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RATINGS: 216   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jesterdeal (1842) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Aroma of sweet cherry, red wine, vanilla and bourbon. Pours thick, sticky and red. Taste is mostly cane sugars, caramel and cherries. Mostly bourbon syrup and no sign of the sour fred. Kind of a let down in that regard. Otherwise, if you like sticky barrel-aged beers, this is no joke.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (8395) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2013
Bottle at home, from HOTD PDX, 16/01/13. Pours a clear dark amber brown with a thin off white head that clears to a bubbly edge piece and a triangular film. Second half of the bottle leads to a hazy pour. Nose is big on the bourbon, wood, booze, dark toffee, dark fruits, coconut backnotes. Taste comprises sweet sugars, big boozey notes but well tempered by the sugars so’s not to come over too harsh, dark fruits, raisens, dates, touch of coconut. Carbonation is a little over cooked for my liking (and evident in the bubbly appearance), full bodied, boozey and sweet in the finish. Having supped this one gently over an hour, the carbonation flattens out so raised from 3 to 4. A top drop, well balanced, good dose of booze but tempered by the sweetness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dixonian (1561) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2013
12oz bottle. Cloudy copper brew with a bit of white head. Nose is crazy - bourbon, caramel, oak, vanilla, sugar sweetness. Flavor is complex and evolved as it warmed - lots of bourbon and wood, vanilla, toffee, caramel. ABV is there but not overpowering.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DalzAle (1978) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle thanks to Bacterial (thanks Jeff!). Clear dark tan pour, no carbonation whatsoever and an aroma of light sweet malt, caramel and mellow vanilla/bourbon. Flavor is silky caramel, sweet silky bourbon and a little bready. No way this tastes like 12%, good god this is tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2499) - 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.


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