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RATINGS: 1959   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 348   ABV: 11.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Big and delicious for your ’perty mouth. Expect lovely, warm smells of single malt scotch, oaky bourbon barrels, smoke, sweet caramel and roasted malts. A bit of earthy spice and a scintilla of dark cherries. It’s a kick-back sipper made to excite the palate.

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4.4
GoblinLunch (2) - - NOV 13, 2012 does not count
Easily the best Old Ale (I’m calling it old ale because it doesn’t taste very wee heavy at all) I’ve ever had, besides Curmudgeon’s Better Half. Just wonder bourbon scent, caramel, syrup . . . bourbon in beer form. Fills the palate with warmth and sweetness. Earthy a tad. Excellent!!

3.9
Martinus (4601) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2012
Clear red colour, brown hue, slight white head. Aroma of caramel, malts, honey, bourbon and wood. Light dark red fruits. Sweet malty flavour, caramel and honey. Long finish, caramel, light bitter, roasted malts, wood.
Nice.
(From 35cL bottle shared @ ZZT V. Obtained through trade with mikem409. Thanks!!)

4.3
Jimmeekrek (52) - - NOV 12, 2012
Take one of my favorite beers and throw it in a bourbon barrel...can’t beat that. As this warmed up a bit, the taste just got better and better. Caramel malt mixes with some brown sugar and bourbon made this taste pretty amazing. I can’t wait to see how this ages.

4.2
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Serving: Draft at Fire Works Leesburg. It pours a dark brown color with a thin, light tan head. The nose is rich and vinous with notes of bourbon and stone fruit. The flavor has a good bit of bourbon with sweet, dark caramel, fruitcake, fig, and dried cherries. A slight earthiness lasts start to finish. Rich in body with a good bit of drying alcohol on the back end. Potent for sure, the alcohol is obvious from start to finish and very warming on the way down. Perfect for cold winter days.

4.2
tempter (11) - Howell, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2012
What an aroma! sweet bourbon, malt, toffee and booze. bigger body without being over sweet. flavor backs the aroma, bourbon, malt, pleasant sweetness, hint of smoke. Awesome!

3.9
knezek (22) - Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Nice bourbon color with almost zero head. Aroma is almost pure bourbon. The perfect beer for the bourbon lover! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
Garbageman (487) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2012
From bottle. Pours dark red/brown with little to no head. Aroma is sweet bourbon with a raisin, dark fruit smell. Taste follows with a boozy burn. A little sharp.

4.2
jlruthven (612) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 11, 2012
2012 bottle. Pours dark, clear brown with ruby hints. Latte-colored head that dissipates pretty quickly. Big bourbon punch right up front, but quickly recedes and coalesces into the other elements: smoked peat, burnt toffee, bits of cherry and spice. Low carbonation, smooth mouthfeel. A little hot on the finish, but otherwise pretty great.

3.7
jahshuwuh (567) - USA - NOV 11, 2012
Dark amber brown with a small off white head, that sticks around the rim. Smells of caramel and bourbon, oak and a tinge of earthiness. Sweet vanilla caramel taste that's pretty boozy, a little of the bourbon comes through and some spice at the finish. Very good sipper. Recommended. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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Hartung32 (252) - Indiana, USA - NOV 10, 2012
I kept trying to find something wrong with it, but I couldn't find anything. Really like drinking a fine spirit. Boozy, but balanced with soft hints of vanilla. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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