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RATINGS: 218   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 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6478) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Sample from a 12oz bottle, thanks to RBer who shared it at the hotel after DLD 2013. Mostly hazy amber color. Good thin white head. Decent bits of lace. Nice baked apple, vanilla aroma. Some toasty malt. French toast? Very nice. Super smooth, lighter carbonation. More dry texture. Moderate bitter, decent bite in the finish. Lightly spicy. Solid stuff. Tastes a little hot, but nice still. Satisfyingly complex.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2013
Pours a murky brown with no head at all, completly flat... Ho well. Aroma of caramel, bourbon, small vanilla notes. Taste is all about malts, definitly caramel, brown sugar, bourbon, some tobaco leaves, oak. Full body mouthfeel. This would have been really great with some carbonation. Hope to find another with some so i can give it another shot. Still enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndySnow (3389) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmikolich (1449) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (6021) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gription79 (2264) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcartamdg (2003) - 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

3.8
   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.

4
   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 !

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (3158) - 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.


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