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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
This rich and robust beer is the result of aging our Imperial Whale Ale: Killer Whale in bourbon barrels for 4 months, adding signature oak-aged characteristics, nuances of vanilla, slight char, and bourbon aroma. Pairs nicely with smoked meats and stone fruit desserts. Ready to drink now or suitable for aging in the bottle for several years.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (3832) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JAN 2, 2013
It poured a cloudy dark orange color with a small white head. The aroma was of butterscotch, some bubblegum and bourbon notes. The taste was of caramel, bourbon, bubblegum and some spiciness. I let it sit a few months, and it may have improved with age.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
dicemanstl (21) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2012
I managed to choke down the 2 ounces I had in my glass of this beer, if I had a bottle all to myself this would be hitting the drain. Of all the beers at the ESBLS tasting everyone left this bottle half full (assuming the host disposed properly and kept this beer away from someone’s mouth). The aroma was strong butterscotch and alcohol. The taste was all butter, I may be a little sensitive to diacetyl, but holy ass shit this was like drinking butter with a shot of bourbon in it. Would not drink again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (5863) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Pours dark gold / copper that is a touch cloudy and has a very small off-white head. The aroma has lots of oak, vanilla, bourbon, rich malt, caramel, some toasty malt and a bit of warming alcohol. Full rich body with a touch of husk and fairly light sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with alcohol warmth, vanilla, fruitiness, bourbon, syrup, caramel and phenolic spice. The finish has a bit of alcohol burn, raw graininess, more phenolic spice and nectar fruits. Pretty decent beer and different slant to a bourbon barrel aged beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Strykzone (6720) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Almost clear kind of tea colored. No head. I smell butter scotch. Ut oh. Flavor, too. Some odd malts. Alcohol intrudes. I am not a fan. Diacetyl and that much alcohol do not mix well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernbourbon (1547) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Bottle. Pour is cloudy butterscotch with almost no head. Aroma is butterscotch, bubblegum, light alcohol, and faint bourbon notes. Really smells nice. Flavor is pretty sweet with hints of burnt caramel, whiskey, faint wheat-like notes of distant bubblegum, and a faint spice. Aroma is more enticing than flavor. interesting concept for a bourbon barrel beer, but it takes some getting used to.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gregwilsonstl (2111) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Clear brown. Strong. No head. Very strong oak flavor. Much more character than standard whale and killer whale. Solid beer.

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