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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Damn you wax top, I felt like I was carving wood to get into it. Pours deep amber brown with a small white head. Aroma is, well bourbon and lots of it, caramel and vanilla notes as well, a bit oaky. Flavor has some dark fruits along with the standard bourbon notes of vanilla and coconut. Finishes mild and quick with lingering coconut and caramel. Medium body. I shouldnt like it much since it loses all dopplebock character but as a bourbon fan Ill give it a little extra.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomthompson89 (1895) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
Bourbon and dark malts on the nose. Super hazy brown colour, nice beige head . Flavour is perfect, definite bock but the bourbon just adds a great counter point. Nice smooth alcohol warmth. Amaze balls!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (4167) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2014
This one poured a lighter brown with a beige head. Aroma was of bourbon, dark fruits, and caramel. Falvor was similar, somewhat oxidized brleywine feel too it with nice vanilla and oak barrel notes. Solid.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hair6a11 (1311) - Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle; Pour is mahogany with a fine bubbled khaki head into this glass; the nose is initial earthen oak, caramel malts, a hint of char, with a touch of vanilla present here. There are some dark fruit aromatics as well. The flavor profile is initial off putting, moving to an almost vinous note, but revealing dark fruits. It does tame itself a bit, but It wasnt a good start. Theres a hint of cream, sweet bread, while the barrel treatment is fairly mild. This brew ends up a little muddied, not quite doing any particular thing well. I think the nose was the highlight. Anyway - it was a decent attempt overall as a brew but I was hoping for more here.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
illiniphil (127) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Pours a reddish brown with minimal light tan head. Flavors are dark cherry, molasses and bourbon. Very sweet. It's close to being a great dopplebock - I love the barrel aging. But if it could be just a little less sweet. Must be enjoyed at the proper serving temp. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Served in taster. Dark brown with mininmale head. Smells of sweet cherry and bourbon. Very sweet with a spicy undertone. Finishes smooth. Not really my style but not bad either.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6178) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle:   Dirty caramel, reddish hues, thick, a bit brownish even, with a moderate frothy light beige head, decent lacing.   Soft caramel and even softer bourbon on the nose.   Not as sweet on the tongue.   Seems bready on the tongue, slightly sweet, bourbon seems to have faded.   Faint caramel and perhaps vanilla.   Not heavy at all, in fact seems a touch thin.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate, but leaning towards thin.   Semi-sweet bready finish, and thats about it.   Light bourbon to start, after that it seemed like a normal watery doppelbock.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3270) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 30, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Comes dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and bourbon. Taste is malt, bourbon, caramel, dark fruit, vanilla, and oak. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Guerde (1161) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2013
(bottle) Pours a semi-clear reddish-brown color with quickly dissipating off-white head that leaves a lingering film. The aroma leaves no doubt about the whereabouts of this beer prior to bottling, as itís an all-out olfactory assault of bourbon on the nostrils. This is a good thing. Smells of vanilla, butterscotch, oak, and candied cherries are prominently displayed here. Some toffee like scents emerge as well, and I think these and the cherries are the remnants of the base beer which struggle to break through the bourbon barrier. Sour cream and onion potato chips with warming. Tastes of rich toffee, vanilla, stewed plum, along with a lingering note of toasty malt and oak are all thatís composed in the flavor, but itís all that is needed. Faint glimmer of heat which is odd considering the ABV, but perhaps Iím conditioned by something tasting this bourbony to have some sting associated with it. Mouthfeel is medium and carb is perfect. Overall I was really impressed by this, and if it werenít priced so highly, Iíd drink this regularly.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10396) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Draft. Poured dark brown color with a moderate light brown head that diminished slowly with good lacing. Good caramel toasted malt and bourbon barrel aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and flat carbonation. Good well balanced woody dark sweet flavor with a moderate smooth sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid doppelbock.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (5898) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Taster on tap at Lackman. Clear darker red kind of brownish door. Minimal off-white head - just a thin ring around the edge. No lace. Nice vanilla, woody bourbon barrel nose. Hint of spice, dark fruit in the aroma. Some caramel, toffee, butterscotch in the flavor, some earthiness, very tasty and complex. Light to moderate sweet taste, moderate bitter too, light bourbon type alcohol. Hint of chocolate. Bigger body. Lighter, lightly soft carbonation, More dry. Tasty, complex bourbon barrel ale.


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