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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!


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2012
22oz Bottle. The pour was a murky medium chestnut brown with an average (1-2 finger) light brown creamy head that was mostly diminishing, reducing down to a thin puddled film and medium collar which produced only fair streaky lacing. It had an aroma that was of toasted sweet dark bread malts and an earthy leathery yeast with notes of chocolate, vanilla, caramel, bourbon and a slight nutty/woody scent. As for the taste it was sweet and malty with a hint of caramel and a touch of chocolate pretty much throughout, with the finish having a strong vanilla presence and a slightly nutty alcohol ending. The flavor lingered for an average duration proceeding the swallow with a boozy, sweet, nutty, cask taste settling nicely on the taste buds. Mouthfeel was medium in body and a bit dry in texture with a soft mild carbonation. Overall this brew screams booze and vanilla towards the end, with the middle having a light chocolate-caramel sweetness and a nice dark roastiness...


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5038) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Split a 22oz bottle. Poured a dark amber/brown color with a small white head. Aroma was boozy bourbon notes, some vanilla, woody notes. Flavor was nice light boozy alcohol notes, bourbon. Touch of vanilla on the finish. Pretty enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
knickskicks (762) - - OCT 5, 2014
Brown/orange pour. Nose is bourbon, dark fruits, caramel. Taste is toffee, caramel, bourbon, dark fruits.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (2251) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2014
On tap at Cork and Cask. Pours a reddish brown color with white head. Bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit aromas. Bourbon, cocoa, vanilla, plum flavors.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8911) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
On tap at appalachian vinter.very very woody. Rich brown coloured with retained soapy head.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4359) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Cheesy label on bomber. Foggy, chestnut brown beer without much head. Nice nose: woody caramel, vaporous and sweet. A little mineral, tangy, woody, sweet, caramel/toffee tones and alcohol bittering. Medium heavy boddy, wood-bitter aftertaste. Pretty good, sweeter as it warms. Thanks to LuckyDog.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Sweet bourbon aroma, with light lace on edge of glass. Pours a nice brown, clear. Taste is sweet alt and bourbon. Little alcohol taste on the back side. Not bad, good with NASCAR!!!!!!!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SudsMcDuff (5934) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Cornball beer, 22oz bottle .. . Pours a deep tam .. Mild head, easy headring .. . its the doctors code .. . Dried out chocolate cake and dirty grains .. . Daniel Boone would eat his cap to avoid drinking this..

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DarkElf (3035) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 8, 2013
25-Jul-13 (22-oz bottle: Thursday Night Bottle Share, shared by Brian)
This beer pours a medium brown, translucent body with a short cap of tan head that settles to a bubbly ring. The nose is caramely malt, toffee, vanilla, prune, bourbon whiskey, and oak barrel, but it smells pretty boozy and alcoholic. On the palate, wow, the oak, vanilla, and boozy bourbon really stand out, possibly because the sweet, caramely malt base isn’t powerful enough for this level of intense barrel treatment. Brown sugar and some prune and raisin sometimes emerge from under the boozy cloak. It’s medium in weight, but comes across and a bit thin and watery for a bourbon barrel beer. Carbonation is medium, and the beer is sweet but not cloying. Unfortunately, there’s also a suggestion of heat on the palate, mostly from retro-nasal sensations. Overall, this beer is too tilted toward the boozy, bourbony barrel aging for me to really enjoy it. I’d like it more if the base beer had more weight here, but better yet would be to tone down the barrel’s impact.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2666) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle back from bestway. Dark brown chestnut color. This is more what I expect from these guys with their big beers. Tasty. Lots of wood and vanilla flavor from the treatment. Base beer with some nuttiness and caramel working in the background. Decently sweet bit not overly so. Aroma is purple fruit and vanilla. Finish is on the edge of soy sauce and purple fruit again. Diverse drink that will appeal to a lot of different tastes since it all comes together pretty well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle through trade, aroma of some fruity cherry aroma and some caramel. Taste is similar, bit nutty and barrel, ot alright. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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