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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (7091) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Big thanks to dak for sharing this. It pours with a clear deep copper body and thin gold edges while supporting a tiny off white head. The aroma has musty sweet dark fruity esters like prunes, raisins, blueberries and plum juice as well as sticky pine hops. The taste is yummy with prunes and raisins soaked in sticky pine sap nuanced molasses. Behind those notes I get a modestly thick layer of smooth sweet bourbon and coconut. This has a terrific balance between hops, dark fruity esters and barrel notes, wow!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2732) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle at RBSG. From notes. Caramel and toffee with a huge bourbon kick. Awesome. I wish I could drink this everyday.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (6964) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Bomber. Fucken awesome. Caramel candy sweetness. Big and bold. Sticky sweet. Bourbon. Love this!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
decaturstevo (5213) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Brown pour with ruby hints and clinging tan head and lace. Aroma is brown sugar, dried fruit (raisins). Flavor is raisins, sweet malt, and a nice abv warmth. Medium bodied with good carbonation. solid BW JCW

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
knickskicks (763) - - AUG 2, 2013
Amber, brown head. Nose is huge booze, dark fruits, brown sugar. Taste is booze, bourbon barrel, some dark fruits, more alcohol heat. Smooth mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joes (90) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2014
(old rating) Brown, hazy beer, beige head. Aroma of vanilla, cedar wood, bourbon, caramel, a bit "grassy". Sweet caramel and vanilla, wood, alcohol. It’s good, but lacks a bit complexity.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2488) - Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Bottle thanks to Raul. Clear amber pour with a white head. Smooth caramel and bourbon aromas. Very good mouthfeel. Smooth bourbon and rich caramel malts with woody undertones and just a hint of bitterness from the hops. Some time in the barrels helped this beer IMHO. Good body and balance. Thanks Raul...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (6155) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2013
6/29/13. 750mL bottle from the release. Mostly clear reddish amber pour with a frothy tan head. Nice whiskey, a touch of booze, with some nuttiness and brown sugar. Slightly sweet flavor, nutty, lots of bourbon, brown sugar, and light fruitiness. Not bad - pretty tasty.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMMillsy (1524) - Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2013
From the release. Finally cracked the bottle with beastmaster. Pours a deep amber brown with small yellowish brown head. Aroma of sweet toffee, biscuits, vanilla, oak, caramel, marshmallow. Don’t get much bourbon but the vanilla from it is definitely there. Flavor is sweet up front followed by some dryness and pecan, vanilla whiskey notes, and fading back into lingering pecan. I did not get this much pecan from the original. Super complex flavor. Lingering taste is like pecan pie with some vanilla whipped cream, yet the bitter balances the sweet. Flavor is really layered nicely here. Slick mouthfeel that finishes with a slight dry oakiness. A sipper but pretty easy for 13%. Not the bourbon notes of the likes of Sucaba, but more nuance and complexity in the flavors. This really worked for me, and could have been worth sucking a little more bourbon flavor from the barrel. Otherwise, this seemed right on.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHOFF43 (1758) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle from drowland, thanks bro. Pours a clear light red, some nice head. Good whiskey flavor, caramel/toffee nose. Flavor has nuts, booze and more toffee/caramel.


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