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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Rich, malty body with caramelized character and hints of raisins, nuts, and figs. Pairings: fruit crisps, crème brulee, salted caramels, slow-roasted meats.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steasy66 (861) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Cola color with big white head that fades. A lot of banana, vanilla, wood, and toffee in the nose. Similar notes in the flavor but with a harsh wheaty finish. Not bad, but nothing amazing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark cola mahogany color with a thin wispy off white film. Aroma is nice smooth bourbon caramel malt dark fruit; cherry with soft vanilla. Taste has a smooth really nice bourbon flavor of vanilla bean cherry and burnt caramel and spice, with a bit of saltiness. Palate is full slick sticky and warming. Wow this is awesome! I would go with a higher rating, but the booze is strong with this one!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VIBhunter (24) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Poured into a 16 oz. taster glass at about room temperature. Aroma- Strong bourbon, oak, fruit, caramel, nut. Appearance- Reddish brown with a little head and lacing at the top of glass. Taste- Bourbon, dark fruit, caramel, vanilla. Palate- Charred wood, bourbon, spice, plum/grape, subtle sweetness, with a dry finish. Overall the beer is complex yet it was well balance. I thought it would be very boozy in taste with that strong bourbon aroma but the ingredients in the ale comes together quite well.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2013
This was a suprise draft at a beerfest a while back. From notes. Bourbon dominates with caramel and fermented fruits right behind it. A little woody and vanilla in there too. Very solid beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gabbama (203) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Pours reddish orange with a thin, tan head. Aroma is sweet with lots of dark fruits, nuttyness, and a touch of alcohol as it warms. Sweet caramel and raisin flavor with oaky bourbon and hints of bitterness and warming alcohol late. Very rich, thick body. I enjoyed it, but probably would have been even better with a bit more aging.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chudwick (2072) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUL 15, 2013
12oz bottle - pours deep amber with khaki head. Nose is oats and caramel. Flavor adds prunes, nuts and booHOOze. Sweet to max. a sipper no doubt. Light woody aftertaste. For a BA, the bourbon element is subtle. I would pair this with ice storm power outage, a chimney fire, saucisson sec and day old baguette.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3556) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Pours brown, ruby, with a short ivory head. Aroma is strong....raisins, vanilla, malt, nuts. Flavour is sweet and BIG...malt, caramel, raisin, vanilla....nearly candied.... Nice bourbon and oak tones. Bready...boozy. Very good, if just a liiiitle too sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbrana (427) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - JUN 26, 2013
This beer is quite good. Extremely malty with strong bourbon notes and flavors of vanilla, caramel, butter toffee, and burnt sugar.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
allfreej (552) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Bottled. Medium brown pour. Fast fading light tan head. Fair lacing on the snifter. Aroma is caramel malt, pineapple, bourbon, vanilla. Flavor is rich caramel malt, bourbon, vanilla, oak, pineapple. Little to no hop flavor but the hops balance the sweetness quite well. Mouthfeel is viscous, thick, coating. Enough carbonation to keep it from being cloying. One of my all-time favorite ales. The bourbon barreled version is amazing. Not to be missed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy from my iPad.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kimjongill (207) - - MAY 10, 2013
From tap. Deep ruby pour. Great scent of bourbon, caramel, and malt. Flavor is spectacular and sweet, without being overly so.


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