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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
Drawing inspiration from an Old Fashioned cocktail recipe and the Gentlemenís Clubs where the cocktail was first served over 100 years ago, this collaboration beer brings together two breweries from opposite ends of the country and ingredients from the home states of both breweries. Using an Old Ale recipe as the base beer, Gentlemenís Club was brewed with cherries and oranges, Alchemy, Sorachi Ace and Pacifica hops, and hand-selected specialty malts to mirror the qualities typically found in an Old Fashioned cocktail. The beer was aged on three different woods: bourbon barrels, rye whiskey barrels and new oak spirals, resulting in three unique versions of the beer, each offering a slightly different take on the same age-old recipe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle @ home, tfs vaiz! Aroma is bourbon, caramel, roast, liquorice and coffee. Flavour is a thin bodied caramel vanilla bourbon caramel malt with a hint of roast. Expected more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (10146) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 4, 2014
"Probably would prefer 6/10 times over the rye barrel, but really not a ton different (to my surprise). The barreling is subtle, so so are the differences in the end product. Vanilla and oak undertones, instead of spicy rye, otherwise identical. Good stuff, scored the same."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (4282) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle. Clear amber pour, almost no head. Aroma of vanilla, alcohol, leather, oak, spicy, some caramel and slightly fruity. Flavor is quite bitter, spicy and boozy. Quite some bourbon for the thin body. Slightly out of balance.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 25, 2014
This one was the closest to being similar to an old-fashioned of the three. Dark amber/copper pour with an off-white head. Aromas of orange, bourbon, oak, and finally I can smell cherries with this one! Flavor is very complex and reminded me of an old-fashioned immediately. Cherries, oranges, bourbon, itís all there mingled together. Very cool concept, and a very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11513) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Clear amber-orange color with a medium thin off-white head that dissipates steadily to an outer ring. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of bourbon, citrus and malt. Full-bodied with an oaky bourbon character and flavors of caramel malt and fruit. The finish is oaky with a subtle bourbon and citrus aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2014

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ cgarvieuk [ Lets do a chrisO Tasting ], Edinburgh, Scotland.

[ As Widmer Brothers / Cigar City Gentlemens Club (Bourbon Barrel) ].
Clear medium amber orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, candy, sweet malt, wood, oak, vanilla. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, zest bitter, oak, alcohol - bourbon. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20140315]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (10620) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle at Craigís. Lots of toffee and vanilla, bitter and dry, burnt toffee, bourbon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewGoblin (632) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
Rusty raisin rouge with nary a head to be found. I was disappointed in this one to be honest. It is quite expensive by the bottle so I tried it on tap first expecting to be floored. Instead I found a somewhat watered down, one dimensional taste of wood, burnt raisins, vanilla, some spices, toffee, toast and light banana. It was boozy tasting but not of bourbon and not in a very pleasant way. The flavour is OK but it goes nowhere, just sits on the tongue and pervades through your mouth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopscotch (10612) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Draft... Clear amber pour with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Fantastic retention. The nose is so suble, all I can pull from the glass is toffee maltiness - no bourbon here. Medium to full-bodied with moderate carbonation. Nothing really stands out in the flavor. Itís just bittersweet and bland. Finishes sweet with a generous measure of alcohol warmth. Meh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (5090) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Sample pour at a festival. Pours mostly clear amber/copper with creamy off-white head. Aroma is bready malts, vanilla, oak, dates, and floral notes. Flavor is dry malts, caramel, light vanilla, some dark fruit notes, and light hops; dry oak finish. Medium body and carbonation.

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