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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Old Ale aged in oak barrels.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vyvvy (3999) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Iíd been told by people I trust that this was a good beer Iíd like. Iím gonna have to disagree with them. It pours dark reddish brown with a beige head. The aroma has wood, toffee caramel toast and alcohol (wonít be the last time this word is in the review). It has a medium / full body thatís quite thick and sticky with a low amount of carbonation. The flavor start with big woodiness, syrupy sweetness, caramel, raisins, heavy alcohol, apple tartness and pepper. The finish has more apple and raisin as well as a water aspect to the taste and an onslaught of alcohol booziness. Apparently there are a lot of people that like this, so I guess to many this is a good beer, but this was certainly down the lines of what I like.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (1435) - - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours cola color with a thin off white head. Aroma is mostly oak with lots of fruity sweetness, maybe raspberry and cherry. Taste follows suit and adds some deep port, vanilla and spice notes. Chocolate notes on the finish. Oily palate with a surprising amount of carbonation. Slightly buttery. This is really tasty and warning.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Prufrockstar (965) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Bottle, acquired in trade(s) -- thanks, J and M! Pours deep and dark with ample creamy white head, loads of nice lacing. Aroma is full of apples and booze. Cherries as well, and some vanilla, but everything is just soaked in booze. Like a boozy fig/cherry/apple fruitcake or something. This aroma is actually a bit off-putting. Taste: Booze-soaked fruits. Astringent. In the words of my wife: "Itís tangy. Yuck. Do I have to drink this?" No, honey, Iíll provide you something else, but Iím going down with this ship. Palate: full body, slick and oily texture. As the beer goes on (and on and on ... wow, thereís still half a bottle left? This is a chore ...) and Iíve acclimated a bit itís more tolerable, but still ... wow, do not like this. If nothing else, though, this beer really, really, REALLY makes me appreciate how lucky we are to have the Fremont BBomb out here.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbeatty (1026) - New York, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Bottle, thanks to Justin, 01/15/2014. Pours dark earthy brown, huge frothy head with great retention. Aroma is toffee fudge, brown sugar, light vanilla and candied fruit, subtle vinous finish, mild tartness. Taste is moderately tart candied fruit, brown sugar and Christmas spices, cola, vinous oak. Medium body. Not quite sure if the barrel treatment works for me, but alright in the end.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (2108) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with off white head. Oak, dark fruit, vanilla, caramel aromas. Caramel, dark fruit, slight oak, slight boozy flavors. Alright, but probably my least favorite Prairie beer Iíve had.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rdixon77 (720) - Georgia, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Thanks drowland for the share. Great Unchristmas beer. Copper color. Aroma of fruit, caramel, oak, sugar, red wine. Taste was also complex with stronger sweet caramel and molasses, cinnamon, booze and a touch of sour. Crisp mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3242) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Tap at cuginos floorisant MO jan 2014 Pours almost black with a fizzy tan head and sparse lacing. Nose is woody oaky slightly salty metallic chocolate nibs. Flavors are choclate woody slightly salty coca. Hmm. Body seems thin yet hides the abv very well. No heat whatsoever. Finish is long woody chocolate and caramel. Like a wood aged tootsie roll or something. Finish is actually very dry was not expecting that at all. The wood really shines on the finish. Solid but I prefer Prairies belgian offerings.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wlajwl (3882) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Aroma is dark fruit, barrel aging/fruit, raspberries, malts and a good hint of tartness. The flavor is raspberries, malts, mild/medium sweetness, dark fruit and an acidic and a warming alcoholic finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drowland (6049) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2014
1/12/13. 500mL bottle from Johnís. Thanks, pepsican. Amber pour with a small khaki head. Nice aroma, seems barrel aged as opposed to oak, sweet booziness, vanilla, nice sweetness, a touch of funk and tartness. Nice flavor as well, lightly sweet, oak, vanilla, touches of roast, light funk and tartness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Experiment_Ale (1004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2014
At Tylerís. pours black with thin grey head. Aroma is air light roasted malt,


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