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RATINGS: 131   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
b33r (668) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Dark brown color with small tan head. Aroma has a ton of bourbon and caramel malts. Flavor has strong bourbon kick, with sweet, creamy malts, vanilla, and a bitter cocoa. Good overall but pretty expensive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (2619) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3094) - 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%

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
suprchunk (2173) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nearbeer (3676) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3254) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (2285) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks Ariel. Murky brown. Floral, marmalade-molasses aroma that becomes vinous, vinous a little sweet taste. A little fizzy, full-bodied, syrupy, long, sweet peachy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Busick (379) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2014
A solid scotch ale, which I am not usually a big fan of. Thirsty Dog is becoming a staple brewery that I continue to stockpile their beers in my cellar.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (577) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2014
From notes. Enjoyed at the Ashley’s Rare & Vintage Beer TasteFest on June 07. The pour is a deep ruby with a thin ring of off-white head and no lace. The aroma is pretty damn good. There is a strong bourbon-y vanilla up front and a delightful addition of woodiness. There is a nice malt profile with a little toasted caramel and maybe a little sweetness. The flavor is a little more reserved, and the earthiness seems much more prevalent, drowning out some of the subtleties that the nose offers. The mouth feel is light, but the good carbonation helps it coat the mouth. The aftertaste is good; earthy, malty, and lingering.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (6397) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2014
12 oz. bottle via local trade. Pours a deep, clear mahogany color with a minimal off-white head. Aroma of bourbon, toffee, brown sugar, vanilla, caramel, charred oak, and peat. The flavor is the same, but sweeter, and with a smooth tea note. Medum-bodied, with low to moderate carbonation and a smooth, sweet mouthfeel. Really decadent, rich aroma that the flavor doesn’t quite match. Still, this is an upper-tier barrel-aged Scotch ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (3667) - Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Poured an amber dark brownish color with aromas of booze, bread, malt, wood and more bourbon. Flavors are a mixture of the aroma light nuts thrown in aromas well. Lots of booze in the flavor aromas and aftertaste.

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