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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Bourbon barrel aged

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (20474) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2015
Draft @ Třrst, Brooklyn. Pours a dark ruby amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty strong bourbon aroma with weak yeasty caramel hints. Fruity malty bourbon flavor with weak hints of vanilla and caramel. Sweetish malty bourbon vanilla and caramel finish with weak yeasty hints.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (8957) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
Draft - Lots of raisin and prune. Deep maroon with a decent beige head. Dark fruit, dark sugars and a sweet raisin boozy finish. Bourbon is there but works well with the flavours. Palate is a bit light.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
blipp (7361) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Draft at Rattle. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Big bourbony notes right up front, with some sweet fruit, light toasted bread, and odd hints of acidity. Too much barrel. Drinkable, but really not that good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldGrowth (3008) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2013
snifter at World of Beer, Raleigh, North Hills. good aroma. sweet. bourbon. malty. caramel. clean orangy brown color. good head that faded. spotty lace. sweet flavor. light body creamy thin mouthfeel. sweet finish good , tad thin on finish strong on bourbon, weak on finish.....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weissblau (19) - - DEC 19, 2013
Nice brown-ale appearance with low head and little lace. Smells alcoholic with nutmeg and caramel. Tastes very alcoholic, roasted malts and caramel with a bit of the nutmeg. An interesting beer but a challenge to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (4124) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2013
On tap at the source. Pours a darker copper to amber with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet malt and esters with some barrel notes on top. Taste is sweet and boozy with some banana esters and chocolate notes. Really nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (10285) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2013
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a brownish color with an off white head. Woody, earth, some frutiness and some breadiness. Overall the barrel aging on the subtle side with just a trace of bourbon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (2138) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Draft at Khyber Pass in Philly. Snifter. Very dark ruby pour with a slight white head. Bit of runny lace. Nice bourbon notes over some dark red fruit flavors. Bing cherries. Plums. Caramel apples. Challah bread. Dried stawberries. Pecans. Burnt cherry cordials. Dark and juicy. I could easily drink this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Tap at the bust bee. Nutty, bourbon and bready malts. Not really an overwhelming barrel character but its still there

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2012
On tap at Community Tap, Greenville, SC. Nice dark brown pour, glints of amber and chestnut and a decent filmy head on top. Nose was pretty inviting, with the sweet nutty style of a dubbel complemented fairly well by the bourbon and vanilla notes from the oak used. Sweet but not overly syrupy, with an enjoyable base beer moderately enhanced in a way that actually evokes the breadiness and fruitiness a bit more than expected, rather than burying it with boozy one-dimensionality.

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