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RATINGS: 717   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The "Brewer’s Reserve" label is used only for limited edition beers. No time or expense was spared to create these beers! This is a good expression of our passion for brewing -- Cheers!

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (13330) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle thanks to Padraig. It pours dark brown/black with a small tan head. The nose is soft, juicy, vanilla, toasted coconut, dried fruits, Eccles cake, toasted brown sugars and nougat. The taste is rich, hard roast, mild acidity, decent hit of bourbon, salted liquorice, some boozy boost, vanilla and earthy coffee with a dry finish. Medium - full body and average carbonation. Doesn’t wow me, but it is a decent BA imperial stout nonetheless.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maakun (4486) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2015 Bottle shared thanks to kermis. Almost black with short lasting beige head. Really strong bourbon up front with lots of vanilla icecream, some dark chocolate, ripe berries and dried peach, light coffee in the finish. Very sweet with soft roasted bitter finish. Medium bodied with a bit thin feel but at the same time sticky feel on the lips. Strong on the bourbon, but quite enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (17960) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2015
Bottle split at Jack The Sipper leaves for the FBI again tasting, thanks to Manny G, 14/07/15. Extremely dark mahogany brown with a moderately appointed beige covering. Nose is rich roast, spice, chocolate, tar, fruit rinds, booze waft. Taste comprises rich fruit peel, toffee, light spice, tar, wooden notes, dark maltings, chocolate. Full bodied, fine carbonation, drying close. Solid BA impy.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (7137) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle share at CBC Clerkenwell, thanks to Padraig. Black, small tan head. Aroma is vanilla, biscuits, toffee, chocolate syrup, a little astringent. Body is medium, light carbonation, smooth. Taste is smooth with chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, coconut, a little wood in the finish. Alcohol not showing up much. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (12037) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2015
Bottle shared. Pours near black with a beige head. Aroma of massive bourbon and vanilla up front with oak barrel, chocolate, fudge and toffee. Flavour is fairly heavy sweet but in no way cloying. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mstrcrwly (1000) - New York, USA - JUL 24, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2016 bottle poured into a snifter..black with a thin tan head..aroma of booze,coffee,dark fruits..tastes of bourbon,coffee,licorice..not too boozy..good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (10368) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2015
Bottle shared at craft beer co JackL leaving drinks. Thanks to Manny g for this one. Dark mahogany brown colour pour with with a medium tan head. Aroma is stale nutty malts. Praline. Choc, maple. Flavour is dry roast coffee. Chocy. Praline. Nutty hazelnut. Little oaky Bourbon wiodyness. Palate is medium full semi sweet. Moderate carbonation. Pretty goof stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (19554) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2015
Bottle shared during Jack’s leaving drinks in London. Thanks to Padraig for this one. Pours clear, deep brown with a foamy tan head. The nose holds burnt grains, wheat, cereal and chocolate. Medium to heavy sweet flavor, with cheap-tasting chocolate, faint earthy bitterness, burnt grain, berries. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warming finish with notes of milk chocolate and further charred grains. Good one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (7178) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle @ The Clerkenwell Share. Thanks to Manny G for sharing. Deep brown with a small head. Cherry and coffee dessert. Light cocoa. General ashiness. Taste of glazed donuts and espresso beans. Rich, a bit oily.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deanso (9761) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2015
bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Thin creamy tah head. Coffee and bourbon aroma. Clear black pour. Bourbon in the aftertaste. very good.


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