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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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4.1
kermis (14958) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours murky golden brown with no real head. I’m getting massive wood from the aroma, along with the bourbon coming out strong, vanilla, toffee and sweet overripe dark fruit. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter. Probably the most woody beer I’ve had, so strong in the palate too. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Super thick and chewy mouthfeel. This is true beer geek beer, I would never want to drink a whole bottle by myself, but really enjoyable to share in a tasting. It’s like being in a caramel bourbon forest.

3.8
deanso (10271) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - MAY 13, 2014
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Very thin off white head. Cloudy dark amber pour. Lots of bourbon. Clear alcohol. Very nice.

4.4
Gerardgathier (511) - - MAY 8, 2014
Backnote, had this beer at the zeebra extreem beer festival 2014. superb beer

3.8
PriorL (3068) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2014
At Zeebra Beer Festival, THX to everybody sharing today’s beers. APPEARANCE: clear dark blond beer, small stable off white head. NOSE: alcohol, fruity, little hoppy, nice. TASTE: alcohol, fruity, hoppy, decent, but a bit too boozy.

4.2
Maarten1993 (1408) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
Sampled @ Zeebra 2014. Very sweet. Rich, but the barley-wine-like sweetness is very dominating.

4.2
Bosbouw (3038) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2014
Troebele oranje kleur met een goede crème kraag. Ruikt zoet, crème, vanille. Smaakt vol, vanille, crème. Iets bittere afdronk.

3.6
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2014
Bottle / 2011: Thanks, Tim. Under-carbonated pour, but expected. Silky copper & amber with good clarity, absolutely no head at all. Sticky toffee covered figs & bourbon soaked raisins hit the nostrils first, followed by mild notes of brown sugar, blackstrap molasses, wet oak, & alcohol in the finish. Boozy, sweet, big; everything you’d expect to find in a Hair of the Dog old ale. Taste is sweet... VERY sweet. Raisins, figs, red apple skin, all layered with notes of sweet & warming bourbon, molasses, & caramelized brown sugar. Notes of anise, red licorice, & caramel candies grow with warmth, & I’m picking up just a hint of sweet vanilla in the aftertaste. Alcohol is noticeable, but kept in check due to the high sweetness. Slick, oily mouth feel, a little carbonation here would be nice. Very good flavors & aromas, but some ample carbonation would bring this one along nicely, methinks.

4.3
Salmoniform (1281) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - APR 22, 2014
2011 poured from bottle to tulip glass. Hazy orange hue with thin white bubbles but no head. Aroma is figs, raisins, caramel, orange citrus, oak, big bourbon vanilla, grain. Mouthfeel is great with a full body and low carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with an astringentness in the following and lingering ethanol finish. Overall this is a low carbonated but fantastically full bodied and flavorfully complex brew!

3.9
BVery (11458) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2014
Bottle via trade with Kevin - thanks! Murky brownish amber pour with minimal head. Nose is carmel, wood, and bourbon. Somewhat sweet taste, with a touch of booze. Chocolate coming out as it warms. Lower carbonation. Yummy beer.

3.8
changeup45 (1731) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2014
2013 bottle. Pours copper with just a few loose bubbles on top; flat with no head. Smells good though with plenty of bourbon and wood to go with nice little nuances of plum, licorice, and toffee. Rich with a light burn in the back of the throat but very smooth going down. A gentle warmth throughout. The flavors mostly fall in line with the aroma: bourbon and barrel notes lead the way, with plenty of candied fruit (raisin, date, plum), sweet toffee, as well as vanilla and leather to give this some nice depth. It’s a good beer for sure, but oh man, this could have been epic with some carbonation. But I knew that going in.


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