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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
Named for a deity whose worship was marked by the propitiatory sacrifice of children by their own parents, this is a 50/50 blend of The Reverend and Samaels Oak Aged Ale, aged in Buffalo Trace Bourbon barrels.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ratman197 (13870) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2009
On tap at Avery poured a clear amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of whiskey, oak, vanilla and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of whiskey, oak, vanilla, light fruittiness and light spice with a smooth lingering whiskey finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (12868) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2010
(Draught) Pours a murky amber body with a medium creamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, bourbon, coconut, caramel, maple syrup, and toffee. Flavor of bourbon, caramel, brown sugar, roasted malt, vanilla, and toffee. Excellent!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (12474) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 14, 2009
Draught at Avery. Pours hazy tawny with an average, creamy off-white head, mostly lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toffee), heavy hop (flowers, perfume), heavy yeast (dough, earth) with notes of port, wood, maple syrup and vanilla. Full bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and an astringent finish. Long duration, heavy sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (12295) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2010
[email protected] an off white head and hazy amber color. Aroma is bourbon, sweet medium malt-caramel. Taste is bourbon, wood, sweet medium malt-caramel, earthy hops bite. Sipping.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10919) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2010
Brown pour. Aroma is a bourbon bomb! Loads of wood and vanilla and malt. Flavor is sweet and boozy. Vanilla, toffee and bourbon. Strong and delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2010
Date: February 27, 2010
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Brewvival
Appearance: muddy burnt orange, wispy beige head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, touch of fruity tartness
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, well balanced tartness, nice touch of funk, light bitterness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (10573) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Tap @ Avery during GABF week. Pours a bit brownish, dark orange appearance with a cream colored head. Pretty spicy, moderate whiskey, caramel, earthy, lightly oaky nose. Pretty strong, but tasty, caramel, whiskey, vanilla, a bit woody flavor. Pretty tasty if you dont mind high alcohol Avery beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9705) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2010
This one made its way over to our camp at DLD 10, and Im not sure who brought it, but I believe it was a guest tap. Beernbourbon? pantanap? BBB63? No idea, but someone deserves for me to split something cool with him. I took shitty notes on this, even spelling the name of it wrong. Pours amber with a small off-white head. Notes of bourbon, caramel malts, vanilla, and wood. Medium-full bodied, with low carbonation and a sticky, boozy mouthfeel. I love Buffalo Traces various bourbons, and hopefully get a chance to try this in an atmosphere more conducive to diligent note taking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9423) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark orange pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of big sweet caramel, toffee, and molasses, hints of whiskey, earth, and slight oak, touch of fruity notes in there as well, booze comes through as well. Taste is a mix of sweet caramel, toffee, vanilla, whiskey, touch of earth, oak, finishing fairly sweet, some nice fruity notes at the end as well. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
3fourths (9265) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2010
wow. two beers blended and bourbon-infused, and I am not a fan of either, how bad could it be, really? mostly clear medium gold/orange body with little to no head and very low carbonation. the nose is intoxicatingly hot with ethanol. its not helped at all by the highly oxidized caramel malt and belgian candy sugar notes (wet cardboard and solvent) - I mean were talking about samaels oak aged ale (which Ive never encountered *without* oxidation) put into a bourbon barrel which just furthers oxidation even more. the ethanol in both the aroma and flavor seems to come primarily from the samaels and not from the buffalo trace barrels - the bourbon flavor itself seems to be washed out by the high sugar content of both component beers, although Im certain the bourbon sweetness amplifies this already-cloying blend. it honestly reminds me of some rather awful oak chip and barrel-aged IPAs, which tend to smell and taste of perfume, basement mold and wet cardboard. youve got some form of sweet candy sugar/simple syrup from the reverend along with the exceedingly unpleasant oxidized caramel quality from samaels, both of these undesirable (to me) qualities clashing with a third: the oak/vanilla/mold character of the barrel. texture is overly thick and resinous; sticky, chewy, cloying with intense sweetness - *that*, Im going to guess, is where the buffalo trace makes its mark: adding to the already high sweetness of reverend and samaels - I mean basically were talking about two of the sweetest, messiest beers made by avery (my humble opinion, of course) and theyre allowed into a sweet bourbon barrel for extra measure? kill me now.

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