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RATINGS: 86   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (7270) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, dark red pour with white head, aroma has notes of nice whiskey, vanilla, touch of earth, hints of nice chocolate, caramel, toffee, hints of spice. Taste is a mix of big bourbon and whiskey, vanilla, hints of chocolate, coffee, some hints of toffee, caramel, finishing sweet, slightly boozy, finishing fairly dry. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbaaron (1497) - 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 ícohesiveí. Great balance. Super.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (2049) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Draft at the Santa Fe Taproom.

Lighter red-brown pour. Bourbon aroma and flavor, massive vanilla. Gentle sweetness, not too sticky, not too boozy. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (3032) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle - Pours brown with a bubbly ring of head. Nose is not pungent. Itís boozy and sharp with lots of bourbon sweetness and sweet, bready malt. Taste is vanilla, oak, sweet bourbon, caramel, and dry bread. Warm finish with thin carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nuplastikk (4872) - 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 Iíd be happy to categorize it as that. Chewy caramel woody bourbon candy tones. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
burg326 (4229) - Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Poured an amber color with aromas of caramel and booze. Flavors are booze, caramel and off putting cardboard. Shucks that this started out so nice and ended so horribly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
"2011 I think. Right out of the fridge and bottle, the aroma needed time to warm up, but when it did - this beer was pretty damn good. Big, rich, warming. Sweet leaning from both the barrels and the malty backbone, though the hops were adequate as well. Leaning towards barleywine in style, but an american strong for whatever reason. Toffee, caramel, hops, vanilla and bourbon on the nose and tongue. Iíd get this again

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (2434) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a ruddy brown color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving a light foamy trickling lacing. The smell had a deep caramel maltiness combining with a decent boozy vanilla and offering a delicate chocolate and coffee. The taste had a deep sweet boozy hotness allowing the chocolate, coffee and vanilla to combine and intermingle with the booze. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fair sessionable aspect about it. The carbonation was good for the style as it was fairly harsh but not too much. Light boozy vanilla rolls over my tongue to the finish. Overall, wow, what a really nice offering from a Brewer I donít know much about just yet. I definitely would have this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (7454) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Growler thanks to Ilya! Pours a clear amber with a slight brown hue and an off-white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of vanilla and bourbon with sweet grains and a bread backbone. Flavor starts with grain and as light bitterness/booze with growing vanilla and bourbon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
maley1 (852) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 17, 2014
Dark murky brown pour with small tan head. Aroma of bourbon, caramel and vanilla. Taste of big time bourbon, caramel, toffee, vanilla and slightly fruity. Tasty beer but I am under the assumption that BA beers should be complimenting the beer, not overtaking the flavor profile. Way to hot! Full bodied, syrupy mouthfeel, long bourbon finish, lower carbonation. Aging this might mellow it down a bit. Iím not waiting.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shadbow (40) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 15, 2014
Meh. Strong and malty sweet like a barley wine. Not my style. Has toffee and caramel tones to it. Sticky mouth feel. BA is in aroma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy by Me

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