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RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This Beer is my regular Fred, aged for over a year in Kentucky bourbon barrels.

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4.6
DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Shared bottle from Craft via PUB’R. Hazy brownish black pour with tan head. Nose was heavy bourbon, oak, molasses, vanilla. Tasted rich, complex, with oak, bourbon, vanilla, dark malt, and an incredibly complex finish. A bit hotter than the regular version, and simply the best.

4
Martinus (4737) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2015
Warm amber golden colour, white head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, caramel, malts, wood, raisins. Sweet flavour, caramel, bourbon, vanilla, wood, vin jaune. Thick and cloying. Sweet finish, cherry, caramel and wood. Nice. This beer is overly sweet and shouldn’t be my thing really. Yet it is, and then some. I find Hair of the Dog works for me, even their sweetest beers have this great balance. Quite wonderful. Tnx!
(from 33cL bottle @ Tim’s country ticks and pulled pork sandwiches tasting. Thanks for sharing, ElManana!)

3.5
ElManana (2079) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - APR 27, 2015
Bottle at "Pulled-pork-tasting" at tderoeck's place. Thanks myself for bringing the bottle! Lots of vanilla, bourbon, very sweet, oaky. Still not my thing.

3.1
gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - APR 7, 2015
330 ml bottle at home - 2011 vintage. Pours dark copper with a red hue, as flat as a mutha. Deep bourbon nose but with a great malt and brown Sugar backbone, alcohol is quite intrusive after a while though. Medium body but with loads of alcohol. Taste is a lot like an aged vin jaune, a bit salty, dry finish as well. Interesting beer.

3.9
jcr (2784) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - APR 3, 2015
Bottle. Cloudy brown body. Thinnest of beige heads rapidly disappearing. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, oak, caramel, overripe raisins, prunes, alcohol. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes moderately to heavily sweet and lightly bitter. Full body, velvety texture, no carbonation (guessing because of loose capping). Taste of rich malts with notes of bourbon and alcohol that linger into the finish. Vanilla, caramel, toffee. It’s an enjoyable sipper. Thanks wnoble.

4
rouhlas (3986) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - MAR 30, 2015
330ml bottle, v2011, from Nightfall. Thank you Alex! Hazy orange amber color with small beige head. Malty aroma, fruity, dark and citrus fruits, caramel, bourbon, vanilla, wood. Sweet and light bitter taste, caramel, fruity and alcoholic like aroma. Medium oily sticky body with flat carbonation.

3.8
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a medium to deep but brown color with an off white head. Aroma is boozy, syrupy, sweet, molasses. Flavor is much of the same, very sweet, dark fruits, sugar, syrup, booze. Overall very good.

3.6
JefVerstraete (3747) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle from a trade, shared @ HOTD tasting. Murky brown colour, no foam. No carbonation. Syrupy. Very sweet beer. Aroma of raisins, vanilla, brown sugar and lots of bourbon. A bit too much.

3.3
gramity (1706) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
pours dulled amber no head nose is loaded with bourbon, buttery bourbon smoke, caramel corn toffee booze, fl sweet caramel corn, nutty, long sweet toffee and buttery bourbon character

3.3
pushkinwow (2962) - Ottawa, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
12oz bottle opened while decorating the tree, and of course as per tradition placed on top. Nice amber/mahogany pour with no head. A strong, somewhat buttery bourbon nose with oak, vanilla, toffee, some prune pits, sherry, raisins, candied sugars. Low carbonation and moderate+ body, boozy, fruity, becomes somewhat dry and sticky, sweet with a hint of bitterness.


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