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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brown ale aged in Woodford Reserve Bourbon barrels.

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3.8
hopscotch (11080) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2009 Bottle... C&P’sLYFO Throwdown... Pours dark brown with a medium-sized beige head. The aroma provides gobs of caramel and chocolate alongside lesser notes of licorice and light molasses. Medium to full-bodied and creamy with laid back carbonation. The flavor is of caramel, bourbon and cocoa. The bourbon complements rather than dominates. Very nice. Bottle provided by miketd! * * Video = http://homepage.mac.com/maltajo/RATEBEER/iMovieThe

4.4
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Bottle from the Otown throwdown. miketd you rock. Nice brown pour wtih a tan colored head. Bourbon smacks your nose upon opening it and keep smacking your nose throughout. Some vanilla, oak and caramel matls are evident but as you drink it the bourbon just kicks ass. What a great beer to try.

3.8
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2010

Date: April 16, 2010
Mode: Draft
Source: Barley’s, Asheville NC
Appearance: opaque brown, big creamy tan head, thick lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, touch of bourbon, light spicyness
Flavor: sweet chocolate and vanilla flavor, caramel candy, nice bourbon character, light oak, little to no apparent bitterness, nice spicy Manhatten character
Overall: very well balanced with lots of flavor in a more sessionable beer (and, yes, I consider 7.5% sessionable), edit: I had been sessioning several 7.5% beers when I said 7.5% was sessionable. The next morning disagreed.
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.8/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

3.6
KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2010
Clear amber with a medium beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel and dark fruits. Flavour was sweet with roasted malt, caramel, ripe fruits and toffee. Finished sweet.

3.5
alexsdad06 (10395) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2016
750 ml bottle shared by eyedrinkale at Kuhnhenn in 08 and again from a growler picked up in Kentucky in 2010 from notes. Pours a hazy caramel brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, toffee, some toasted malt, stronger bourbon, a splash of vanilla and wood, a little funk, interesting.

4
GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 21, 2010
Cask at ChurchKey. Pours a beautiful deep ruby, dark brown with a healthy, rocky tan head that has excellent retention but no lace. Very nice oak, bourbon, vanilla extract, cinnamon apples, burnt currants in the nose. Taste is creamy, boozy, medium bodied with thick bourbon, vanilla, and spicy characters. I was thinking this was going to be terrible- a barrel aged version of the normal Brooklyn brown ale. But this a new beast altogether unless the base beer magically became something on a whole new level overnight.

3.3
Skinnyviking (9570) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2010
Draught at CBF 2010. High creamy off-white lasting head. Clear dark brown body. Fruity mild cocoa aroma. Cream choccolate fruit flavor, very smooth. Low carbonation. Long sweet aftertaste.

3.8
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2009
Cask at Swift Hibernian Lounge. The nose is quite lovely. Soft vanilla and a bit of cocoa with a kiss of light herbal character. The flavour shows a light peppery booziness over a light bourbon sweetness. There is a touch of rye-like spiciness and a little bit of cocoa on the back. Easy to drink with a nice combination of the malt and the barrel. Soft and sweet but fairly complex. Pretty tasty.

4
blipp (9268) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 21, 2011
Draft. Pours mahogany brown with a thin beige head. Sweet nutty and fruity aroma with toasted malts and a light bourbon hint. The flavor has sweet chestnut, dark fruits, chocolate, toast and light bourbon sweetness. Really good.

3.8
JaBier (7972) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2010
Sample during Jackie O’s BBDA and Oil of Aphrodite Release and Barrel aged Beer Festival on 9/11/10. Dark brown pour with a medium tan head. Caramel malt nose with bourbon and fruit notes. Flavor starts with caramel and vanilla, then adds fruit and a bit of hop before a creamy finish. Still maintained a nice dryness and a bit of roastiness throughout that I wouldn’t have expected for the style.


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