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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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4.1
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2009
This poured black in color with a thin beige head that fades away. The nose immediately gave off aromas of bourbon followed by caramel, vanilla and roasted malt. In the mouth it was medium-bodied and concentrated but with lots of carbonation rushing to the tongue. Like the nose the palate immediately shows the bourbon followed by caramel malt.

3.3
DalzAle (2038) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2009
Aroma was bourbon and vanilla. Flavor was sweet, alcoholy and finished mellow. Another ok IS, but not that great.

4.1
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2009 Pours dark with a medium brown head. Sweet bourbon aroma with a hint of coffee. Malty mouth feel and a dry, roasted flavor with hints of dark chocolate, coffee and vanilla.

4.1
Juelze (1146) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2009
Pours a rich black color with large tannish head. Aroma is of vanilla, bourbon, syrup, dark fruit, some roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is much the same with the maple syrup/vanilla character making it interesting and worth seeking out. Palate is pleasing, not brash but not docile either. Wonderfully done impy!

3.9
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2009
Pours pitch black with a medium mocha head that fades quickly to a thin ring. Aroma is heavy on vanilla, bourbon, lactose, and maple syrup. Taste is vanilla, bourbon, and some chocolate with some nice alcohol warmth going down. Mouthfeel is very smooth and creamy.

4.1
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
Boutip (6428) - 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
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
daknole (11049) - 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.

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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.


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