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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Our 15th Anniversary brew. Bourbon Barrel Aged Euphoria Pale Ale. Rebrewed in 2014.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Savage_Night (414) - California, USA - APR 20, 2016
Pours dark orange with a massive khaki head, excellent retention and great carbonation. AROMA: malty. Pineapple, tangerine, slightly woody, caramel, hers, floral hops, spices, grassy, light bourbon notes, leaves, lime zest, tamarind and molasses. TASTE: malty, hop bitterness, grassy, boozy, faint oak, caramel, spices, tangerine, pineapple, herbs, leaves, molasses, woody, dank and citrus zest. AFTER TASTE: malt, hop bitterness, woody, citrus and caramel with an oily boozy bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaser (5547) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2016
Super dark red pour from draft at JP Burkes - white head. Dank, fruit, carmel and really boozy. Not a big fan

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (3369) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2015
651 ml. bottle. Pours a thick, well retained, ivory head, with light lacing, over a clear, amber (SRM 9) body......nose is pine, grapefruit, slight oak, mild cereal......taste is light cereal malts, slight sweetness, moderate pine, resin, grapefruit, minimal oak, no Bourbon, finishing with moderate hop bitterness......mouth feel, light of medium body, minimal alcohol, light carbonation. The barrel was almost completely absent, and the underlying beer was a fairly typical APA. Nothing outstanding or unusual. BJCP 7/3/13/4/6

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10263) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2015
Keg at the hanging bat. Pours ruby amber, nose is toffee, oak, light fruit, little soapy, taste is dry, toffee, sweet fruit.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mad_Ferret (980) - SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2015
Bottle at Bishops Gamla Stan. Clear amber, short dirt white head. Strong vanilla bourbon aroma with caramel and peach grapefruit aroma. Pretty nice! Taste is a tired caramel APA with grapefruit lychee and vanilla bourbon. Medium body, soft carb, oily. Better than expected, but pretty old.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NordicV (1932) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2015
Röd till bärnstenfärgad öl med smutsvitt skum. Doft av fat, vanilj, karamell och apelsinmarmelad. I smaken tillkommer lite tallbarr och fler exotiska frukter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (21715) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2015
8th June 2015
The Three Johns. Keg. Lightly hazy amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and semi dry. Decent fine carbonation. Mellow bourbon and a little vanilla. Trace of dried fruits. Mild spice precedes a light dry finish. Tasty and easy going but like any barrel aged hoppy affair could have done with some dry hopping to bring back some hop character. Mildly bitter bourbon linger.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (3552) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2015
Aroma: bourbon, grain and bread malts, caramel. Appearance: hazy, dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: sweets turning up quickly, quite heavy, bourbon flavours dominating, soft carbonation, full body. Overall: very nice APA, though not typical, bourbon cask is way too dominating. Pint at CASK, Aberdeen.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (9472) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2015
On tap @ Stout Barrel House, Chicago. Medium golden Amber with a low off white head. Woody caramel, vanilla, and soft fruity hops, traces of pine. Improbably, this worked for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2015
Bottle and served in da snifter : Been aged and confused for so long its not true...

The weirdness that happens when you barrel age an APA but it works for the most part. The booze and light bourbon notes do dominate the base beer but more transformed it into something else. Alas that something else it a bit tame upon the finish. Muddled and mundane mouthfeel and resiny tones. Still it was worth the price of admission and the double waxed bottle ONCE.


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