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RATINGS: 179   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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3.6
Theydon_Bois (21466) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2018
Cask at GBBF’17, day one, 08/08/17. Extremely dark mahogany brown with a decent tan cap. Nose is sweet malts, chocolate, black peppery spice, coconut shreds. Taste comprises dark fruit rinds, bourbon barrel evident, chocolate, black peppery spice, fruit loaf, more coconut. Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a rising boost. Decent BA strong ... works well on cask.

3.6
The_Osprey (9673) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2017
August 2017 - Cask, gravity dispense, at GBBF 2017, Kensington Olympia. As 'Brooklyn Dark Matter'. Dark brown, orange hue, no head. Aroma is varnish and wood, creosote. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is varnish, woody, spicy, dark bread crusts, bourbon, robust malt and booze. Good rounded flavour to this. (6-4-8-3-15=3.6)

3.8
evergreen0199 (3565) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2017
Cask at The Great British Beer Festival 2017, Olympia, London. A dark brown coloured pour with a thin beige head on top. Sweet, bourbon, dark fruit, caramel, vanilla aroma. Tastes sweet, dark fruit, bourbon, caramel, vanilla. Loads going on in this one, very nice indeed.

4.4
minutemat (6245) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2017
Cask-Conditioned gravity dispense @ GBBF ’17. Pours very dark, small tan head. Aroma presents sweet, complex, overripe dark fruits, caramel, bourbon. Taste is much of the same, full-bodied with vibrant dark sweet flavours, bourbon, chocolate, toffee with a robust alcohol strength. A real sipper.

3.8
MrTipple (6952) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2017
Sweet, dark fruits, prunes, dark, sweet grain malts, candied fruits. Hazy, dark brown, no head. Medium sweet. More sweet dark malts, caramel, molasses, sweet, dark fruits, soft carbonation, full bodied. Very nice, intense and well-balanced. Cask at GBBF17, Kensington Olympia.

3.4
Beese (3296) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2017
Cask at The Great British Beer Festival 2017, Kensington Olympia. Rich smooth and full bodied.

3.8
Beerhunter111 (23265) - Beerland, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2017
Sampled @ GBBF 2017, Day 1. A hazy dark brown beer with a small tan head. Aroma of dark toasted malt, Chocolate, Vanilla. Taste of sweet dark malt, Chocolate, vanilla, Wood.


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