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RATINGS: 235   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (5811) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2013
12oz bottle, consumed directly after the regular Hair of the Dog Fred from the Wood. Slightly cloudy orange color. Aroma was oak notes, booze was nicely mellowed in this one, rounded edges around the sharpness found in regular Fred. Bourbon notes, oak, light vanilla. Quite an enjoyable brew to consume.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (1276) - California, USA - AUG 22, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark brown color without much head. Strong bourbon flavors overpower a little.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2013
2013. Fruity, sweet bourbon, oak, plums. Tastes like an English barleywine underneath, and that base blends perfectly with the other flavors present. Viscous. Quite good; need more!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Experiment_Ale (1089) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2013
12oz at my place with group. Pours murky orange brown. Aroma of is big fig, barrel, raison, pungent. Taste is fig, raison, delicious. Finish is very savory long and delicious. Mouthfeel is heavy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikem409 (1858) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 4, 2013
bottle. thanks alyssa!! pours amber with almost no head. big oaky wood aroma. taste is thick and sweet wood, dried fruit and dates. very nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4404) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Murky almost still pour, amber gold. No head. Nose is rich with lots of Bourbon and wood with some sharp notes. Very rich and bourbony flavor. Toffee and caramel all over with some toasted alone and tannic wood. Very full and rich plate with very low carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
umich03jm (2842) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2013
2013 bottle. Pours a murky dark orange color with absolutely no head. Aromas are bourbon, vanilla, oak, sweet caramel, and raisins. Taste starts with sweet caramel, plums and raisins but is quickly overpowered by the bourbon barrel. Huge vanilla and oak with a good amount of actual bourbon. Finish is boozy with some hot alcohol. Thick body that is pretty chewy and syrupy. No carbonation. This is kind of a mess. Did I open this too early?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7055) - Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2013
7/13/13. 12oz bottle thanks to Homer321! Lightly hazed amber golden pour with a small if any head. Huge bourbon aroma, lots of sweet caramel and bourbon in the flavor with some vanilla.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (4725) - Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2013
12 ounce bottle, poured a clear amber color aromas of light vanilla, caramel, and bourbon. Flavors were hot bourbom and caramel. Nice beer overall, thanks Cleg for the share.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7387) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 7, 2013
2011 bottle. Poured hazy sunset orange with pretty much no head sticking around. The aroma picked up lots of sweet, aggressive, decadent bourbon with caramel, vanilla, and a little maple beneath.. slightly off-putting medicinal overtones.. I enjoyed the bourbon, but the rest really didn’t come together. The flavor found molasses, maple, and vanilla at the core, with the same aggressive bourbon (plus related peppery character) laced throughout.. finished hot with mostly bourbon character. Thick and syrupy on the palate with very low carbonation.. coating.. left a long, building bourbon burn down the throat into the belly (with some oxidation).. hot overall.. this just didn’t do it for me.


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