vt3stick (103) - Chicago, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber pour with little to no head. Bourbon nose. Lots of malts and then a boozy finish with notes of vanilla, caramel and oak.
Chuckaduck (490) - Kentucky, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark red with a thin white head. Aroma is vanilla, what may be pickles (?), spicy, acidic, fruity. Taste is vanilla, bourbon, sour, alcohol, solvent, wood, rye. Thin bodied, but mild and easy to drink.
mbgrayson (433) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden amber, with a tan head. Aroma of oak and whiskey. Taste of hops, bourbon, and wood. Very well blended and smooth. A very nice beer. Thumbs up!
infoman411 (15) - Stamford, Connecticut, USA - OCT 27, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2011 Seasonal BARREL AGED BRRRBON is an amazing beer, enjoyed it today at the Foodie Festival in Westport CT. Its one of the more impressive offerings from one of the most impressive craft brewers nationwide. One of the highlights of an event that featured a diverse variety from Widmer, BluePoint, Goose Island, Southern Tier and a host of locals.
Widmer Brothers states: FOLLOWING THE INITIAL BREWING PROCESS OF BRRR, THE BEER WAS GIVEN A FRESH CHARGE OF HOPS DURING SECONDARY FERMENTATION AND THEN PUT INTO KENTUCKY BOURBON BARRELS AND AGED FOR FOUR MONTHS. AFTER BARREL AGING, THE BEER WAS ALLOWED A TERTIARY FERMENTATION FOR FINAL CONDITIONING BEFORE RELEASE.
Nice auburn copper pour.
Frothy with sweet smell reminiscent of oak with vanilla. Little bourbon smell mild not overpowering. Texture is slick with taste of sweetness coupled with some alcohol but not negative. Solid hops composition with a little bit of a burnt earthy smell and feel. Finishes spicy like the Falconer IPA but not as hoppy just peppery smoothness. Really enjoy the texture and taste of this beer. Thereís essentially no cloying bitterness as its nicely hopped but maintains a 40 IBU and its potent at 9%.
Itís not hot like a bourbon but if you donít like bourbon or whiskey you probably wonít like this but I highly recommend it as one of my favorites from Widmer where I think the SXNW and the Pitch Black and the Falconer IPA are spectacular.
rxeight (433) - Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2012 Draft. Deep amber color. Lots of oak flavor in this one. Very faint bourbon taste in this one. Sweet dry finish. Definately more barrel than bourbon. For a beer is decent, for a BBA itís on the low end.
DentonShanks (25) - California, USA - OCT 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great mixture of smokiness, darkness, and caramelness. Smells a smoky sweet, smooth with almost no bite. 9.4% alcohol, but has minimal alcohol taste. Actually wish it left a stronger taste in your mouth.
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rbrazell (963) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Fermentation. Deep amber pour with a small white head. Aroma is very sweet vanilla, oak, bourbon, caramel malts with lingering dark fruits. Flavor is burnt caramel sugars, vanilla, oak and more bourbon. Medium to heavy bodied with warming alcohol and a slightly dry finish.
Garbageman (354) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle: Pours a clear deep brown color. Aroma was toffee and bourbon. Taste was bourbon first followed by toffee, sweet malt and a little bittering.
rejtable (811) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orange brown with an initial foamy head that ends up as a lasting cover. Nose is cereal and some vanilla. Aromas are cereal, vanilla, maybe some butter, and a hint of raisins. Mouth is medium oily with medium carbonation. Nice enough alcohol very well hidden.
NikkTwist (887) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Moriartys. Clear dark amber pour with a foamy head that left quickly. Lots of big bourbon notes on the nose. Tastes of burnt sugar cane. Wood chips. Kerosene. Red pepper. Plum wine. Touch of vanilla extract. Medium-light palate, maybe a bit too thin to hold the darker notes. Still beats most winter seasonals.