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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Aged in bourbon barrels for months, this uniquely American ale acquires notes of wood, vanilla, and bourbon. Rich and warming, this limited edition ale can be served now or cellared for several years.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (9128) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2010
Wavers1 brings another gem. Unreal baker! Amber pour, off white head. Aroma is loaded with bourbon, toasted oak, toffee, and light stone fruit. Flavor is sweet bourbon, oak, lots of caramel, vanilla...damn good. Thanks to wavers1. Wow.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MHOSKINS (74) - Cleveland, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Simply a great Strong Ale. One for Sipping to enjoy it's deep character and flavor. Very enjoyable. Another fine beer from Marble!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wavers1 (879) - Notown, California, USA - DEC 24, 2010
thanks to gabrielm for a fresh bottle of this, bottled less than 1 week ago!!! i had the first batch, and this batch is equally as delicious! the first batch has no wax on the cap, second batch has black wax coating. pours a deep red, same color as the imperial red really. cream colored head, some spotting. the smell is weet, tons of bourbon, but not boozy, cherries, caramel, breads and biscuits, candy malts, etc. yummy! taste is the same, super sweet, but not cloying, just cany like delicousness without too much fusel in there. nice smooth finish, abv well hidden, excellent and under rated stuff, find it if you can!!! it still has a good hop bitterness to it right now, i like it to set off the sweetness, but this should age really well and become a lot more balanced in a year or two.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
smaynard6000 (637) - Apopka, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Pours a deep dark red with average beige head. Woody aroma with a very subtle note of vanilla. Mildly sweet with strong flavors of bourbon and a bit of vanilla. Alcohol definitely present. Full bodied with a biting finish with lingering vanilla. Damn good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOLTZ7555 (2822) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Sampled @ AZ Strong Beer Fest. Might have been the best of show here...runner up that challenged this was also by them. Camped out by the tent...they brought it! Burnt tangerine pour with mahogany at its core and a small ivory cap floating above. Decadently sweet aroma with vanilla, oak, caramel, bourbon, and even hints of chocolate. Maple, molasses, bourbon, raw wood, vanilla bean and honey fill the palate. Syrupy and coating. Amazing!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SoylentBlack (123) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 8, 2011
I had this on draft at the Blues and Brews fest 2011, and it may possibly have been the best ale I have ever tasted. I managed to get a bottle version recently, and while not as good as that draft, it’s still a great ale. Deep color, not much head. Fantastic aroma, almost overpowering. A very sweet start that quickly fades to a dryness, without being bitter at all. Well done.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012
22oz bottle purchased on sale for $9.99. Wasn’t sure about this one but it was quite solid. Red color, decent ring of bubbles. Aroma is real nice, brown sugar, bourbon barrels, hint of alcohol. Flavor follows the nose closely, oak, vanilla, good stuff. This feels like an old ale or barleywine and it sort of reminds me of Abacus and Bligh’s in a way but it falls just a bit short. Still for $10 it was well worth the money. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-09-2012 04:23:51

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
maltman53 (334) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Tap @ Brewery. Pours black with a thin head and lace. Sweet wood, vanilla, caramel and toffee in the aroma. All of that on the palate. Deep, full-body, nicely balanced and a hefty mouthfeel. Overall, a good example of the bourbon barrel aged beer category.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rockcrawler (197) - Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA - JAN 18, 2011
UPDATED: APR 13, 2012 Updated 4/13/12 Tap from Tap Room in Santa Fe. Pours a deep dark mahogany red with strong silky light tan head. Aroma of bourbon, wood, and slight oatmeal. Taste kicks in with a very strong sweetness, a decent alcohol character, and just enough bitterness to provide a balanced ale. Sticky creamy oily palate with just enough carbonation to keep it from being too sticky and excellentlu drinkable finishes with a little to no alcohol. A very commendable brew and my current favorite classic oak aged strong ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2012
22oz, black waxed bomber via trade on BA. pours a beautiful, garnet-copper capped by a rich, creamy, light khaki head that leaves sticky sheets of lace. aroma is wonderful with notes of vanilla, toasted oak, toffee, and bourbon up front backed by a unique presence of black cherry soda, red wine esters, floral hops, and sweetbreads with a hint of spice as it warms. flavor is delicious as well with rich, toasted, woody bourbon notes showing a bit more presence among the notes of sweet vanilla, pralines, and fruitcake with a hint of brown sugar and cinnamon on the finish. palate is medium bodied, nicely carbonated, and does a great job of avoiding being too sticky-sweet with a warming, bourbon finish. overall, a great barrel aged strong ale.


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