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RATINGS: 358   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   EST. CALORIES: 453   ABV: 15.1%
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Big N Bold aged in bourbon barrels.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RussianDragon (468) - - MAY 9, 2014
On tap at Church Key. Pours a hazy dark brown, no light passes. Lacing and sugary bubbles cling to the glass, no head. Aroma is rich and sweet: malts, toffee, oak & vanilla, dark sugar, caramel, with notes of chocolate. Flavor is classic English barley wine with boozy bourbon out front. Sweet roasty toffee finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nickls (1847) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Tap, CK. Hazy nut brown. Lots of savory bourbon, fig, earth, wood, and setting vanilla aromas. Nice resins hop, but quickly subsumed by bourbon. Wood, and warming booze finish. Thicker velvety body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyllenbock (4634) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2014
Sample at CBC 2014. (vintage 2013, 16%) Brownish with a small head. Aroma and taste of bourbon, sweet malt, dried fruit, vanilla, oak and toffee. The mouthfeel was thick. Long warming finish. A nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (8227) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2014
Sampled @ CBC 2014. Clear dark red color, small beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty and heavy bourbon. Really nice full aroma. Loads of bourbon, malts, liquor, wood and slightly alcohol in the taste. Warming alcohol finish. Very nice!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ansalon (1384) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2014
CBC 2014. Pours mahogany with a low tan head. Aromas of caramel, burnt sugar, figs, dates, honey, dark dried berries, oak and vanilla. Wow! Just a lovely aroma. Taste is caramel, figs, dates, burnt sugar, honey, vanilla. Aftertaste is caramel, honey, figs, dates. Very very good indeed!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2014
Tap @CBC2014
Dark copper-brown color, small beige head. Strong aroma of toffee and vanilla. Full-bodied. Lots of bourbon and vanilla. Alcohol, warming. Strong and a bit sticky. Quite sweet but nice dessert beer when you have it in small quantities.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (6239) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2014
Draught @ CBC 2014, Copenhagen. Pours a dark brown colour with a small head. Aroma of bread, toasted malts, bourbon and some wet earth. Rich flavour of sweet caramel, toasted malts, grass, bourbon, wood and mild vanilla. Full bodied and a vinous, toasty, swet finish. Vinous.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olio (6176) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2014
Tap @ CBC14.
Pours clear dark red color with no head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, ripe fruits and some berries. Flavor of syrup, bourbon, dark toasted malts, caramel, some tar and brown sugar. Sweet n sticky palate, alcohol is very nicely hidden, an excellent dessert delicacy.
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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
laiti (5671) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2014
Draught @ CBC14
Vintage 2013, 16%
Aroma is stale and a total vanilla overdose. Very sweet and syrupy. Flavour has strong bourbon tones, sweet malt and caramel. Despite all the sweetness and strong aromas, this feels balanced. A slow sipper for a long evening.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ktwse (1996) - SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2014
Pours deep clear brown with yellowish head. Aroma of butterscotch, toffee, light grapefruit and resin. Taste is sweet, toffee, caramel, lingering sweet finish. Rich, creamy body with soft carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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