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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Ale. Need you say more? A big brother to Hoppy Holidays, this winter ale has gained a level of complexity and intrigue during those months luxuriating in its bourbon barrel haven. Chocolate malt and a healthy dose of hops help maintain balance.

People’s Choice Award 1st and 3rd place. Winter Beer Festival. 2008/2009

Note: ABV from 7% to 9% in the 2011 version.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suprchunk (2173) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Dark toffee colored pour. Small off-white head. Plenty of lacing. Big aroma of vanilla, caramel and hops. Some dark fruit notes. Taste is a very nice combination of caramel, hops, vanilla, bourbon, some chocolate. Bitter and warm.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2008
Maroon-amber body. It does have a nice amber-malt, woodsy, hoppy aroma. Decent malt-backbone with a well-rounded hoppy-emphatic flavor. Medium-bodied, even luscious.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Schooner Exact Brewing Company--Hoppy the Woodsman Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Ale--2011 32 oz. Growler Bottle. 9.00% ABV. 60 IBU’s. (3.5 / 5.0) Lacy dense 1/3 inch lasting tan head. Cloudy fizzy dark ruby mahogany brown red color. Rich aromatic bourbon hop mild oak front. Creamy medium textured mild sweet rich malty toffee hink dark caramel body. Light roasted toasted notes. Creamy mild hop spice rich bourbon somewhat hot smooth end. Not too fond of Bourbon notes in Beer, but this was well made & not too overpowering. Sampled 3/26/2011. Purchased for $19.00 including $5.50 Growler Deposit @ PCC--Fremont, Seattle on 3/26/2011.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2009
pours a dark brown black with a small head. aroma is of sweet malts. taste though is of flat bitter hops. doesn’t quite mesh well.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
19Ei8hty (1171) - Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2009
Hazy tanned amber body. Chewy bread malt backbone with slight ripe fruit notes. Wood barrel laden presence throughout the drink. Slight vegetative, soapy hop character.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6241) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Bottle:   Deep dark ruby, thin frothy off-white head, spotty lacing.   Soft bourbon nose, a little apple or pear skin.   Faint fruity hop aspect too.   Pale bourbon like notes on the tongue.   Not as big as I was hoping for a 9% Winter Ale.   Really needs to be maltier, chewier, and doesn’t feel like 9% whatsoever.   No warming, no heat.   Malty, slightly mealy finish, with a grainy background.   Hops are... light.   I am not sure what to make of this.   Bourbon isnt strong enough, base isnt malty or chewy enough, grainy malt bill, without much hop presense.   Not a real fan...


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6158) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, dark brownish black pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of wood, green bean, hints of earth, chocolate, hints of oak, slight spicy notes, touch of roast. Taste is a mix of dark chocolate, roast, some green bean and vegetal notes into wood, earth, hints of spice, finishing bitter, slightly dry.


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