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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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(a blend of Series 1 & 2) ALE IMPRESSIONS: Dark amber color, rich caramel malt flavor with noticeable bitterness. Slightly sweet and roasty finish, with mild hop aroma. OAK IMPRESSIONS: Flavors of French and American oak imparting unique qualities present in series one and two. Impressions of vanilla, toasted coconut and almond. 11.0% abv. • individually boxed, foil labeled 22 oz bottle


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (2791) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Pours a dark amber color with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel, vanilla,toffee, and oak. Sweet dark fruit flavor with caramel, vanilla, and subtle hints of oak. Big alcohol. Very nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3152) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Pours clear deep bronze with a white head that disappears quickly. At first some vinous acidity comes to the nose, but that leaves as the head subsides. Sweet fruity aroma, candy. The flavor is very sweet. Vanilla and raisin. If this were just not so close to being cloying.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevd193213 (874) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Bomber. Light caramel pour with a thin tan head. Aroma of hops and yeast with some caramel. Sticky, thick mouthfeel with a lasting alcohol finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
burg326 (3713) - Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2012
22 ounce bottle that poured an amber color, aromas of biscuit, oak, caramel, dark fruit and toffee. Flavors same as aroma, but some funky alcohol at the end. Struggled to finish this one, big boozy flavors.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HighWine (952) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Tap flight at Bavarian Lodge. Toasted chestnut color with a khaki colored FILM for a head. It literally coats the glass. Pumpkin spice, jelly bean, and candy apple nose. Quite surprising aroma but very exotic and pleasing. Taste is pumpkin custard pie topped with agave nectar in a glass. I don’t like Southern Tier’s Pumking but this beer is delicious. Warning, it’s quite sweet but the battering hops do their job adequately. Definitely not a beer for after mowing your lawn, but Damn this is tasting good right now. Sweet, complex, and a pleasant surprise.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eachnotesecure (66) - Kentucky, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Was hesitant to try this due to lots of mediocre reviews. 22oz bomber shared with friends. Pours a redish brown and smells almost tart and fruity. Pretty intense taste, boozy, almost too boozy and I don’t get any oak at all. Still not bad, but not something I’d want again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6221) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, thanks to Aaron! Hazy red pour with thin to no white head, aroma brought notes of big dark fruits, caramel, toffee, big cocoa powder, hints of slight biscuit. Taste is a mix of caramel, dark fruit,big toffee, sweet sugary notes, slight candi sugar, touch of pine, finishing fairly sweet. Better, but very sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9134) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Bottle @ Armin’s house. Hazy reddish orange appearance with a small cream colored head. Dark fruity, light plastic, caramel, toffee, oaky aroma. Dark toffee, sugary caramel, light plastic, a bit oaky, toffee, light butterscotch, dark fruity flavor. Pretty strong but way easier to drink than cuvée two to me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jwr07 (113) - Decatur, Georgia, USA - APR 18, 2012
Courtesy of roommate Ryan. Pours an attractive reddish amber color. Smells like sugar; it is going to be overly sweet. Uh oh. whoa. Waaay to sweet for my taste, incredibly sugary and malty. Finishes with some nice oak and pleasant malt, but this beer strikes me as totally unbalanced. Even if this beer was classified as a barleywine, it would still be too overbearingly cloying. Better luck next time ST.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6555) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2012
22 oz. bottle from Randall’s. It’s still on shelves there- not good. Pours a semi-hazed copper color with a small eggshell white head. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar, toast, dried berries, and resin. Some heat, too. Flavor of apples, dried berries, caramel, sugar, toast, butterscotch, and booze. Medium-full bodied, with a sweet, sticky mouthfeel and modest carbonation. A little too sweet and butterscotchy but not bad.


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