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RATINGS: 225   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, 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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (1592) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gramity (1455) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
pours dulled amber no head nose is loaded with bourbon, buttery bourbon smoke, caramel corn toffee booze, fl sweet caramel corn, nutty, long sweet toffee and buttery bourbon character

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pushkinwow (2100) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
12oz bottle opened while decorating the tree, and of course as per tradition placed on top. Nice amber/mahogany pour with no head. A strong, somewhat buttery bourbon nose with oak, vanilla, toffee, some prune pits, sherry, raisins, candied sugars. Low carbonation and moderate+ body, boozy, fruity, becomes somewhat dry and sticky, sweet with a hint of bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
jmagnus87 (2732) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Sampled during RBSG. From notes. Bourbon, caramel and toffee, oak. Been wanting to try this for a while.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (2299) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
Un autre liquide aux allures de spiritueux en cette fin de soirée sidérante. Très collant avec un caramel riche et des tons herbacés. Pas ce à quoi je m’attendais mais quand même savoureux.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hypo_Luxa (58) - Osaka, JAPAN - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle from 2013. Aroma is vanilla, sharp, wood, carmel. Taste is sweet maple, cinnamon, no burn, dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (1421) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
Golden brown with virtually no head. Aroma is bourbon, sherry, raisins, honey, brown sugar. Full bodied, very sticky mouthfeel, no carbonation, sweet on the palate with a lightly warming booze finish. Taste is raisins, honey, bourbon, brown sugar, Muscat, chocolate. Sweet but heavenly.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
czar (4687) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
bottle shared by tom10101, thanks bro! pours cloudy dark golden orange without a head and leaving no lacing per say. bourbon-soaked red frutis, sherry/xerez, sweet fruity malts with chocolate hints, booze - lots, slightly garbagy too, pepper. low carbonation if not still, medium to full body - oily and thick, sweet grassy-spicy finish. darn, had high expectations on this one..

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7030) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle, 2012 vintage-- hey, didn’t we share this at RBAG this year, cortesy of gramity? Why aren’t any of our ratings here? Anyway, this bottle is from Grippitis. Deep ruddy amber, minimal head. Sweet fruity toffee, bourbon, vanilla, spice, wood. Very rounded, soft, with a warming finish. Very nice.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tom10101 (3103) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle (12 oz). Thanks to Daniel for this one! Almost clear amber with no head and a bubbly ring of foam. Taste is relatively complex, but not so much appealing with bourbon, candi sugar, alcohol, vegetal notes and berries. Taste is very similar with bourbon, vanilla, berries, vegetal notes, alcohol and medium sweetness. Medium/full body. Flat. Unpleasant vegetal aftertaste. Very disappointing considering how good the regular Fred is. That one is pretty bad...


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