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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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He ventures to the Naughty Temple, weaving through its intricate web of slithering sensations, while bitter lovers dance playfully upon his tonge. Slowly, slipping into madness, he surrenders himself to the sweet sip of seduction. As he emerges in the wake of ecstasy, he is greeted with a warm, tender kiss. A wave of bliss washes over him, and happiness is all that exists.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (7224) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2015
Bottle shared. Pours slight hazy amber brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of oak barrel notes, American whisky, caramel, vanilla, some light spicy notes, marzipan, toffee and a little overripe dark fruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter. Light full bodied with light fizzy carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (6742) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2015
Bomber courtesy of and shared with Kermis. No head. Low carbonation. Not an IPA, more of a barley wine. Clear amber pour. Whiksey and vanilla in the aftertaste. Hard to rate but a lovely beer

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JHeath99 (1473) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle shared by Damian and Lona. Pours a super hazy amber with a ring of off white head. Aroma of whisky, vanilla, and caramel. Taste of whiskey, vanilla, hops, caramel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aleigator (496) - GERMANY - JUL 31, 2015
Naughty temple ’14 vintage Pours a mohagony, coppery color, with a small, creamy head. On the nose, a pungent bourbon oakiness is clearly the most dominant aroma of the beer. The beers more typical ale characteristics are defined by outstandingly wooden malts, revealing a toffeeish sweetness, which blends directly back into the profound Bourbon. Reveals cinnamon spiced marzipan with a warming leathery note to it, creating the most unusual, well smelling ale I have yet experienced. Has almost no carbonation left, leading to a surprisingly full body, also due to the omnipresent Bourbon foundation, actually revealing a pleasant hot burn during the finish. This is crazy for the beers relatively low abv. Drinks very soft, with an aqueous, silk beginning, immediately coated up by bready, earthy malts, which then turn suddenly much, much sweeter. This uprising toffee sweetness gets easily balanced by very distinct Bourbon, bringing warming, old wood to the palate, as well as spiced toffee. Even in the finish, the beer doesn’t loose its soft mouthfeel, although the flavors changed, pointing into a caramel sweet direction, pumped up by very present Bourbon woodenness. The most startling aspect about this is the ales focused Bourbon nose, evoking the impression of an extremely huge, full-bodied beer, which gets partly mirrored by the taste. There are no hops detectable at all, while the beers profound, sticky sweet maltiness blends amazingly well into the decadent Bourbon. A very unique beer, reminding me of an unusual Barleywine with a very distinct Bourbon backbone, going all the way

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DietPepsican (1534) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Gold pour with a small white head. This ones got quite a bit of butter. Lots of oak. Some vanilla. No hops at all on it. Almost tart on the finish. Pretty thin, lightly sweet. Interesting by not my thing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (5049) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Dominated by whiskey. Medium sweet, like a barleywine or American strong ale. Too much whiskey character for my taste, but it is a well crafted beer. I did not think of this as an ipa when I was drinking it, the hops are mostly lost.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (11061) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2015 Bottle. Pours reddish amber white head. Nose/taste of citrus, caramel, rye, whiskey, oak and cherry. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (4954) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle. Ruby pour with tan head. Dark malts, some active hop aromas. Some earthy herbal hops with sweet malty tones, this has essentially become a barrel aged barley wine.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (6950) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2015
and there they saw a rock .. . shared by scott, with hinkle .. . dark honey orange .. . lots of barrel and rye, also disappointed dreams and slag.. . very warming and mucky .. not all that enjoyable, too much .. . . I don’t care what your dog’s name is, I’m calling him Biscuit and you can just deal with it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (8349) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle shared by Ryan, thanks! Pours a hazy amber orange with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a strong whiskey note with a bit of pine and sweet grain coming through. Flavor has sweet grains and strong whiskey with just a hint of pine hoppiness.


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