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Oakshire Brewer’s Reserve 6 Anniversary Ale

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Brewers Reserve Brandy Barrel Aged Barleywine


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ericdevin (591) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle from 16 Tons Taphouse, Eugene. Had also had on draft in April 2013 when Oakshire Public House opened. Pours a dark brown, fairly cloudy little to no head. Aroma sharp, brandy forward, dark fruit, oak, really nice. Body thick, rich, full, with a lingering brandy flavor. Something a bit sharp about it, too, could be brandy, maybe not, but the bottle is tasting surprisingly less mellow than I remember the draft being. A good beer, but not amazing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (5553) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 9, 2013
On tap at the Holiday Ale Festival, listed as Oakshire Brandywine. Pours a dark copper color with a medium beige head. A sweet brandy nose, some toffee and dark candies. The flavor is more heat, a bit of sweet dry malts, rum cake, light oxidation. Marmalade. Quite good. Unusual.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (10340) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours very darkly ruddy with a light tan head. Aroma is cinnamon!?! Full bodied. A little heat. Flavor is brown sugar, winy grape, brandy, oak, and once again cinnamon. Or is that a combo of brown sugar and chocolate? Great stuff. Has sort of a brandy burn.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6011) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Bottle from Belmont Station. Pours dark brown with almost no head and an alcohol and spice aroma. There is a hearty fruit and dark molasses flavor with brown sugar, chocolate, wine and alcohol. Has aged nicely for over a year.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (4522) - Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2013
Sample at FoBAB ’12. Pours a hazy dark brown with a small beige head. The aroma had caramel/toffee, oak, apple brandy that became a touch boozy. The flavor was moderately sweet caramel and toffee, apple brandy, oak, vanilla that still had a touch of heat.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx77 (1019) - Oregon, USA - JAN 5, 2013
On draught at Roscoe’s. Really bold fruit flavor, especially apple notes. The aging mellows out the hoppiness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Sampled at FoBAB 10 - 2012 (Chicago, IL). Pours a rich deep brownis pour, well hazed. Dark with a frothy tannnis head. Aromas are apple brandy, oak, vanilla, gentle spirit. Oak, vanilla, toffee and toast, some sweetness. Initial is smooth medium bodied, a firm apple brandy sweetness, touches of apple. Middle is apple, toffee, gentle spice. Some gentle sweetness. Backend and finish offers tannoic oak, vanilla, apple. Really nice, settles a bit. Tasty, a bit hot, big Apple Brandy influence that gives some good flavors but interferes on the palate a bit with integration.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hombrepalo (1757) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Fobab. Pours amber with an off white head. Bourbony sweet aroma with some sweet caramel malty sweetness. The flavor has some bourbony and woody notes with some toffee like malty notes. Tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (6339) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2012
It definitely picked up a lot form the brandy barrels. Slightly fruity. It is a bold barleywine to begin with so expect a blast of flavor.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4022) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Tap @ Saraveza... Poured quite dark, a dense brown pour with a thin head. This was a super solid barley wine. Lots of rich dark fruits, dark sugars like toffee and caramel. Some booziness but it was quite balanced. Low bitterness and was more on the malty sweet side for the style.


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