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RATINGS: 377   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 453   ABV: 15.1%
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Big N Bold aged in bourbon barrels.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfroms (477) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle. Pours slightly cloudy amber. Aroma is mega butterscotch, bourbon, sweet orange, honey. Taste is butterscotch, bitter orange, fruity coffee, mild roast, cherry, honey. Prickly carbonation. Very sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Tempting aroma and dark pour with a smoother than expected taste and warming mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ColovianTrader (464) - - FEB 14, 2016
Massive amounts of caramel, sweet and lightly roasted malts. Sweet vanilla cream and oak blend nicely. Moderate heat front the alcohol but really walk balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
booyaatribe (450) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2003
Mmmm. Quite nice. I had this at the Great Taste of the Midwest. Buttery, scotchy, and generally overpowering.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Clownoisseur (416) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2015
2014 vintage. Pours a deep mahogany. Copper hues. A small tan head that fades to a ring. A bit of leg creeps up the glass. Aromas of roasted malt, wet oak, whiskey and dark fruit. Hot! Taste follows the nose with the barrel character being very prominent. Rich roasted barley, dark fruits and some earthiness carry the body, but ultimately, it is the wet oak bourbon that leaves the final impression. Good stuff, but a bit too barrel-forward at this time.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaxxDaddy (415) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2008
On tap @ Spuyten Duyvil. Pours ruby with no head whatsoever. Very sweet and fruity aroma, though there’s no bourbon. Can pick up a bit of that 14.5% ABV in the smell. As far as taste goes, another winner from these folks. Very malt-dominated, with dark fruits coming out en masse along with a touch of tartness. Somewhat sticky palate with a lingering slightly bittersweet finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pellegjr (396) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle, amazing extra courtesy of bulldogp04, cheers Dean! Hazy tea pour with very scant head, tons fo buttery caramel in aroma, veru rich and inviting, flavor si same super rich, sweet, butterscoth acn caramel, a smooth flavorful elixer, 15% abv nearly indetectable, a truly amazing brew, so glad I got to try it!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 22, 2012
12 oz bottle generously shared by colonelforbin. Thanks Mike. Pours a dark brown with very small white head that settles to a ring and leaves close to no lacing on the glass. The aroma is big caramel, toasted marshmallow, bourbon, toasted oak, and vanilla. The taste is sweet with oak, caramel, bourbon, toasted marshmallow, and vanilla. The finish has a bit of lingering oak. Medium-full body. Low carbonation. Quite enjoyable.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Bottle from 2009. Pours dark amber with no head. Aroma has hints of bourbon, dark fruits and a bit of vanilla. Has sweet flavor with very little indication of bourbon. Can hardly tell this is a 15% beer.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2003
I could literally copy trbeer's review for this word for word and feel satisfied with the review. I too had this at the Polar Beer Fest right along side trbeer. This was such a drinkable barleywine, that it blew me away. The flavor exploded in the mouth, with hints of spice and a wonderful buttery flavor present. An outstanding beer. Kuhnhenn...I'm in love.


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