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Lompoc C-Sons Greetings - Bourbon Barrel

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RATINGS: 2   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Brewed in February 2011, aged in Heaven’s Hills Bourbon barrels for seven months and cellared for an additional month. It has a deep copper color, strong oak aroma with caramel and resinous hop notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Bottle:   23 Nov 2011 bottling.   Garnet, a bit hazy, moderate to large frothy sandy head, fairly nice lacing.   Somewhat of a citrusy/pithy start, noticeable bourbon, a bit candied and carmalized.   Seems perhaps maybe over the top as its fading fast.   Not real bright either.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Nose of oak, stale hops, a bit of caramel and pith.   It smells interesting, starts out interesting, but quickly fades and becomes very muted and dull.   Seven months past bottle date... maybe not such a good thing.   Not a bad beer at all, but appearing to be a bit over the hill.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alphadelic (2079) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 15, 2012
BREWED 02/28/11 BOTTLED 11/23/11 DRANK 2/14/12 - A deep hazy amber ale with a firm lace. To the nose it is heavy with musky vanilla with a hint of hop and cheesy yeast, something unsettling about it though it is what I would have expected. In the mouth the cheesiness is absent which is a god-send. It is lightly bitter with plenty of smooth and sweet vanilla/caramel. In body it is slick and weighty. The carbonation is mild and cask-y. All in all I think this is a solid effort. The texture and balance of this beer seem to have really benefited from its slow maturation.

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