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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 396   ABV: 13.2%
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Our Bourbon Barrel Aged ales are brewed and carefully cellar-aged in small batches in decanted bourbon barrels at our brewery in Portland, Maine. Malt: 2 Row Pale Ale, Crystal, and chocolate Hops: Progress, Challenger and Goldings Yeast: Top-Fermenting English Color: Tawny, burnt orange, Fined, but not filtered Aroma: Raisins, whiskey, nuts Body: Elegant, silky Finish: Warming, vanilla, charcoal and lingering


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4051) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2014
From the 750 bottle. Malty. Slightly sweet with hints of caramel. Low carbonation. Muddy in color. Bourbon throughout. No ESB here.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
halfonit (1169) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Had this on tap in the little hospitality bar at the brewery. Pours a hazy dark red / orange color with an off-white / khaki colored head. Nice lacing. Bourbon, woody vanilla, and roasted barley nose. Flavor is of caramel malts, bourbon, spice, booze, and wood. Bourbon aftertaste, but a bit of a bite right now. Still a little too hot. I can see this aging well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle #818, Thanks Spence3208. Dark reddish-brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is light bourbon, dark fruit. Taste is bourbon, dark fruit, dry, little vanilla. a bit creamy, alcohol very noticeable. Great lacing. The flavor increased as it warmed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5562) - Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by DrSilverworm 1/1/13. Pours a hazy dark orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have caramel, some fruit character, bourbon/whiskey, vanilla and some wood. Seemed to show every bit of the abv and could have benefited from more age. Nice to have tried it though.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9766) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Tap. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is oak, vanilla, dates, bourbon, caramel malt and spicy hops. Flavor is malt and bourbon with vanilla, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (12286) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Draft at the source. Hazy amber color, large bubble head. Aroma of vanilla and whiskey. Taste is sweet and boozy butterscoth. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6575) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2013
750ml bottle, thanks to radarsock. 2012 bottle, #341. Hazy dark red / orange color. Good thin bubbly off-white / khaki head. Lots of dots of lace. Bourbon, woody vanilla nose. Pretty hot in the finish, light bitter. Good caramel malt base, light bitter fruity hops in there, but a lot of bourbon / spicier wood warmth. Tasty bourbon wood hop aftertaste, but a bit of a bite right now. Would have liked to save it for longer, what with the purported "infinite shelf-life", but curiosity prevailed, and New Year’s seemed like a good occasion for tasting

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Draft. Rich amber beer with a dark cream head. Light bourbon aroma with light malt and light butter. Bourbon and rich malt flavor with brown sugar. Medium bodied. Bourbon and brown sugar lingers with rich malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5574) - Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2013
750 ml bottle to snifter. Looks good; a mostly opaque caramel with off-white lacing. Smells and tastes semi-sweet, tart, and malty. Average on the palate. Good stuff!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikem409 (1491) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2013
bottle thanks dr silverworm. pours brown with frothy head. aroma of malt and slight barrel. taste is mild barrel and lots of malt. some hop


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