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RATINGS: 1959   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 348   ABV: 11.6%
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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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3.9
cards04 (2808) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
Pours a thick rich mahogony with creamy head. Big boozy aromas along with sweet caramel. Wamr and boozy flavours and more sweetness and peat. Very nice!

4.3
Lubiere (13915) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2013
A lightly hazed reddish brown ale with a thin lacing off white head. In aroma, wonderful mix of treacle, plums, white wine, vanilla and Brett notes, wow! In mouth, a sweet vinous malt with licorice, tobacco, treacle, complex, warming alcohol, beautiful winter warmer. On tap at J.Ryans, Nov. 29 2012.

4.4
hootenk (2) - - JAN 6, 2013 does not count
Great barrel aged flavor to what tastes like a scotch ale base. Hints of vanilla and slightest bit of chocolate ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
mnmike (1086) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 2, 2013
12 ounce bottle pour. 4 pack for $14.99. 2012 vintage. Phenomenal beer and the bourbon notes are very pronounced.

4.5
Bjshades (156) - Iowa, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Pours a dark reddish brown with strong bourbon aroma, very smooth with caramel malt and a sweet finish

4.1
BeerSensi (119) - California, USA - JAN 1, 2013
hhad on tap at Founder Brewery. Dark brown color with little head. Aroma of sweet bourbon and malts. Not over powering on the alcohol. Taste of vanilla, caramel and wood.

3.6
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - DEC 30, 2012
It pours a dark brown color and givers the same color body. With a nice half inch white foamy head, it quickly dies to a film coating the top of the body. Nice filmy spotty lacing is seen around the sides of the pint glass. The smell was bourbon directly in the face, there’s practically nothing more powerful than this. Only after it warms a bit, some light fig and bready notes come out. The taste has the bourbon powering through once again with the light fig and bready notes coming in subtlely. Alcohol burn comes through in the suspected sense. The mouthfeel is about a medium with some slight alcohol harshness on the tongue. Overall, the bourbon is actually a bit overbearing at the moment. I’m hoping to age this a bit to hopefully mellow it out a bit.

4.1
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle. Aroma of bourbon and malt. Taste has huge notes of toffee and butter. Like a liquid Heath bar. Damn good. Thick, creamy mouthfeel. Been wanting to try this for a long time, and it was worth the wait.

4.5
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Taste is slightly malty with a distinct vanilla/oak and bourbon combination. Not too heavy or thick given the ABV; overall great sipper.

4.2
brian60625 (746) - Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2012
12 ounce bottle with the updated label art that looks nothing like the picture shown here. They should switch to the throwback version. Aroma is sweet, lots of caramel and only minor levels of bourbon, delivering a modest, balanced and approachable nose. Appearance is dark copper and some suds collecting around the rim of the glass. Flavor is all delicious: caramel covered vanilla cherry sucker on an oak stick, all dipped in the nice, old and gentle side of bourbon. Palate is robust with enough backbone to carry assertive flavors without getting filling. There’s a pleasant carbonation sizzle that helps deliver the excellent flavor package. Overall this is a straight up ’A’ grade beer that will might even win over those bourbon barrel skeptics out there.


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