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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6737) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Clear brown color with tan foam. Nice whiskey vanilla, floral, toffee, spicy caramel aromas. Smooth medium body. Whiskey vanilla, spicy caramel, toasted toffee flavors with some mild peat smoke--very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wheresyourball (572) - El Cajon, California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Bomber picked up in Portland. Pours an orange brown with woody, toffee nose. Taste is bourbon, oak, caramel, toffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Bomber. Dark crimson and mahogany colored in appearance with a ring of pale amber foam. Plenty of bourbon, caramel and vanilla in the aroma along with some dark fruit toward the end. The taste opens up with a healthy serving of toffee,caramel malt and vanilla followed by notes of currant, fig and oak. The bourbon flavor is evident throughout but relatively mild for a BA beer. The body is moderately creamy with medium-level carbonation and a slightly boozy, malted finish. Definitely one of the brewery’s more enjoyable offerings with just enough bourbon to enhance all the flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CheersMate (1340) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2011
22 oz. bottle from the Ballard Market. Little to no head sits on top of a brown body. It looks decent, but it’s nothing special. The aroma is quite wonderful, and fairly nuance; it smells of: syrup, oak, bourbon, vanilla, sugar, and a little caramel. It’s very sweet smelling. It’s quite the pungent beer. Wow, the alcohol has made this one scorch my throat. It’s VERY hot for the ABV. Damn this one is warming me up, and making me feel more drunk than I actually am, which is not at all. Strong oak, bourbon, and vanilla flavor. Damn, this one is tasty, but again, that alcohol needs to simmer down a bit. I think there are great things to come with this, once it relaxes. The alcohol is too overpowering now, but once that mellows out, damn, this well be a delicious beer, indeed. Texture is made to feel thing by the alcohol. Have I said the word "alcohol" enough here?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zeswaft (1671) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2013
On tap. Brown with soft, bright white head. Aroma is bourbon and vanilla. Damn, this is real smooth. Flavor is rich vanilla and oak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 7, 2013

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Light unclear medium brown - red amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, nutty, caramel, light dusty chocolate, light woody. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, caramel, laberlarver. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130224]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (10238) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 16, 2014
"On the light side in color, body and abv for a barreled beer, but it works pretty well. Definitely on the fruity side, with the barreling showing well. The only knock is a very slight astringency prevelant in scotch ales ocassionally, though it does go away as it warms. Not a prefect beer, but wuite enjoyable. I’d love to try the base."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Bottle:   Deep caramel, moderate tannish head, fairly nice lacing.   Bourbon on the nose, soft graham cracker, vanilla, and campfire.   Warming up front, a bit of an alcohol bite.   Graham cracker, soft vanilla, and a bit of charred wood make up the bulk of this one.   I think back to the regular Wee Heavy and my thoughts are that its not big enough to carry a lengthy aging in a barrel.   As I finish this, the underlying beer is surpassed by the assertive aging.   Don’t get me wrong, its enjoyable, but I think a little less aging and a little less heat would have done much more for this one.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Could stand to be a little more silky.   Finish is a little astringent.   Otherwise some hot Bourbon notes, graham cracker, charred wood/campfire, and fading vanilla.   Decent, but only marginally better than the original.   Certainly feels a little bigger/heavier than its little brother.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Very dark cloudy brown. Amazing great noise, tons of oak and hint of vinilla. Great woody taste start to end. Yumm!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10644) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2012
Bottle… Mostly clear burnt-orange ale with a small, creamy, khaki, head. Good retention. The aroma is a luxuriant mélange of caramel, bourbon, coconut and vanilla. Medium-bodied and oily with tingly carbonation. The flavor is of harsh, overbearing bourbon eclipsing some very nice notes of caramel and vanilla. Finishes bourbony-hot, caramely and dry. Bottle generously shared by newcigarz!

Hmmm? What to do? Sit on it another year or two and the harsh bourbon should mellow and hopefully mesh more nicely with the caramel, vanilla and coconut notes. However, this stuff is only medium-bodied now and is already fairly dry in the finish. Therefore, if you sit on it another year, it may attenuate a bit too much, becoming light-bodied, astringent and dry and losing some of those nice caramel and vanilla notes. Who knows? Who cares? Sit on a bottle and see what happens. There’s definitely promise here. Hell, it’s pretty darned good right now.

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