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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
This fruity, complex ale evolved over time to its present state – hence the name, Slow Roll. In November, we began it as a Belgian-style golden ale. We then racked the beer into bourbon barrels. Six months later, our anniversary beer is ready to perform. Admire the light copper color in your glass. Take in the aromas of pear, banana, and spice, with gentle oak and caramel notes. The first sip will reveal even more nuance, with soft caramel and bourbon in the background. It starts very effervescent, followed by a dry finish. We invite you to celebrate with us and enjoy Slow Roll, a limited edition bottling of our Fifth Anniversary ale.

Slow roll: A demanding maneuver in which the pilot slowly rotates the longitudinal axis of the aircraft 360 degrees while maintaining level flight.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (15271) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Golden orange pour with a white head. Banana, pear, and apple on the nose. Lots of sugar, alcohol, and some vanilla. Bourbon, brown sugar, and oak. Big time bourbon flavor. Booze, oak, vanilla, and brown sugar. Caramel, banana, apple, and pear. Intensely sweet and a bit on the hot side, but not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (13616) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 24, 2014
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours light amber with a white head. Treacle aroma. Med + body. Flavor is bourbon/vanilla and treacle. Brown sugar. Finishing on the sweet side, but not very. Not bitter. Moderate bourbon/treacle finish. Seems to have aged long enough to smooth down the bourbon. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DSG (11117) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 15, 2015
[2/12/15] Draught at The Sycamore in San Francisco. Hazy golden. Spicy and fruity Belgian Ale aroma with some wood, vanilla and bourbon. Sweet flavor, fruity and boozy, with some wood and vanilla. Medium-bodied. Too boozy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Tap at H24, Pugafest 2013. Low haze golden pour. Weak foam. Nose is heavy estery, big yellow apple, caramel dipped apple, Taste is sweet, heavy carbonation, caramel apple. Way too sweet. Mild tart apple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (8270) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Draft. Amber beer with a dark cream head. Yeast and oak aroma with light bourbon. Yeast and malt flavor with light banana and light spice. Medium bodied. Yeast and malt lingers with light banana and light spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2014
75cl, Vintage 2013, Bottle 47/1200, new exclusive American brew, thx alot to Dylan for sharing!, complex brew, malty/fruity/sweet and slightly alcoholic/woody, not too heavy, balanced, hazy, small head, good brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (5726) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle thnx to Geoffrey . Pours rather clear blonde, small fast fading white foam . Smell is cider ( ? ) Good carbo Taste is apple, cider ( seriously, wtf ? ) and a bit of oak. Hints of bourbon . Very nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (5355) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 5, 2014
On draft at the Albany Taproom. It pours a very cloudy burnt orange color with an off white head. The aroma is butterscotch, vanilla, apricots and golden raisins. The flavor has a huge bourbon, vanilla and wood influence with some caramel, tart apricot and butterscotch. The finish is overpowering with lots of alcohol and vanilla. Not terrible, but probably not something I’d order again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5351) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Tasted at the 8th Annual Bistro Barrel Aged Beer Fest on Nov 9, 2013. This Belgian Strong Ale pours a medium orange gold color from the tap. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity, sweet, banana and bourbon. A medium bodied Belgian Strong Ale. The malts are fruity and sweet, bananas and bourbon. The hops are floral. Nice carbonation. Nice bourbon and wood flavors. Very smooth taste, nicely balanced. Good sipping beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (5342) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Aroma is initially fruity, but later the bourbon comes on long & strong. This is interesting. Lots of fruit, mostly orange but tons of bourbon as well and a bit of old paint feel as well. An ever-changing beer, which changes my opinion from sip to sip. Overall, quite tasty, just a tad too noticeable in alcohol content.

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