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RATINGS: 210   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.


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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7101) - 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 didnít 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 didnít do it for me.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cpetrone84 (1332) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Pour is a murky pale brown with no head. Nose is strong bourbon and wood with a good bit of caramel and some hints of dark fig and fruits. Nose is more sweet, less bourbon. Caramel and lots of toffee, a bit of slightly charred wood and notes of bourbon. Flavors are a bit more muted than the nose. Full bodied, sticky and chewy, with virtually no carbonation and a soft clean finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16456) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle @ RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty woody bourbon aroma with hints of caramel. Sweetish malty woody bourbon flavor. Has a sweetish malty woody bourbon caramel finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gendv138 (1041) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle during RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting at Schlafly Tap Room. 2012 release. Cloudy brown with off-white head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, dark fruit, caramel, toffee. Tastes of bourbon, oak, booze, caramel. Medium-light body with a dry and warm finish. Low carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJvd (812) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2014
Small sample from bottle @ Zeebra II. Pours hazy copper coloured with a medium white head. Aroma is quite sweet with bourbon, caramel, dark fruits and malts. Taste has raisins, dark fruits, some caramel and a medium bitter finish. Medum body and carbo. Quite nice for a barley wine.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3283) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2014
12 oz bottles, 2011 & 2012. Cloudy brown with sparse froth; the 2012 kicks up a nice head with a stiff pour. For the 2011, nose is overripe peach and plum, brown sugar and stale sherry. The 2012 is much fresher caramel, raisin and bourbon. The 2011 is almost completely flat, slightly sticky medium body. The 2012 the same but with adequate carb. Taste is caramel, bourbon and wood with the 2011 version adding notes of spoiled dark fruit and musty oak. I donít mind the lack of carb in the 2011 but the oxidation just ruins the taste. For me this would be a 6-3-6-2-15 = 3.2. The 2012 exhibits beautiful bourbon barrel aging perfectly complimenting the base Fred.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (7659) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2014
2013 bottle. Murky brownish-orange color with a minimal off-white head that disappears quickly to a sparse outer ring. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of bourbon, dark fruit and caramel malt. Full-bodied and slightly syrupy with an oaky bourbon character and flavors of vanilla, caramel malt, dark fruit and brown sugar. The finish is boozy with a raisin and dark malt aftertaste. Good beer all around.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (2542) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle at home. Pour is viscous golden brown with no head - doesnít look like there is any carbonation in this one. Huge bourbon, coconut, oaky, mapley, figgy, raisins, caramelly, and toffee in the aroma. Taste is coconut caramels, toffee, toasted wood, oak, earthy, grapefruit, prunes, and golden raisins with a hint of alcohol on the backend. Slick mouthfeel with no carbonation. The flavors are there and itís incredibly smooth for 12%, but the complete lack of carboantion kills the experience for me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmgreenuk (4082) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Kermis. Big thanks. Poured a murky dark brown with a whispy off-white head. The aroma is big wood, boozy bourbon alcohol, sweet fruit. The flavour is moderate sweet, light bitter with a rich chewy sweet, caramel malt, alcoholic, woody palate. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. Looked awful but tasted great in small quantities.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (4796) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours murky golden brown with no real head. Iím getting massive wood from the aroma, along with the bourbon coming out strong, vanilla, toffee and sweet overripe dark fruit. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter. Probably the most woody beer Iíve had, so strong in the palate too. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Super thick and chewy mouthfeel. This is true beer geek beer, I would never want to drink a whole bottle by myself, but really enjoyable to share in a tasting. Itís like being in a caramel bourbon forest.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deanso (5080) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2014
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Very thin off white head. Cloudy dark amber pour. Lots of bourbon. Clear alcohol. Very nice.


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