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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6331) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 6, 2009
Pours brown with a tan head. Smells of bourbon, booze, sugary. Tastes cloying with maple, cognac, fruit, some sigar and molasses dominating.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (19665) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle #37 at Papsøs blindtasting. Cloudy orange red coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet aroma of caramel, cheese and dried fruits. Sweet flavour of caramel, dried fruits and hops with notes of alcohol. Sweet and warming alcoholic finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10610) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2010
#37 at papsoe’s blind tasting clear amber, almost no head aroma is dusty, oxidized, barley winish flavor is stale hops, malty, boozy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 20, 2010
bottle 2009 opaque reddish brown pour with a minimal head big and boozy, lots of bourbon aroma and flavor, slight alcohol burn in the flavor. This is definitely a beer you drink very slowly; it was a bit hot for my liking

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3158) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2011
2010 bottle shared by badnewsbeers. Translucent dark copper body, no head. Nose of alcohol, circus peanuts, brown sugar, and band-aid phenols. Body dominated by brown sugar and caramel corn with huge buttery oak and warming alcohol. Round and rather dry despite the brown sugar notes; slick palate. Not as impressive as the Bourbon 4th Dementia.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GonZoBeeR (2825) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2007
Taste at the mondial de la biere 2007..Mtl... Aroma:Coffe,chocolate,fudge..." for a imperial stout not a barley wine"..... Apearance:Clear brown,no head... Flavor:Alcohol,strong caramel....

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2012
From notes. The color is a ruby caramel brown with a transparent tan edge. A small off-white cap leaves only an island after a few moments. The aroma is sweet, deep, and complex. Bourbon, caramel, lots of vanilla, and oak. The flavor unwraps slowly, bringing out new layers as it warms. Caramel, toffeet, and a bit of bready malt contribute to a sweet front. There is some oak and vanilla next. As the sip comes to a close, a bourbon presence really steps up and dominates. It causes some tingling of the tongue, burn in the back of the throat, and warming of the stomach. I can handle a strong bourbon presence, but this is almost over the top. It might get better with some significant age on it. Other than that, this is a big-bodied barleywine, with enough booze and intensity to take on the strongest beer aficionado.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
finol (1980) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2012
2010 Bottle. Pours red without any head. A very boozy brew, heavy but short lasting taste. Smooth mouthfeel. Sweet, taset of plums and dark fruits and some bourbon.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
[4961-20121118] 12floz bottle. Aroma of toasted bread soaked in roasted salty soya sauce. Slightly hazy, dark cola body with no head. Roasted salted soya sauce malt flavour. Full sweet body. Noticeable wood throughout but it’s not overpowering. (6/3/7/3/14) 3.3
(w/ jercraigs)

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
pepsican (1421) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUN 21, 2008
Stud tasting 1.0 held at general_gaos. Thanks for putting up with us colin! Pours a brownish red with no head. Aroma is vanilla, oak, strong malts, and cherry. Flavor is up front celery, blood/minerals, sea weed, booze, cherry, foot, funk. Finishes boozy, warming, some tartness. I guess even at a stud tasting you get one turd. I think the other two guests enjoyed this one, so it was just me, not the bottle


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