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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4030) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Clean garnet copper brown pour with two fingers of very thin tan head. Nose is a touch boozy and super rich. Slightly singular, dextrinous malt with burnt sugar and bourbon barrel. Lots of vanillin and wood. Lots of caramel and burnt sugar with vanillin and alcohol showing big time on the finish. Very rich and bourbon. Candyish. Enjoyed.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (1941) - Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle: Dark caramel colored body with clarity only at the edges; creamy, beige head on top that takes its time slowly sifting downwards. Head first whiskey aroma. Jack & Coke... minus the Coke. Sugary, maple tinted charcoal, oak staves, stinging toffee, & a big batch of dark fruit lightly dusted in brown sugar. That booze, though. Luckily its not as poignant on the palate. Not sure how or why, but Im not complaining. Burnt brown sugars, caramel, dates, light cocoa powder, rich oak slabs, reminders of vanilla, smooth(er) whiskey warmth. The booze is, of course, very noticeable, but not unmanageable, though it does gain some steam as the beer warms up. Sticky, pretty thick body, what youd expect from a Scotch ale. I think this one is a little overrated, perhaps? Needs to mellow out a bit. Otherwise, still a good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3978) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 3, 2014
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours deep brown with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of caramel and toffee and nutty malts, bourbon and oak and vanilla, some dough, and light bitterness. Flavor the same with the strong malts and bourbon and oak dominating. Average to smooth texture. A cool beer, but could be slightly more balanced.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rollsrace (60) - - SEP 2, 2014
A wee heavy ale aged 11 months in a bourbon barrel. This has a really strong bourbon taste. It also has a sweet start without a bitter finish. Tasted on 4/6/2014. Picked up for $ 6.24 per 12oz bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3477) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 1, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with a small tan head. Aroma of bourbon, malt, and caramel. Taste is bourbon, malt, caramel, vanilla, and wood. It is a touch hot. Excellent.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Danyel (790) - Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours brown with red hues, off-white head. Aroma is strong bourbon, figs , raisin, rich, desserty. Taste is chocolatey, bourbon, vanilla, espresso finish, medium bodied but do flavorful. This is a great, easy drinking brew with tons of complexity and flavor!!!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (2694) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2014
12oz bottle form Andersons on Bent Tree. Deep mahogany pour with a thin light tan head. Aroma of sugary sweet, bourbon, toffee. Tastes follow suit with lots of caramel, whiskey, vanilla, oak, light spice. Really big up front and then mellows through the burnt sugar finish. Well made, if not my thing generally.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3228) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle thanks to fishmich! Pours clear ruby mahogany with a small tan head that dissipates fairly quickly to a ring with some lacing. Aroma is bourbon, dark sugars, vanilla. Flavor is bourbon, oaky vanilla, medium sweet, light bitter and fairly tannic. Lightish body, low carbonation, some ABV burn, but not bad for 12%

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
suprchunk (2261) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Almost black pour. Small light tan head. Not much lacing. Huge malty and bourbon aroma with some grain. Caramel notes as well. Taste is caramel and booze. Very hot.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nearbeer (3750) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 24, 2014
12 oz. Nose is vanilla, caramel, whiskey and a touch of chocolate. Pours a clear mahogany with a lasting spit of bubbles. Flavors of chocolate, vanilla, whiskey and caramel. Some light toasted oak in the finish. Medium-heavy body has low-medium carbonation and is to the sweet side. Excellent dessert beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3489) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Coffee mug. Black pour with some head. Some light scotch, oak and barrel aromas. Some vanilla, oak, toffee flavors, very mild.


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