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RATINGS: 356   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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Hidden in the beautiful dark amber color are aromas of vanilla and caramel that compliment perfectly the presence of bourbon. Soft oak flavors transition into a sweet yet slightly dry finish. After aging the ale for four months, the malt and hop complexity of Brrr has melded harmoniously with the bourbon barrels and become a truly one of a kind beer.


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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
infoman411 (19) - Stamford, Connecticut, USA - OCT 27, 2012
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. 22oz bottle. 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. There’s essentially no cloying bitterness as its nicely hopped but maintains a 40 IBU and its potent at 9%. It’s not hot like a bourbon but if you don’t like bourbon or whiskey you probably won’t 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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
outlawskies (961) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie thinks its mediocre. Cv. Bvbbbbb. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fluffy (1722) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2014
tried at recent bottle share. probably the best thing ive had from them, but that doesnt say alot.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zita (4740) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2014
DFØ;sweet bourbon aroma,golden, clear, off white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, soft carbonation, bitter, alcoholic finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsnicholas (173) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle (22oz): slightly cloudy brown with small head. Bourbon taste. Sweet, slightly sticky. Pretty good for the price. Should have grabbed more at Costco.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mysticbrew (20) - - SEP 13, 2014
An amber pour with a subtle head. A sweet malt and caramel aroma, which carries trough to the flavor with a smokey barrel note. Spicy finish and the sweetness hang on the palate. A slight bite at the end balances the malty body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4230) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Vaporous, woody, vanilla, bourbon aroma. Medium hazy brown. Lightly sweet, bourbon dominates, woody, vanilla, fairly bitter. Medium heavy body. On tap, Brass Tap, Tallahassee.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yozora (38) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2014
Bomber @Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Ltd. edt. #13, winter 2013. Pours a deep ruby, dark amber with a minimal head. Aroma of bourbon, smoke, vanilla, raisins, toffee, plums and oak. Flavor is bourbon, oak, vanilla, raisins, spices, malt with a tinge of alcohol. Very bourbon forward beer both in taste and aroma.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (386) - - JUL 31, 2014
Pours a dark amber from bomber from Hopey. Definite bourbon, oak, vanilla, caramel, spice and an omnipresent sweetness that becomes cloying. Some balance/ bitterness in the finish and an attempt to balance, but falls short. Leaves a nice warm feeling on the palate- alcohol is obvious. Smooth mouthfeel. Would be better by a fire with some food to temper sweetness. More interesting than enjoyable.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jimsal27 (251) - New York, USA - JUL 29, 2014
From 2012 vintage. Aroma is malt, bourbon and caramel. Taste is bourbon,alcohol. A bit bitter. Something is off on the taste. I can’t place it. Not terrible but not good either.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (5179) - Tau, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2014
650 ml bottle, Limited Edition No. 13 (Winter 2013), Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 9.4%. Consists apparently of 90% ale aged in bourbon barrels, and 10% ale which is not. Reddish brown colour, moderate head, slightly off-white. Distinct aroma of bourbon whiskey, vanilla and oak, also sweetish malts. Medium sweet flavour, again distinct notes of bourbon, vanilla, oak and malts, very moderate hops. Warming mouthfeel. Very tasty beer, but it requires that you like bourbon - fortunately I do.


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