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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
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Our brewers added fresh whole vanilla beans to a few select barrels of our Barrel-Aged Brrrbon ’13, 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 beer’s oak and caramel character, making for a smooth warmer perfect for the season.

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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Holiday Ale Festival 2012 - Dark amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice vanilla flavoring added to the Brrrrrbon. This was a tasty beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vyvvy (4580) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Pours murky amber with a small beige head. The aroma has bourbon, vanilla, brown sugar, caramel and rich toasted malt. It has a medium / full body with fairly sharp carbonation. The flavor begins with brown sugar, booze, dark caramel, bourbon and some vanilla. The finish is harsh with bourbon, booziness, abv heat and some vanilla. Decent beer, but too warm for my tastes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boFNjackson (4187) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Tap @ Holiday Ale Fest 2012... Poured deep, red/amber with a thin head. Nose was quite oaky. Similar to regular Brrrbon with an added depth. I often find Brrrbon to be boring the oak and vanilla hear bring it up a peg. Did I say this one was oaky?

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (3877) - Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Pours a beautiful clear chestnut with a fairly thick and rather fine-bubbled light tan head. Malty aroma has firm notes of bourbon-soaked wood and caramel, plus a tantalizing hint of vanilla. Oaky bourbon dominates the bold flavor while letting through hints of caramel, vanilla, chocolate and horehound. Firm, smooth texture has a good amount of fizz and leaves a woody, bourbony, slightly candy-bar finish. This will take the brrr out of chilly weather next time one of them winter storms pays a visit.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zach8270 (3798) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2014
(bottle - 22 oz) Dark copper pour with a thin white head. Aroma has a lot of bourbon in it followed by some bitter hops and a touch of vanilla. Bourbon fades sadly in the flavor and the hops take over leaving a bitter and slightly sweet aftertaste from the vanilla and bourbon barrel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (2550) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Draft. Vanilla brown in color with a vanilla white head. Slightly cloying sweetness. Kinda a sweetness of sugary bomb. A touch of astringent wood tannins. Meh

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (2498) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2014
On tap at Bier Station. Pours a brown color with white head. Bourbon, vanilla, caramel, oak, malty aromas and flavors. Alright.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2441) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. The aroma is filled with bourbon, burnt sugar, fruity alcohol, toffee. The flavor is sweet vanilla, caramelized sugar, oak. The high ABV is warming. Finishes dry.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (1880) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Rusty red with a thin brown head. Aroma is all bourbon and vanilla, and taste is similarly heavy, and boozy. It’s kind of one-note, and could stand to be a bit smoother, with less biting tannin in the finish, but it’s still good. $11/22 first PDX NYE

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1716) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2014
On tap at Toronado. Pour is murky brown with a very small tan head. Aroma has subtle hints of vanilla and bourbon but it is pretty faint. Flavor is of vanilla, oak, malt, caramel, and a bit of heat.


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