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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
In honor of our 9th anniversary we age this Hefty Brown for the better part of a year in premium bourbon barrels to wrest the delightful qualities from the wood.

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3.8
zoucrew102 (2109) - - NOV 28, 2016
500ml bottle, bought in Portland. Dark fruit aroma with notes of chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and oak. Pours dark brown, nearly black with a thin mocha colored head that has some retention and lacing. Starts with sweet dark fruit and chocolate malt flavors with a medium body and fairly light mouthfeel. Finishes smooth with nice bourbon, vanilla and oak complementing the sweet flavors nicely. Pretty nice BA brown.

3.9
Oakes (18873) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2016
Dark brown. Thin head. Lots of bourbon coming off the nose. Light chocolate, too, with mellow vanilla. Has a balanced character, so much vanilla it’s close to root beer, great chocolate character. All kinds of bourbon but not too sweet. All in good balance. Thanks, Matt!

4.1
mcberko (18998) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 6, 2016
500mL bottle, pours a deep black with a reddish tinge and a small tan / light brown head. Aroma brings out big bourbon barrels upfront, followed by caramel and deep dark fruits. Flavour is lush and complex, with loads of lightly smoky bourbon barrels upfront, followed by caramel, bready malts and dark fruits. Big bourbon dominates this though, with a smooth finish. Excellent.

3.9
douglas88 (9632) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2016
Stubby little 500 ml bottle. Pours a almost black color, really it is brown red with a large brown head. A big malty nose huge bourbon. Mellow really, toasted malt, brown sugar, grainy, big sweet vanilla bourbon. Awesome, really smooth.

3.6
slowrunner77 (12895) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 20, 2016
big woody bourbon vanilla boozy aroma with caramel malts and chocolate in the flavor. a touch muddled, but pretty dang nice all around.

4.1
stevoj (5588) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 4, 2016
Bottle from Boise Co-op. Wow! Barrel aging adds tons of context to this brown. Normal pour,but aroma instantly raises the game with a nice sweet, woody aroma. Taste echoes the aroma, adding more of the barrel notes, earthy, peaty, minor molasses sweetness. All browns should taste this good.

3.8
monk191 (2023) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 23, 2016
A very good bourbon barreled brown. Pours a nice deep black with a tan head. Smell of bourbon, vanilla and raisins. Taste has lots of flavorful raisins, red wine, bourbon and vanilla. Nice boozy finish. Had in the bottle.

3.9
electrotype (662) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2016
Oh yeah, pas de niaisage au niveau de cette bière: l’alcool fort est à la fois très présent, mais également très agréable. Le bois est également bien présent.... Je dirais du chêne mais, puisque le type de bois n’est pas clairement indiqué dans la description, je ne m’aventurerai pas sur ce terrain bourré d’échardes. C’est facile à boire comme bière, c’est puissant mais pas trop sucré. C’est moins rond qu’une grosse stout cochonne, mais c’est loin d’être timide. J’aime beaucoup.

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robinvboyer (4754) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2016
Black pour, with a big beige head. Big woody, earthy Aroma.. Loads of Bourbon, dark caramels, molasses and strong toasty, roasty, nutty malts. The body and carb are thinner than expected, mouthfeel is a touch oily. Sweet finish, with a nice sugar pie, roasted nuts finish. Excellent stuff!

3.9
IrishBoy (4233) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 24, 2016
500 ml bottle from Tavour. Nose is vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, and raisins. Clear very dark brown with a big heavy lacing cinnamon tan head. Flavor is lightly sweet, fruity, and chocolaty. Nice stuff.


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