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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
seymour (1591) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Shared at GregFest 2013 from a cool-looking, wax-dipped, big brown bomber into a nonic half pint glass, thanks Carter! It poured a hazy copper colour with persistent beige foam and some Belgian lace. More vanilla and bourbon barrel characteristics in the aroma than flavour. Medium-heavy body, average carbonation, mouthfeel a little slick, some lasting residual sweetness. Not sure what the base style is supposed to be here, but it’s a fairly well-balanced strong amber ale overall.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1574) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 6, 2014
Ruby brown with a lot of particulates and a fluffy white head. Aroma is vanilla, bourbon, dates. Medium-full bodied, sweet on the palate with a boozy finish. Flavours are vanilla, bourbon, dates, caramel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1466) - Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2013
On draught at Bailey’s Taproom. Clear brownish amber color. Aroma is citrus hops and bourbon. Taste is fresh vanilla bean, citrus and tropical hops, bourbon, and caramel. Hoppy and sweet are pretty balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregwilsonstl (1255) - Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Bourbon. Hints of vanilla. Woody and Oak. Not as hot as I’d expect for the alcohol content. Thanks carter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
monk191 (1222) - California, USA - APR 8, 2015
A very good variation on their bourbon barrel beer. Pours a muddy brown with little head. Smells of vanilla and bourbon. Taste is bourbon and vanilla upfront, with some mint and a slightly empty finish. A lot upfront, not as much in the backend. Had in the bottle at Piachi Pub and Pizzaria.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kathouse (1203) - Nevada, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Pretty amber color with nice off white head. Oak and vanilla aromas mask a malty base. Caramel malts, oak, and alcohol mix is satisfying yet not quite ecstasy.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Draft at bottlemixx. This beer has it all going on except the vanilla. More vanilla then bourbon. Body and palate are awesome. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrFecesious (1196) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle share. 2013. Pours a speckled deep ruby and an off-white cap. Sticky lacing. Aroma of vanilla cake, bourbon, raisin, caramel. Taste is quite sweet and a bit tangy. Sticky mouthfeel, medium dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cstuartj (1017) - Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2014
on tap, pours a cloudy hazy plum color with a thin thick head that laces well. nice bold nose of oak and alcohol and malt. attack is a bit sweet, more like a barley wine. finish is a bit wet and muddy. still a good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ericular (739) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2014
On tap @ Brick’s Pub. Mild aroma with some bourbon and maybe a little vanilla. Taste is boozy, malty with caramel - hardly any vanilla. Vanilla more evident in retronasal. Expected more vanilla!


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