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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 5, 2013
650 ml bottle from bev4less. Pours a hazy roan brown color with a small off-white head that slowly recedes to a film. The aroma is toffee, caramel, vanilla and a trace of sherry. The taste, like the nose, is loaded with caramel, toffee and vanilla--backed nicely by a spicy hop profile that accentuates the caramels without dominating them. The palate was full and smooth with soft carbonation. The finish was somewhat short and disappointing. Overall: This is a very mellow brew, admirable, but lacking in big bold flavors to make this a top tier beer. Also at $23.00 per bottle it is a very poor value for the money.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frydaddy (23) - Vail, Arizona, USA - NOV 4, 2013
I had this right after the rye barrel aged one. I started to do a side-by-side with all three. However...after finishing one at an ABV of 10% you tend to forget what your original plan would be. Either way, this one was good, but not as good at the Rye barrel aged one IMO.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (3666) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Bomber. Old note - not sure if I this was shared up at Proof or I had it in Portland. Brief rate: vanilla, dark sugar, oak, toffee. 7.4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (7661) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 29, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2013 Bottle pours out with a clear copper body that supports a white head. The aroma offers up sweet malts, citrus notes, a light degree of molasses and then lightly brown sugar dusted peaches. The taste delivers sweetness with malts, caramel malts and then some mildly tart notes of pine hops mixing with under ripe apricot. Well... ok. It doesnít seem to come together very well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresyourball (553) - El Cajon, California, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Tasted this back-to-back with the other Widmer/CCBs. Pours red with a small white head. Nose is caramel, malt, oak. Flavor is dominated by the oak but also has some malt, caramel, wood in there. Not as good as the bourbon barrel version, I thought.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle:   Fiery caramel, slight haze, small sudsy white head, sparce lacing.   Oak and alcohol on the nose, pale caramel, did I mention alcohol.   Very slight vanilla and graham cracker.   Soft caramel and alcohol up front, soft vanilla, graham cracker, and oak.   Slightly better than the Bourbon version.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Not as thick, viscous, or big in body as I would have thought for a huge $20 bomber.   Not as green as the Bourbon, but still not that big.   Soft caramel, oak, and vanilla lingers.   $20 for this... not worth it.   Stick to draught.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
krumbum (752) - truckee, California, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Glowing hazy brown. Sweet taffy fig aromas. Big Sweet creamy sweet start that fades in to a big bitter wood finish. big body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeneugs (4593) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
On draft at Tap 25. It pours an orange color with a khaki head. The aroma is sweet caramel and fruit. The flavor has big notes of dry oak and sweet toffee. Good hop bitterness for balance. Not real complexÖ kind of an oak bomb with sweet maltiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOLTZ7555 (2999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Dark orange and oak colored pour with a small sandy head. Pretty one dimensional with hot alcohol, toffee, mild wood, and subtle cherry. Just not terribly good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2467) - California, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Hazy caramel orange tan in color... Aroma of light toasty oak... Flavor is caramel, toffee, with fruity notes of cherry, and hops on the palate... Better than the bourbon version, spices on finish but overall more balanced than the others... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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