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RATINGS: 386   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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cascade8 (45) - Tampere, - MAR 20, 2011
Aroma: floral and piny hops. Fruity. Taste: Hint of sweetness: Refreshing. Complexity from the bourbon. Overall: Excellent balance, a really good beer that hides the alcohol well.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
20107589 (380) - randers, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2015
caramel, and chocolate notes. appear clear brown with a frothy head. taste medium bitter light sweet. average carbonation full bodied. and a long bitter sweet aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
LuckyDog (554) - - MAR 21, 2015
Very smooth. Heavy bourbon nose and flavor, but not overpowering. Modest alcohol bite. Very low hops.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagerboy (1444) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 21, 2015
Bomber ’12. Clear medium copper, tan foam mostly fades. Aroma of fruity vanilla, caramel, bourbon. Smooth boozy oaky fruity vanilla taste, toasted c-malt. Softer carbonation, medium bodied, low hopped. Easy. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
exeter (438) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
Pours a good head and then disappears but leaves good lacing. Has a clear reddish amber. The taste is bourbon up front of course and some smoky malt flavour, but doesn’t have as much wood barrel flavour as I would have liked. Still a great overall taste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (1051) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 19, 2015
Thanks Tony! I totally expected an imperial stout when I started putting this into the glass. Somewhat sludgy but a nice okay, vanilla aroma. Caramel malt dominates with lots of oak barrel and vanilla. A nice beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
magicmn (106) - Moscow, RUSSIA - FEB 8, 2015
Bottled at Hophead. Light brown colour. Sweet vanilla aroma with alcohol notes. Similar taste with additional maltyness and some neutral hop bitterness. Intensive enough aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bergstaden (1510) - Røros, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2015
Amber with off white head - Malts in the aroma with some wood - Raw wood and some vanilla flavours - Wood goes into the finish - This was too much woody flavour to be good, a little bit disapointed over this one

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5880) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 22 oz bomber - Fire Sale at $3.99. slightly murky medium orange pour, thinnish off-white head. Aroma has a solid bourbon presence, some date-like fruitiness and a touch of molasses. Flavor follows along the the same profile, nice bourbon accents, brown sugar, molasses. Nice sticky mouthfeel. Not overwrought like some Bourbon BA beers tend to be.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
katrinaez (241) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2015
It was a good bourbon barrel. Not the best. The light flavor made it best. Sometimes a bourbon is done just for the hell of it. This had substance. The beer itself was quality. Of course hubby hated it. I thought he might like it since the bourbon was light...I was wrong.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2408) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber, thanks to Mike H. Big aromatic bourbon nose, malty, vanilla, coconut. The bourbon barrel aging gives this beer a nail polish, hot alcohol character.


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