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Valley Brew Bourbon Barrel Stray Cat
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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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6 months in the barrel


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - JUN 12, 2010
From Bistro BA Fest 2009. Deep brown. Aroma is roasty, light yeast, grapes, bourbon, alcohol. Taste is caramel, roasty, yeast, and grape.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 15, 2010
Draft. Blackish beer with a light tan head. Bourbon and light chocolate aroma with malt and a light fruitiness. Light bourbon and light malt flavor with some light berry fruit. Medium-plus bodied. Light fruitiness and light carammel malt lingers with light bourbon.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (3483) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 16, 2009
Interesting - a -bal aged schwarzbier. Thatís a new one Iím pretty sure. Had it on tap at the Bistro Barrel Aged Fest. Darkest brown in color with a medium-sized, nicely retained beige head. Aroma is somewhat mild with roast, coffee, bourbon, and some fruity notes. Flavor is not weak at all however - roast, coffee, bourbon, berries, chocolate, and tart red grapes. Really interesting - it has a bit of a sour note to it, which is odd for this style but I like it! Medium body with a long, smooth finish. Solid stuff overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 15, 2009
2009 Bistro Barrel Aged Fest. Poured dark brown/black, coffee, roasted malts, wood, tart dark fruits.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Draft @ Bistro Barrel Aged Festival. Pours a dark black color with thin cola-colored edges; light-tan head with good retention and patchy lacing. Loads of oily roast, sweet dark fruits, good sweet bourbon notes; a touch papery at the core. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: a lightly tart dark fruit character, coffee, and bitter chocolate presence at the core; nicely tart, lots of pleasant dark fruits; interesting, tart schwarz. Lengthy finish: dark chocolate, cocoa, and tart dried dark fruits.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11066) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Tap at the Bistro BA fest. Pours black with a smear of bubbles. Nice oaky/sour aroma. Medium body with mild carbonation. Flavor is smooth, dark malt, with underlying oak/bourbon/sour. Oak is not dominant. A very good beer.


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