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RATINGS: 1771   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 348   ABV: 11.6%
Big and delicious for your íperty mouth. Expect lovely, warm smells of single malt scotch, oaky bourbon barrels, smoke, sweet caramel and roasted malts. A bit of earthy spice and a scintilla of dark cherries. Itís a kick-back sipper made to excite the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2011
12oz bottle from Pickís Liquors poured into a snifter. Pours a dark ruby color with minimal head. Aroma of cherry, oak, whiskey, a little caramel and chocolate. Aroma is light sweet and light bitter. Strong boozy notes with a good bit of vanilla and oak. Medium bodied with a thick texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, this beer is great. As someone who loves bourbon as much as I do beer, this is a great combination.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Daenja (5) - - NOV 22, 2011 does not count
12 oz. Bottle to glass. Bourbon on the nose, start and finish. Great malt flavor that shines through in the middle. I bought one bottle to try, then went back the next day to buy the remaining 3 the store had. Iím planning on sharing 2 with my beer loving family members, and aging the last bottle for next year. I already canít wait till next year!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2011
bottle to glass. notes of booze, vanilla and caramel. deep caramel color with white head. sweet taste with a slight heat from the barrel. Really good beer. definitely one to enjoy slowly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2513) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2011
12oz bottle. Mahogany with a creamy biege head. Vanilla, oak and booze are most prominent, caramel with a bit of molasses, roasted malts. Very hot and prickly, somewhat sweet, booze is very upfront and overwhelms the palate, good carbonation and body, some bitterness at the end along with sweetness from the vanilla and oak. I think this would be much better with a bit of age on it so that it could mellow and balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Zombeer (59) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2011
this beer is only availible for one month a year, so when i saw it on the shelf of my local Bottle King, I bought every 4 pack. Wow, i love this beer. Strong and syrupy, this beer will warm you up and knock you out. Has a hint of bourbon in the finish. If you see it , buy it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
andyhwcinc (1812) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Purchased at West Lakeview Liquors in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home watching week 11 Thursday night football. Appearance a dirty ruby / brown with a very thin white head that rims around the glass. Aroma of bourbon, cherries, sweetness, oak, booze, doesnít smell overtly alcoholic but itís obviously apparent. Taste is really nice, vanilla, cherry, bourbon, roasted malt, and it all balances together very well. Nice oak/wood flavor too, it goes down smooth, much smoother than other brews of this high ABV caliber. Iím really enjoying this one, highly recommend it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zimm421 (57) - Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Dark brown with ruby hints. Tan head. Nose is vanilla, oak and bourbon. Sweet malts. Taste is sweet, then boozy. Overall a great brew for bourbon lovers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2911) - New York, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Bottled. Poured a medium opaque brown, mild head. Strong bourbon notes obviously, lots of cherries and some vanilla. Good enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
malrubius (2514) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 14, 2011
12 ounce bottle from Garden City Beverage Barn. Dark brown burgundy with ring and some lace. Smoky peaty dark cherry woody herbal aroma with slight burn. Toasted caramel dark fruity sweetness smoky woody spicy herbal hot vanilla finish. A little hot for my tastes, but very complex and huge. An excellent sipper for a cold evening.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bittermestupid (247) - Canton, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Pours brownish red with a tan head that fades quickly. I smell booze, cherry, vanilla, toffee and some chocolate. Bourbon, vanilla, oak, cherry, chocolate and toffee. Medium thick on the palate with a semi sweet and bourbon finish.

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