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RATINGS: 373   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 453   ABV: 15.1%
Big N Bold aged in bourbon barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5743) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - APR 18, 2010
Hazed orange/brown pour with tan head and lace. Bourbon, dried dates on the aroma. Dried fruit, and bourbon barrel dominate the flavor. A tad thin and watery. A very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (5571) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2010
Thanks to Dalzale for sharing this one. Lots of caramel and toffee in the aroma. Alcohol is present in the flavor and on the palate, but I didnít realize it is quite as strong as it is. Some vanilla. While the alcohol is present throughout, I donít pick up the bourbon. Overall a sweet, alcohol-laden barleywine. Not a bad bourbon aged beer, perhaps because I donít taste the bourbon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (6883) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 9, 2010
12oz bottle pours a watery, opaque brown with zero head. Aroma is apples, brandy, wood pulp. Flavor is sweet, chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, slightly pulpy. Finish is a little hot and boozy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2010
Rich sherry and caramel aromas with great vanilla notes. Pours a reddish amber with no head. Creamy vanilla with caramel, very smooth, finishes sweet and spicy with alcohol notes. Awesome sipping beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - APR 7, 2010
355mL thanks to ryan I think at DC Elite. Hard to believe this turns out so well with such a mediocre base. Rich rum raisin, mellow bourbon, vanilla nose. Taste is full of hot, warming bourbon; vanilla; rich maltiness. Still a little syrupy sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2010
Thanks a ton ryan. Pours a very thick and dark brown. Has a very strong aroma thatís *almost* perfectly balanced, but itís a tiny bit boozy- other than that, a nice mix of bourbon, raisins, alcohol, and sweet cherries. Taste is quite strong the whole way through, starting off dominated by sweet raisins and bourbon, fading to alcohol and bitter malt. Finish has some bitter malt, alcohol and bourbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2010
Opaque chocolate brown pour. Almost no carbonation. Grainy pour with lots of bourbon. Notes of honey, chocolate, and maple syrup. Nice balanced bourbon flavor with chocolate and lots of grain. A bit boozy on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Thanks DalzAle pours dark copper, very low carbonation. Aroma was strong bourbon, cherry fruit, vanilla Caramel/toffee body with a full vanilla flavour, some cherry and some oatmealish tones. Bourbon presence is well integrated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (2018) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2010
2009 Bottle. Very dark amber colored pour, no carbonation and an aroma of heavy bourbon/whiskey and rich malts. Flavor started slightly malty, then a little bourbon, slick vanilla and a sweet warming caramel corn aftertaste. Solid, unique and worth searching out. Very glad I got to try it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2010
[Bottle] generously shared by Dalzale. Thanks! Pours a clear copper with a scant head. Aroma is cherry, vanilla, coconut, caramel, toffee, and some alcohol. Flavor is very smoky, a bit astringent, quite a bit of alcohol, a touch of popcorn, quite a bit of hop bitterness. This beer is super sharp, bordering on stinging.

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