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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Wee Muckle aged in Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 20 year old Bourbon barrels.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
patrick767 (3571) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2014
tap - Pours very dark brown with a minimal tan head. It has a rich bourbon aroma with notes of toffee and brown sugar. The flavor is sweet and bourbon led with caramel, vanilla, and wood apparent. It’s even easy drinking. Yum!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
olr1984 (1079) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2013
On tap at 800 degrees pours a dark brown with a tan head. Bourbon oak sweet malts and caramel taste. Vanilla oak bourbon malt taste. Great beer

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (4078) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Hazy dark nutty brown with a chocolaty aroma that also includes a wee bit of bourbony oak and brown sugar. Flavor is large and bourbony with dark boozy caramel, cocoa biscuitiness, vanilla bean, charred oak, brown sugar, and a sweet earthy toffee/bourbon finish. Really really nice and bold and deep.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
wheresyourball (517) - El Cajon, California, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Bottle shared with friends; had been looking forward to this one. Pours a dark brown color with small tan head. Unfortunately it’s totally infected, couldn’t take even a medium sip. Drain pour.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16719) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2013
Draft @ Falling Rock Tap House, Denver, CO. Pours a dark amber ruby color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty bourbon spicy caramel aroma. Fruity malty bourbon vanilla caramel spicy toffee flavor. Has a fruity malty bourbon vanilla and caramel finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (4880) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 15, 2013
On tap at Freshcraft. Pours a hazy mahogany amber with zero head. Nose of booze, coconut, vanilla, malt, caramel, brown sugar. Flavor has a ton of booze, caramel, brown sugar, coconut, vanilla, prune. Full, boozy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (4441) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Great American Beer Festival, 2012. A bourbon aroma and flavor. Some sweet malt, typical of a scotch ale. The bourbon is prominent but works for me, which is rare.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Enjoyed several helps of this at FOBAB. Served in my FOBAB taster glass. A: Pours a dark brown color with a tan head forming on the pour. Nice retention and it recedes slowly down the glass. S: Pappy up front, sweet for sure, with a nice barrel presence. Some oak, vanilla and caramel. There is a nice wee heavy base there with a little peat and roasted malts. M: The taste jumps up to another level entirely. The Pappy is up first. Incredibly smooth with the barrel and base beer mixing wonderfully after that. Smokey with a nice roasted malt presence. The barrel weaves in and out with some vanilla and toffee that lend a hand to the semi-sweet and peaty finish. M: Medium low carbonation with a medium-heavy mouthful. Full of flavor it rolls over the palate with a smooth and creamy finish. O: Wow. This beer blew me away and might have been the best thing I had at FOBAB. The base beer still shines through and the Pappy barrel gives this beer another complex layer of flavor. I really want to try this again. Serving type: on-tap

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (7410) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2012
A super sweet beer. The pappy is destiguishable here but its flaovr does not save the base.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (9114) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Holy hell this one is amazing. Multiple pours at GABF. Aroma is just loaded with bourbon goodness! Vanilla, butterscotch, maple, oak, caramel, light peat, some very light fruity notes. Flavor is smooth, rich, sweet. Caramel, vanilla, oak, toffee, peat, toothpicl. Damn fine brew!


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