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RATINGS: 659   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.49   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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During even the coldest of weather, warm up to the smooth, robust taste of our Winterís Bourbon Cask Ale. Full of rich aromas that you find in the winter months, hints of vanilla and flavorful hops, this is a beer that is great for pouring into a large tulip glass and enjoying with friends around a fireplace.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jameswolfe (159) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 16, 2010
This beer is better than some are giving it credit for. I know Inbev makes it, but every once in a while a dog finds a bone. I did have this on tap....maybe thats the difference. The beer has good weight in your mouth and a smooth creamy vanilla bean taste. Not much bouquet or finish otherise I would have scored higher.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
weitz15 (382) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 15, 2010
Light white head. Spicy aroma, with a flavor that matches. The hop content here is minimal, with a crisp, big-red like finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
queenholly (2920) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2010
Bottle. Deep amber with almost no head. Light malt aroma and a hint of egg. Weak malt flavor with a hint of spice. I donít get any bourbon/oak at all. Thin, watery mouth feel. Overall weak, pretty much what I expected from a large scale producer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2010
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of sweet malt, light vanilla, and a hint of caramel. There is a hint of bile/vomit in the aroma too. Poured copper/amber in color with a small to medium-sized, loose, tan head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of malt, nuts, slight vanilla, slight caramel, fake Bourbon, and some noxious flavors. Medium body. Lightly dry, lightly sticky texture. Average carbonation. Malt, vanilla, nut, and fake Bourbon finish is lightly dry. Ew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Block (1400) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Dark pour with a small off white head. Aroma is malty. Flavor is a little unusual. Burnt malts with spice. Dry finish of vanilla. Not great but much better than the comparable Michalob Amber Bock.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
McGarnigle (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Mmmm, cream soda! From a growler it gets a great head atop a clear amber bod. Light aroma, kind of thin mouthfeel. Itís sweet at first with definite vanilla. Neither bourbon nor oak, and not a lot of heft. The back end has enough hops to pull back on the sweetness, but still, itís not that good, and not warming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
vikingguy (804) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2010
Amber color with fragrant caramel malt aroma. Taste is caramel malt and lots of vanilla. Vanilla is definitely forefront and really so much so that itís hard to pick up on anything else; kind of distracting. That being said the vanilla tastes pretty decent and this is definitely drinkable; probably wouldnít want to have more than one per session though. Rather thin body. I wonít buy it again, but it isnít terrible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ChainGangGuy (4373) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2010
12 ounce bottle - $1.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia. Appearance: Pours a spotlessly clear, dark mahogany-hued body with a medium-small, bone white head. Smell: Sweet-scented aroma smelling of toasty, toffeeish malts, heavy-handed vanilla extract, and a few discard sweet cherries dunked in garden variety bourbon. Taste: The malts, while not particularly bold or complex, do yield touches of toasted nuts and toffee with a vanilla taste which reminds me of freeze-dried ice cream. A fairly sweet beer throughout. Underlying cherry-like fruitiness. No discernible hop character and bitterness. Slight woody, earthy tones accompanied by a faint astringency. Lingering taste of vanilla extract beyond the sweetish finish that hangs on the tongue like a bad piece of vanilla-flavored candy. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: While easy to drink, itís not particularly enjoyable to. While a bourbon barrel-aged, vanilla-infused brown ale sounds like a great winner of an idea, the execution was, well, less than even hoped for.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheEpeeist (3346) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2010
12 oz bottle. Clear brown with a beige head. Nose is cardboard, faint spice and bourbon. Surprisingly this has some body to it. Carb is crisp and lively. Taste is toffee, vanilla, musty cinnamon and stale bourbon.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
rubbishystuff (1844) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Had at Hogís Head on Fullerton. It does have a bit of spice to it. But is there really bourbon in it or was it aged in casks? Watery and kind of a mess.Promises much and doesnít really do anything. A-B InBev, if you are going to attempt to break in to the craft beer world you must try harder than this. Serving: Tap

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