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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
We made this beer specifically for bourbon barrels. The result is our most acclaimed bourbon barrel beer. Bourbon barrel aging and specialty malts create flavors of vanilla and carmel that blend in perfect balance. Best served at 43° F.G. = 5.5° P, O.G. = 25° P

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (1107) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2014
12oz bottle - pours a dark murky brown with thin off white head . Bourbon and toffee aromas . Flavors of caramel , vanilla , brown sugar , and bourbon . Finish is very sweet . Pretty good . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bth122 (1483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2016
Bottle. From parents. Pours a brown color with some particles. Small head. Aroma is vanilla, oak barrel, toffee, bourbon. Medium light sweetness. Warming alcohol. Light carbonation. Taste is similar to aroma. An excellent bourbon barrel aged sipping beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (4572) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2016
12 oz bottle. Ruby brown with a decent beige head. Aroma is of cherries, peat, fruit cake, bourbon, vanilla, oak, cola and toffee. Taste is of oak, bourbon, cherry, light cola, vanilla, cocoa. Flavors remind me of Jack and cherry Coke.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
travita (4833) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Bottle. The look is dark and stormy, off white head, and reddish brown in color. The smell is heavyweight, sweet, caramel, fruit, toffee, bourbon, leather. The taste is sweet, but not too sweet, fruit, caramel, cherry, cola, good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (6067) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2016
Dark brown with a light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, nuts, roast, wood, vanilla, bourbon, alcohol. Taste of caramel, light roast, nuts, vanilla, bourbon, wood, and lighter alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (1286) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2016
Dégustée en compagnie d’Alexandre. Liquide pourpre, que je crois être plutôt clair. Une grande quantité de grosses bulles s’accrochent au verre et y demeurent accrochées pendant de longues minutes avant de s’évanouir. Arômes de fruits noirs, de bourbon et de caramel, le tout en concordance avec le style c’est-à-dire, subtiles et jamais trop intenses. En bouche, le liquide est plutôt mince. Un corps qui fait légèrement défaut. Des saveurs délicates de caramel et d’alcool chaud. De durée moyenne, une bière bien agréable à boire.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Holtguy (162) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 24, 2016
Pours cloudy dark Amber with thin white head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla and oak. Love, love the aroma. Taste is what I’d hoped for when I plunked down $7 for one 12oz bottle - bourbon, vanilla, caramel sweetness. Awesome. I see it’s 12% abv, but no booze in the taste. Smooth, rich, wonderful. Where have you been all my life?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryecatcher (1336) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2016
Bottle. Picked a 4-Pack up yesterday on my most recent trip to the 216 to see my girl. In my old stompin grounds back in South Euclid, at Warehouse Beverage (bought my first two cases of used bottles there for homebrewing back in 1989). Pours a hazy, bronze color with a medium off-white head, solid retention. Nose is boozy barrel, caramel candy, vanilla, figs, dates, candied orange peel. Mouth is medium-full, slick, boozy, candy, some pleasant bitterness, plus everything I mentioned in the nose. It cooled off so it’s in the 60s tonight, so a decent climate to drink a wee heavy. Awesome. Go Cavs... ALL IN!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2565) - California, USA - JUN 16, 2016
Reddish brown color, moderate head, good retention, some lace. Aroma is vanilla, caramel, darker bread, toast, toffee, light smoke. Medium to full bodied, somewhat sweet, moderate alcohol in finish with chewy malts. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3633) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2016
UPDATED: APR 30, 2016 2014 Vintage... Aroma of sherry, vanilla, cherry, oak and a hint of char; deep amber brown color; malty caramel, cherry, bourbon (a bit hot still), just a hint of chocolate; medium body, smooth, pleasing carbonation, slightly milky; aging nicely, very good and mellow, would like more smoke. 12 fl oz bottle.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
cheap (5254) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2016
Tap Hollywood. Like a dark iced tea in color. First taste is big and beefy. Beer soaked with 2 shots of bourbon. Not sure if I get these beers. If I want a boiler maker, I’ll order one. Oh, this is so volatile, its so freakin boozy. Simply too big for this lager lovin sissy. Finish is, just think for yerself, this is a 12% beer? Not impressed. This is an insult to Scotch ale, unless that is, if you want to get a little dizzy on one beer.

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