on the porch on a rainy night. Really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (1339) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Growler sample hazy dark copper. Nose bourbon,dank hop,sweet malt. Taste nice balance of bourbon,vanilla,sweet malt,and mild earthy. Some sweet in the finish.

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