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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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Wine Barrel-aged Real Heavy Ale. First release aged 3 months in a blend of French and American oak barrels, but upcoming releases will be solely aged in American Oak.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gephross100 (141) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2016
Draft at whip-in. Pours a cloudy brownish red color. Quarter inch white head. Paint thinner and plums. Currant and plums flavor. Medium mouthfeel. Light sourness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
darbeer75 (402) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Tap at Real Ale brewery. Aroma: Malty, Scotch aroma; Appearance: dark amber with white head; Taste: definitely boozy as if from Scotch barrel; malty, sweet; Palate: odd aftertaste that wasn’t completely pleasant; heavy body: Overall: disappointing; would probably not get again.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (4610) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 12, 2016
(En fût à Hopfields): Ça goûte exactement le Porto. Douceur boisée, tabac, épices, purée de mûres et une agréable légèreté.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TizzleJizzle (770) - Garland, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2015
On tap at the Big Texas Beer Fest. Poured an unfiltered murky brown with a beige head. Taste of caramel malts, sweet, dark fruits, with a warming boozy finish. Average carbonation, medium body. Damn good brew!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AndresTM (434) - Texas, USA - APR 5, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2015 Take a whiff only if you’re willing to drown in strong raisins, caramel, Guinness fudge, and oaky vanilla notes. Oh, Son of Mary. Unlike anything else. It continues with plums, preserved figs, and other dried fruits that give way to some of the breadier malty notes and a hint of peat and booze. The mouthfeel is firm but silky, with low carbonation and a dense body. The sugary, fruity sweetness overpowers the bitterness on the palate and conceals the alcohol well. Would make a hearty followup to a nice chunk of ribeye. A sumptuous dessert and a dangerous beast unto itself. Silly good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (2459) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Pours a reddish brown color with off-white head. Oak, dark fruits, scotch, sweetness, and some nuts on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes warming.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (4568) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2013
On tap at World of Beer. Hazy brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is of heavy peat, wood, smoke, plum, raisin, leather. Taste is of peat, smoke, leather, raisin, whiskey and oak.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4805) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2013
The look is a off white head, murky, and reddish brown in color. The smell. Is melted caramels, sweet, syrup, wood, scotch, whiskey, and nice. The taste is much the same, boozy, and good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (4999) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Hand bottle thanks to errl. Poured into a brandy snifter. Pours a murky brown with a thin, beige head of foam. The aroma is very wine forward and initially made me think this was going to be sour. The taste lent nothing of the sort. Being into that sort of thing, I was just slightly let down about that. The taste was more red wine and earthy sweetness. Some fruity complexities snuck in there as well. Nice barrel treatment. Kind of wish I had opened it a little sooner.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1867) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Hand bottle extra from errl. You’re the man. Deep cloudy brown. Thought this was bourbon barrel aged from the initial nose....lots of vanilla barrel characteristics and super caramel and toffee malts, light smoke maybe some dried orange peel. Taste is sweet malty core but cleansing red wine tannins and tardiness shows through with a lingering peaty smokiness. Really unique and all works well together. Tad hot.


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