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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Kaplan Imperial Bronze Ale, a 9% ABV beer aged in bourbon barrels with foraged Michigan morel mushrooms for an earthy, woodsy counterpoint to the bourbon sweetness.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mittenator (1609) - Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle 490 of 1151.Brownish gold with a tan head. Not really sure how to describe this. Really complex, mild and smooth. Completely unique and hard to pick out anything specific.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (8333) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber gold with a near white head that lasts throughout the beer and laces. Aroma has earthy grains with a bit of cookie and a light bourbon backing. Flavor combines earthy grain and sweetness with a bit of barrel backing.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
walleye (1080) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2014
bottle 627out of 1151. Is impression when I poured this into my glass was wow. poured a reddish copper with a small 0ff white head, aroma caramel, vanilla, bourbon,earthy, herbs, clove, slight sourness. flavor all that was in the aroma with tart cherries and citrus, and apple. this is a very good beer thank you Bitter Old Fecker Rustic Ales. going to look for more of this

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3484) - Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2014
22 ounce bottle into snifter, Bottle #395/1151; no bottle date, but is a recent release. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep reddish orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big caramel, toast, golden raisin, plum, apple, pear, toffee, vanilla, oak, clove, light pepper, herbal, brown bread, light leather, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, malt, oak, and earthy mushroom notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toast, golden raisin, plum, pear, apple, toffee, vanilla, oak, clove, light bourbon, brown bread, herbal, light leather, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Minimal earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, golden raisin, plum, pear, apple, toffee, vanilla, oak, clove, light bourbon, brown bread, light leather, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of dark/bready malt, yeast ester, earthy mushroom, and bourbon barrel flavors; with a great malt/barrel/yeast ester flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent BA old ale style. All around great complexity and balance of malt, yeast ester, and bourbon barrel flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.


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