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RATINGS: 245   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
This Beer is my regular Fred, aged for over a year in Kentucky bourbon barrels.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Super tasty beer! Supreme barrel beer! On tap at the brewery. This is art. All the food we had sucked. Awesome pub.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2009
Multiple samples at the OBF open house at HOTD. Hazy amber; lighter in color than the regular fred from the wood. Tons of oak, vanilla and nutty bourbon mix with the caramel sweetness and light dark fruit from the base beer. Incredibly drinkable, with the bourbon being forward, but not overwhelming. ABV is very hidden. Alan rocks. Look for this in bottles next year.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
77ships (8211) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2014
Thanks to Martinus(?). 355 ml. bottle sampled. 2012 Vintage. This is supposed to be the good carbonated batch. Quite hazy brown with little head. Very thick bourbon nose, touch molasses, brown sugar, very thick malts,.. Thick vanilla oak taste, lots of bourbon, boozy in a good way with a very thick molasses, lots of brown sugar, very thick malt base, thick toffee, light charred oak, warming thick oak, lingering bourbon finish. Very thick & creamy, decadent, amazing but very brutal beer, almost too much but that is just the way I like, beast the regular Fred from the Wood if memory serves me well but not by much.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 25, 2009
Tap at the HotD open house... Poured a hazy orange with a white head. Strong bourbon aroma with noticeable alcohol and a nutty, vanilla, pastry character. Smooth and subtly carbonated palate. Big oak flavors with a boozy bourbon quality. The bourbon was very strong but also delicate. Light fruits like apple and low on the hop bitterness. A vanilla, bourbon finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
ruffhauser (28) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2009
Did a truckload of these at the HOTD open house during OBF 2009. Super boozy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Vaiz (4334) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle @ ZeeBra Extreme Beer Festival 2013. Hazy copper pour. Aroma is smooth spicy fruity, pine, bourbon, creamy and very complex. Flavor is very smooth, perfect balance. Lovely brew with the bourbon barrel aging perfectly done. Extremely well done integration between the different flavor aspects of this brew. Piece of art.

   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markwise (5195) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2012
12oz bottle from goryshkewych. Cheers, George! Pours a clear copper with a tiny white head. Nose is vanilla, sweet malt, bourbon, wood, and toffee. All manner of good barley wine things. Flavor does not disappoint- vanilla, bourbon, caramel, toffee, and very little booze for a 12% beer. Enjoyable as hell, and a great nightcap.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bacterial (2871) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2012
UPDATED: APR 14, 2013 What an incredible beer. Thanks to my sister for standing in line last fall then shipping a few out to me (bottle from the 2011 release). Pours with almost no carbonation. Nose is wonderfully fruity with hints of oak and wood. Taste is sublime - sweet, medium mouthfeel, just missing a little CO2. I’ll be hiding a few bottles in the basement. Edit - had this again and I reduced my score a bit in hopes that a better carbonated version is created by Alan someday!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2012 Ar: Nose dominated by bourbon, oak to follow - floral hop notes and alcohol Ap: Hazy dark amber, almost brown - frothy white head T: Bourbon, bourbon, bourbon - strong hops, caramel malts P: Full bodied, warmth from bourbon, decent carbonation O: Bourbon dominates so not incredibly balanced, though that is what I was looking for. Really great beer, fun to have side-by-side with original Fred.

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