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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
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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.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
htnicholas (49) - California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Very fruity with overtones of banana and cherries and caramel. The head had a definite bourbon aroma and taste. Not much head lifetime or Resilience but it's a really complex barley wine style golden ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4507) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Baadnewsbear (17) - - MAY 19, 2013
5-19-13 from the tap room in Redlands. Pours a hazy golden color with little to no head. Lots of bubbles. Smells of bourbon and spices, some yeast and carmel. Taste is a light sour, plum, cherries, bourbon, vanilla, and maybe some tart fruit like cranberries or passion fruit. Mouthfeel was on the heavier side but very smooth for an 11.9% beer. Overall, this beer is a delightful addition to the barrel roll series. Bought a bottle to save for 5 years, lets see how long that last! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ST247 (361) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2014
Sample thanks to Kraddel. Pours cloudy amber with quicklyfading head. Fruity aroma, apple, cider. Taste is sweet, apple, caramel, hints of bourbon Nice one.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeTheYounger (1141) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - MAY 18, 2013
On tap for hangars 5th anniversary. Golden pour with tiny head. Aroma faint bourbon and spice. Taste is lots of oak with a hint of Belgian esters and a touch of vanilla. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iowaherkeye (2690) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Tap at Newport Pizza in OB. Hazy medium orange golden with a one finger off-white head, fair retention. Reminds me of Allagash Curieaux, which is not a bad comparison. Has less of the hot Jack Daniels boozy notes, though. Fruity yeasty pear, tinge of citrus, moderate caramel and even some light grape, bourbon barrels and a bit of vanilla oak backing. Flavor follows, good amount of pear, nice desserty creme brulee bourbon vanilla caramel notes. No hops to speak of. Semi-dry with bitterness peaking at a 2.not too barrely, as a few of their offerings have been. Pretty tasty. I like it more than Curieaux.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (2783) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beersearcher (2315) - Glendale, California, USA - JAN 23, 2014
At the Beer Belly - One Night Stand. Pours a dark amber with hints of red. Aroma is faintly Belgian-esque with spice notes. The taste is quite dry like a white wine. Getting some grape tannin notes as well. Goes through a progression of flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jeffjuergens (10) - - MAR 16, 2014
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10748) - 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.


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