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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16909) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2011
Draft @ FoBAB 2009, Chicago, IL. Pours a brown color with a tan head. Has a sweetish malty caramel and woody bourbon and vanilla aroma. Sweetish malty caramel and chocolate flavor with hints of bourbon. Has a sweetish malty caramel finish with woody bourbon hints in the aftertaste and vanilla hints.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2008
(Draught) Pours an amber-brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of toffee, vanilla, bourbon, and caramel. Flavor of sweet caramel malt, chocolate, dark fruits, and nuts.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Name: BA One
Date: 08/09/2008
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Great Taste

Appearance: clear dark red, fine beige head,
Aroma: sweet chocolate and dark caramel aroma, nice touch of bourbon is well integrated and not overpowering,
Flavor: rich dark caramel and dark chocolate flavor, nice touch of bourbon, vanilla sweetness, light oak,

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ***+/4

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7154) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2007
On tap at GTMW. Poured a clear, garnet-tinted brown with a loose caramel head and big ol’ bubbles. The aroma picked up a hefty sweet vanilla and bourbon presence upfront, melting over a great array of toasted toffee, caramel, and brown sugar sweetness.. soft-ish overall, but oh-so-enticing! This was damn tasty, too!.. bourbon and vanilla again at the forefront with just enough toasty dark fruit and caramel beneath.. accents of mild herbal hoppage and toasted oak chips round it out. Heavier-bodied, but maintained a great balance on the palate.. sweet and warm finish. Great beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2007
On tap at the 2007 GTMW: Pours a transparent dark amber mahogany with a wispy dark tan head. Sweet dark caramel malty aroma has some oaky bourbon notes. Body starts with a big sweet dark caramel and German maltiness and good balance of rich oaky bourbon toward a full slightly warming finish. A nice barrel-aged brew.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BBB63 (6083) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 5, 2007
FoBAB 2007: Okay this came initially highly recommended but by the time I got around to tasting it word as gotten around that this was not up to par from those who had it before... I was not going to rate it but since I rated all those other Surly brews which I enjoyed, I figured it would only be fair to do so.

Deep mahogany hue with a solid creamy head. The nose was extremely bourbon laden, massive booze, oak, and vanilla character. If the base was a dopplebock, I sure was unable to find any trace of it. The flavor was not much better, between the alcoholic nature and the overbearing sweetness (honey, vanilla, coconut) it was just way overboard and not enjoyable in the least bit. A gentleman next to me dumped his out after two sips and proclaimed it was the only beer he did that to at the fest.

But hey, 3 out of 4 ain’t too shabby and I still look forward to trying more Surly brews in the future.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2009
Sampled at GTMW 2009 (Madison, WI). Pours a very dark brown amber, hazed, good big tan head that laces well. Aromas are bourbon, a touch of dark fruit, caramel and brewhouse smell. Initial is biscuity and warming, with a touch of dark fruit, caramel, syrupy sweetness, with light bourbon and oak. Lighter bodied, but great flavors. The barrel adds some character and finishes with a decent warming bourbon / booziness with fairly potent sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5504) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2007
This poured a deep, clear chestnut body with the slenderest of off-white heads. The aroma had plenty of Bourbon and was intensely sweet with dark caramel, the booziness working to keep that sweetness in check. It had a sweet cookie flavor, a lesser amount of Bourbon, and a touch of coconut in the flavor. This pushed the limit on endurable sweetness yet remained a warming drinkable brew.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Old ebf rating. Pours a bruin body with a tan head. Bourbon and oak notes, some lighter chocolate and vanilla notes. Sweet and rich, decent brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5242) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2007
Sampled on draught at the ABR 07 in Minneapolis, MN. Pours an opaque dark brown with a fast dissolving tan head that disappears clean. Aroma of stronger coconut/bourbon than the barrel aged Bender with some alcohol and dark chocolate. Taste is smooth, creamy, semi-sweet with a dark raisin, plums and bourbon flavors. Finish is just as sweet as it tastes. Some vanilla and coconut, but mostly bourbonized dark raisins would best describe this.


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