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Double IPA aged in Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrel


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (1978) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Tap. Dark hazy brown pour, syrupy hops, warming booze and a hot nose. Flavor is very well blended syrupy hops, caramel and a touch of mild bourbon which seems to round out any abrasiveness of the hops. Surprised by this one, much better than I expected!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcartamdg (1959) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Pours a golden caramel with a paperthin head. Aroma of strong bourbon and oak. Taste follows, very hoppy, very tasty. My favorite of the lot! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (1876) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Nose is a ton of pine and maltiness with some cherry and fruit roll up to it. Taste is very sweet with some alcohol warming. All make focused at this point with just some bitterness hops.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ryanfolty (1839) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Date: February 25, 2012 Mode: Draft Source: TH Brewery Description: Semi-opaque dark orangish brown with some head. Aroma was hoppy, citrus and alcohol. Taste was similar with a slight bitter finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (1531) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Nice head and lacing. Aroma is a little floral and a lot bourbon. Cloudy dark orange. Bourbon dominates the taste, but the IPA comes out as it finishes. I like it, but I also like boozy! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kbutler1 (1351) - Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2012
Bottle. Pours a nice rich, copper color with a large foamy white head. The bourbon on this mixed with the hops throws off a "different" aroma that I am not that keen of right off the bat. It’s very different than anything I have had lately. Malty and sweet with bourbon overtones. Overall, a dissappointment in this series but worth a try.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thome50 (1022) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Bottle via kbutler1, thanks again Kevin! Pours a a medium brown with a faint tan head that is minimal to say the least. Aroma is vanilla, bourbon and malt. Taste is just off. The vanilla and bourbon overwhelm and I get no hops to speak of. I know it is a barrel aged DIPA which in and of itself means it isn’t fresh and the hops will fade but I didn’t find that the other elements of this beer made up for the variation in the style. Overall, a boozy mess that I just did not enjoy. Just taste like 4 year old DIPA with a 1oz of bourbon thrown in.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (1020) - New York, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle, thanks to chewey08rx, 03/24/2012. Pours murky orange brown with thin head, medium retention and nice lacing. The nose is mostly bourbon, dominating the IPA base- initially vanilla, toffee caramel, bourbon bite, followed secondarily by syrupy malt character, slightly fruity and citric, mild hop presence. Taste again is initially big bourbon notes, creamy vanilla caramel maltiness, boozy, with fruity, tingling hops coming out in the finish. Hops are more felt than tasted, and linger in the aftertaste. Lush mouthfeel, and despite the booziness, remains easy to drink. The barrel treatment, more so than any IPA characteristic, shines here and makes the beer worth having. Approach more as a barrel-aged strong ale or barleywine.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
humlelala (975) - DENMARK - JUL 15, 2012
(sample at Papsø’s; courtesy of steasy66) Pours a clear amber with white head and lace. Aroma is oak. Taste is malty nuts and oak. Texture is oily, full body, medium carbonation and a warming finish. Too oaky for my taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steasy66 (877) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Sample at Papsoe’s with the Danish crew. Apricot colored, white head. Smells of spicy hops, bourbon. Taste is quite boozy, nice hop bitterness, some caramel. Overall very nice beer, think of it more as a American Barleywine than a DIPA.


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