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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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New Frontier Beer: Boone, travelling through Kentucky on his way to the frontier, needed a place to store his beer. He placed an imperial brown in discarded bourbon barrels. Months later he had an amazing beer that would cellar well. And so the legend was born. *Events presented here are not factual, but are based on actual events. In our dreams. After sampling the beer a few times. Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (3578) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle from Appalachian Vintner. (Geez, Is it me or does every olde Hickory label look like it was printed from someones home printer?)) Pours brown with a thin head. Doesn’t leave any lacing in the glass. Big bourbon notes on the nose. Even bigger bourbon notes on the nose. I don’t get much brown ale from this except for the color. It doesn’t make it a bad beer just a one note one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (8993) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Bomber from Bestway. Pours a clear bronze color with a thin creamy head. Decent head retention. Aroma of bourbon and some toffee notes buried in there behind the whiskey. The taste is bourbon, caramel, vanilla, raisin. Medium bodied. Way too heavy on the bourbon

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
RmmHronek (170) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2013
This beer is pretty gnarly...flavors of vanilla, burnt marshmallow, slight strawberry and whiskey. It’s overly sweet, I had to dump it out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4146) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Batch 1. Soft reddish copper pour with a thin wispy tan head. Nose shows soft vanilla and burnt sugar with some fruit skins. Mild infection shows too. Fruit skins and a light slickness in the flavor. Nice flavor, barrel character shows but definitely infected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3470) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 29, 2013
Sampled at an esbls tasting at Strykzone’s plade. Poued vey dark brown Nose is dominated by whiskey aromas. Medium plus in body. Alcoholic mouth feel The flavor is complex and whiskey again dominates. This was an interesting take on a brown beee and overall was fun to drink, but is was a sipper for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (5072) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2013
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Dark brown. A blast of whiskey hits the nose. Vanilla. The flavor is dominated by vanilla. Wood, too. This is really sweet. The finish was back to whiskey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TimsRatings (421) - - APR 11, 2013
On tap at Ridgewood (Raleigh) Interesting yet odd combo of beer and BBL tastes. But it misses a touch. Strong bourbon flavor without being harsh ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2013
Strong aroma of bourbon and what seems like scotch, dark changing appearance, simpler than expected taste with a thin mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (3806) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a moderate off-white head. Nose is hugely filled with bourbon, and I get little else with it. Taste is much like a muted bourbon with a bit of harshness. OK, but too bourbon forward for my tastes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11092) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt, nuts and wood aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a good brew.

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