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RATINGS: 432   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nalu (217) - Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2010
Bomber. Hazy red-brown pour with a short white head leaving scattered lace. Nose is alcohol and sweet malt. Bourbon is evident from start to finish, but it’s never overpowering (I don’t care for bourbon) and really adds to this special brew. Licorice, dates, vanilla, caramel populate this heavy body. Light carbonation, the hops add a spice and resin near the finish. There is a touch of oaky umami in the middle, but it’s only a hint. long after the finish you get a stomach warmth just as you do with liquor. Drink cool at most. More drinkable than AB/DB or any of their oaked variants, would need to compare directly to LB to pick a winner.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rask0lnikov (566) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 2, 2016
660 ml bottle as barrel aged Brrrbon ’12. Ruby brown colour. Modest white head. Hints of vanilla, hints of bourbon, hints of marzipan in the aroma. Hints of bourbon, slight taste of almonds and nuts. Slight marzipan. Slight oakiness, marzipan and bourbon in the end. Well balanced, rather medium bodied, rather medium carbonated good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maakun (3087) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle at THT. Hazy dark golden with small off white head. Loads of sweet bourbon, vanilla, sweet caramel, loads of spices, oak, figs. Over medium sweet and light bitter finish. Over medium bodied. Massive barrel notes but very nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjogro (2191) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2016
Sampled from bottle at THT May. Almost clear reddish amber, white head. Sweet caramel malts. Vanilla, bourbon. Sweet, light bitter. medium body. Low carbonation. Pretty nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (8285) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2016
bottle shared at the May THT. Thin ring white head. very hazy amber pour. Very good

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (9880) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle shared at THT. Hazy amber brown with a ring off white head. Aroma of bourbon, oak, caramel, vanilla and malt. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate bitter. Above medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (8594) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2016
Bottle at DØE Ølfestival 2016. No head. Hazy amber body. Sweet fruity malt honey artoma with bourbon, vanilla and wood in the background. Alcohol dominated bitter sweet fruty flavor with a long finish and a low carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (5495) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 13, 2016
2011 vintage I had this one last year and was amazing another year in the cellar didn’t help. Looks like it peaked at 4 years. Pours out a amber topped with a sand head. nose is caramel vanilla light bourbon barrel notes. Taste is starting to feel age a little cardboard but still with the sweet caramel malt and bourbon.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnGalt1 (1448) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 8, 2016
2011 vintage provided by buckeyeboy... Cool to see one of these again.. Thanks Jeremy!! pretty thin ... lite caramel and bunches of a mash-up of odd wood/whiskey/ and bits of dried fruit.. 9.4% isn’t readily available, but the overall brew is thin like a bigger amber that has some obvious barrel work... caramel and minor pick-up toasty malts.. I wish the hops had any play at all... really.. I wish anything with depth played ball tonight.... just nothing except the EtOH to really write home about.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
IslandHaole (1215) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - MAR 24, 2016
2012 bottle, clear amber with ruby hues, just a trace of a beige head. Very sweet with Vanilla and Oak, hints of whiskey & cherries. Quite sweet, still beer with little carbonation. Very warm, alcohol is up front, not hidden. Slick oily feel. A bit of bitterness in the aftertaste but not nearly enough to balance the syrupy sweetness. Getting through this bottle alone will be a challenge.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (5860) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 18, 2016
650 ml bottle thanks to Adrien. 2013. Slight oxidation marks on the inside of cap. Deep Amber color, carbonation is ok. Aroma is light oak, mild dark fruits and slight oxidation.

The flavor is faded. Weak bourbon, lots of oak upfront. The base is dark fruits and English malts. Body is fuller with a nice smoker carbonation level. Overall for the age it’s ok.


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