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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.


4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
NJBrewmaster (2) - haddon twp., New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2012 does not count
This was the perfect beer to go with my cigar and steak last night!! I picked it up for this reason!! The buttery begining and then burbon finish with the warmth in my chest was perfect... Added to my top 10!!!

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jjdog202 (1) - worcester, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 5, 2013 does not count
12-oz bottle pours a hazy dark brownish copper colored brew with a nice beige head that slowly dissipates to a thin creamy top. Aroma of coconut, bourbon, some caramel malt, and a touch of tart berrries. Taste is full bodied, bourbon character with some coconut, chocolate and caramel. Finish is semi-dry, some mild bitterness with a lingering bourbon aftertaste.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
AmericanHobo (35) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Wonderful oak roasted malt aroma on initial pour. Flavor of bourbon oak spirals comes through on every sip but unlike bourbon not really hot, more mellow and smoothing taste of the ale balancing out the roasted malt. A great session beer. Gets more robust and complex as it warms a bit and is exposed to the air.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Signalwriter (86) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2011
A surprise find (for me) in a New Prague, Minnesota restaurant cooler, this poured black from the bottle with a thin, lace of foam. It delivered huge aromas of caramel, vanilla and bourbon and an equally huge taste, some chocolate and more of the bourbon. The roasted malts come out strongly. Its high alcohol content goes down smooth - the smoothest stout I have ever tasted.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerdogforyou (7) - - MAR 8, 2012 does not count
Big American dark Ale...this beer is another example of the great brews produced in the states..picked up a 4 at local retailer..nose of solid wood carmel smoke..best served at 48 degrees..thick head ..alot of juice 9% plus..awesome

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
nlompart (1) - fredonia, USA - DEC 11, 2012 does not count
Overall good beer. The bourbon wasn’t over powering like other beers I have had. I also had it on tap so that might of made a difference.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
satchelbrewer1 (1) - Cold Spring, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2010 does not count
Black, nice body, taste chocolate malt bourbon oak vanilla come through. this beer is strong but doesn’t overpower you, until you have had 2. This beer is now served with my ribeye, amazing beer, amazing flavor!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
J_man (688) - Tustin, California, USA - JAN 29, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2011 Dark brown/ruby color with a nice thin beige head. The oak-aged aroma hits you immediately in a very good way. That flavor rolls over your tongue on the first sip with bourbon and cocoa notes. The 9% alcohol is very evident, but doesn’t overpower the sweet malt and the well balanced hop bitterness in the back. This reminded me a bit of The Beast from Avery except I could actual drink this and enjoy it instead of wincing at every sip. Drink this at cellar temperature or warmer as the subtle flavors come out as it warms up. A very unique and excellent ale! **12/10/2011** After "accidentally" aging some bottles of this for almost 2 years, I can say it holds up well, but the intensity of aromas and flavors have diminished. It’s more port-like now with some raisin characteristics (that I think were there originally, but were somewhat obscured by the other flavors). Still has the bourbon and cocoa flavors.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
artiesattic (11) - Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2012
big malts,great nose..slight metallic....not killed with bourbon flavor which is good for me...really nice sipping dark creamy ale

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4507) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Definitely get the bourbon in the aroma of this. Looks pretty good but a bit thin in the head. I think this is pretty tasty. A bit chewy but sweet, it has a solid thickness to it. And some oak I suppose (I don’t regularly eat it, but it seems oaky.) Surprisingly not real aggressive or memorable in the finish.


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