RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
The beer is brewed by Daniel Westmoreland from the Williamsburg, Va. brewery and was developed in collaboration with brewmasters Mike Anderson in Jacksonville, Fla. and Dan Kahn in Cartersville, Ga. We took staves from fresh bourbon barrels and we aged the beer on those staves and spiced it with a hint of vanilla, said Westmoreland, who has been a Budweiser brewmaster for more than 30 years. Its an all-malt brew, and it has a perfect color that is similar to the color of bourbon itself. Batch No. 23185 has a nice vanilla aroma with a little oakiness on the end its a great beer.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SHIG (4951) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle: Poured a golden color with a golden to light copper color with a fast dissipating white head. Aroma is buttery and bubblegum. Taste is a watery malt with not much to it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
poisoneddwarf (2450) - Coeur d Alene, Idaho, USA - NOV 8, 2012
12 oz bottle from the variety pack. Pours clear copper with a diminishing off-white head. Aroma consists of faint wood, faint vanilla. Taste is very vanilla, savory with a dry finish. Its watery, like all three beers in the pack. Mouthfeel is creamy, body is thin, and the carbonation is average. This is by far the most out-there and interesting beer of the three, and by far the best. It tastes good, but how much better would it have been with a bigger body?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chinchill (4685) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2012
The rather faint aroma of vanilla is even more subtle in tasting. The bourbon stakes have too little influence for me to notice. This tastes too much like a regular, but notably more malty, Budweiser and not enough like a special small batch craft brew. Still, flawless execution of rather lame recipe.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ellolovey (483) - Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Pours a light translucent amber with a small white ring. Aroma of sweet malts and hints of vanilla. Taste like bud. A little banana and some vanilla added. Pretty much what I expected. A little bit of nothing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14765) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Bottle from a Grocery Outlet. Pours clear amber with a transient off-white head. Aroma is hints of bourbon with some vanilla. Near med body. Flavor is light caramel with some vanilla. With time theres hints of bourbon and some oaky astringency. Makes me think of Innis & Gunn. This is a pretty nice little beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Pours a deep yellow, good head. The nose smells pretty similar to Budweiser, with a hint of the vanilla. It is a real disappointment not to get any of the bourbon flavors. It really tastes like a Bud with a tad touch of vanilla flavoring...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finhead (1706) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Clear, light amber with a white head. The aroma has some mild woodiness and herbs. It has a light, crisp texture and lively carbonation. The taste is mildly sweet with a semi-dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (7729) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Panama City Beach, FL - Carousel Market - 12 oz bottle. Sparkling medium copper pour, light off-white head. Aroma is pretty much neutral, hints of fresh lake water. Flavor has just a touch of the advertised vanilla. a brief hint of bourbon, a touch of caramel sweetness and some nuttiness permeating in the back end. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Decent.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
shrubber85 (11088) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Bottle. Sweet artificial cherry and vanilla malt aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Very light sweet barley malt and vanilla flavor. Medium body. Not a fan of the aroma and not much in the flavor department - Im shocked.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2012
12oz twist-off bottle, mixed 12pk. Dark Blue Label. Pours clear, amber color, white foam. Sweet fruity aroma, pale malts, some florals, mostly malt. Wooded character. Sweet malt taste, some vanilla wood. Earthy honey malt, with corn cob bitterness. Finishes acidic and sweet. Overall, it tastes like a Budweiser that was run through oak staves instead of their more common beechwood. Its a bourbon filter job. Boo, thumbs down. (3508)

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