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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
Our brewers added fresh whole vanilla beans to a few select barrels of our Barrel-Aged Brrrbon í13, an imperial version of our Brrr Seasonal Ale aged in Kentucky Bourbon barrels, for this limited edition brew. The addition of vanilla beans heightens the vanilla character imparted by the barrels, and adds a delicious layer of complexity to the beerís oak and caramel character, making for a smooth warmer perfect for the season.

MALTS: Pale, Caramel, Carapils, Dark Chocolate
HOPS: Alchemy, Simcoe, Cascade

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16885) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2015
Keg at the taproom in PDX, 08/11/14. Murky amber with a moderate beige covering. Nose is bourbon forward, coconut, rich dark fruits, toffee. Taste comprises more coconut, BA effect, bourbonic licks, toffee, spice, light booze, dates, dark fruits. Medium + body, fine carbonation, lightly warming alcohol in the close. Decent BA American Strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14092) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Waxed bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours translucent dark copper with a slight beige head. Aroma is vanilla, bourbon and heavy malt. Med + body. Flavor is a little alcohol, vanilla, roasty malt, bourbon, astringent wood. Strong and flavorful stuff. Finishes pretty much toward woody and dry. It is just a little "rough".

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 5, 2014
22oz bottle, 2013. Medium off-white head atop lightly hazed amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, Bourbon, light vanilla, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some Bourbon, light vanilla, alcohol. Medium body, some stickiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2014
(22oz bottle, Winter 2013) Pours a brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, caramel, and wood. Flavor of bourbon, wood, caramel, bread, and vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2014
On tap at Caponeís. Poured a muddy/murky amberish-brown color with a small sized off white head. Bourbon, woody, vanilla, and some dark fruits. More bourbon than vanilla, although the vanilla was there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (10145) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 29, 2014
"Iím not sure the vanilla imparted by the barrels NEEDED to be heightened. Kinda like the vanilla BCS in my mind. Not bad, just not neccesary. Tasty, but if anything takes away a tad of complexity from the non-vanilla version(s)."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Bomber ONLY from Whole Foods Plymouth Meeting circa 4Q 2013 and roughly $10.00. Pours hazy dark brown with balanced vanilla, roast dark malts, cacao, and a balanced finish. This was better than the ginger, and a beer I wish I had more of.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Taster at Jungle Jimís Barrel-Aged Beer Bash 2015. Mildly hazy orange amber color. Thin off-white kind of bubbly head, few bits of lace. Bigger citrusy hop up front in the nose, thatís kind of surprising. West-coast DIPA level of citrusy hop, kind of piney and spicy, wasnít expecting that at all. Just a touch of vanilla on the backend, more noticeable as it warms. Bigger bitterness, mild to moderate sweet taste, kind of dry. Bigger body. Kind of soft tingly sort of crisp lighter carbonation, light slick mouthfeel but drying in the finish. Interesting stuff. Surprisingly hoppy, especially for a 2013 vintage (indicated). Reminds me of some baíd DIPAs Iíve tried. Would have probably gotten better if I gave it time to warm.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Draft. Rich amber beer with a dark cream head. Caramel and light bourbon aroma. Bourbon and vanilla flavor. Medium bodied. Vanilla and light oak linger with bourbon and rich malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle:   Deep reddish caramel, frothy tannish head, fairly nice lacing.   Soft caramel and bourbon notes.   Faint vanilla up front.   Husky maltiness up front, slight bourbon, a little astringent, with subtle notes of vanilla.   Not as smooth as I would have hoped for.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Feels green still, a bit hot, warming @ 10.7%.   Yeah, still green.   Soft bourbon, vanilla, with a touch of caramel, and rich breadiness.   Still, not as thick as I would have thought.   Green hops, pale bourbon, soft caramel, with a little breadiness on the finish.   Good, but green and a little rough.   Hopefully one of these years they figure out how to improve this beer...

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