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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Strong ale aged in bourbon barrels for 6 months.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2010 9th October 2008. GABF. Slightly hazy brown beer. Sweet and oaky. Massive blooming vanilla. Sweet bourbon in the dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2009
(Draught) Pours a hazy amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of bread, toffee, nuts, caramel, toasted coconut, and vanilla. Flavor of toasted malt, bread, caramel, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, and toffee.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Date: 11/17/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Throwdown 3

muddy brown, wispy beige head, bits of lace, sweet dark caramel and chocolate aroma with a nice touch of bourbon, rich chocolate and caramel flavor, lots of balancing bourbon character, sweet vanilla brings out the chocolate and caramel,

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ***+/4

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8856) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2009
JW77 hooks it up yet again. Copperish pour. Aroma is full of bourbon, honey, fruit, vanilla and did I mention bourbon? Flavor is sweet and loaded with bourbon and vanilla. NICE!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (8781) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2007
Growler… O-Town Throwdown Part TresThis beer rocks!… Murky, caramel-colored ale with a small, fizzy, white head. No retention. The aroma is a malty, earthen marriage of tangy sourmash, oak, vanilla, toffee and caramel. Big, sweet, boozy, bourbon, caramel and malted grain flavor. Full-bodied and syrupy with prickly carbonation. Finishes sticky-sweet, bourbony and woodsy. Cheers to crizay for transporting and sharing his growler of this wonderful bourbon barrel-aged beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Growler acquired in trade with goryshkewych (thanks!). Poured a deeper amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of vanilla, bourbon, caramel, and some wood. Tastes of bourbon, vanilla, caramel, oak, and some spices.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (7858) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Sample from a growler. Dark brown colored body with a light haziness. Nose is inviting and rich brandy, spicy, sweet, peppery, alcoholic... Big sweet alcoholized brandy pear and plum syrup flavor. Rich and spicy toffee in a thick and oily finish. Awesome stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7585) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2012
On draught at Winking Lizard. The beer pours a dark reddish-amber color with a thin light beige head that disappears quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark malts and bourbon. Full-bodied with a bourbon forward flavor and notes of ripe fruit, caramel malt and vanilla. The finish is boozy with a lingering oaky vanilla aftertaste. Could use more balance but still a pretty good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Growler shared by hopdog on 10/25/08: Pours a transparent copper amber with a thin, wispy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of sweet and rich dark caramel bourbon with some toasty oak character. Body starts with rich sweet dark maltiness and good complex bourbon balance before a flavorful dark fruity finish. Nicely balanced and fairly drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2007
Big thanks to crizay for scoring this tasty growler and hauling it all the way down to Florida for the 3rd installement of the epic Orlando Throwdown tasting series. Pours dirty hazy amber brown with weak white head. The aroma is big with solid sweet bourbon and wood along with vague malt sweetness. The taste begins sugary sweet with malts that quickly becomes bourbon and wood but still the mild caramel candy and caramelized sweet malts are in control of the flavor. As the experience progresses the dry bourbon booziness grows into the finish with mild tannin and the remainder of the wood in tow. Nice barrel aged beer. If I had to be picky I’d say that it sort of over powers the base beer a bit too much. Still tasty though.


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