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RATINGS: 309   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   IBU: 86   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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Orange Wax (or Reddish orange). Originally an Against the Grain Brewery and Brouwerij De Molen collaboration beer. For the first incarnation, De Molen head brewer Menno Oliver hopped in a muscle car and drove straight through from the Netherlands to Louisville, KY (that’s USA folks) to brew this bourbon inspired ale, and we liked it so much, we decided to do it again. We took the ingredients in bourbon whiskey (Barley, Rye, Corn) and then smoked them with cherry wood and brewed a huge imperial stout with them. Then to top it off we aged it in Pappy VanWinkle Bourbon Barrels. The resulting beer is rich, smokey and complex, with a bourbon character of caramel, vanilla and spice. Bottle has orange reddish orange) wax top. Only the first version was aged in Pappy barrels. For further information see - http://www.ratebeer.com/forums/bo-luke-initial-release-vs-later-bottles_256787.htm

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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, - JUL 10, 2013
Poured pitch black with a creamy beige head. Aroma of smooth vanilla and sweet alcohol. Medium to full body, flavour as the aroma with fudge and a satisfying sweet end.


3.8
italianjohn (3163) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2017 Black pour with a beige head and light sticky lacing ..... aroma of smoked pear Malta, spiced rye, caramel, oak and vanilla ..... taste is of smoke, oak, vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts and spicy rye ..... has a smoked meat flavor .... finish is of dry smoked malts, vanilla, sweetness, lactose, dry oak ..... has a dry smoke with a bitter dry bite that lingers ..... decent but no world beater .... for a big beer Abv is hidden very well

4.3
xmunozsbd (118) - Sabadell, - JUL 27, 2017
Al club de tast de l’Olut. Lleuger toc fumat que combinat amb el cafè i vainilla que desprèn fa una molt bona combinació. Molt alcohol que no s’acaba de notar.

4.2
enriclozano (74) - - JUL 25, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2017 Botella compartida en Club de Cata Olut. Ahumada en nariz. Ahumada y alcoholica en aroma.

4
silencifobic (70) - Sabadell, SPAIN - JUL 25, 2017
Shared bottle at Olut Sabadell. Deep Dark red brown with vanilla head. Cocoa and alcohool aromas evolving to vanilla/bourboun. Oily and malty. Smoke almost not appreciated.

4.1
patita (51) - Sabadell, SPAIN - JUL 25, 2017
Shared bottle @OlutSBD club de cata. Pours brownish with cream foam. Aroma of caramel and smoke. Alcoholic in mouth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
Dorita (40) - SPAIN - JUL 25, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2017 Black beer with creamy head. Smoked in nose and cocoa and bourbon flavour. Alcohol is present. Tasted in Olut club de cata

4.1
kaserov (799) - Oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 7, 2017
Color negro con capa de espuma marrón de tres dedos de grosor (compacta y de buena retención). Carbonatación suave. Textura oleosa (no tan cremosa como esperaba pero le va bien el cuerpo que tiene). Increíble aroma: muy ahumado, ligeramente torrefacto, cacao, vainilla, bourbon (sutil de inicio, más presente a la larga). También a la larga he creído captar plátano no muy maduro. En boca es dulce de inicio, menos ahumado, con mucho cacao, vainilla. Final donde tiene mayor presencia el ahumado y ligeramente alcohólico (sorprendentemente manejable, quema lo mínimo en los primeros tragos y la boca se hace a ello rápidamente). Se nota el bourbon según va atemperando (le van mejor los 10º que indica la botella que 12 o 14, diría). De todas formas el bourbon no llega a molestarme lo más mínimo por mucho que la tome a temperatura ambiente. Compleja, rica y muy fácil de beber.

4
baraciisch (3275) - California, USA - JUN 25, 2017
Dark clear black in color... Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, lactose... Flavor is chocolate, vanilla, caramel, smoke, some ash and bitter chocolate on the finish... solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
BOTnakke (31) - - JUN 5, 2017
Bottle, 75 cl. Pours a black with a thin light brown head. Aroma is thick with notes of coffee with milk, vanilla. Taste is heavy with coffee, vanilla from the bourbon barrels and rather sweet. The high alcohol is dominant.

3.6
Estebanik (1165) - Lublin, POLAND - APR 24, 2017
Bottle sharing w Multi Qlti. Piana ładnie zdobi szkło. W aromacie dominuje wędzonka, i to taka faktycznie owocowa. A może to czerwone owoce z utlenienia? Pewnie i to i to. W smaku mało słodkie, dalej mocno wędzone, dosłownie tylko nutka bourbonu. Alkohol dobrze ukryty. Zaskakująco grzeczne. Jest spoko, pewnie zostało trochę pokrzywdzone przez kolejność degustacji.


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