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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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Malt beverage aged in Oak Bourbon Barrels. The spirit of St. Otto of Bamberg inspired us to create a smoky, Belgian-style dubbel ale featuring the beechwood kilned malts of his home. As we feasted on the deep, exotic flavors within our creation, the German bischop’s siren song once again tempted us. The whispers of St. Otto’s ghost, combined with our enjoyment of that ale, lured us to go a step further and age our Otto Ale in once- used bourbon barrels. What has emerged certainly tastes heaven-sent to us!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Butters (3725) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Dark brown pour with fair khaki head. Smells and tastes extremely peaty. WONDERFULLY PEATY! Roast and very faint smoke on the nose. Flavor is where the vanilla and oak aging comes in. A little dogfoody even. Very earthy peatiness on the finish as well. Nice warming going down. Really enjoyed this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (2573) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a thin light tan head that left spotty lacing. Aroma of bourbon, caramel, vanilla and smoke. Flavor of bourbon, oak, vanilla, caramel, mild smoke and had some notes of toffee. Med-full body, average carbonation, dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndrewMichaelZ (43) - - DEC 25, 2013
Pours a cloudy, dark amber/mahogany color with a creamy head. Oak notes up front with sweet maltiness. Lingers on the palate with a rich oak ones and very mild hint of bourbon. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leafs93 (1640) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2013
On the 8th Day of Christmas 2013...Pours chestnut brown with a off white head. Aroma is smoke, oak, vanilla and bourbon. Taste is sweet with some acrid bitters from the smoke. Medium bodied with some stickiness. The barrel aging really quells the smokiness and adds some sweetness. I’m a fan, this is delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4637) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle: Poured a cloudy dark brown color ale with a nice large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of residual sugars is quite dominant with some very subtle light smoky notes and some light oak/bourbon notes also noticeable. Taste is a nice mix between some light smoky notes with some bourbon notes and some heavy caramelized malt with quite a bit of residual sugars. Body is full with good carbonation and alcohol is not very apparent. There is less smoke notes than I was hoping for and bit too much residual sugar s for my taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (3526) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Wow this is actually good, the but in and oak complement each other great, it’s pretty tasty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (4409) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 15, 2013
750ml bottle shared by jortiz82. Poured a clear dark ruby color with a small sized slightly off-white head. Aroma. Aroma is some light smokey malts, vanilla notes, wood. Flavor was nice, smooth vanilla wood notes, some light dark fruits. Pretty darn good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5628) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2013
Bouteille de 750 ml, avec bouchon de liège, lors d’une mini dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Légère odeur de fumée et de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est brune. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de fumée et de vanille. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de vanille en arrière goût. (Rating #4790)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zickbeer_ye (237) - Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Nice malty, grapey, smoked ham, and alc. Off white head and nice brown body with nice orange golden highlights throughout. Nice crisp smoke and spice flavors and slight fruit notes at the end. Smooth crisp clean on palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9358) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2013
Bottle @ home. Pours lightly cloudy brown with a medium, frothy light tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is caramel, cookie, and toast malt with smoked meat and malt notes, dates and figs with a light peppery alcohol nose. Flavor is malt and smoke forward with dark dried fruits, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (861) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2013 Aromas of raisins, figs, rum, smoked ham, hazelnut, molasses, subtle cocoa, and a hint of booze. Ruby-bronze with mostly lasting, light tan head foam. Dry, fruity, smokey, spicy, savory, a little hot, and with milk chocolate flavors right at the end. Medium body, moderate carbonation, very smooth, and finishes with wonderful woody, earthy, and dried fruit flavors. Awesome.

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