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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

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
crossovert (8349) - Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2012
A pretty insipid beer. Rank of alcoholic notes, the bourbon doesnít mesh with the beer. A disaster brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4640) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Pours clear amber into a snifter. Tan head recedes to nothing. Sweet toffee and oak aromas. Hot front to back with bourbon and oak upfront turning to a dusty lasting finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (12022) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Pours a nice copper color with a khaki head. Nose is sweet bourbon, vanilla, and toffee. Hints of chocolate, toasted bread, and some floral hops. Light oak, raisin, and alcohol on the finish. Excellent sweetness to the flavor. Bourbon, vanilla, toffee, chocolate, and caramel. Slightly nutty, some dark fruits, mild alcohol, and very subtle hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
philvil (176) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 23, 2012
At 13+% alcohol, of course the aroma and flavor are "boozy". But everything is pleasant. Delicious beyond expectations. I know shipyard gets a bad rap, and Iíve always been a big fan of the Export but little else. This is the first barrel-aged offering Iíve tried from them, and it is exceptional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OmegaX (1301) - Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Thanks, Harold, for bringing this one. A double ESB? From Shipyard? Not what I would expect. Nose is cheap whiskey, some light grainy malt, toffee, citrus. Tons of alcohol in the nose. Pour is clear light orange color with a white head. Taste is pretty similar with tons of alcohol, some caramel malt, light citrusy hops, and a touch of bourbon and vanilla.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Iím not sure if I had much hype to begin with here. The body was full of bubbles, had a big yellow body matched with a sudsy olí head. It smelled like cheap whiskey, almost like rubbing alcohol actually, but it wasnít too intense among scents of butterscotch, honey and oak. The taste was thin, sort of weak with light hints of raisins, hops, wood and toffee. Alcohol was abundant in the taste as well, finishing hot and sort of heavy. Definitely the best Shipyard brew Iíve had, but they need to work on the barrel-aging program for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (10454) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2012
On tap at Bistro BA Fest poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of bourbon, carmel, toffee, mint, oak, light vanilla and light fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, toffee, fruittiness, bourbon, light mint and light oak with a crisp dry lingering minty bourbon finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11801) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Draft at the Bistro West Coast Barrel Aged Beer Festival. Pours very dark orange brown with a large foamy beige head. Aromas of light pitted fruit and dark pitted fruit. Good amount of bourbon/vanilla with fruit for flavor. Quite excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6988) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
On tap at The Bistro BA Festival. Pours amber with a thin beige head and a whiskey and fruit aroma. There is a fruit and vanilla flavor with a lot of whiskey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oRos (1241) - sacramento, California, USA - NOV 10, 2012
On tap at barrel aged festival. Really bitter had a huge booze taste. Is nice and bitter. Aroma was oak.

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