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Hopworks Deluxe Organic Ale (DOA) - Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrel Aged

Hopworks Deluxe Organic Ale (DOA) - Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrel Aged
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Buffalo Trace bourbon barrel aged DOA on tap! First beer in our "single barrel" series. Incredible bourbon character. Limited release. Buffalo Trace Distillery is a distillery located in Frankfort, Kentucky producing bourbon since 1870 and stands as the oldest distilling site in the United States. It’s flagship bourbon is Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (introduced in August 1999). The distillery is located on what was once an ancient buffalo crossing on the banks of the Kentucky River in Franklin County. Buffalo Trace Whiskey is a tribute to the American bison that created paths followed by America’s early pioneers. This is the first beer aged in the barrel, and as a result, has much of the same aroma and flavors as the whiskey. Buffalo Trace Whiskey won a gold medal 2007 San Francisco spirits competion. The taste is pleasantly sweet and contains notes of brown sugar and spice that give way to oak and leather. 9.5% ABV, 16 Degrees Plato, 55 IBU

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheRealMGD (555) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Hazy amber pour with a short off-white persistent head. Nose is nvanilla, walnuts, almonds and medium-roast malt. Medium-heavy body with moderate carbonation. Walnuts, vanilla, slight bourbon, oak, figs and caramel. A slight booziness enters as it warms, but in a pleasant, stomach-warming way. One of the best barrel-aged beers I’ve ever had and a standout ale in a diverse and difficult style - fantastic!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 27, 2010
Tap. Dark amber. Aroma and flavor are pretty in line, sugary sweetness, bread and toast, nice vanilla bourbon note.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skortila (5161) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2010
West USA trip 2010. On tap @ PIB. Aroma has bourbon, wood, citrus. Hazy, yellow coloured beer with a thin, white head. The taste is little sweet, citric, bit yeasty and has wood and some booze. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (8898) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 11, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours dark copper with a decent off-white head and a sweet malt and bourbon aroma. The barrel aging transformed an average beer (DOA) into something interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - NOV 16, 2009
Draught. Poured caramel brown with medium white head. Aroma of bourbon, caramel and yeast. Rather flat flavour, some caramel but mostly the barrell, woody and oaky. Rather thin finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1713) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2009
On tap at H.U.B. Colour... amber-copper. Nose... hoppy and slightly musty(?). Palate... Damn! 100 IBU’s?! Sure it’s not more?! Very sweet, mildly cloying, lots of caramel, piney hops, moderate booziness, plum pudding, vanilla and marshmallow.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (2020) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2009
On tap at Bailey’s Taproom on 9/7/09. Dark amber pour with a good head and aroma of plum, vanilla and of course plenty of bourbon. Flavor was nice and complex with nice (but not overpowering) whiskey booze, oak, vanilla and finished with warm alcohol. Yum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmbo123 (44) - Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2009
I tried 13 beers at Portland International Beer Festival, the beers I tried averaged 3 tickets each. This is one was only 2 tickets and one of only three that I would buy again! Not just a bourbon taste over a cheap beer, it’s quality all the way.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4199) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 18, 2009
Tap @ PIB... Poured a deep amber with a white head. Biscuity and pastry sweet malts on the nose. Soft, mild carbonation with buttery malt flavors and a bourbon-vanilla quality. Smooth finish with a leafy character.

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