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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.93/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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Folklore aged in freshly emptied 20yr Pappy Van Winkle barrels that were kindly provided by our good friends at Lush Wines in Chicago.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yourefragile (136) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2012
I’ve held off on reviewing this until I had a few samples for reasons that will become obvious. Tried a bottle at Of Love and Regret, at my residence and on draft at Maxs. Pours a still, opaque dark black with minimal tan head. Looks like a stout. Smells like bourbon and... bourbon. Tastes like a glass of bourbon on the rocks that has been sitting around for two hours. Literally, no trace of the base beer in any sample I’ve had of this, just straight up, watery bourbon. Held off reviewing after the first two bottle samples, but this on draft today was actually more disappointing than the bottles were. The JD version of Folklore (that was sold in 750s) was infinitely more interesting and enjoyable than this was. Get a grip everyone. Aghing in PvW does not automatically make something amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
emacgee (3873) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2014
Pours dark black with 2 fingers of thick tan head. Rich nose, woody with vanilla and dense chocolate. Very nice bourbon character, vanilla is great and really promotes the chocolatey profile. Woody and warming on the finish. Medium body with a warming boozy note on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Nearly black in color with a nice brown head. Smooth and tasty stout with great bourbon notes. Roasty and dry but not overly so. Nice chocolate and espresso flavors, but no residual sweetness to speak of. Really a nice sipper.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JustDrinkIt (241) - Arizona, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Deep brown pour, lightly tan head. Aroma is bourbon, spiced fruit, and caramel. Flavor is a subtle tart cherry or blackberry, bourbon, and roasty chocolatey malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2569) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 7, 2013
12.7oz. bottle. Aroma of darkly roasted malt, wood, bourbon, prune, earthiness, black cherry, maple sugar and licorice, some background hints of perfume here and there. Brown-black in color with a fine, sparse, lasting, tan head, some very fine lacing present as well. Flavor profile is roasty, earthy, faintly sweet and smoky with notes of char, burnt sugar, vanilla, old wood, faint bourbon, chocolate and some dried fruit tones on the finish. Smooth, full, and lightly tannic mouthfeel, body is also fairly full. Rather intriguing. Thanks to Brad for the bottle!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
brystmar (1112) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Thanks Allen! Highly carbed. Beautiful appearance: brown with sticky lace everywhere.

Smells like carb, some barrel, meh. Roasty to an extent, smooth on the palate, hints of booze as it goes down, yet lacks refinement. I remain unimpressed with Stillwater.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (6156) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
Bottle. Thick dark brown pour with a creamy light brown head. Aroma is sweet and rich and roasty. Densely flavourful, lots of sweet bourbon vanilla, toasted coconut, bready caramel, coffee, and chocolate. Rich and delicious!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dresden (730) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - AUG 8, 2013
Big thanks to Simon for this one! Aroma of bourbon barrel fills the room as I pour. Incredible aroma really, smoky malt, wood and burnt sugar. Pours black with a short tan head that sticks around. Taste is very smooth with a creamy mouthfeel. Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, bourbon, lots of barrel in this one. Really a great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6015) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle consumed at City Beer. Pours dark brown with a short tan head and a bourbon and treacle aroma. There is a smooth dark molasses flavor with a delicious pappy finish. A very nice version of Folklore.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stumpyiliz (212) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Was blown away as an extra in my box. Dark pour, big notes of fig toffee and dry musty whiskey. Medium thickness, nice palate. Malty into vanilla and toffee finishing with dry bourbon for a long period of time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (15503) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2013
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody bourbon aroma. Sweetish roasted malty spicy yeasty woody bourbon flavor. Has a sweetish roasted malty woody bourbon finish.

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