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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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This batch of McBride’s Strong Ale was brewed in November of 2005. It was then aged in Jim Beam barrels for 11 months before being bottle-conditioned in 22oz. bottles. Released 5/07


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sloth (2516) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 4, 2007
Enjoyed at SLLs secret, especial, members only, totally secret friday nights beer tasting with Robert, eaglefan and an un-named BA member. Thin offwhite head that settled out quickly, little lace. Deep brown with some red edging. HELLO WHISKY! Plenty in the nose along with some dark fruitiness, definate lumber and alcohol. Body is med/full, slick on the palate. Plenty of Bourbon flavor, really dominant with dark fruity notes, wood, alcohol and maybe some toffeeish, caramel notes as well. Finish is fairly dry, whiskyish but clean. Guess i,ve turned into a BB aged whore as i seem to be diggin most of them any more. Thanks to eaglefan for sharing, thanks Brian!!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2008
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of whiskey, bourbon, alcohol, vanilla, wood, cherries, and yeast. Poured light brown with some amber in color and a medium-sized, loose, fizzy, off-white head that disappeared very quickly. Hazy. Very sparkling. A few large, and many tiny, particles. Light to medium sweet flavor. Tastes heavily of bourbon, whiskey, vanilla, alcohol, a hint of tobacco, and wood. Very heavy on boozy flavors. Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Sweet, boozy, bourbon finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (2902) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 4, 2007
Bottle shared at SL private tasting especiale. Pour was ruby tinted amber, small thin little head showing some carbonation, not bad for a BB aged little sucker. Nose was full of strong bourbon alcohol burn, ample amounts of oak, and some caramel and toffee. Flavor followed suit, wood fairly prominent, yet the bourbon overcoming the basic essence of the core style, only faint notes of caramel and toffee, some vanilla, almost lactic-like citrus coming through, maybe a light toastiness in there also. Vinous-alcohol type notes (think red wine) were rather noticeable throughout the drink, complementing the somewhat strong bourbon flavors, more than one dimensional in the strong alcohol sense, yet still quite hot. Mouthfeel was moderate for a BB beer, not sticky, carbonated, a touch acidic.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2008
Courtesy Santa (DocLock). Slightly cloudy brown color with a thin broken off-white head. Tannic oaky bourbon on the nose and not much else. The taste is severly bitterly tannic to the point of being unappealing. The sour twang keeps on through the finish and dominates the beer. Overboard with the bourbon, very astringent.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Goodgrief (1804) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 23, 2008
May 2007 - Pours mahogany brown color, with smallish head and lacing. Extremely strong aroma of bourbon. I like Stewarts beers, but their barrel aged beers often tend to taste more like bourbon than beer. Strong flavor of bourbon and wood, almost losing the beer underneath. Hints of vanilla, caramel and something sour that almost tastes off. Very sweet.


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