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RATINGS: 1477   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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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.

b33r's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
b33r (682) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Very dark brown color with zero head and minimal oily lacing. Aroma was sweet with bourbon and vanilla. Flavor was all smoky bourbon and light malts. Pretty good overall

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dlovell2 (857) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Pours dark brown almost black with brown tint around the edges of the glass and a tan head. Roasted malt, sweet caramel, bourbon, vanilla, and oak aroma with some alcohol vapors. Dark roasted malt smokiness with sweet caramel malt and brown sugar start. Dark chocoate flavor follows with candied sugars. Nice bourbon booziness with oak barrel flavors and vanilla. Flavors finishes out a nice melded roastiness and bourbon vanilla booziness. One word: Incredible.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (2461) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2014
Backlog rating. 12oz bottle at CBC Clerkenwell, sourced at Utobeer and shared at Gunnar tasting. It pours a brown color with a large tan head. Aroma is quite sweet and lightly roasty with notes of caramel, vanilla, burnt wood, bourbon, tobacco. Taste is again on the sweet side with some roasted matls, wood notes and alcohol to provide bitterness. More notes of toasted bread with marmalade, caramel, vanilla and leather. Alcohol presence is not overwhelming. Medium to full bodied with good carbonation and silky mouthfeel. Overall, I thought this was great, but I admit a skew to BBA beers

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rondphoto (2193) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 25, 2014
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear brown color, 1" tan head, sheets of lace. Aroma of malt, cherry wood, and bourbon. Taste is full-bodied malt that adds earthy dark cherry and charred barrel with alcohol in the palate, turning darkly sweet in a long, long finish. A huge brew in which the alcohol doesnít overwhelm, with flavors that compliment each other achieving a perfect balance. Mighty fine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hombrepalo (1841) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2014
6oz pour at Yards. Diabetes, sugar up the wahoo! Poued dark cocoa brown with a foamy beige head. Boozy brown sugar bourbon nose with sweet cake like vanilla and chocolate. Wonderful carmel, oak flavors with vanilla and coconut abounding, with lots of brown sugar boubon and sweet chocolaty oak. Outstanding.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mstrcrwly (320) - New York, USA - NOV 23, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass..burgundy pour with an off white head..aroma of vanilla,bourbon,toffee and caramel..taste of vanilla, dark fruits,caramel,malts..outstanding..one of the top 5 beers Iíve had any style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
CJ_Pain (124) - Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Way too strong. Know I'm in the minority but this thing is a hot mess. Bourbon barrel dominates instead if complimenting already fine beer. Gonna let the remaining 2 from the 4 pack sit for a year or so and revisit ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2420) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Pours a two finger, off-white head that slowly fades to a thin layer leaving some lace. Deep ruby color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Nice oak and bourbon nose. Flavor is similar with bourbon and oak, some malty sweetness. The high ABV is hidden. $3.50 for a 12oz bottle from Bertís Better Beers Hooksett, NH.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
George2Tall (23) - - NOV 22, 2014
The beer pours coppery brown with a minimal white head. Fruity aroma with cherry overtones. Easy palate, but with the cherry taste. Rating a beer is necessarily subjective, and here is where I just differ with the others who have tasted this beer. I found the fruity flavor distracting and not entirely pleasant. I will probably pass on this beer in the future. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (3820) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle thanks to Matt. Pours a dark amber with medium beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong dark fruit, caramel, roasted malt. Thin mouthfeel with strong caramel, dark fruit, nice booze, very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
demondeacon09 (45) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Well hot damn. This beer well exceeded my expectations. Aroma of toffee, burnt sugar, oak, bourbon. Sweet at first upon tasting, but not overly so. Notes of pecan, bourbon, almond, sweet caramel. Such a complex beer. Never tasted anything like it.

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