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RATINGS: 348   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - APR 12, 2012
Shared bottle with Timfoolery. Smelled of bourbon and sweet malty goodness. Tasted pretty much the same. A little thin on the palate which takes it way down from the elite beers.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (348) - - 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 (232) - 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 (5006) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13851) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich caramel, bourbon, vanilla, wood, fruits and hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (10826) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Clear dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, a little raspberry and bourbon. Flavor is very sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish with warming alcohol. 280714

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (10868) - DENMARK - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle as "Widmer Brothers Barrel Aged Brrrbon", 9.4%. Clear dark amber/brown with medium tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel, oak, bourbon and a little vanilla. Flavour is malt, caramel, oak, wood, bourbon, vanilla, sweet, toasted, little chocolate and a litter bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cobaink2 (60) - seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Vintage 2011. Lots of burbon on the nose. Tatstes of black licorice, cloves, slight bit of chocolate really drinkable. Not. Chewy as some of these beers tend to be. Costco had vintages 11-13 priced to move. Great way to do a verticals.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frahmo (283) - Idaho, USA - JUL 19, 2014
2012 bomber from Costco of all places. Nice dark mahogany pour with a light brown head. Vanilla with caramel and malt aromas. Flavor was muted spices from the BRRR with a smooth oak barrel finish with hints of vanilla, caramel, cinnamon and a touch of leather. Great beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oregoncritter (9) - Oregon, USA - JUL 11, 2014 does not count
2013 vintage from bottle. Thin bodied, aroma of bourbon and cough syrup. Little flavorless, alcohol comes through a bit much for this type. Finish wasn’t bad, but the flavor in the finish reminded me of being sick as a child and my mom spoon-feeding me cough syrup. Price (at Costco) was reasonable, but I wouldn’t drink another.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vulcanmeister (193) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Pours a dark amber from 22 oz bottle. with medium lasting off white head. The aroma is caramel, sugar, hops,and definitely bourbon. The bourbon is pronounced in the taste with strong malt and warming alcohol. The body is medium with a bitter boubony finish. Not really a complex brew but enjoyable for what it is.


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