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Glacier Cherry XXX (Oak Aged)

Glacier Cherry XXX (Oak Aged)
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Santa’s Little Helper. This high gravity triple bock is finished with a second pitching of ale yeast and 1.5 pounds of cherries per gallon. Crisp lager notes blended with big cherry, bourbon, and vanilla flavors and aromas. Color is dark red. This one will make Rudolf fly. Aged in various oak barrels including Jim Beam and Napa Valley wine barrels.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - DEC 15, 2011
On tap @ Glacier. Hazy reddish brown with a tiny beige head. Aroma of dark, sweet, cherries, caramel, vanilla, bourbon and oak. Flavor is slightly sweet cherries, lots of bread and toffee and a mildly boozy, bourbon finish. Medium body with soft carbonation and a slick mouth feel. This is a great beer, just wish the bourbon and oak came through a bit more.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Draft. Rich amber beer with a light tan head. Vanilla, oak, dark malt, and bourbon aroma. Bourbon flavor with light vanilla and some cherries. Slightly lighter bodied than expected. LIngering caramel and bourbon with a bit of fruitiness. Expected more cherry.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2008
A bronzed body approaches mahogany, mostly flat in appearance. Fruity, sweet/tart nose. Cherry-sweet flavor with a pit-like bitter finish. Liqueured chocolate covered cherry lingers. Mild, spicy carbonation in the mouth provides a pleasant fluffiness and leads to a dry finish.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2007
Sampled at the second annual Bistro’s West Coast Barrel Aged Beer Fest: Pours a transparent copper bronze with a wispy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of sweet caramely complex bourbon with a nice raisin and brown sugar complexity. Body starts fairly rich and caramely sweet with a good balance of bourbon and a touch of tart cherries toward a full, sweet and tart sticky caramel finish. A nicely balanced unique brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5482) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2007
This poured a dark brown highlighted in red with almost no head. It held an aroma of Bourbon, chocolate, sweet red cherries, and lightly roasted dark malt. Considering the style and the cherries, this didn’t get overpoweringly sweet, perhaps because of all the alcohol. Tasty and chocolatey like a dark malty pudding with sweet cherries sprinkled over with Bourbon. Not too shabby.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 19, 2007
Tasted on tap at the 2007 Bistro West Coast Barrel Aged Beer Festival. The bock poured a medium amber color. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is caramel, vanilla and cherries. A medium bodied “Triple bock”. The malts are caramel and sweet. The hops are earthy and floral. Lots of bourbon and chocolate flavors and well as cherries. Nice balanced. Very smooth. Hides the alcohol very well. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - NOV 15, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2007 On tap at FoBAB 5. This beer poured a dark brown color with a minimal tan head. The aroma of the brew consisted of roasted malts, chocolate, and marichino cherries. The flavor contained light chocolate notes with a lasting, sweet cherry finish. The bourbon was very restrained. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied with a good dose of carbonation. An interesting, flavorful brew. Works for me!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3843) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 11, 2007
Draft at the Bistro’s West Coast BA Fest, 11/10/07; Nose of oak, chocolate and cherries; clear brown with a small off-white head; flavor bourbon, and chocolate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sersdf (1015) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2007
FoBAB 07. looks like i’m the only one willing to try the lager, eh? dark brown. smells good. chocolate fruit malt. def. a lager. but very good. like a 4.1. clear. sorta dark.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (2803) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2007
FoBAB 2007. Deep brown but clean color. Short-lived head. Cherry flavor here is sweet instead of the usual tart. For being, presumably, a big beer, it’s pretty light and easy to drink. Fruitiness respectfully bows out at the finish for a nice budding of brown malts.


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