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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Dark bronze color. Malt and bourbon on the nose. Intense hops cut by soft wood, nuances of nut and caramel sweetness. Aged 20 months in bourbon barrels.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7634) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Sample at Daily Growler. The beer is a hazy dark amber/copper color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily to an outer ring. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, bourbon and caramel. Full-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, oaky bourbon and fruit. The finish is oaky with a caramel and bourbon aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
akoeninger (397) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Hazy dark amber color. This brew smells of bourbon, malt, and almonds or vanilla. It tastes like floral, pine, bourbon, dank earth. Very well balanced with a slightly warming booze finish. This was a pleasantly surprising beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cbfobes (2271) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Poured from bottle, pours a clear dark amber almost copper with an off white head, the aroma was pretty malty a little bit of dark fruit mixed in with the hops, some bourbon shows through but is pretty subtle, I get that this is an imperial ipa, but this is so malty and caramel forward with a kick of bourbon I would of rather had them called an American strong ale or something, the heat builds in the finish, itís just a straight malt bomb with some sweet vanilla and a touch of bourbon in the finish, ugh.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nsquishee (592) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2014
Pours a dark amber color. Smells like caramel, butterscotch, oak, and prunes. Itís very smooth and very sweet with a pronounced bourbon finish. Flavors of bourbon, caramel, orange, and vanilla. Similar to a barrel aged barleywine. A nice sipper- only downfall is its very sweet.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbaaron (1149) - Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2014
Fresh batch. Bottle. Pours a clear, dark, ruby reddish orange amber. Medium, frothy creamy white head, partly lasting with nice lace. Aroma comes together pretty nicely, seamless, finds caramel sweetness, dark fruity, overripe grapefruit, light bourbon barrel character. The more I take it in, the more complex it gets. The hops end up pairing really well with the bourbon barrel character. Higher end of medium body. Flavor not quite as seamless as aroma but still nice and smooth. Piney and grapefruit bitterness, leveled out with caramely malty sweetness and subtle bourbon barrel character. Light booze. Dry, oaky, almost powdery finish, maybe too much so. The bourbon barrel character stays in a complimentary role and it makes this one work.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarinEvelyn (532) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2014
White/tan frothy head, rich dark brown / ruby color. Aroma is full of dark fruit and caramel. Very rich and sweet. Some bourbon. Taste is also rich and sweet. Some woodiness, a slight dry finish. Rough, beautiful, and bold.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2310) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2014 Nearing the end of this yearís batch at Green Bay according to Joe K., while sampled at the upstairs tasting lounge bar, displaying a brownish copper color, with a creamy, off white head, and wavey cling to the lacing. The aroma was some malt sweetness, resin, citrus, noticeable bourbony alcohol, and a touch of dark fruit. The flavor contributed medium hop bitterness, moderate carbonation, a medium+ body, decent alcohol warmth, a bit of cask wood flavor, and a slightly dry finish. The DIPA hop bite was a little past prime, as the malt sweetness was starting to mellow the effect. Still nicely potent, with the Barleywine comparison not too far off. Next time, shared a 16 oz. bottle with craft friends, poured to snifters, with a similar appraisal, noticed more grapefruit, and barrel influenced coconut in both aroma & taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (6503) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 14, 2012
On tap at Owen & Engine. Pours a clear amber with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has a note of grapefruit and pine with a decent amount of vanilla and sweet grain. Flavor has some oaky vanilla up front with a good amount of grapefruit coming out.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Love this beer. The malt and fire of the bourbon mesh so very well with the hoppy goodness of the IPA. A unique beer that leaves the tongue confused.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuplastikk (4291) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Draft at Old Fashioned. Deep brown-red color. Oily head. Some hops in the aroma, but seem covered up in thick malt. Bourbon really takes over. Very malty. Solid hop backbone, with this is closer to Barleywine than IIPA. Lots of fruity caramel tones. A little underwhelming flavorwise, while overwhelming in body. Begins to finish scotchy and smoky, a little fig. OK, but not that impressive overall.


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