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RATINGS: 435   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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Matt VandenBerghe and Matt Bonney (Bottleworks and Brouwers in Seattle) personify the spirit and dedication that has helped craft beer become the vibrant industry it is today. This Beer was originally Brewed to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Bottleworks, and will be released every few years from the Brewery. Matt is made with two Munich malts, two Smoked malts and two types of Belgian candy sugar. It is aged in Kentucky Bourbon and Apple Eau de Vie barrels from Clear Creek distilling. Matt is deep and lush with notes of apple, chocolate and smoke.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (3820) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
2009 Bottleworks X bottle. Pours a dark copper amber with no head. The aroma is strong smoke, oak, booze, pepper. Thin mouthfeel with flavors that just keep coming as you drink with nice apple coming through in the finish. Wow really enjoyed this one. 2010-way more smoke then the 09.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ataraxia (385) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 28, 2014
Very dark ruby-tinged brown with minimal beige lacing. Complex aroma of overripe apple, brown sugar, dried dark fruits, leather, tobacco, charred oak, and traces of cacao powder. Very good balance of liqueur sweetness with the bourbon bitterness. Smooth, full-bodied by not too heavy, and little by way of carbonation. Mild to moderate alcohol in the lingering finish .

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
markoijelena (558) - SERBIA - APR 17, 2014
Special thanks to my friend Matt for tasting this awesome beer.And my beer mates Alberto and Vlada.It was epic.Great color, cheery aroma.Perfect!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mattkorsgaard (18) - Washington, USA - APR 7, 2014
Bottle share. Original Batch. About as close as you can get to perfection. I can smell this beer for an hour alone. A perfect combination of base beer and barrel aging. Basically is similar to Adam from the Wood but add the eau de vie barrels for that little bit extra that sends over the top. The bourbon and apple barrel mix pefectly to create a sweet bourbon flavor. One of my all time favorite beers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ippopotamo36 (303) - Rome, ITALY - APR 7, 2014
Thank you luttonm for sharing this excellence. Tested in Belgrade during an amazing private event. Too good to think about rating it right away and now it is too late to list the tons of notes and sensations this beer offers to the luckiest man who holds it. Pours very dark, some reddish appearance and practically no foam. Nose of cherries, jam of fresh European fruit, sweetness. Mouth of an amazing complexity...unique! I will never forget this beer! I will fight to have another one. luttonm THANK YOU!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lothore (555) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours a dark brown hue with little to no head. S- Prune, chocolate, caramel, hints of sour cherry. T- Hints of anise up front, sweet brown sugar notes, lots of raisin and prune, sour cherries fade to a faint coffee finish. M- Thick with medium-low carbonation. D- An intensely interesting beer that leads to a deeply visceral experience. At first I wasn’t quite sure the flavors meshed well for me but after sifting through layer after layer and enjoying it as it warms I have to say it’s up there with some of the most interesting beers I have had the chance to taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
BK7 (744) - Turner, Oregon, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle from the brewpub. Very complex with dark rich barley wine flavors and finished off with smooth bourbon. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AirForceHops (3436) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 29, 2014
12 oz. bottle. 2013 vintage. Looks dark brown without any head. Thick, syrupy sticky dark malts. Hints of bourbon.

Flavor is almost like a barley wine. Flavor is dark fruits, plums and figs, dark burnt molasses, sticky fruits and oak. Texture is on the sticky sweet side. Sweet and oaky. Nice light slap of bourbon in the finish.

Overall this is a damn fine sipper. I enjoy the bourbon underneath all dark sweet malts. Complex flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamJackson (2802) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Grabbed this at BottleWorks for $20 a bottle. 2013 vintage

A - Pours a brown to black, sort of hazy and chocolate colored. No head formed at all. Amber edges.

S - Loads of raisin and currants, Super woody, maple and birch with a touch of cedar. Vanilla and roasted milk chocolate

T - Lots of ABV to this one. You get a lot of toffee, wine tannings, grapey persimmon, kiwi, chocolate cake and pudding. Peated as all get-up

M - This coats the tongue like no other beer. Very oily and thick

O - This can definitely use a lot of age but it’s an incredible brew. try it if you can.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ThirstyBird (1674) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 29, 2014
Thanks Sam! Pours super dark brown with a small light brown head. The smell is caramel, booze, dark rich fruit, brown sugar. Taste is super rich, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, dark rich fruit ending with a little alcohol tingling. Full bodied with mild carbonation. A landmark beer.

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