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RATINGS: 734   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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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3.7
dmac (6429) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2017
12oz bottle from Xroads. Poured a medium density, at best, deep chocolate brown with a smaller fizzy beige head. Aroma is the best thing about this beer. Lots of different types of chocolate, vanilla, very light bourbon barrel in the background, sticky marshmallows. Flavor is much drier, lots of barrel, chocolate, bourbon booze and vanilla beans with some burnt toast. Medium mouthfeel, lighter carbonation and alcohol heat for sort of a let down for a big strong sipper. It’s a good beer but was hoping to love this and scoop up a few 4packs but 1 bottle was enough for the money.

4.2
MNAle (216) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2016
Killer aroma bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, fruit, coffee, roasted malts + more. Very dark with a 1 inch tan, creamy head that recedes moderately fast to a thin cover with some irregular lacing. Moderately carbonated. Very smooth, creamy mouth feel. Taste of bourbon, chocolate, roasted malts - but not as much as in the aroma. Moderate bittering arrives in the middle and finish. After some alcohol in the initial taste, it recedes to be well controlled and hidden in the middle and finish, but returns as alcohol warmth in the aftertaste.

3.4
yourilevesque (1829) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 24, 2016
Liquide à la robe foncée sans être noire. La mousse est de densité moyenne et de durée moins que moyenne. Arômes peu subtils de chocolat vanillé, de bourbon râpeux et de cassonade. Pas vilains ces arômes, mais pas fins non plus. Très mince en bouche, chaude et piquante même brûlante une fois descendue dans l’estomac. Du tabac en fin de bouche et de l’alcool de canne, le tout dans une robe mince et et plutôt sèche. Inutilement agressive.

4
Mark_Eck (1998) - - AUG 27, 2016
Draft on nitro. Pours black. Aroma and taste are dark chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, and bourbon.

3.9
screigh (749) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2016
Pours a black with a thin tan head. Head went away and no lacing. Aroma of sugar tobacco molasses. A boozy trip into sugar molasses licorice and malty.

3.8
ThirstyBird (2992) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2016
Thanks Aaron! Pours a very dark black/brown wit a rich tan head. The smell is molasses, chocolate, toffee ending rich and fruity. The taste is bourbon, molasses, dark malt, chocolate, coffee , dark fruit ending crisp and rich. The body is full with fine carbonation. Nice stuff.

4
Art (3219) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2016
Bottle shared thanks to Scott. Kickback. Pours a deep black brown. Aromas are of fudge and slight vanilla. Well balanced bourbon stout.

3.8
riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2016
Big bourbon nose vanilla wood cola nutty notes chocolate. Pours pretty much black tan head and lace. Flavors of bourbon barrel cola nutty roast chocolate oak sweet boozy bourbon. Body is a little thin but flavor is nice. Well done.

4
Dazz3 (1798) - Hallsberg, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2016
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Smells vanilla, dark chocolate, roasted malt. Tastes spicy, vanilla, dark chocolate, roasted malt with a similar finish.

4
Smoothsippin (48) - Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2016
Cellared from 2015. Pours black With a beige head. Sweet to the nose. Smell the bourbon, some toffee as well. Mouthfeel is a bit oily, very smooth. Taste goes from sweet to a little bittersweet, lingers nicely. A little smoother, more mellow than last year, aged well. Will try another next year.


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