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RATINGS: 499   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
December 2005 batch #4 of Fourth Dementia that spent 6 months in a bourbon barrel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2014
Bottle shared by Dave. Aroma of dark fruits, some nice oak, and raisins. Pours bronze with a small white head. Taste is raisin, fig, vanilla, bourbon and a dusty malt. Great old ale. Not too overwhelmingly sweet. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 3, 2014
Dark brown pour with minimal head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, raisins, and brown sugar. Flavor is big sweet dark fruits upfront with bourbon barrel notes coming through immediately after. A bit boozy and really sweet, this one is a slow sipper for sure. All around, pretty good brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Staffan47 (906) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2014 Flaska 2011. Hemma hos Wallén. Trade (thanks STLWill). Första tanken i doften är engelsk barleywine. Visst inslag av fruktiga nyanser (hallon?). Små maltkristaller kring flaskhalsen vid kapsylen blir man ju lite nervös av. Positivt oxiderad men vinner garanterat inte på längre lagring. Lite honung och läder visar sig efter några klunkar. Lever inte riktigt upp till förväntningarna. Påminner en hel del om originalet. ---- Tap på CBC-14. Kul att få göra en re-rate på den här och lyfta den lite. Härlig bourbon i doften. Sötma och torkad frukt, mest russin. Bra. Så här ska den vara. Ingen negativ oxidering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alliance100 (1113) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Draft at MBG Winter Festival - pours a cloudy brown. Bourbon , bready, dark fruit aromas. Heavy malt punch with very sweet bourbon and some warming alcohol. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle pours murky brown with low head and carb. Aroma is sweet dark fruits and bourbon oak. Taste is similar with a thick sweet booze finish, but easy to drink

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
joshwoodward (575) - - FEB 15, 2014
Had a taste on tap at the brewery. Way too boozy and sweet for my taste. Full of raisiny booze flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dennoman (21) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2014
2012 vintage, 12 oz bottle. One of those legendary American beers I absolutely had to try. Pours a dark maroon with a very small lingering head. Aroma has a woody and pleasant bourbon character. Vanilla and butterscotch, booze and oak. The taste is booze on the onset, with a mellow vanilla present throughout the entire palate. Dried fruits: figs, grapes, sweet cherries. Finish is a nice hop kick with the booze creeping up at the end. Booze warmth, but nowhere near as agressive as the ABV would suggest. Dried fruits linger in the mouth for minutes after drinking. Overall, an extremely well-balanced barleywine, old ale or whatever you like to call it. Especially for someone like me, that doesn’t particularly fancy the style. These tend to be overly sweet, but this one hits all the right notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
changeup45 (1729) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2014 Bottle from drfabulous. A dark brownish-amber color pours out with a small tan head on top. Just spots of lacing cling to the sides of the glass. Smells great; bourbon, wood, and quite a bit of raisin. A little cherry and vanilla as I dig deeper. Warming and boozy going down; just enough alcohol burn for that ahhh feeling. The carbonation is low-moderate and works well with this beer. The bourbon and wood drive the flavors but there’s a lot of other things going on here: soft vanilla character, raisins, dark plums, semi-sweet caramel. Like a new layer for each part of the sip. A near perfect sipper. I’ve got to give Kuhnhenn credit, they seem to have mastered the big, boozy beers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1765) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2014
2012 bottle. Pours cloudy brown, with a small, tan head. Aroma aroma is caramel, fruit, malt, bourbon, and vanilla, Flavor is caramel, bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit, malt, and alcohol. Heavy body, with a long finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ColovianTrader (464) - - JAN 14, 2014
Intense flavors of caramel, bourbon, raisins, cherries, plum, and molasses stand out. Undertones of cinnamon, rich wood, vanilla, cider and biscuit. Hints of coffee and dark chocolate round out the complex list of flavors. Very diverse range of flavors all blended together well. A bit too much bite from the alcohol but that’s to be expected.

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