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RATINGS: 353   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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 (439) - 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsnicholas (136) - 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 (16) - - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ROBC3366 (650) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 30, 2014
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4176) - 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 (358) - - 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 (244) - 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 (5118) - 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 (14044) - 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 (11200) - 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


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