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RATINGS: 226   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndySnow (4307) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2013
Bottle at Craft Heads, Tokyo. Hazy brown colour with a small white head. Leaves quite a bit of lacing. Sweet malt, fruit, vanilla aroma. Flavour is sweet honey, sugar, caramel, dark fruit, vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2013
12oz bottle courtesy of thome50. thanks! Thome50 folks, sent this to me without asking for anything in return. Thome50 is awesome. Everyone should get to trade with him. He lives in boringville but still sends great beer. A beer shared with friends is the best kind and this is no disappointment. Lightly bourbon, solid flavor not intimidating just right. Good Stuff. here’s to #1,000

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (6068) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Bottle, orange amber pour with still head, big bourbon and vanilla nose, flavor of bourbon, wood, earthy, caramel and vanilla, honey, smooth warm finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gription79 (2393) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 2, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Bourbon, vanilla, coconut, caramel. This is a very good beer, glad I got to try this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcartamdg (2270) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Pours a light hazy brown with a thin white head. Aroma of bourbon, oak and malt. Taste is vanilla, oak, brown sugar. Smooth and sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Vintage 2012. 12oz bottle at HOTD. Pours a deep, orange-copper color; fine-bubbled light-tan head with nice retention and lacing. Plenty of tannic Bourbon and dry brown sugar notes; lean aroma overall. Full body, moderate CO2; layers of caramel (touch of oxidation), crystalline sugar, and toasty Bourbon infused with notes of vanilla and lightly tannic oak; lots of Bourbon and toasty warmth throughout; light, sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2013
12oz bottle thanks to Mark. Bottle shared with Julien.
Appearance : Slightly hazy amber with no head.
Aroma : Big oxidation with caramel and papery notes. Light alcohol, light spices. Very light tropical fruits. Light spicy rye. Some vanilla of course with light woody notes.
Taste : Vanilla with oxidation. Papery caramel with light hops. Some notes of tropical fruits are quickly passing by on the arrival. Finish has oxidation notes with caramel, piny hops and light alcohol.
Palate : Dead flat.
Overall : Quite an interesting drink. Really nice complexity and depth. Enjoyable presence of oxidation. Intriguing tropical fruits here and there. A hard to categorize beer. the lack of carbonation does not hurt the beer too much. Great beer !

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (3618) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2013
Bottle shared bu Fred (haha) merci! Clear copper orange pour, not even a single bubble actually looks like bourbon. Aroma of a typical hotd malt bomb, quite oxidized, light alcohol notes, tropical fruits says the label, I can agree with that. Rye is also present. Perry. Taste is fruity, liquory, more perry, light fruity acidity, bourbon, wood, lingering vanilla taste. Palate is completely flat, but nice port alcohol warmth. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
12oz bottle from cavemanlawyer, thanks James! 2011 Vintage. Pours a murky, orange-amber colored body with a thin, bubbly, off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a light lacing. Aroma is richer toffees with a good amount of bourbon and vanilla-oak. A few dark fruit notes, caramel, and buttered almonds. Flavor is similar. Richer toffees and caramels with a bit more of a sherry-like, tropical fruitiness. A few raisin dark fruits, a nice bourbon and oaky vanilla, a light woody spice, and a touch of buttered almonds towards the end. Finishes somewhat dry with a bit of a woody spice, toffees, bourbon, vanilla, and a light fruity note. Lengthy aftertaste following a somewhat chewy, medium body and a flatter carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid barrel aged barley wine. Lots of barrel character, but plenty of toffees and fruits to balance. Carbonation seems a bit too flat to me, but other than that, this was enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrgratz (113) - New York, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Bottle from Frank. Pours like swamp water..a murky light brown that is barely transparent. Head is present and lasting. Aroma is vanilla, candied apple, bourbon, some belgian yeast characteristics. Taste is maple syrup, vanilla, bourbon, raisins, toffee. Finish is hot, heavy bourbon. Mouthfeel is a bit lighter than the Fred. An overall gem but not the intelligent balance of sweet and bitter present in the Fred. Too sweet and sticky but def nice.

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