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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 120   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Brewed in the style of a “West-Coast” Imperial Red Ale. Upon first sip, this beer showcases a delicious malt bill worthy of any Red Ale. A face-melting 120 IBU’s quickly follows, however this extreme bitterness only compliments the bold and unique flavor packed into this outcast of an ale. We then age the finished beer in Whiskey barrels for a minimum of 3 months. What comes out is on of the most unique barrel aged beers you will ever have, with massive amounts of caramel, vanilla, oak and Whiskey notes. Fall/Autumn seasonal brew, bottles may be available through out the year. 120 IBU, 10.5% ABV

Previously 9% abv


Getbetter's rating

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Getbetter (962) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - JAN 23, 2013
From the tap at the brewery and a very hazy brownish red ale.Smells very boozey and a light head.Not too much boozey and you can still taste a great amount of the red ale.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thisis12ptfont (985) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Aromas of caramel, toffee, vanilla, molasses, barrel wood, leather, toasted malts, dankness and subtle hops. Appears a murky dark brown with a crimson tint and big lacing against the glass. Taste is a remarkable blend of deep malts, assertive hops and massive barrel notes. Upfront, the palate is immediately struck by an intense bitterness, caramel, deep malts and molasses. Mid palate comes the whiskey barrel with strong herbs, big oak, leather, pipe tobacco and toffee. Finishes extraordinarily smooth with residual hop oils, resin, pines and bitterness. Overall, this is a genius idea. A hop bomb with a solid barrel component.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (2017) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2015
bottle sample from bomber bottle, poured a murky copper to dark amber colour with a tanned head. nose if hit with a strong whisky barrel aroma, sweet toffee, caramel malts, plums, sweet roasted malts, vanilla, still a hop bitterness in the end. some citrus aswell, thick mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blairgus (3159) - California, USA - MAY 18, 2015
18 May 2015, bottle. murky light maroon. nose is sweet, malty, and meaty with some resin hops. med body, moderately fizzy, slightly creamy. this is a sweet, hoppy barleywine. i like this. resin hops at the end with some lingering oak finish. pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2919) - Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle. Huge whiskey aromas. Loads of Jack Daniels with roasted malt backbeats. Average body and mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7411) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Poured up on tap at K & B Wine Cellars where it exhibits a murky dark brown body that supports a nice tan head that leaves behind some sheet lacing. The aroma offers up thick sweet malts, malty yet resiny pine hops and then smooth smelling sweet vanilla mixed with bourbon. The taste is similar as I get a tasty blend of malts, malt roastiness and a firm level of malt nuanced pine hop bitterness. Immediately after those notes are contemplated the smooth vanilla and chewy malt enhanced bourbon rise up in just the amount to create a terrific beer to barrel character balance.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2914) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle thanks to trade with jdb288! Pours a murky copper with some year floaters, bubbly tan head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma is phenolic alcohol with lots of nice bourbon barrel notes behind. Taste is all barrel, vanilla, bourbon awesome, slight bitterness on the back end. No real booze besides the barrel, very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10201) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Cloudy amber pour, cream colored head. Nice mild bourbon and oaky notes right up front and balanced with some resiny/citrus hops. Not bad.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (1274) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2014
On tap at Urge as part of their Ironfire night. Pours a cloudy reddish brown with a thin tan head which fades to minimal lacing. Aroma is of toasted malts, rye bread, caramel, vanilla, oak, and sweet malts. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma with maybe just a little booze. Has a medium-full body with a pretty creamy mouthfeel and a semi bitter, medium-long finish. Overall, a pretty nice american strong ale that shows off barrel aging pretty nicely.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rando7 (776) - Iowa, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle pours amber-brown with full one finger yellow head. nice looking beer. Aroma whiskey, vanilla, malt sweetness. Taste follows aroma with sweet caramel malts, whiskey, vanilla. Finish lots of oak and some hops. Palate not very thick but overall I liked the mouthfeel with the oak and hops giving it a spicy tingle. I enjoyed it.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AmEricanbrew (6320) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Tap@2013 Strong Ale Fest. Clear copper color with ivory head. Boozy bourbon vanilla, spicy caramel aromas. Big boozy whiskey flavors with tea leaf, spicy caramel___too boozy


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