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RATINGS: 60   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, crŤme brulee, salted caramels, slow-roasted meats.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (9647) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2014
Sampled from bottle @ ChrisO after GBBF day 3. Clear dark orange to red color, average sized off-white to beige head. Aroma is sweetish, dark fruits, raisins, quite strongly vanilla and bourbon. Taste malts, sweetish, raisins, lots of bourbon, lightly vanilla, wood. Full body, medium to full carbonation. Wow, very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4911) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Good showing for style, with candied malt balanced with some florals, a properly subtle barrel injection and light booze. Some light sweet orange. Finishes sweet. Pours clear amber with ok head and lacing. Tap at Black Squirrel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (1755) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle->snifter. Amber with faint offwhite head. A: caramel malt, dark fruit, syrup, vanilla. T: caramel, sweet brown sugar, raisins, bourbon kick. Smooth with a snap. Chewy. Slight cardboard on the finish, but overall a very good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (3195) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2014
On tap at the Daily Growler. Deep orange - brown pour slight off-white ring. Aroma of caramel, dark fruit, nutty. Tastes are sweet candied malt, vanilla, Bourbon, oak. Sweetness gets knocked down by the booze balancing everything out for the most part - just a little hot late. Good sipper. 7.4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2014
Bottle:   Reddish caramel, deep, frothy sandy head, little lacing.   Sweet up front, bready, pale breadiness, a touch of mango.   A very malty example of a Barley Wine.   Seems to be a heavier Wheat Wine.   Big rich maltiness, bready, some soft dark pitted fruit, with a touch of tropical fruit.   Fairly full bodied.   Finishes rich, thick, with strong caramel breadiness, some dark pitted fruit.   Bigger than expected.   Thanks Kevin!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerInHeaven (227) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2014
bottle from my boss. Thanks Shawn! Pours a deep copper brown. medium beige head. aroma is strong malt and alcohol. definitely has a bourbon taste with a syrupy finish. High quality, but not my style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11615) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle. Poured clear dark copper color with a moderate frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy bourbon, dark fruit and sweet malt aroma. Medium to full body with a dry smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy dark fruit sweet bourbon flavor with a medium to heavy sweet alcohol finish of moderate to long duration. This is a complex standout beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5397) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate caramel, fruit/raisin, vanilla, brown sugar, bourbon, and light oak. It pours a transparent dark copper with a small off-white head that eventually fades to a thin film outlined by a thicker ring. There is some dotted lacing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate-heavy caramel, toasted brown sugar, fruit, and light raisin. The finish has molasses, vanilla, bourbon, and light wood. Itís full bodied with a rather sticky mouthfeel and mild carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Vintage 2012. Poured 12/25/13. Pours a hazy and deep amber color with a very thin white head. Aroma is sweet, syrupy, caramel, dark fruits (raisins), booze, vanilla, oak. Smells fantastic. Taste is big, sweet, boozey, vanilla, caramel, raisins, plums, figs (!) bourbon, just a little hot; finish is sweet dark fruits and burnt sugar. Warming. Thin lacing throughout. Mouth feel is full, chewy, but not coating. Medium-low carbonation. Not having been a fan of the standard release, this came as a delightful surprise. Really top notch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Wow, picked this up on a whim, have not been following beer much lately. Just incredible. My brotherís wife just tweeted that Jeff was enjoying a Bourbon County Stout, my favorite. Had no idea that I had something in that neighborhood in the garage. My favorite beers always remind me of some scrumptious food. This one reminds me of a heavy, sticky, gooey pastry with caramelized dark sugars and malt, darkest blackberry, date and vanilla, drizzled in caramel, soaked in bourbon. Oh my.

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