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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2496) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Bottle shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt. Served with Adam, Adam from the Wood, Cherry Adam from the Wood, Fred, Matt, Doggie Claws ’05. The beer is a murky copper/brown/orange hue with virtually no head. The aroma brings bourbon, oak, subtle fruit and spice. Good flavor, slightly tannic. Smooth bourbon taste with low carbonation. A tasty brew. A bit less sweet than regular Fred, which is nice. Like the other beers in this lineup, this is suitable for slow sipping and savoring. Overall, very good. Something I would definitely enjoy having again. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-18-2011

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2012
shared by a generous person @CCB Black Friday-12oz bottle-tan-amber. A-bourbon, med malt, herbal. T-bourbon/wood, med malt-some caramel, herbal hops. Very soft carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
12oz bottle thanks to dsgolovin, appreciate it. Like most people have noted this is completely flat and the beer really suffered as a result. Dark murky orange color. Aroma of bourbon, oranges, strange yet interesting. Tasted like vanilla and oranges, booze, not bad but the lack of carbonation made it seem like juice with booze in it. Overall, disappointing. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-08-2012 20:40:11

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LoFi (1592) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2012
2011 bottle, thanks to fredrik_! Hazy reddish brown with a small, porous, transparent head. Aroma: malty with bourbon and vanilla, fruity, oak, light boozy. Taste: malty, toffee, bourbon, vanilla, fruit, licorice, honey, wood. Full bodied with low carbonation. Very nice!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 6, 2012
12oz bottle, 2011 release, via trade. pours a very hazy, apple-cider-esque orange, capped by a razor thin, beige head. aroma is wonderful with heavy oak, vanilla, fruit esters, apple skins, and cake batter initially that transitions to rich bourbon, toasted almonds, coconut, and werther’s candies as it warms. flavor is fantastic as well with a beautiful blend of fruit esters, herbal hops, sweet caramel, and rye spices with wet oak, bourbon, vanilla, toffee, and raisin bread with subtle hints of coconut, apple cider, and spice cake on the back end. palate is smooth and full bodied with minimal carbonation but it certainly does not take away from the beer at all. finishes with light fruit, wood, and subtle bourbon warmth. overall, another great barrel aged beer from HOTD.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
MotherBrother (692) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2012
Pour a flat light caramel brown, with no head at all. Aroma of bourbon, barrel, caramel, slight hoppy notes, slight vanilla, slight booze on the nose, bourbon soaked dark fruits, banana(?). The taste is pretty sweet upfront, with a some slight bitter notes to it. Average body, with a medium carbonation that have died. - No carb. at all. A long lingering of heat in the throat when swallowed. Thanks to Jeff for giving me this bottle. Couldn’t wait, had to pop this bad boy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (6397) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Bottle at the brewery. Actually chose the 2012 over 2011 even though the newer one was $2 more- the brewer said it was better and priced likewise. Pours a cloudy orange-amber color with a moderate eggshell white head. Aroma of bourbon hits immediately, with vanilla, oak, dried fruits, butterscotch, toffee, and almonds. Flavor of raisins, caramel, vanilla, dried tropical fruits, almonds, rye, and oak. Medium-bodied, with a chewy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Complex, tasty and excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (3254) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Bottle. Brown dead pour that looks a touch thin, lost abbey carbonation? Bourbon and oak dominate aroma. Flavor is much nicer than expected, bourbon oak, some maple and sweet malt tones. Beer is thin entire leaving something to be desired. Alcohol is relatively hidden.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 20, 2012
A - Pours a super hazy amber-brown with only a few bubbles around the edges. The bubbles disappear quickly leaving behind no lace. S - Aroma is a mix of Bourbon, oak, vanilla, sweet caramel malts, caramelized and residual sugars, some grapefruit and citrus hops and some booze. T - Starts off with some sweet toffee malts with some brown and maple sugars, dark fruit, grapefruit hops, and some vanilla. Through the middle, the bourbon and oak come through with some floral hop notes, a hint of hop bitterness, some honey, and some more residual sugars. The finish is a mix of caramel malts, dark fruit, oak, vanilla, Bourbon, honey, some citrus hops, and some booze. M - Full bodied with very mild carbonation. Feels smooth and a bit syrupy with a warming and sweet finish. D - Very drinkable. The lack of carbonation hurts it a bit, but the barrel flavor blends so nicely with the base beer that it is still very enjoyable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (6849) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Big thanks to BOLTZ7555 for sharing this tasty world class brew. It pours with a hazy murky copper body (gorgeous) that has some gold edges and supports a tiny white-ish head of foam. The aroma offers up musty muted pine, sticky smelling malts and then smooth barrel notes. The taste has smooth yummy sweet bourbon nicely nuanced by some pine hops and smooth rich sweet malts. This is rich smooth balanced and delicious. It lingers with smooth sweet bourbon and pine hoppiness that you really never want to go away. Wow, what a treat.


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