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RATINGS: 240   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.


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4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markwise (5010) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (6479) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2016
For once I prefer the bourbon version to the regular. Citrus and lots of peel. Some oak. Pours hazy brown with ok head. Sweet and syrupy. Sweet finish with light tang. Bootie shared at tasting.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewje41 (2024) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2015
12 Oz bottle poured at Brouwers to celebrate absolutely nothing. Well, celebrate good beer and good times. Done with work for the year, and this is a grand way to start. 2011 vintage. Clear reddish brown in color with no head. This even looks like bourbon. Big booze, bourbon, cinnamon, and caramel aroma. Thick syrupy body. Hints of maple. Big caramel, cinnamon, and just a tiny bit of chocolate in the finish. A bit of oak. Very smooth. Delicious. I canít compare to anything, since this is my first experience with this beer. However, I can tell that the years have done kindly to this. Very fun try, and an excellent beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiiruBierBeer (811) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Bourbon and malt smell. Taste is the same with a bit of mineral. Medium body, medium carbonation, and mild foam.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Bottle from Brouwers. A bit pricey at $35 but hey, I donít get to the left coast much. Pours clear copper colored without much head. Aroma is sweet honey and bourbon, not a lot else. Flavor follows with honeycomb and bourbon, a bit on the sweet side. Syrupy mouthfeel, very light carbonation. Overall a nice beer and glad to try it, but should have gotten this when I didnít already drink 32 ounces of barrel aged stouts and strong ales before it. Whoops.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zoucrew102 (1083) - - SEP 27, 2015
Bottle at Hair of the Dog, portland. Sweet Candi sugar and caramel aroma with notes of bourbon and vanilla. Pours dark golden colored with no head at all. Starts with lots of sweet caramel and Candi sugar flavor. Finishes smooth with bourbon and light vanilla flavors. Pretty good, but the bourbon is not very pronounced.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DYCSoccer17 (3545) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 10, 2015
12 ounce bottle vintage 2011. Drank in celebration of Fredís full life. The aroma has lots of bourbon character present, with some retronasal booziness, too. Light sweet caramel and toffee hints with oak. Transparent, light amber body with no head. Completely flat. Starts with a very sweet, chewy, sticky caramel maltiness. Some sherry, and cardboard oxidation is also present in the middle. This is a bit syrupy with some trace bourbon flavors late. Pretty decadent. Light ethanol burn. No carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (4432) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 6, 2015
12oz bottle pours out a hazy brownish amber. Nose is nice vanilla bourbon barrel oak caramel sweetness. Taste is more of the sweetness caramel vanilla bourbon barrel oak brown sugar.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (7217) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2015
27/IV/15 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle @ my country ticks and pulled pork sandwiches tasting - BB: n/a (2015-545) Thanks to ElManana for sharing the bottle!

Clear orange beer, creamy beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: lots of vanilla, bourbon, caramel, sweet malts, almonds, marzipan. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: pretty sweet, sugary, peach candy, syrupy, fruity. Aftertaste: sweet, alcohol, bit sugary, orange peel, almonds, vanilla, bourbon, more vanilla.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DocLock (8947) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Shared bottle from Craft via PUBíR. Hazy brownish black pour with tan head. Nose was heavy bourbon, oak, molasses, vanilla. Tasted rich, complex, with oak, bourbon, vanilla, dark malt, and an incredibly complex finish. A bit hotter than the regular version, and simply the best.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (4317) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2015
Warm amber golden colour, white head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, caramel, malts, wood, raisins. Sweet flavour, caramel, bourbon, vanilla, wood, vin jaune. Thick and cloying. Sweet finish, cherry, caramel and wood. Nice. This beer is overly sweet and shouldnít be my thing really. Yet it is, and then some. I find Hair of the Dog works for me, even their sweetest beers have this great balance. Quite wonderful. Tnx!
(from 33cL bottle @ Timís country ticks and pulled pork sandwiches tasting. Thanks for sharing, ElManana!)


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