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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Ale Brewed with Honey And Spices.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (3233) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Draft pour at the source. Kind of pricy at $8 for an 8 ounce pour. Pours a clear copper with a beige head of foam. The aroma is big barrel and moderate spice. Taste is boozy and sweet. Thick body and medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6937) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Sample from a 2011 magnum, towards the end of a big bottleshare. Mildly hazy amber brown color. Minimal off-white head. Awesome bourbon aroma, works wonderfully with the winter spice aromas (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg). Good honey and maple syrup notes. Bigger body, good dry texture, lighter carbonation. Great beer. Yes. Tastes like Christmas.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3867) - Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Big ol’ magnum shared by markwise at RBWG, poured an amberish dark brown color with aromas of oak, booze, light spice, and aome veggies. Flavors were oak, bourbon, and light spice. Thanks for sharing Mark.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3582) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2013
(bottle - magnum - 2012 vintage) Muddy brown color with a tan head. Tons of spice and sweet bourbon in the aroma. Cinnamon and nutmeg dominate the flavor at the start but give way to the sweet wood and vanilla hints of the bourbon. The bourbon elevates the spice but not to an undrinkable level. Very smooth and warming.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sturmthis (608) - Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Cooper color with one finger head. Bourbon aroma with spices. Bourbon, dark fruit and other spices on the taste.. Leaves a warm feelings on the finish. Solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7868) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 9, 2011
On tap. Pours with a clear bronze body and a tan head. Aromas of barrel, spices, cinnamon, vanilla, lightly estery, floral and caramel. Flavors are spicy, cinnamon, vanilla, caramel, oak and barrel. Full bodied with medium bubbles. Tannic character from the barrel in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5866) - Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Sample from 1.5 L bottle @ Jungle Jim’s Barrel Aged Beer fest. Pours a clear dark amber with a small, thick beige head that disappears quickly. The nose is caramel, honey, ginger and other spice and boozy bourbon. The flavor has more big Christmas spice, caramel, vanilla, bourbon and booze. This was a little too hot and I would never buy it in the large bottle format, but worth trying once (more if on tap).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9133) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2013
1 liter, over priced ($50) bottle. Deep brown with an off white head. Honey, spices, very light barrel aging noticed, and vanilla. Very drinkable for 10% and this one actually was better than I would have thought going in.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (4543) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Magnum bottle courtesy of goryshkewych. Cheers, George! Pours a hazy brown with a white head. Nose is big caramel, spice, ginger, vanilla, and honey with wood and vanilla. Flavor is similar- huge caramel, big ginger, some spice, vanilla, and oak. Medium in body and a noticeable alcohol presence.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (4672) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2013
This one poured a hazy orange to brown color with a beige head. Aroma was bourbon, spices, caramel and dark fruit. Flavor was not much barrel, mainly caramel, light chocolate and some spices.


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