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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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This Beer is my regular Fred, aged for over a year in Kentucky bourbon barrels.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2012

Bottle 12fl.oz.

[ Vintage 2011 ]. Clear medium red - orange amber colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, wood, dry wood, alcohol - bourbon. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, sharp, bourbon. Body is medium to full, texture is oily and sticky, carbonation is soft, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20120720]
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Bottle 12fl.oz. @ chriso s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2012.

[ Courtesy of Secret Summer Santa ]. Unclear medium amber colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, wood, oak, dry wood, alcohol - bourbon - whisky. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, warm alcohol - bourbon, caramel, wood. Body is medium, texture is oily and sticky, carbonation is flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20120804]
8-2-8-4-16

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (13360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2012
4th August 2012
ChrisOs Marvellous Pre GBBF Mega Tasting. Thanks to Jan (Fonefan) for this rarity. Hazy amber beer, no real head. Sherry like tangy dried fruits. Trace of vanilla wood barrel. Very mild bourbon sourness. Very nice but barely restrained booze.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmonster (953) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Bottle served in a tulip. 2011 edition. Pours slightly hazy amber-brown with no head. Zero. Massive sweet nose of vanilla, oak, caramel, and bourbon. Intense sweet flavors showing all the bourbonesque qualities of the nose in spades. Medium-full body, slick-thick texture, no carbonation, and a long, sweet, boozy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (948) - New York, USA - SEP 5, 2012
2012 bottle, 09/05/2012. Pours murky milky brown, thin frothy head fades to surface patina, tight soapy lacing. Nose initially dominated by bourbon- vanilla, caramel, oak and booze, underneath rick dark malts, brown sugar, bit of spices. Taste follows along the same lines- caramel and vanilla, bourbon bite with toffee chewiness, fruity overtones. Same thick, full body found in most barrel aged HotD treats. Delicious, but at this point still hot and definitely a sipper.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stumpyiliz (212) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Big vanilla whiskey nose from a fast dissipating 1/2" head. Carbonation is very low but does not take away from the experience. Tastes of almond and different tropical dried fruits. Overall a spectacular beer, but for this only being a 2011, i would have expected better retention to thecarbonation. I think the oxi dation i taste could bdone away with by force carbing the beer vs using a refermentation process. At this age its like a fresh cuvee de tomme or Angel’s share.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (9848) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2012
Bottle at Chriso’s 2012 Pre-GBBF Shindig, London. Pours a hazy, red-gold with a light, bubbly head. Golden raisin nose with some dry wood and alcohol accents. Big sweet flavor with plenty of woody tang, a bit of caramel, honey. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Moderate woody and boozy sting on the finish, fairly vinous with lots of sugary golden raisins. It’s a slow-burner.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sm89walt (1716) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2012
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2012. A cloudy amber on the pour with a fine & disappearing head. A big woody, bourbon nose with sweet & spicy fruits beneath. Flavours of sweet, spicy raisin & prune, wood, bourbon - boozier than the nose - a medicinal, herbal edge. Finished quite dry. Warm in the mouth, soft & ’chewy’ mouthfeel with some pear, apple & juicy fruit to finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smurf2055 (1303) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2012 2011.5 vintage. Pours deep golden with a finger head. Smell is peaches, oak, vanilla, belgium. Taste is strong woody flavors, oak and vanilla, good bourbon, slight sourness, some base beer still there. Good beer. 2012 dark hazy orange with a finger head. Smell is citrus and cream, some oak. Taste is sweet juicy fruit and spice. A lot more of the base beer comes through on this, very nice. 2011 darker blond/orange with almost no head, very undercarbonated. Smell is strong bourbon oak and vanilla, fruit and spice. Taste is vanilla, smooth and fruity, some booze, pretty mellow. Overall, ok.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (3862) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle @ Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig. Pours deep brown with a small head. The nose is strong wood, bourbon, deep bruised red fruits, cherries and brown sugar. The taste is light peach, some cherry and tangy bourbon sweetness. The finish is hot with hints of tobacco. Full bodied, quite boozy. Overall, tasty but a bit rough.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2012
Bottled@chriso pre-gbbf shindig 2012. hazy golden colour, small head. Aroma is fruity, alcoholic, sweet malts, toffee and some mild vanillaish notes. Flavour is fruity, floral, caramelly, earthy and mild raisiny notes. Nicely balanced.


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