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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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Strong Ale brewed with spices and aged in oak barrels.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlmostHome (19) - Gulfport, Mississippi, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Deep brown in appearance with a very thick head. Not that aromatic which was surprising given the label information. Great taste, that hits mid-tongue and leaves little to no aftertaste. Malty richness with hint of spice. Above average beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
MacBoost (1273) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Bottle from homer321, obviously a shelf turd. Pours a deep red color with a small off white head. Aromas of boozy vanilla, oak. Taste is sweet with minimal hop presence for the style. Flavors of wood, marshmallow, bourbon, caramel. Mid sip reveals chewy oak and burnt sugar. Finishes with a wallop of what the fuck is going on here. Not good by any means. Overly boozy, under attenuated, oak aging doesn’t fit and not enough hop bite. Scroll past this dumpster juice.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
phaleslu (6489) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2014
12 oz. bottle shared by dudeabide- thanks again, Nate! Pours a clear caramel color with a small off-white head. Aroma of earth, leaves, oak, and florals. The flavor follows the same lines, but boozier. Not much spice. Light-medium bodied, with medium carbonation and a boozy mouthfeel. Not sure what the aim was here, but it’s not impressive.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (5424) - Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Bottle to taster (shared by dudeabide). Looks good for the style; a translucent amberish brown with foamy off-white head that has a slight yellow tint to it. Smells semi-sweet, malty, and oaky. Tastes like it smells with a nice, smooth mouthfeel. Solid, but forgettable.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatDane1632 (368) - Louisiana, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Poured from a 12oz bottle. The beer pours a muddy brown with half finger head that disappears quickly. Aroma is that of an old ale: leathery, caramel, yeasty. Flavor is much more than I was expecting; very much an old ale but with additional flavors lingering on the tongue mostly from the barrel aging. Very nice sipper.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
freekyp (1484) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Vanilla spicy notes permeate the aroma and flavor with a hint of raisins and some hop bite near the end. Not shy, the alcohol warms throughout. Tastes like an oatmeal cookie dipped in bourbon. Really smooth and drinkable for such a heavy beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (5045) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
Pours hazy light brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, malt, raisins and over ripe fruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
Sample @ GABF 13. Pours a clear amber brownish beer with a small off white head on top. Aroma of bourbon in the background, some boozy upfront and caramel base overall. Flavour is very sweet, alcoholic and bourbonny. Medium long finish. Very nice brew.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
legion242 (2186) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Poured a rich red with a very sticky head and tons of malt in the nose and mouth.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (2233) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Hazy chocolate colored pour. Big light tan head. Plenty of lacing. A slightly sour aroma of spice and malt. Taste is a peppery note with a sweet juniper berry note. Sweet finish. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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