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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aged in bourbon barrels for months, this uniquely American ale acquires notes of wood, vanilla, and bourbon. Rich and warming, this limited edition ale can be served now or cellared for several years.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (41913) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2010
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazzlenut brown and golden with a small white head. Aroma is mild phenolic and vegetable like. Sweet and phenolic flavoured. Mild phenolic and dry caramelish finish. Nice and easy.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (22583) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Bottle courtesy of GT2, thanks. Hazy brown color, small tan head. Aroma of dark caramel. Taste starts with sweet caramel, then bitter light smoke.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16249) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 12, 2012
The pour is amber in color with a small off-white head. Has a pretty nice nose on it. Good bourbon and vanilla with plenty of oak and brown sugar. A nice caramel sweetness to go with some hints of dark fruit. The flavor is nice, but not quite as much so as the aroma. A bit thin with brown sugar, toffee, and dark fruit notes. Some bourbon and vanilla, but not the same level of intensity as the nose had.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13916) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Bottle. Poured clear dark ruby color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex toasted malt, dark sugar and woody alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy balanced dark sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid complex beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12894) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2013
(22oz bottle) Pours an amber-brown body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of wet cardboard, dark fruit, roasted malt, brown sugar, bourbon, vanilla, and oak. Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, brown sugar, raisins, dates, light oxidation, and noticeable alcohol in the finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (12653) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2016
Bottle thanks to AJ. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is dark fruit, oak, caramel, bourbon. Medium body, toffee, oak, bourbon, vanilla, nice sweetness, very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (12479) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear brown with a large, frothy light tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is brown sugar, dates, and mixed nuts, light toast notes, and a bourbon, oak, vanilla bouquet. Earthy and herbal hops hide behind the candied fruits and sugary bourbon. Flavor is sweet caramelized malt, cookie and toast notes with moderate bourbon, light hot, tannic oak, and candied dark fruits. Light spicy hops provide a medium bitterness to play with the peppery alcohol. Full body, medium-light carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (11819) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
Thinner, more timid at times. Nice bourbon, oak, vanilla, caramel, basically a ba barleywine.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (10920) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2010
Wavers1 brings another gem. Unreal baker! Amber pour, off white head. Aroma is loaded with bourbon, toasted oak, toffee, and light stone fruit. Flavor is sweet bourbon, oak, lots of caramel, vanilla...damn good. Thanks to wavers1. Wow.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (10785) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
"2011 I think. Right out of the fridge and bottle, the aroma needed time to warm up, but when it did - this beer was pretty damn good. Big, rich, warming. Sweet leaning from both the barrels and the malty backbone, though the hops were adequate as well. Leaning towards barleywine in style, but an american strong for whatever reason. Toffee, caramel, hops, vanilla and bourbon on the nose and tongue. Id get this again


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