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RATINGS: 326   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   EST. CALORIES: 453   ABV: 15.1%
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Big N Bold aged in bourbon barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3146) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - APR 24, 2007
bottle-thanks to vyvvy for sharing this one and thanks to hopscotch for sending it his way! pours meaty amber/copper with no head to speak of. WOW, now thats a sweet bourbon bomb if i ever wiffed one. Anybody with Diabetes would die if they drank this one. an onslaught of bourbon and sweet caramel malt with tons of dark fruit. reminds me of that barrel aged trippelbock they made. I dunno-this is too much for me. im glad i only had such a small sample. tons of alcoholic sweetness with carmel and light roast. Big sticky body here with tons of alcohol. good but not something i would ever have again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2009 This beer is huge. Pours deep brown with no head. Thick and daunting. The taste is huge. Fills your mouth. Tons of caramel and malt, with a big sweet finish. Not a beer I’d drink everyday, but definitely a nice one. Re-rate: so, they brought this to the winterfest. Who would have figured. Incredibly well balanced at this point. Unbelievable rich and smooth. HIdes the alcohol really well. This was much better than the last bottle I tried.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2007
Bourbon and some strong caramel malt in the aroma. Black with no head. Full palate. Bourbon warmth hits right away and slowly reveals some thick, syrupy, sugary malt flavors. Interesting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2007
Big sweet malt,alcohol and dark fruits stand out in the aroma.Pours a deep mahogany with a medium off white head.Lots of caramel,alcohol and big malts dominate the flavor.Very full mouthfeel with a big sweet,alcohol finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7001) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2007
Bottled. Poured a very deep, murky brown with blood red highlights and really no chance for head survival. The aroma was oh-so powerful... dark fruits, toffee, and chewy caramel with a huge smack of bourbon and related barrel influence (vanilla and toasted oak)... sweet and warm, with no overt alcohol notes... smoky tobacco emerged as this approached room temp.

The flavor carried some vinous and berry fruitage, bourbon-laced caramel, and accents of vanilla and oak from the barrel... light smoke and woody bitterness... tingly sharper fruit at points toward the back. Thick and warm all the way on the palate... never cloying.. lovely bourbon integration. Enjoyed this one much!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (3606) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 27, 2007
Huge thanks to Hopscotch for sending this rare gem my way. Pours dark bronze with no head. The aroma has lots of dark caramel, vanilla, alcohol, light wood and sweet chocolate. Medium / thick body that is very slick and cloying with no carbonation. The flavor starts with sweet malty caramel, alcohol and dark berries. The finish has even more berry character with a good amount of toffee. There is also some wood and vanilla. Very well done beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ross (2052) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2007
Bottle from Sam shared at the Carolina Crew tasting. Thanks. This one followed BA old salty, and arctic devil, so needless to say the expectations were set high for it. Pours out a dark brown to red color with a little bit of a head. The smell is sweet and sticky, with some notes of vanilla and bourbon. Some oak flavors too. Flavor is sticky and sweet and there is a little bit of an alcohol burn, but not enough to be unpleasant. Taste is not full of bourbon but just a good balance to make the beer interesting. Good stuff from this brewpub.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2007
From a 12oz Bottle. Pours a transparent, ruddy tobacco-y color, nearly still, with a thin wisp of bubbly off-white head. Rich, perfumy aroma thats brimming with loads of bourbony rich fruits. Caramelized strawberries, sticky raisins, and a splash of mexican vanilla bean rises splendidly from the glass, dripping with bourbony prunes. Some scotchy alcohols rise like a drunken old timer’s breath that leans in close to impart a tidbit of foggy knowledge. Medium bodied, light to zero carbonation in the mouthfeel. Sweet, but not cloying or sticky. Flavors of rum soaked cherries and brown sugar encrusted virginia tobacco leaves start out the palate. Some subtle vanilla and more bourbon warm at the finish, although not unpleasantly hot. A little bit on the sweet side; could use a bit more carbonation to liven it up somewhat, as well as some dry woody barrel notes to balance the sticky bourbon characters. Great flavors and aroma that would work well as an after dinner digestif. Thanks for sharing, Chris!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2007
Poured a clear chestnut color with a small off-white head. Very nice aged malt character. Fruity notes with figs, apples, vanilla, sugar and bourbon. Flavor of aged sweet malt. Fruity candy taste that comes from a mix of the fruity and sugary notes. Vanilla comes out on the finish. Very warming in the chest. No alcohol taste. The sweetness and sugar balance that out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON (3912) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2007
Bottle from Hopscotch consumed at Carolina Crew tasting St. Patty’s 2007. Thanks for the hookup Eric! I was pretty faded by the time we got to this baby, but it still made its own unique impact on my palate. Nose and flavor are strong and bold: sticky bourbon, sweet malts, brown sugar, alcohol. Chewy, thick palate. A lot like the other two big Kuhnhenn brews I’ve had. Never short on flavor or on packing the punch.

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