River North Barrel Reserve 2013
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
4 parts saison aged in Stranahan’s barrels, 4 parts quadrupel aged in Stranahan’s barrels, and 1 part black IPA aged in Stranahan’s barrels.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stumpyiliz (217) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Not a lot to talk about here. Taste initially was amazing on the bourbon. After another month in the cellar, much worse. More like an oxidized barrel aged beer. . Shouldn’t taste Like this for a grand cru blend

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zoucrew102 (1421) - - AUG 23, 2014
Bomber. Sweet caramel and toffee malt with notes of whiskey, vanilla and just a touch of booze. Pours dark toffee colored with a thin off white head and negligible lacing. Sweet caramel and toffee malt flavors with a very smooth mouthfeel to start. Equally smooth on the finish with the malt melding with vanilla and whiskey with just a slight hint of booze. Delightful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ASak10 (56) - Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Sweet, malty aroma. Taste is raisin, vanilla, caramel, and a little harshness from the booze. Not a ton of whiskey flavor. Light in the mouth with not a lot of carbonation. Not bad, not great, glad I tried it but wouldn't seek it out. Would be interesting to age for a while. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6156) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Murky brown pour with a few white bubbles but no real head. The aroma is full of chocolate, toffee, caramel and alcohol. The flavor has some very nice dark cherry notes as well as some grapes, toffee, caramel, oak and bourbon. The whiskey notes are not overpowering and add a lot to the beer. Low carbonation and medium mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle thanks to wchesser...Nose is nice whiskey, funk, yeast, sweetness, oak, ..Taste is nice whiskey, spice,vanilla, sweet,Oak..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Sampled at the brewery. Pours a caramel amber with one ring of head. Nose is malty, booze, caramel, cherry, cough syrup. Flavor is very boozy, almost a touch of mustard, cherry, caramel, whiskey, worm wood. Boozy finish. So so.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2013 Bottle. Pours reddish amber with off white head. Nose and taste of oak, toffee, whiskey, orange peel and caramel. Lighter medium body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Bottle @ Richard’s tasting. Copper pour with an off-white head. Nose is booze, root beer, and licorice. Sweet toffee, some molasses, whiskey, and a harsh solvent note. Flavor is root beer, licorice, molasses, and caramel. Whiskey, light vanilla, and alcohol. Pretty hot, somewhat abrasive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4867) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle. The look is reddish brown, light tan head, and clear. The smell is fruit, bourbon, wood, toffee, alcohol. The taste is fruit, yeast, ok, weaker and less going on in the smell.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4606) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
22oz bottle. Brown in color with a decent sized beige head. Aroma is of oak, bourbon, prune, brown sugar. Taste is of booze, sugar, pine, hay, bourbon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
budznsudz (582) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Pours reddish gold with a bit of foamy white head. Aroma is light caramel malt. Taste is the same with some light barrel. This is their reserve batch? Pretty lame.

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