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Ommegang Three Philosophers (Bourbon)



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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle Share mahogany small head. Nice moderate bourbon barrel, cherry, caramel, oak and mint leaves. Smooth and so well balanced. So glad to finally try this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (2076) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Pours a very dark brown color with off-white head. Raisins, dark fruit, bourbon, and some oak on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a little heat from the bourbon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopman1 (32) - apple valley, California, USA - JAN 30, 2014
This was a good beer with lots of earthy notes ,yeast and barnyard , it reminded me of when I was a kid and walked into the chicken coop with the smell of hay , kind of like light barnyard smell, "not bad " in any way just original. I enjoy beers for what they are and the flavors they bring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (7013) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Bottle. Muddy maroon pour. Flat. Bourbony, cherry, raisny notes. Medium to fuller bodied. Kriek mixes well with bourbon aging. Nice flavors. Impressed. Do this again

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (11526) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2012
Corked bottle. 2010. Dark brown color with a reddish haze. Oak, bourbon and confit cherry in the aroma. Malty sweet flavor with hint of bourbon and dreid cherry. Other dried fruits. Some oak. Powerful and warming.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kjohns21 (17) - - NOV 30, 2012
Dark brown with light head. Tastes almost like a barleywine but without the sour taste at the end. Instead its bitter in a good way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigguns22 (745) - Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2012
This is very cool beer you just don’t see a beer like this aged in bourbon barrels. Aroma is rich,wood,yeast,bourbon,malt. A very full flavored beer including flavors of caramel,bourbon,wood,vanilla and cherries. Wish they had made more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
NOTF 2010. Deep amber pour. The nose is loaded with oak and bourbon. Lots of caramel and vanilla over a heavy rich sweetness. The base beer seems to be completely dominated by the barrel here. Sweet toffee and a rich unctuous chewiness. It’s pretty nice in spite of the lack of harmony.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2012
This seemed to be a great beer to barrel age. Some of the fruit still shined through. Lots of wood and bourbon. Flavor had a hint of sour with vanilla and cinnamon, a bit like pie and finished with smooth and sweet bourbon.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wedgie9 (2528) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 5, 2011
Tasted on 10/5/11 from a 750mL bottle, thanks to Rachel. This bottle has the same label that Corby mentioned earlier. Pours a cloudy dark brown with a bit of amber tint, and an average beige head that slowly recedes to thin lace with a fairly thick collar. The nose is full of bourbon vanilla, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, oak, earthy yeast, chocolate, and just a hint of natural cherry. The flavor features the funky tart cherry and earth a little more, with the bourbon notes of vanilla, chocolate, toffee, caramel, burnt brown sugar, and oak. The cherries give this a bit of cherry cough syrup flavor, but not in a bad way. As a matter of fact this is a flavor that I truly enjoy. The body is full, lightly sticky, with average carbonation, and a long bourbon, cherry, oaky, vanilla, and caramel finish.

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