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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kathouse (1046) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrFecesious (1022) - 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 (989) - 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 (665) - 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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Wow. The bourbon is so upfront it’s hard to believe it is not, well, bourbon. A nice hint of sweetness and earthy vanilla. Only got a taste but must come back for a full tap.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimsRatings (420) - - JAN 19, 2014
From bomber. Pours a murky brown/copper with just a touch of head. Very mild aroma hinting of vanilla and bourbon. The vanilla takes a commanding presence in the taste - well above any other flavor. If you are as big of a fan of vanilla as I am of chocolate, you'll love this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2014
650ml bottle into a shaker glass; served cool. Aroma: Cascade hops definitely stand out. A little bit fruity; jelly. Boozy heat. Appearance: Hazy, deep caramel body, with an exceptionally thin, white head. Not a lot of lacing. Taste: Caramel and toffee, moderate+ booze, just barely any vanilla. Palate: Medium+ body, slightly slick. Moderate carbonation, between soft and prickly. Finish is medium+ and finishes on booze and chocolate. Overall: Not a whole lot of vanilla. Not even a mild amount of vanilla. You have to search for the vanilla, which is kind of frustrating. Tasty stuff though!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
improvjock (323) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark opaque brown with tan head. Both aroma and taste consist mainly of bourbon and vanilla. A bit oaky with a very smooth finish. I love this beer; it’s expensive, but really good. Great for a special occasion or to just sit back, sip, and enjoy.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mnoud (281) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2014
2014.03.30 - Widmer Brothers Banilla Barrel Aged Brrrbon - on tap at Dan's. Very tasty, almost dangerously smooth. You can definitely taste vanilla but it is not near anything I'd call a dessert beer. Overall, about as expected. Repeat purchase worthy.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrgratz (113) - New York, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Tap at Valhalla.. Pour is a clear dark amber with a nice white fluffy head.. Not what I was expecting. Aroma is bourbon, oak, cherries. Taste is incredible.. very nice bourbon upfront with a smooth lingering vanilla bean finish. Some dark fruit and some sweetness. Soft light mouthfeel.. crisp. ABV is well hidden. Beautiful beer. Was very impressed with this one


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