overall
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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 385   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 453   ABV: 15.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Big N Bold aged in bourbon barrels.

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4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2013
2012 bottle. Deep brown with some haze and no head. Plum, sugar, caramel and booze. Holy wow. Just amazing. Completely hides the ABV. First 20 overall I've ever given.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2010
12 oz. bottle; 2009 vintage; thanks to Derek for the trade; slight hiss upon opening and pours a flat, murky orange-brown mix; vanilla cookies, sweet bourbon, thick caramel malt and a little chocolate mixed in too; aromas has as yummy doughy, sweetness to it; dark fruits, yummy bourbon and a slight burn going down; still very drinkable for 14%; murky mouthfeel with dried fruits, plums, brandy sweetness and cookies; oranges, bourbon, doughy malt, slight oxidation that seems to work; yummy and decadent desert beer

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2008
Ah, the beauty of the RBSG grand tasting. After sampling PP Le Woody Brune and Mo Betta Betta, I turned around to find AlohaC pouring samples of this, so much thanks to Christian for this one. Deep amber pour, loose soapy head. Rich caramel and bourbon aroma , heavy sweet malts, spicy alcohol tones, but the whole package is rich enough that it comes together. The taste is reined in, surprising due to the alcohol content, plus it’s Kuhnhenn. Rich fruity taste, dark fruits, oak, moderate bourbon. Very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DietPepsican (1586) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUN 21, 2008
Stud tasting 1.0 held at general_gaos. Thanks for putting up with us colin! Pours a brownish red with no head. Aroma is vanilla, oak, strong malts, and cherry. Flavor is up front celery, blood/minerals, sea weed, booze, cherry, foot, funk. Finishes boozy, warming, some tartness. I guess even at a stud tasting you get one turd. I think the other two guests enjoyed this one, so it was just me, not the bottle

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beernbourbon (1580) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Bottle shared by John at DLD pre-party, thanks man. Pour is insanely viscous deep rich caramel color with a very very thin ring of white bubbles. This pours like maple syrup, my god it looks good. Aroma is way huge toffee malt with loads of brown sugar and light bourbon. Palate = awesome and smooth. Flavor is also like maple syrup with notes of bourbon and almost no alcohol to be found. Hell yes.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2007
Courtesy Ibrew2or3. Clear, dark ruby/amber. Zero head, just a few bubbles. Smell dat bourbon. A ton of vanilla, old wood, whiskey, rich caramel, with a couple pieces of tropical fruit thrown in there. Not as complex as I had hoped, but very tasty, impactful. Full body, smooth, lightly viscous. Excellent barleywine.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (1523) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2016
12os bottle 2014 vintage pours clear ruby dark red with half finger fizzy head. Nose and taste have lots of big gooey caramel and sweet raisin, plum, fig and various dark fruit, touches of light vanilla spice, bread, cherry and big malty sweetness. Very good but not quite as good as BB4D.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flatmatt (1520) - Northville, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2016
12 oz bottle from the brewery, dated 2015. Pours a deep red brown with a yellowish off-white head. Strong bourbon and raisin fig aroma, molasses. Flavor has raisin dark fruit, molasses, and bourbon oak with a bit of oxidation. Really very good.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
chucklemation (1520) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Pours a dark brown with a thin white head. Aroma is dark fruits, oak, caramel, toffee, butter, and vanilla. Flavor is very similar, with the oak less pronounced, replaced with a boozy heat. Sweet and thick-bodied. This is terrific.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2011
Bottle pours hazy orange-amber with an off-white head. Aroma shows notes of caramel, dried fig and bourbon. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of brown sugar covered dates, agave, and oak.


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