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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 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (3304) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClutchMasterson (44) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Poured at a bar when I saw this randomly. Pours a nice deep nut brown. Leaves a creamy of white thick head which didnít fade hardly and left a nice heavy lacing. Aroma is of vanilla and light resin with notes of roasty nuts and malt. Taste is a really nice lightly sweet but roasty caramel and vanilla with a sturdy malt flavor. The back reaches you witha surprisingly balanced slight floral hop flavor with just the right amount of bitterness. A definite gem to find on draft and very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
improvjock (322) - 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; itís expensive, but really good. Great for a special occasion or to just sit back, sip, and enjoy.

   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 itís 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1365) - Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2013
On draught at Baileyís 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (1779) - 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. Itís kind of one-note, and could stand to be a bit smoother, with less biting tannin in the finish, but itís still good. $11/22 first PDX NYE

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11047) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boFNjackson (4133) - 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?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (4987) - 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.

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