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RATINGS: 361   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   EST. CALORIES: 453   ABV: 15.1%
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Big N Bold aged in bourbon barrels.


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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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2454) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2014
Draught at CBC 2014. Clear ruby liquid with a medium off-white head. Aroma of bourbon, wood, raw sugar, toffee and caramel. Taste is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of bourbon and wood. Medium bodied with low carbonation. Really good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (3896) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle thanks to Matt. Pours a clear copper with no head. The aroma is strong booze, wood, roast. Thin mouthfeel with raisin, booze, candy sugar, sweet finish. Good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"vanilla, bourbon, oak, sweet light and dark fruit...superb aroma and incredibly smooth for a beer of this strength. my first kuhnhen beer is a doozie!!"

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (3987) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Keg at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, red session. 03/05/2014. Red/ amber coloured oour with a halo of cream head. Aroma is bourbon vanilla, oak. Flavour is Full bodied, unrefined sugars, brown sugar, hot alcohol. Some dired fruits. Palare is full bodied with fine carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (6305) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2014
Draught at CBC 2014. Dark brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of toastedmalt, caramel, dried fruit, vanilla, oak, bourbon and alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ineedbeer (890) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 11, 2014
12 oz bottle from 2013 Winter Solstice coming in at 14.0% ABV. Aroma is failry rich and malty with lots of dark caramel and toffee with some lighter roast and medium light chocolate to balance the caramel. Some medium light bourbon notes with some light alcohol spice. Medium light raisins, figs and prunes. Faint hop notes. Pours dark brown with some lighter brown and amber hues on the edges. Small, somewhat thin, tan head recedes fairly quickly to the edges where it lingers for a bit. Medium light lacing and fairly long legs. Flavor has a light sweetness with some moderate dark caramel and toffee notes; not as super sweet as a lot of barley wines which is nice. Some light roast and medium light chocolate notes. Medium bitterness with faint pine hop notes. Medium bourbon character with light oak and medium light alcohol spice. Mouthfeel is medium to medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and medium alcohol warmth. Overall a really nice barley wine; I really enjoy that it has a slightly darker malt profile and avoids the overly strong burnt sugar note that lots of barley wines have to them. Well balanced bitterness with faint hop character. A nice balanced beer with a lot of malt complexity.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (3544) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2014
On tap at CBC 2014. Dark amber with no head. Aroma and taste with lots of bourbon, toffee, burnt sugar, alcohol, barrel, vanilla. Powerful and vinous

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
knickskicks (764) - - JUN 17, 2014
2013. Rusty red almost putplish pour, tan head that disappears fast. Nose is citrus, caramel, vanilla, big candy apple. Taste is candy apple, vanilla, barrel. Sticky mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pentaz (1243) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2014
Draught @ CBC2014. Pours clear dark auburn with a tiny tan head. Aroma is bourbon, fudge, oak, candy, dried fruit, raisin, vanilla, plenty of booze and coconut. Taste is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is moderate. Finishes dry, boozy and warming.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (3591) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2014
On tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. A deep and really dark amber looking one. It actually has a small sidesticking and lightly lacing beige head. On the nose it’s really nice. Nutty caramel, lots of sweet vanilla and clear bourbon. You can almost sense it by the aroma how sticky this will be in the mouth. A little bit of chocolate also found in the aroma. Really nice. Lots and lots of sweet vanilla and bourbon in the taste also. Warming the throat in a great way. It’s not as super sticky in the mouth as I thought really, some though, and it’s soft and prickling on the bubbles. Quite flavorful indeed this one! One of those who deserves a whole evening just to be enjoyed at home. 03.05.2014


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