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RATINGS: 340   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fishonmyplane (402) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - AUG 28, 2011
A good beer, but a bit underwhelming when you consider the presentation (not to mention the price). There are hints of vanilla, oak, a little caramel, and other faintly sweet characteristics. But, nothing that really blows you away. This beer was a forgettable execution of a great concept. I think the problem is that oak-aging tend to mellow a beer and soften its flavor, but with this beer the flavors weren’t quite strong enough to start with.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oregoncritter (6) - 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 (171) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertholomeus (666) - California, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Pours a burnt amber red color with an off white head. Wood, malt, caramel, vanilla and slight bourbon aroma. Wood, caramel, vanilla, toffee, malt, biscuit and slight bourbon flavors. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Toffee, vanilla and wood finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen1 (2272) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2014
Fra flaske på Tap1 mai-14: vi er i innspurten på fredagskvelden, og vi høyner innsatsen, ikke uten fare for eget liv&helse. Dette er good stuff in good company. Tøff, men god sier Petro. Balansert og potent uten at den slår deg i bakken. Vi går videre til deres Raspberry Russian Imp. Stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (6432) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2014
CBF 2014.Nice ruby coloured and clear. Has a white head, diminishing. Sweet, vanilla aroma, notes of port wine. Flavor is sweet, more vanilla, crisp. Moderete bitter finish. Warming alcohol.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tympanic (168) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Bourbon beer is delicious. This is an exemplary bourbon beer. I cannot remember where I purchased this. I am getting old.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (5532) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle at Copenhagen Beerfestival 2014. Hazy dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of bourbon, vanilla, hops, fruit and oak.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdInSaltLake (584) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Bourbon, vanilla, sweet/caramel malt, woody aroma and flavor. A little of a weird sourness in the aftertaste. Maybe a little oxidized? Mostly good, though. (2011)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Defreni (2463) - Husum, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2014
Flaske: Gulorange let diset med et fint skumhoved. Duften er bourbon og så mere bourbon. Har ikke duftet så megen bourbon udenfor en impy stout eller lost abbey. Smagen er en kende en dimensionel med bourbon som det alt dominerende aspekt. Men faktisk ret god øl.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13478) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle at KØ14. Distinct vanilla aroma. Cloudy dark amber colour. Small white head. Caramelly flavour with a lot of vanilla. A little rough grain in the finish.


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