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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontbeertaster (2309) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2012
The aroma was less oaky then the first 2 but the flavour was very sweet and it was really quite nice, I dont see this being the first 2, maybe it was a fresher batch and the sweetness was there in the early goings for the first 2. But I liked the sweetness. Overall this one was quite drinkable. I would not recommend drinking any of these cuvees by ones self. Very strong stuff. Good offering

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBeerFanatic (841) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Pours medium amber with dark red hues with a light carbed head. Aromas of oak, candied cherry, toffee, molasses. Flavors of candied cherry, oak, alcohol, light bread, caramel, light coconut, and slight vanilla. Very sweet, alcohol highly noticeable, almost syrupy on palate. Tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Daytonbeer (638) - Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2012
Pours amber in color with off white head. Aroma of sugar, carmel and aerosol. Taste of brown sugar, prune, carmel, and alcohol. Very complex. Alittle sticky. Great for sharing. Hard to drink more than one glass.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3772) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Aroma is malty and nutty, with slight mustiness. The flavor is malty and nutty like the aroma, along with caramel, sweetness and a hoppy/mildly alcoholic finish. Normally don’t care for ales that are more than slightly nutty but this one was pretty good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7101) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 25, 2012
Bomber. Poured a lovely shade of translucent garnety-amber with a short-lived, fairly dense beige head. The aroma picked up syrupy-sweet vanilla and molasses, with peppery oak and Amaretto boozage around.. this didn’t strike me as particularly enticing. The flavor found the expected sweet, syrupy malts the whole way through (caramel, molasses, vanilla, and a kiss of honey).. grainy oak bitterness and coconut around.. finished with grainy residual sugars and the same almond liqueur on the tacky finish. Heavier-bodied, syrupy, and oily on the palate.. oak was quite present, but it didn’t really help or hurt the brew.. just OK overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2011
The bomber pours clear amber with copper hues and tiny off white head. The aroma is maple syrup, pine hops, sweet vanilla and oddly mixing with spicy oak. It also has sweet prunes and microwaved fig meat. Whoa! The taste is thick, sweet, gluggy and tumbles across the palate with an oak sweet molasses syrupiness. Behind those notes are maple syrup, oak, some pine hops, spicy oak and vanilla. This is bold and big and nearly brash. I like it.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
mcberko (6047) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 27, 2011
22 oz. bottle, courtesy of manuchampions (thanks Jon), split 3 ways, pours a hazy dark mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma of syrup, caramel, candied sugar, oak, and sort of a cough syrupy and medicinal quality. Flavour is cloyingly sweet, with candied apple, caramel, cough syrup and medicinal qualities. Way too cloyingly sweet. Diabetes in a bottle. Gross, really.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
b79turner (221) - Alabama, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Bottle poured into a small tulip glass. Pours a deep amber color with no head. Slight lacing around the glass. Nose is very complex with vanilla, oak, nutty scents. Taste is same with a lot more sweetness. A little bitter hoppiness shows up as well. Overall a little too sweet, really messes with the overall beer. I enjoyed this one, although not my favorite barrel aged brew.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
50belair (2188) - Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Bottle at WOB. This is terrible. Clear amber pour with a faint white head. WAY to freakin’ sweet with apple brandy, fake high fructose fruits, and overly sweet caramel flavors. I can’t get one more sip down.....

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5505) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2011
(22oz bottle) clear rich copper, ring of few bubbles. Nose of caramel, vanilla, bourbon, ginger, rich. Taste of spicy ginger, alc, vanilla, anise, oxidized but nice.


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