Grand Canyon Winter Bourbon Barrel Bomber
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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Our seasonal brown ale brings the warmth back to the winter. Brewed with maple syrup, and aged on bourbon oak. Note: This bottle also contains our flavor bomb. This revolutionary product changes everything you know about beer! The flavor bomb is packed with bourbon barrel oak sticks, then placed in the bomber to condition with the beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2013
A very smooth brown ale. Nice infusion of maple and woodiness although the bourbon is more shy and at the tail end. Solid B. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbaaron (1978) - Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Draft. Dark brown, almost black. Small light brown head. Really nice bourbon barrel character that doesnít dominate; vanilla, chocolate, caramel, coffee. Low alcohol presence. Medium to light body. Fair roastiness. Moderate sweetness and moderate to light bitterness. Soft and creamy. A bit thin. Quite nice, but would be a knockout if it were a bit bigger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 20, 2013
White waxed 22oz bomber pours with a clear deep copper body that supports a near white head of foam. The aroma has brown sugar, molasses and a mild sweet booziness in the background. The taste is pretty nice with maple syrup, vanilla sweetness, malt sweetened roasted malts, molasses and then faint smooth bourbon booze. This is coming across way better than I was expecting as the barrel notes only add modestly to the experience rather than smoother everything. Well crafted product.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
TempeCoyote (63) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2013 On tap at Papago 10/18. Light carbonation, smells sweet and enticing. A tasty brown ale before the barrel hints kick in, and they make it better. Never tried a barrel aged beer like this so wasnít sure what to expect. If all the little hints of brown sugar, vanilla etc. are from the barrel alone Iím impressed. Itís a bit confusing though because the bottle version claims to use a "flavor bomb" so Iím unclear if an adjunct is used for the draft version. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3863) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2013 Wax topped bomber from BevMo. Pours a clear, chestnut, bronze color with a thin khaki head and big bubbles of carbonation. Aroma is very roasted malt with almost a coffee kick to it. Tastes like a decent brown ale with some coffee. About the only thing I get from the barrel treatment is a hint of vanilla and booze in the finish. Nice base brown but the barrel is faint. Since the bottle actually has pieces of barrel inside it, I wonder if the barrel notes with increase with age and increased exposure to the beer?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiiruBierBeer (964) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Doesnít smell like much. Smell and taste is mineral and malt. Body is light with light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdb84 (559) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2015 Draft at Grand Canyon Brewery, Williams. Cola pour. A: slightly smoked malts, coffee, roasted peanuts. T: vanilla, biscuit, roasted malts. Watery development. Aftertaste mocha.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (4029) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Medium clear brown with sparse head, aroma and taste of chocolate first, dark malt second. Very sweet in overall presentation, but tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexanderj (3542) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Bottle; poured a ruby/auburn color with a dark khaki colored head. Aroma of wood, earth, caramel, fruit, veggies and alcohol. Flavor was somewhat weird, with maybe some wood and meat notes that didnít quite click. Almost leathery. With warmth some more sweetness and caramel emerge. A bit messy overall, but not too bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
joet (2547) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Pours with minimal head, amber. Aromas of vanilla and bourbon, spirits, wood, slightly thin in feel, lightly creamy, evident alcohol, faint bits of biscuit, light sherr. Finishes slightly peppery.

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