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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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 (10201) - 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 (82) - 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

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zoucrew102 (830) - - APR 12, 2015
Bomber, 2012 vintage. Intoxicating aroma of caramel, bourbon, wood and vanilla. Pours reddish-brown with a thin tan head with good retention and lacing. Starts with excellent caramel sweetness with a slick, smooth mouthfeel. Finishes equally as smooth with the bourbon, wood and vanilla taking center stage as well as a slight boozy burn at the very end. This is a fantastic beer with the complex flavors complementing each other quite nicely.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wavers1 (913) - 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 (765) - 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 (2958) - 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!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nuplastikk (5030) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2014 2013 vintage 22oz bomber from Elise. Aged the better part of a year. Wow. This is pretty phenomenal. Ruby amber-brown body, unfiltered. Foamy glass lacing beige head. Bourbon-vanilla aroma. Quite reminiscent of the Bourbon Barrel Barleywine from Goose Island in some respects. Has enough Barleywine characteristics that I’d be happy to categorize it as that. Chewy caramel woody bourbon candy tones. Solid.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbaaron (1643) - Arizona, USA - FEB 21, 2015
2012 vintage, consumed 2/19/15. Draft. Age treated this well, as I found this to be much better than many others. Clear ruby mahogany. Small beige head. Gorgeous aroma. Complex. Great bourbon barrel character. Very ’cohesive’. Great balance. Super.

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


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