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

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Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2011
12 ounce bottle, 2008 vintage, courtesy of deyholla and shared at the 15th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering, 7/16/11. Pours a clear amber color with a thin head. Aroma of toffee, bourbon and a salty, cheesy note. The taste is toffee, bourbon, brown sugar, vanilla and a bitter hop finish. Full bodied with a slight bit of heat.

4.2
Lubiere (14262) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2009
A dark brownish barley wine with no head. In aroma, brown sugar mixed with aniseed, treacle, and nice warming alcohol. In mouth, a porto beer with licorice, honey, maple, and warming alcohol. A rich and smooth barley wine. Tasted at Mondiale 2007.

4.3
crossovert (14135) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Insanely huge BBBW. Big malty sweetness, caramal,m smooth bourbon. Smooth beer but a few oz is all you need.

3.9
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 16, 2010
12oz bottle, vintage 2009, RBWG. Small beige head atop murky dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, some Bourbon. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, some Bourbon. Smooth medium-full body, low carbonation, wouldn’t guess it had such a high ABV.

3.8
mR_fr0g (14028) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Keg at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, red session. 03/05/2014. Red/ amber coloured oour with a halo of cream head. Aroma is bourbon vanilla, oak. Flavour is Full bodied, unrefined sugars, brown sugar, hot alcohol. Some dired fruits. Palare is full bodied with fine carbonation.

4.1
BeerandBlues2 (14018) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle shared by Ryan. Pours clear tawny with little to no head. Aroma is light sherry and brown sugar, dates and figs, spicy alcohol, cookie and caramel malt. Flavor is malt dominant with sweet dates and figs, spicy alcohol and a sweet finish. Some oak and light smoke notes cone in late. Full body, high warmth and light carbonation.

3.9
Christian (13930) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2011
2010 bottle. Red copper with a small off-white head. Big aroma of malt, caramel, dried fruit, vineous alcohol and vanilla. Sweet malty flavour, notable (but integrated) bourbon, some caramel and fruit, warming alcohol, almost a bit too boozy.

3.9
bierkoning (13813) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2011
2010 bottle from Jrallen, thanks! Dark brown color. Grapes, grassy hops, porto and bourbon in the aroma. Sugary sweet, alcoholic flavor with lots of bourbon and oak. Well hopped. Citrus notes. Good complexity, enough to compensate the sweetness and even the massive amounts of alcohol.

4
Rune (13750) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2014
Taster, on tap, 2013 version, 16 % abv, at the third session, Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Rosewood coloured body. Film-type layer at the surface. Vapour of bourbon joined by bread-like malts and vanilla oak. Flavours of bread, prunes, caramel, and integrated alcohol. Sweet malty ending. Very smooth vinous impression. Great sipper qualities (03.05.2014).

4.4
Camons (13514) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2012
Bottle @ home, courtesy of Adnielsen, thanks Aaron. Pours dark golden with a small ring of offwhite foam along the glasssides. Flavor of malt, barley, caramel, oak, bourbon, sweets. Flavor is rich malt, caramel, sweets, oak, bourbon, wood. Full body, soft carbonation, very smooth and easy drinkable for the ABV. Wonderfull and smooth beer, thanks again!! 120712


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