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RATINGS: 390   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 453   ABV: 15.1%
Big N Bold aged in bourbon barrels.

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fonefan (51126) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2010

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ Papsoes blindtasting. [ Bottle #37. ]

Clear medium to dark amber orange color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, dried fruits, heavy cheese, gamle ole, sour toes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, alcohol, caramel. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20100821]

yespr (47567) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2010
Bottle, blind #37. Pours hazy dark orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is cheesy and fruity. Dark malty and overripe fruity. Caramelish and dark breadish roasted malty. Sweet caramelish into a dry and bitter to bone dry finish. Boozy. Caramelish and sweet into the far finish. Dry and bitter hoppy too.

Ungstrup (38423) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2011
Bottled. A hazy deep red beer with no head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, malt, caramel, and over ripe fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, caramel, over ripe fruits, and bourbon.

joergen (29216) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle #37 at Papsøs blindtasting. Cloudy orange red coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet aroma of caramel, cheese and dried fruits. Sweet flavour of caramel, dried fruits and hops with notes of alcohol. Sweet and warming alcoholic finish.

anders37 (27062) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2014
Draft @ CBC 2014. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy bourbon aroma with hints of caramel. Sweetish malty woody bourbon and caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty woody bourbon and caramel finish.

cgarvieuk (25992) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2011
bottle at home ... copper ... thin lacing ... CHEESY bourbon .. how strange ... nose .... sweeet toffee malts .... again a little cheese ... just not working for me... little sickly... really not me

madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2014 13th November 2011
Hazy brown beer with a short lived pale tan head. Smooth dry palate. Toasted coconut, bourbon and bitterish hops. Dry wood and booze. An undertone of vanilla oak. A bit clunky but quite enjoyable.

3rd May 2014
CBC Session 3. 16.0% version. Clear red - amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is smooth with a minerally crisp back end. Sweet vanilla oak. Bourbon spice and bourbon fruity tang blends well with the vanilla wood. Little dried fruits. Light crisp finish. Hugely drinkable.

Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2010
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of MaltOMeal. Vintage 2009. Pours a hazy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of sweet Bourbon, caramel and BOOZE. Medium body, loadsa caramel, licorice and quite some hops. But the booze prevails. 210810

Leighton (22327) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle at THE Barley Wine Tasting - East Croydon. Thanks to Kenny for this 2009 vintage bottle. Pours cloudy amber with a faint, creamy foam head. Deep, dark sugary malt nose, some cheese notes. Big sweet flavor with hefty alcohol kick, coffee ice cream, caramel, dates. Big in body with finely carbonated. Hot finish with further coffee ice cream, lots of alcohol, chewy ripe fruits, salt, figs. Loads of alcohol heat here. Nothing special

Rasmus40 (21990) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2012
Bottle @ Camons tasting, courtesy of adnielsen. Hazy orangey brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit, vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Very sweet and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily. Really nice. 120712

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