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RATINGS: 359   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   EST. CALORIES: 453   ABV: 15.1%
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Big N Bold aged in bourbon barrels.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9864) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Bottle 2011 vintage poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of prune, toffee, caramel, tobacco, light bourbon and light oak. Palate was full bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, fruitiness, tobacco, light bourbon and light oak with a smooth lingering fruity toffee finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle courtesy of dkachur at the 15th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering on 07/16/2011. 2008 bottle. Clear deep amber body with a small frothy white head. Big bourbon, blue cheese, and caramel aroma. Big bourbon, vanilla, blue cheese and caramel flavor. Full body with moderately low carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Michbeerlover (140) - - DEC 21, 2013
Picked up a 2013 bottle from the brewery's Winter Solstice event today. Pours a very dark red, almost black with no head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla ,dark fruits, chocolate fudge and slight alcohol. Getting a lot of coconut, vanilla and dark cherries in the taste. No real alcohol in the taste, which is hard to believe at 14%. Medium mouthfeel. Coconut after taste lingers for some time. World class brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (10696) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - NOV 12, 2013
2009. Schwerer, deutlich alkoholischer Antrunk mit eher wenig Aromen. Etwas brennend, wenig getreidig, wenig würzig malzig. Zum Ende schokoladig, brennend alkoholisch. 7/11/10/11/9/9

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2013
2012 Pours hazy mahogany with little head or carbonation. Smell huge pungent red fruit, sticky toffee, rum soaked raisins. Taste vanilla, oak, caramel, toffee, hint of booze on the end. Smooth (for 15%) and full bodied. If you are in to big beers, this is one you must try.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11086) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2013
’08 vintage-12oz bottle-@RBWG-JAX Grand Tasting-still-copper. A-bourbon, caramel-med malt. T-bourbon, caramel-med malt, spice hops. Alcohol bite/hot still.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (3201) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Bottle, 2012 - thanks deyholla! Pours clear ruby hazel with a tiny tan head that nonetheless has nice lacing. Aroma is bourbon, molasses, toffee, cherries, figs, dates. Flavor is the same, sweet and hot with some astringence and woody notes. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, somewhat flat. A bit hot, but not really much considering the ABV. Nice beer, not amazing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prufrockstar (980) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2013
12 oz bottle (2010 vintage), shared by Matt B -- Thanks! The bottle ominously bubbled up a bit upon opening. The pour was a clear amber with a practically still surface. Gigantic, lasting soy sauce finish is the biggest thing that really stood out to me about this - bummer. Aside from that, there’s caramelized brown sugar, bourbon, just the smallest hint of oxidation. Full body, slick, syrupy texture. Remarkably smooth, with the alcohol well-masked. Overall: pretty awesome even with its flaws. Intense.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyit (3462) - Vadum, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2013
Dark brown of color with a fast disappering beige head. An aroma of sweets, prunes, port, vanilla, raisins and dark sugar. A flavor of alcohol, prunes, liqurice, spice, caramel, chocolate, nuts, woody and alcohol in the finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NeoHippie2 (1012) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Dark brown pour with almost no head. Aromas of dark fruit, oak, cocoa, bourbon, and some yeast notes. Initial flavor is of raisin with notes of cocoa and dark fruit. Finishes with the oak and bourbon character. Very complex. Abv is well-hidden, barely noticeable in the finish but even then in that nice warming way. Truly a great beer.


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