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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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Advocate_Ames (606) - Steubenville, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2012
On tap. A nice diminishing head that turns into lacing on my glass. The scent of bourbon hits my nose intensely. It is followed by carmel malts. The BBBW flows with malt and bourbon flavor. The bourbon is more tamed than the scent led me to believe. The sweet roasted malts lend a hand to balance things out. In the end there is slight bitterness and minor dryness. Overall this is a very tasty beverage.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 9, 2009
Bottle shared w/ J, K, and Simon at the 6/27 Del Mar Doom. Thanks Derek! F me...this is unreal. Silly, stupid, ridiculous. You know those beers you crack, sniff, and laugh? What youd expect in the nose - but to perfection. Oak, bourbon, sweet malt/toffee, mellowed and powerful. Flavor boasts PLUM, sweet (a good sweet), oak, bourbon, raisin, toffee, candy apple, caramel, slight roast in the finish ... a really pleasant heat. Palate is aged to perfection and soft... beginning to push the limits of a "beer". This was a wow type beer in every way. You guys should probably make this again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RussianDragon (576) - - MAY 9, 2014
On tap at Church Key. Pours a hazy dark brown, no light passes. Lacing and sugary bubbles cling to the glass, no head. Aroma is rich and sweet: malts, toffee, oak & vanilla, dark sugar, caramel, with notes of chocolate. Flavor is classic English barley wine with boozy bourbon out front. Sweet roasty toffee finish.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
andersand (529) - Malm, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2010
Dark brown with a lovely reddish glow, only a small ring is left on top, looks heavy and inviting. Aroma is simply mindblowing, just oh so nutty and toffe loaded with slick lovely creamy sweet buttery vanilla, caramell and cookie dough notes. Some lovely fruity black currants, dark berrys, integrated bourbon and some raisins. Flavor is about the same but with "less" unfortunately, still lovely but with a fairly noticable alcohol presence, especially in the finish which is slightly dry with lingering bourbon notes. Mouthfeel is smooth, quite sticky and fat.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2014
At 2014 MBG Winterset. Deep hazy brown. Dried fruit, sugar, caramel and booze. Smooth and tasty.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ataraxia (514) - California, USA - APR 11, 2014
Somewhat translucent amber brown, light beige lacing. Sweet aroma of caramel, pear, charred oak, apple, raisin, vanilla, and butterscotch. Sugary sweetness with a little dried fruit tannic character. Smooth, fairly viscous, and full-bodied. Bourbon booziness in the lingering finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2008
Had at the EBF in Boston. Dark reddish brown pour with no head. Amazing aromas of fruit, caramel, and hints of bourbon. Awesome beer along with all there others at the fest.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mattmc1973 (479) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2009
On draft at 2009 Winter Solstice party. 10 oz snifter. Deep caramel brown with no head. Aroma of strong bourbon, caramel, brown sugar, and dark fruit. Taste is sweet and sugary. Smooth mouthfeel with light carbonation, slight alcohol burn. Delicious!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfroms (477) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle. Pours slightly cloudy amber. Aroma is mega butterscotch, bourbon, sweet orange, honey. Taste is butterscotch, bitter orange, fruity coffee, mild roast, cherry, honey. Prickly carbonation. Very sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Tempting aroma and dark pour with a smoother than expected taste and warming mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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