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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
This Beer is my regular Fred, aged for over a year in Kentucky bourbon barrels.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
12oz bottle from cavemanlawyer, thanks James! 2011 Vintage. Pours a murky, orange-amber colored body with a thin, bubbly, off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a light lacing. Aroma is richer toffees with a good amount of bourbon and vanilla-oak. A few dark fruit notes, caramel, and buttered almonds. Flavor is similar. Richer toffees and caramels with a bit more of a sherry-like, tropical fruitiness. A few raisin dark fruits, a nice bourbon and oaky vanilla, a light woody spice, and a touch of buttered almonds towards the end. Finishes somewhat dry with a bit of a woody spice, toffees, bourbon, vanilla, and a light fruity note. Lengthy aftertaste following a somewhat chewy, medium body and a flatter carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid barrel aged barley wine. Lots of barrel character, but plenty of toffees and fruits to balance. Carbonation seems a bit too flat to me, but other than that, this was enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gEUS (1473) - Linden, BELGIUM - APR 7, 2015
330 ml bottle at home - 2011 vintage. Pours dark copper with a red hue, as flat as a mutha. Deep bourbon nose but with a great malt and brown Sugar backbone, alcohol is quite intrusive after a while though. Medium body but with loads of alcohol. Taste is a lot like an aged vin jaune, a bit salty, dry finish as well. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (3712) - 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 shouldn’t 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 @ Tim’s country ticks and pulled pork sandwiches tasting. Thanks for sharing, ElManana!)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DocLock (8530) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Shared bottle from Craft via PUB’R. 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElManana (1086) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - APR 27, 2015
Bottle at "Pulled-pork-tasting" at tderoeck's place. Thanks myself for bringing the bottle! Lots of vanilla, bourbon, very sweet, oaky. Still not my thing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (6212) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcr (2346) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - APR 3, 2015
Bottle. Cloudy brown body. Thinnest of beige heads rapidly disappearing. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, oak, caramel, overripe raisins, prunes, alcohol. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes moderately to heavily sweet and lightly bitter. Full body, velvety texture, no carbonation (guessing because of loose capping). Taste of rich malts with notes of bourbon and alcohol that linger into the finish. Vanilla, caramel, toffee. It’s an enjoyable sipper. Thanks wnoble.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (2091) - Ghent, BELGIUM - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle from a trade, shared @ HOTD tasting. Murky brown colour, no foam. No carbonation. Syrupy. Very sweet beer. Aroma of raisins, vanilla, brown sugar and lots of bourbon. A bit too much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (3611) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (1161) - GREECE - MAR 30, 2015
330ml bottle, v2011, from Nightfall. Thank you Alex! Hazy orange amber color with small beige head. Malty aroma, fruity, dark and citrus fruits, caramel, bourbon, vanilla, wood. Sweet and light bitter taste, caramel, fruity and alcoholic like aroma. Medium oily sticky body with flat carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (830) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a medium to deep but brown color with an off white head. Aroma is boozy, syrupy, sweet, molasses. Flavor is much of the same, very sweet, dark fruits, sugar, syrup, booze. Overall very good.

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