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RATINGS: 242   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Sampled during RBSG. From notes. Bourbon, caramel and toffee, oak. Been wanting to try this for a while.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (4205) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Un autre liquide aux allures de spiritueux en cette fin de soirée sidérante. Très collant avec un caramel riche et des tons herbacés. Pas ce à quoi je m’attendais mais quand même savoureux.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hypo_Luxa (59) - Osaka, JAPAN - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle from 2013. Aroma is vanilla, sharp, wood, carmel. Taste is sweet maple, cinnamon, no burn, dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (2123) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
Golden brown with virtually no head. Aroma is bourbon, sherry, raisins, honey, brown sugar. Full bodied, very sticky mouthfeel, no carbonation, sweet on the palate with a lightly warming booze finish. Taste is raisins, honey, bourbon, brown sugar, Muscat, chocolate. Sweet but heavenly.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
czar (6952) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
bottle shared by tom10101, thanks bro! pours cloudy dark golden orange without a head and leaving no lacing per say. bourbon-soaked red frutis, sherry/xerez, sweet fruity malts with chocolate hints, booze - lots, slightly garbagy too, pepper. low carbonation if not still, medium to full body - oily and thick, sweet grassy-spicy finish. darn, had high expectations on this one..

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (8822) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle, 2012 vintage-- hey, didn’t we share this at RBAG this year, cortesy of gramity? Why aren’t any of our ratings here? Anyway, this bottle is from Grippitis. Deep ruddy amber, minimal head. Sweet fruity toffee, bourbon, vanilla, spice, wood. Very rounded, soft, with a warming finish. Very nice.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tom10101 (4792) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle (12 oz). Thanks to Daniel for this one! Almost clear amber with no head and a bubbly ring of foam. Taste is relatively complex, but not so much appealing with bourbon, candi sugar, alcohol, vegetal notes and berries. Taste is very similar with bourbon, vanilla, berries, vegetal notes, alcohol and medium sweetness. Medium/full body. Flat. Unpleasant vegetal aftertaste. Very disappointing considering how good the regular Fred is. That one is pretty bad...

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Luk_ (238) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle. Pours a flat pale brown mess. Aroma is bourbony with some weird candy notes. Taste has weird red fruit tartness and sweet candy along with bourbon and vanilla. Bad batches shouldn’t get bottled this is unfortunate.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mattkorsgaard (32) - Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle at the brewery. 2012. Mild bourbon. Great dark gold color. Medium carbonation. Reminds me of fw double dba. Barrel aged light barleywine. Great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (8999) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 29, 2014
"after having the awesomeness that was ADAM from the Wood, I was looking forward to this one. It was a nice beer, but did not improve on the base beer one bit, IMO. The bourbony fruity aroma and flavor were nice, and the smoothness hid the abv incredibly well, but the complexity is nearly gone, and apparently there were carbonation issues with some 11 batches, so it was close to flat. still good, just not a giant leap like AFTW was.""


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