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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 120   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed in the style of a “West-Coast” Imperial Red Ale. Upon first sip, this beer showcases a delicious malt bill worthy of any Red Ale. A face-melting 120 IBU’s quickly follows, however this extreme bitterness only compliments the bold and unique flavor packed into this outcast of an ale. We then age the finished beer in Whiskey barrels for a minimum of 3 months. What comes out is on of the most unique barrel aged beers you will ever have, with massive amounts of caramel, vanilla, oak and Whiskey notes. Fall/Autumn seasonal brew, bottles may be available through out the year. 120 IBU, 10.5% ABV

Previously 9% abv

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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Getbetter (1033) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - JAN 23, 2013
From the tap at the brewery and a very hazy brownish red ale.Smells very boozey and a light head.Not too much boozey and you can still taste a great amount of the red ale.


4.2
DwarfeD (3540) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2016
660ml bottle shared at home. Dark brown with a medium tan head. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Nice bitterness with subtle sweet tones. Caramel, malts, ripe red fruits, oak, bourbon, raisin, subtle chocolate and coffee. Very nice.

3.1
AdmiralVernon (1197) - SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2016
A: Deep dark brown with a thick offwhite head N: Bourbon, liqourice, caramel T: Caramel, toffee, grapefruit zest O: At first quite nice and sweet flavours and then the bitterness kicks in...

3.7
anders37 (26824) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2016
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter woody aroma with hints of caramel. Fruity malty hoppy bitter woody bourbon caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter woody bourbon caramel finish.

4.5
Batavi (394) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2016
Geproefd tijdens proeverij in de Vinotake, uitgeschonken in Struise BD proefglazen. Een bijzonder bier, die qua stijl niet bij het IPA/Sour thema past, maar als afsluiter toch 2 BA bieren van deze Amerikaanse brouwerij uit Californië. Rood koperkleurig licht troebel bier met een kleine beige schuimkraag, die zich terugtrekt tot een fijne ring van schuim. Fraaie aroma's van: karamel, butterscotch, whiskey/bourbon, vanille, eikenhout, ahornsiroop en gedroogd fruit als rozijnen en pruimen. Het smaakpallet volgt het aroma, zoetig, met veel whiskey tonen, karamelmout, eikenhout, tabak, met zeker in het begin een flinke bitterheid van pijnboom achtige hopsmaken. Medium carbonatie en een alcohol verwarmende houtige afdronk. Een cool bier, ook qua etiket design. Misschien wel de beste American Strong Ale voor mij tot nu toe. Zeer geslaagd Barrel Aged bier. De week erop zelf ook een fles gekocht van deze mooie Red Ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
ICEatALAMO (1351) - Troy, Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2016
'14 bottle. The pour is a murky cooper color. The aroma has some funk to it. The taste is metallic, some harsh whiskey taste to it. Not a fan. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
Hopverdju (1381) - BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2015
Bruin bier met weinig schuim. Geur: zoete mout, karamel en in tegenstelling tot wat er op het flesje staat; weinig of geen vanille. Smaak: Zoetig, karamel, lekker goed getoast en een goeie hop bitterheid. goeie balans. Bitterige afdronk.

3.9
hayduke (5601) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Sampled at GABF 2015. In the glass a dark muddy red. Tan foam. Nose of dark caramel malts and some whiskey. Full body. Flavor is very rich and full of flavors including dark ripe fruit, touch of vanilla, and wood. Very tasty brew.

3.4
JHeath99 (1679) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - DEC 1, 2015
Bottle shared by Damian and Lona. Pours a reddish amber. Aroma and taste of vanilla, whiskey, caramel.

4.3
ElManana (2079) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2015
Bottle at Gents Bierfestival. Vanilla, caramel, whisky, fruity, light bitter. Warming alcohol. Very nice.

3.9
madmitch76 (25101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2015
27th August 2015
Murky red - brown beer, good pale tan head. Palate is airy and a little soft, mild fine carbonation. Smooth malts. a little creamy sweetness. Bitterish wood offset by mild vanilla. Bitter marmalade and light floralness. The bitterness starts to fade as the beer warms up. Mild fruity whisky adds further depth. A big chewy beast of a beer, but the whole bottle disappeared soon enough!


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