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RATINGS: 740   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Bottle pours black with a large tan head. The aroma is very vanilla, chocolate, and maple syrup on pancakes. The flavor is vanilla, maple syrup, chocolate, and some warming alcohol. The palate is smooth and rich, very nice. I really think that I must have a really good batch of this as it is quite good. Wow, glad I got it!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (6271) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2008
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large medium brown faomy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of vanilla and bourbon is dominating with some black chocolate notes. Taste is also a nice mix between some vanilla and bourbon with some black chocolate but without any alcohol ester. Full body with some oily texture and good carbonation. Very well done and well balance overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 27, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Iowaherkeye. Pours a murky reddish brown with a 2 finger tan head and nice lacing. Nose is bourbon, vanilla and slightly sour chocolate milk. Taste is bourbon, cocoa and more sour lactic. Medium mouth feel. I think this is a bit infected, but I can tell where it used to be. Thanks Joey!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (11035) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2014 Bottle. This beer would be good if it didnt have that persistent lactose sourness to it. Infected? I almost dont think so. Oh well. Rerate. Wow what a bourbon bomb! Beam or Makers? Total bourbony goodness.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2008
In short: A Bourbon flavoured stout with an annoying oaky sourness. Just OK.
How: Bottle 12oz, from Ughsmash thanks a lot my friend. Consumed when 4 to 6 months old
The look: Black body topped by a tan beige ring of foam
In long: Bourbon barrel presence is there but not overwhelming. Medium roastiness level. Some tar, some dark fruits, some black liquorice, some woody hops. So far so good but the beer had an oak flavour that brought an unwelcomed sournedd. Limited alcohol presence. Overall a standard bourbon stout with an oaky sourness that fits in like a nigger at the country club.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2008
Sample at the Most Honorable SuperHappyFun Stout Tasting: Pours a medium-brown pour with a very wispy head. Very, very strong on the bourbon here. Smells like oaked cellar and vanilla. A lot of the flavor was masked by the bourbony sweetness. Some smoked character, almost bordering on salty.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2008
Well, unfortunately, unless they were trying to make a sour stout, this guy is infected. Hard to get throught the sour off flavor to rate much of anything. I am sure the uninfected version is much better, but that version wasn’t in my bottle. I will hope for a re-rate, but unfortunately I will have to give it this score for now. Drain pour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2008
Bottle courtesy tpd975. Pours a very dark brown with a small tan head that lasts leaving good lacing. Aroma of bourbon, coffee, vanilla, oak, and chocolate. Taste is chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, oak, vanilla, and a hint of bourbon. Medium mouthfeel with a moderate amount of bitterness and smooth alcohol. Very good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick (12753) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2008
Sample at the Most Honorable SuperHappyFun Stout Tasting. Thanks to MIBRomeo for the trade! This beer is a dark brownish-black color with a medium and foamy beige head that recedes slowly. Patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of rich malt, bourbon, oak and vanilla. Full-bodied with flavors of malt and butterscotch, bourbon and dark fruits. Lightly bitter hops and coffee in the background. The finish is roasted malt and butterscotch with a lingering coffee and vanilla aftertaste. Very good overall.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
wetherel (1875) - Cupertino, California, USA - APR 12, 2008
Bottle as a simple gift from deftim13 on 12/6/07. Tried at PP bottle shop with hapjydeuce and Brad. Dark brown color. Medium tan head that lingers a bit. Smells great, especially when I pop the cork with some oak and a little hops. I thought it smelled like a barleywine. Little or no roastiness. The taste leaves much to be desired, with some sourness. I don’t think this is aging well at all.


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