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RATINGS: 229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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John Henry Three Lick Spiker Ale is an imperial stout brew style that has been bourbon oak aged. This beer is brewed with three different dark roasted malts creating chocolate flavors and a dark appearance. Oats are also added for additional body and flavor. Combined with the pale and caramel malts, there are over 12,000 lbs. of barley in the brew. Cascade, Willamette, and Alsace Hops are the three hops added for a hoppy tasty and full aroma. After fermentation has been completed with our top fermenting ale yeast, conditioning starts and the fun begins. We condition our brew with bourbon oak and let the extended aging process take over. Hints of bourbon and vanilla from the oak come through in the aroma and flavor. This is a big beer that you can not pass up.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5156) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2013
750 ml bottle to taster (shared by DrSilverworm). Looks good; cola with foamy light beige head. Smells and tastes of dark malt, roast, oak, and dark fruit. Solid on the palate with a bit of tartness. Enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chucklemation (411) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Dark brown ale with a light brown head. Has a bourbon aroma and a strong bourbon flavor, with some toasty malts in the mix. Sits nice and warm in the stomach. A good brew overall.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tectactoe (1443) - Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2014 Bottle: dark brown with ruby highlights, topped with a thin, light khaki colored cap that rests as a mere sheet atop the brew. Aroma is like a winter warmer a la BSDA. Sweet vanilla, burnt brown sugar, toast, molasses, dark fruits; figs, plums, raisins soaked in booze. Light spice, maybe ginger or cinnamon? Heavy oak & wood in the finish. Taste is similar with lots of heavy fig & anise flavors out of the gate. Brown sugar, molasses, oak, very malt heavy with no hop presence at all. Woody & sweet finish with lots of warming booze, especially over time. Not a bad beer, but it can wear on you quite quickly.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (5884) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Sweet malts, hints of bourbon, and toasted malts. Relatively restrained; pretty good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (5219) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Bottle at Max’s. Pours a light brown body with thin white lacing. Aroma is oak, vanilla and some alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with notes of vanilla, bourbon, oak, spice and sugar.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Bottle at Max’s tasting. Pours a clear brown with a thin white to beige head. Big bourbon on the nose, a bit of vanilla. Medium-bodied, soft vanilla, a touch of warmth, bourbon, a bit thin, some ice cream. Warm bourbon on the finish. Somewhat one dimensional, but it’s a rather tasty dimension.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7099) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2013
$10 plastic pint, Pour 24, Las Vegas, 01/11/13. Headless mahogany with barely a trace beige of halo. Nose raisins and custard. Good custard off the barrel; strudel hints, black chocolate Curly Wurly, cinder toffee. So drinkable. Fizzy but glossy mouthfeel. Good even at 10 bucks a plastic beaker, and something of a relief amidst the butter, fizz and neon of The Strip.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Voodoo (292) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Pours an opaque cola brown with a thing brownish head which disappears quickly. Aroma is alcohol, bread, coffee. Taste is coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, a bit astringent, alcohol with sweetness tailing off into a pleasant dryness and mild bitterness. A bit more chewiness would help this brew but very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
48FanInCali (706) - California, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Dark brown pour. Nose of wood, caramel, bread, and sweet malt. Taste follows the nose with a medium booze kick and a touch of maple. Not bad ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McGarnigle (544) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2013
4-pack. I had no idea what this was. I don’t see this as an imperial stout, although styles are always a bit fuzzy. Not much roastiness for me, and not much hop flavor. Some wood comes through and adds bitterness, and I also detect vanilla. It’s a bit sweet at first, but the eventually loses to the oak and bittering hops. Rich and flavorful sipper.


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