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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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10941) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2010

Date: April 16, 2010
Mode: Draft
Source: Barleys, 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10486) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (10089) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 11, 2010
On tap at the Golden Rail. Pours a deep ruby brown, crimson highlights, and a medium sized white head. Sweet and musty with light bourbon notes, plums, chocolate, roast and some dehydrated bananas. Medium bodied, big vanilla, nutty and sweet. Lots of bourbon and vanilla on the finish with some syrupy warming alcohol.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (9936) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skinnyviking (9325) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (8881) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7921) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 10, 2010
Hand bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours with a deep brown body and an off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, oatmeal, oak, brown sugar, rye and barrel. Taste is alcohol, brown sugar, banana esters, fruit. Light bubbles. Pretty darn good.


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