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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlacoAlto (3759) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Brewed March 2012; Sampled June 2013
A vigorous pour into my teku glass produces a one-finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is a lightish amber color (like a light honey) and shows a lightly hazed, light amber hue when held up to the light. The nose smells of rich, almost butter, concentrated pale malt, vanillin notes, and a sweet, though complex, pale malt grain character. The malt and barrel character combine to produce an almost fruitiness that sort of reminds me of rum soaked golden raisins, though without the alcoholic warmth. There is a very soft, sort of nutty, toasted oak character here, and perhaps just a hint of spice character.

Somewhat sweet, richly textured and malt through the middle, and the finish just sees a dense, chewy, incredibly mellow and smooth Bourbon Barrel character settle into the palate with a decadent, vanilla soaked sweetened coconut flavor. The sweet malt and barrel character again combine to suggest at an almost fruit character; I can best describe it as golden raisin with a touch of orange marmalade, but that is a bad description. Sweet pale malt provides a sort of sweet, not quite caramelized, grain cracker like note, as well as a chewy bread like sweetness. There is a hint of herbal character here, I am not sure if it is residual hop notes, or just a suggestion from the barrel character, and the bitterness is here, but definitely on the light side to allow the malt character to dominate here.

I really like how smooth the barrel character is here; it is so well integrated and manages to not pick up the heat and harsh character that many a barrel aged beer do; in fact, this is one of the smoother barrel aged beers that I have ever had. A surprisingly good beer that I was not expecting at all; really quite nice and I have to thank DovaliHops for sending me this one.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oregoncritter (9) - Oregon, USA - JUL 15, 2014 does not count
2013/2014 from a bomber. This is an usual brew - little bit like the Widmer Brrrbon, but with a much smoother palate and finish. A bit odd to get used to (kind of like a sour for me), but then I started to warm up (literally) to it and appreciate it for what it is. Nice bourbon aroma, good body and finish. Not a chugger or a warm day ale, but good in smaller amounts.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2292) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bomber, orange pour, white head, nose is caramel, taste is sweet and caramel

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14340) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
Danish tasting session
Hazy golden color with small head. Strong aroma of bourbon, mellow. Sweetish flavor, malt, cereals, with low bitterness, but a nice Bourbon character.
More barrel than beer, it may become cloying in big quantities.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pentaz (1222) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 14, 2014
Bottle @ Yespr. Pours hazy golden with a minimal head. Aroma is maize, toasted malt, nut, toffee, apricot, mild cheesy, vanilla, Taste is moderate sweet and light bitter. Body is light, texture is fluffy, carbonation is moderate+. Finishes overly sweet.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theis (13286) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Clear golden/amber - white head. Lots of bourbon, toasted, orange, high fruity, light dried fruity, light breadish, vanilla, alcoholic, light bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10140) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2014
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense light beige head. Aroma. sweetness, fruits, spice, caramel. Flavour. spice, fruits, caramel, alcohol, vanilla. medium bodied. Ends fruity spiced and sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20569) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle at yespr. Clear orange coloured with a medium sized white head. Sweet and malty aroma of caramel, bread and dried fruits. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and bread. Sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29134) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of straw, fruits, and spices. The flavor is sweet with notes of notes, flowers, spices, and malt, leading to a bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (5676) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle. Hazy orange colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, carmel and alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10728) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014
cloudy orange, small white head. nutty malty aroma, sugary sweetish, flavor is malty, nuty, bocky.


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