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Smog City Bourbon Barrel Aged OE
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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.93/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22055) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2015
12th September 2015
Almost clear deep red beer, good pale tan head. Big bourbon nose. Palate is surprisingly light and has mild minerally crispness. Big bourbon - spicy. Toffee - cream malts underneath. Trace of vanilla oak. Fruity bourbon before a light dry finish. Warming afterglow. Pretty full on bourbon! Hides the abv reasonably well.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (21403) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2011
Tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad barrel event. Aroma is almost undetectable Taste is sweet caramel and booze. Average.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail (16053) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
A: The pour is a dark amber color, bordering on mahogany with a finger’s worth of slightly off-white head. S: Wow, the nose on this beer is phenomenal. Tons of vanilla, bourbon, maple syrup, brown sugar, caramel, and toffee provide a wonderful sweetness. Some miscellaneous dark fruit notes and chocolate fill in the background of the aroma. T: The flavor is similarly impressive. Lots of sweet, rich vanilla, bourbon, and oak accompanied by toffee, caramel, brown sugar, maple syrup. The finish is all the prevents this from a perfect score as there is a bit of alcohol and heat, along with some hints of chocolate. M: The mouthfeel is smooth, creamy, rich, and full bodied. A light but nearly perfect level of carbonation. D: I was told this beer was good, but I had to see for myself. This is one of, if not the, best barrel aged barleywines I’ve come across. I might go back again soon to have some more.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14073) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 3, 2016
Bottle with CB for Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA, but memory says it’s from Marcus. Memory! Meh! Pours very dark copper with a beige head.Aroma of caramel and sweet toffee. Near full bodied at least. Flavor is bourbon/treacle/toffee/brown sugar. Which does not do justice to the flavor. It is very strongly flavored. Not dry of course, and only moderately bitter, but it is really flavorful and tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13459) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Tap sample. Poured hazy reddish brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy dark fruit, toasted malt, alcohol and wood aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy fruit bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy dark bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a complex standout beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (12675) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2015
Bottle - Caramel and a bit of cocoa on the nose. Deep brown with no head. Lots of sweet fig and very syrupy. Sweet, but nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (10002) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle at De Garde quarterly. Pours a clear brown with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is bourbon, toffee, roast. Thin mouth, candy sugar, caramel, bourbon, very sweet, really nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (9133) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 24, 2016
Bottle from Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours dark brown with a thick tan head and a maple and bourbon aroma. There is a full-bodied dark molasses flavor with a nice dose of bourbon. Starts sweet, but quickly bitters with a nice vanilla bourbon finish. A great sipper.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (8996) - Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2015
500 ml bottle shared with drsordr. Pours a clear copper color with a small to medium off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, smooth dessert like beer, hint of wood and a general spice character, some booze comes through, solid enough.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7916) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 12, 2013
On tap. Pours with a near black body, sort of cola like with a minimal off-white head. Aromas of cola, dates, char, dark fruit, milk chocolate, and a lot of barrel. Fruity with a good bit of bourbon. Flavors are of toffee, toasty, caramel, maple, cola, barrel, vanillin, dark fruit and drying tannins. Medium-low carbonation and nicely warming.
Earlier Rating: 1/22/2011 Total Score: 3.8
On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad’s Barrel Blast. Listed at 12% ABV. Pours with a clear garnet brown body with an off-white head. Aromas of caramel, nuts, coconut, toasted oak, raisins and Playdoh. Flavors of caramel, raisins, alcohol and tons of toffee. Lively bubbles with some alcohol.


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