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RATINGS: 1411   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Big and delicious for your ’perty 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. It’s a kick-back sipper made to excite the palate.

stumpyiliz's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stumpyiliz (213) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Smells like toffee vanilla bourbon goodness. Taste is of roasted chocolate and coffee finishing with caramel and vanilla. Very dry tannic finish. This is probably from the peat taste of the bourbon in the wood. Overall a great beer but lacking in mouthfeel. It’s a little thin for all the flavor. If this were addressed i’d give this beer a 4.3+ rating. Sort of sad that this one disappears as fast as Kbs these days. At least oc is still not sought after like this one yet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7760) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Vanilla bourbon flavors are molded into a lascivious mouthfeel heated up by alcohol heat and lingering wood.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head of foam decorates the darkest ruby.
-The mouthfeel is rich, yes, but the supple carbonation makes it become an elegant dessert.
-The flavor profile is rather linear. Malts aren’t as deep as I like in this style (overtaken by the barrel treatment, probably?)
-Licorice-like sugared fruitiness appears after a while.


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gamin (91) - - JUL 31, 2014
Poured from a bottle from 2012, so it has about 2 years of age on it. Strong aroma of bourbon and maple syrup. Rich, clear, and inviting caramel color with little to no head. Maple syrup qualities are prominent in the flavor as well. Bourbon and booziness is also there. These flavors overwhelm pretty much everything else, probably because of the age on the bottle. I really like it but think I prefer it a bit fresher.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MSBrindbergs (249) - Solna, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2014
Felreggad tidigare som Double Trouble. Flaska från SB. Rödbrun dimmig vätska med en fin liten brun skumkrona. Doftar Baileys med kokos. Kraftig alkoholsmak och Baileyskänslan ligget kvar. Lämnar en bedövad gom med viss sötma och beska. Ingen öl i min smak...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dlbeer (733) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Tap at brewfest. Brown pour with off white head. Smells of bourbon and malts. Great bourbon notes: vanilla, wood, caramel. Warms you a up a little bit

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkel07 (3145) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique August 2013. Great beer with a dark brown colour and a swirling mist of foam. Fills the mouth with vanilla, toffee and caramel flavours.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mark_Eck (518) - - JUL 15, 2014
Draft. Pours a reddish brown. Aroma is scotch, bourbon, caramel, and vanilla. Taste is vanilla and bourbon. Wonderful beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strife21 (121) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Pours dark brown with thin head. This one smells like a bottle of find bourbon with a hint of malt. Taste is super smooth notes of vanilla toffee and caramel. Perfectly balance flavor. Medium body, low carbonation. Loved this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ShaneJ (493) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle from Coogee Cellars. Murky brown, tan head, boozy, oaky, vanilla, sweet caramel malt, low carbonation, syrupy bitter finish. Ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (1202) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours murky reddish brown with a small tan head. Aroma is bourbon, wood, caramel, licorice, vanilla. Taste is medium sweet caramel with oak and bourbon notes, finish is medium bitter with a caramel and alcohol note to it. Medium bodied and average carbonation,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rollinsr (371) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JUN 23, 2014
Pours a cloudy chestnut brown with minimal head. Aroma is figgy with dark and sweet malts. Flavor is very sweet and masks the abv very well. There is nothing to dislike about this brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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