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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 348   ABV: 11.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 British Pale, Crystal, Roasted Barley, Chocolate Barley, Munich & Torrified Wheat
Hops: Warrior, Tettnang & Cascade
Yeast: Top-fermenting English
Color: Mahogany
Aroma: Black Licorice, wood, raisins & clove
Body: Malty & smooth
Finish: Dry with a subtle, lingering spiciness Aged over 100 days. Unlimited shelf life.


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3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brew42 (62) - - AUG 4, 2013
Pours dark brown with next to no head. Smells very boozy. Bourbon and roasted malts with some coffee. Tastes bitter and boozy. A very slight sweetness but it is overshadowed by the bourbon flavor. Mouthfeel- Smooth and warm. The alcohol lingers a bit. Overall- I usually dont like when beers get too strong but this was decent. I should have saved it for a cold day but it was ok.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (4572) - Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2016
750 ml bottle into snifter; 2015 vintage bottling, bottle #01428. Pours very dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger dense and fluffy tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big caramel, toffee, raisin, plum, fig, licorice, molasses, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, brown bread, nuttiness, chocolate, leather, tobacco, light peat smoke/char, herbal, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, bourbon barrel, and moderate fruity yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of big caramel, toffee, raisin, plum, fig, licorice, molasses, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, brown bread, nuttiness, chocolate, leather, tobacco, light peat smoke/char, herbal, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/roast bitterness and bourbon/oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, raisin, plum, fig, licorice, molasses, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, brown bread, nuttiness, chocolate, leather, tobacco, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, bourbon barrel, and moderate fruity yeast flavors; with a good malt/bitter/spiciness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light dryness from roast bitterness/oak spiciness as well. Light carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/silky, and lightly slick/sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a very nice barrel aged wee heavy style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, bourbon barrel, and moderate fruity yeast flavors; and very smooth and easy to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thepatrickman (781) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 23, 2016
On tap at the Earth Eagle. This baby was already a big, boozy beast before it underwent the barrel aging, and the end result is one slick, sticky, sweet, bourbon-ey treat. Caramel sweetness mix in with oak and bourbon, and it all creates an insanely decadent malt bomb. Delicious.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (14717) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2015 Bottle- Pours dark brown - nose/taste of bourbon, caramel, vanilla, dark fruit - medium body

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
vtafro (6553) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2015
Bottle. Brown pour with some light head. Dark aromas, light wood tones, booziness. Scottish malt tones, booziness and woodiness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (1809) - California, USA - NOV 30, 2015
750ml bottle pours a brown color with a bit of head. Slight sour bite. Rich bourbon with raisin.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2519) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Thin head of light brown bubbles. Rich malty aroma with lots of dark berries (blackberry), molasses, candi sugar, vanilla and butterscotch. Very complex aroma but is missing some of the smoke and peat of a good scotch ale. Color is a very dark brown. Hmmmm, interesting flavor. A bit of sourness has crept in there which I am sure was not intended. I very much like it as it makes the mouth salivate for more and makes the brew very easy going down. More dark fruit (cherries now), butterscotch, brown sugar and dark molasses. Again missing the earthy and smokey overtones. Mild alcohol presence which I would have expected more of for a 10% brew. Finishes malty with a bit of sourness and tartness. Not what I expected or was hoping for and I am sure not what they had intended but still a very tasty brew and one that I am very much enjoying.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2015
From NOTES. A: Very strong bourbon notes with vanilla, roasted malt, and caramel sweetness. A: Dark brown almost black with a small tan head. T: Tastes bitter and boozy. A very slight sweetness but it is overshadowed by the bourbon flavor. P: Kind of thin and a bit too dry. O: Bourbon drowns out almost everything. Its good and big, but Iím missing the sweetness.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Bourbon smell but oxidized and soured. Taste same of oxidized nutty and sour. Some roast but thatís all she wrote.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (13084) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2015
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingeing brown head. Aromas of bourbon, fruitiness, caramel and light oak. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of dried fruit, toffeew and light bourbon with a smooth lingering dried fruit finish.

0.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
JerseyBrew (74) - Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Great job shipyard!! Put a sour barrel in a bottle and try to sell it as s regular beer!!! Did you think people wouldn't know. Funny thing is a brewer of yours came to nj and soured every beer at the place he worked!!! You guys plain suck at brewing. Close the doors!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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