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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
At over 10% ABV, you should prepare yourself before taking a sip. this ’aint no ordinary beer. An american barleywine in style, but unique with belgian malts it wants to be a trappiste brew. It should be enjoyed at near 55F to release the full complexity of aroma and flavor. Drink in a small glass, and enjoy slowly as you would a fine bourbon or brandy. Grand Reserve can also be cellared for year over year tasting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cajun (407) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - JUL 17, 2016
Bottle - Deep amber, almost dark red, creamy off-white head, good lacing. Over-ripened fruit, fermented breads, raisins, plum in the nose. Rich flavors of sweet malted grain/cereal, raisins, plums, monkey bread, warming alcohol, bitter hops finish. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AmEricanbrew (6737) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 27, 2016
2015 bottle at trailer. Hazy copper color with ivory foam. Spicy caramel, nutty, herbal, pit fruit aromas. Medium bodied. Nice spicy caramel, pit fruit, light toast, nutty flavors---warming tangy fruit finish___very tasty

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (2316) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAY 7, 2016
Very very sweet malt bomb with a nice hop balance. Dark carmels and dark flavors. Very enjoyable but the sweetness builds. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (8105) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2015
had on dranft, bottle and crowler- all different results. . the crowler, was horrible horrible, so i’m throwing that out for the most part- bottle was decent, draft was the best .. brown stone .. . de gea is lord .. . boozy leather, toffee, and toast meltings .. . mouth was lighter, as was the finish .. . . He’s an arrogant, ill-informed, used-condom faced bellend who absolutely did not approve and oversee widespread, illegal phone hacking whilst he was editor of the mirror, which is a newspaper not even good enough to hold my fish and chips.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bleeng (1668) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2015
Draft. Glad to find this on tap. Pours brown with little head. Nice dank hop nose with some malt tones. Smooth hop flavoring with a nice alcohol bite. Very drinkable. Good stuff

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (2871) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Clear dark amber pour with a slight off white head. Some malt and hoppy nose. Interesting. Sweet Belgian candy finish. Can’t tell its 10%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoworsummer (4802) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2014
From a bottle. Pours opaque copper brown with a creamy, bubbly beige head. Tastes like smooth alcohol, roasted malt, toast, nutty, with dry grassy and citrus hops, light resin, herbs, and pine. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like dried fruits, toast, roasted malt, booze, caramel, citrus hops, and hop resin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JHeath99 (1676) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle shared by sonnycheeba. Pours a mysteriously murky opaque brown with a layer of beige head. Aroma of caramel, malts, and some boozy notes. Taste is boozy with a great balance between malts, caramel, and dark fruits. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (5140) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2014
2014 vintage as a Christmas gift from Dan; thanks man! Pours slightly hazy dark copper with a thick pillow of frothy beige head. Aroma is bready and caramel malts, alcohol spice, dates, figs, raisins, some floral notes, and some oak. Flavor is very smooth with a chewy, bready malt base along with layered notes of dark fruits, oak, booze, light caramel sweetness, and faint tobacco; great complexity. Medium/full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (6099) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle 13 of 801. Murky copper, with a nice dense head. Smells like fig and prune and other rich, sweet aromas. Flavor is sweet, and syrupy, with notes of raisin and prune, plus some molasses and caramel. Nice bitterness at the finish.

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