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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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
philvil (173) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2392) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Pours a one finger khaki head that fades quickly to a ring leaving some lace. Cloudy brown color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Bourbon nose. Flavor is bourbon and dark fruit, with a mild alcohol burn. Nice double ESB. Bottle #185, caged and corked 750ml from Madden Beverage Saco, ME.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10816) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9560) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricyclist (690) - Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Sample pour at The Ale and the Witch. Nose is healthy bourbon, boozy, vanilla, smooth caramel malt. Very nice and intense. Flavor is smooth and sharp, all at once. Bourbon and boozy up front with vanilla and oakiness. Smooth malt character follows through nicely. Little to no lacing at all. Not bad overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oRos (1054) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9997) - 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.

3.8
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
halfonit (1156) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10653) - 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.


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