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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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This beer is big, malty, slightly fruity, and high in alcohol. The higher alcohol is a result of the icing process where a portion of the water is frozen and removed from the beer. This one spent 2 years in Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels. Look for great bourbon and vanilla notes from the wood. Brilliant dark ruby red in color. Served in a snifter. Champion Winter Beer at the Great Alaska Beer and Barelywine Festival 2010, 2011, 2013.
2010 - 9.1%
2013 - 9.5%
2014 - 10%

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Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - FEB 18, 2017
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into wine glass. The appearance was a ruddy semi-dark orange to brown sort of color with just a cap of a white head. Alcohol strings of lace. The aroma starts with a big caramel toffee boozy vanilla sweetness with a fair sweet to semi-spicy whiskey woody dryness. Subtle pomme-like fruits play underneath. The flavor was all about the boozy sweet malts and pomme-like fruits. Vanilla is an afterthought but somewhat there. Boozy malty aftertaste bringing the heat and sniffing at the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a nice sipping quality about it. Barely any carbonation. ABV felt definitely like an Eisbock. And then on top of it, the barrel definitely provided that extra boost of booze. Overall, barrel aged Eisbock, damn well it was and one to sip by a fire on a cold Winter’s night.

3.6
BeerandBlues2 (13813) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 19, 2016
Draught at the brewery. Pours clear brown with ruby highlights and a small, frothy off-white head, short retention with no lacing. Aroma is caramel malt, figs, dates, Bourbon, vanilla, coconut and light earthy hops. Flavor is sweet caramel and cookie malt with figs, plums, coconut, vanilla, and Bourbon with light earthy hops and bitterness and a sweet finish. Full body and light carbonation.

4.1
Travlr (26071) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2015
From notes. Draft at the source. Hazy dark brown color, small white edge head. Aroma of vanilla and whiskey. Taste is chocolate covered caramel bonbons. Best tasting beer of the night.

3.7
thorongil2 (3425) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2015
(Tap) clear very dark reddish brown colour with a small beige head; aroma of dried fruit, vanilla; balanced flavour, well hidden alcohol, nice

4.2
SHIG (4964) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Draft at GABBF: Poured a burgundy color with thin bubble head. Aroma was strong fermented fruit, woodsy, bourbon. Taste was super sweet dark fruit and malt, mixed with bourbon/vanilla.

3.7
AmEricanbrew (7011) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 27, 2015
[email protected] Glacier. Deep copper/red color with tan sheen. Dark bread, toffee, spicy caramel, pit fruit aromas. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Sweet dark bread, fruit cake, smooth vanilla whiskey flavors____warming finish---good

4
douglas88 (9628) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2015
On tap at Glacier. 2012 vintage. 9.10%. Pours a dark brown color with a small white head. A big sugary woody nose. The flavor is all brown sugar cookies, whiskey, heat, light oxidation. Nutty. Good.

3.9
Duchammer (186) - Eagle river, Alaska, USA - DEC 19, 2014
2012 Buffalo Trace: Poured a burgundy with a quick diminishing off white head although it was carbonated perfectly. Aroma had light oak hints of vanilla molasses plum. Taste had a smooth malty vanilla fruity like plums, dark stone fruit. Nice warming in stomach.

4.1
furthur (1229) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - DEC 14, 2014
2012 buffalo race barrel aged sampler at 12 days of barley wine.opaque brown beer, faint ring of foam. Aroma of dried dates, molases, and licorice. Taste is dates, licorice, vanilla, caramel, cola. Body is rich, thick, but carbonation is good, fine. Finish sweet.

4.3
TheRealMGD (555) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2014
6 oz pour at the brewpub, noted as aged 6 months in Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels and Smith Madrone wine barrels.. Hazy, deep amber with minimal head and lace. Nose is dark fruits and sugars. Heavy body with light carbonation. Caramel, plum, vanilla, toffee and some raisiny tart sweetness most likely down to the wine barrels. Finish is very caramel-sweet, with some stomach-warming alcohol, but this beer’s 10% ABV is well-hidden. Fantastic - an eisbock never imagined by German brewer.


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