RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
We take recently emptied barrels and refill them with our Winter Warmer English-Style Dark Ale. We then age this majestic ale for 10 weeks, resulting in a skillfully balanced, ambitious blend of dark malts and English hops, complimented by dark fruit, raisin and vanilla characteristics. The oak is very apparent, adding additional depth and complexity - yielding an ale that is large in personality. So raise a glass of holiday cheer!

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pollardjt (27) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2008
Draft at Buffalo Bros. Ft. Worth, TX. Deep deep brown color, with vanilla, oak, and malt aromas bursting out of the glass. Flavor is similar with hints of chocolate, coffee, and bourbon. An excellent beer, and with this years estimated ABV of 13% a treat thats best savored slowly.

JStax (7307) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2017
12 ounce can poured into a snifter. The beer is a near black with a khaki head of foam. Sweet and boozy with notes of toffee and caramel. Sweet throughout. Big body and medium carbonation. Delicious beer.

ibrubeer (425) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 7, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2017 Can. Nice bourbon barrel note to the aroma, little vanilla. Dark brown color with a reddish tint, off white head that fades quick, no lacing. Flavor has a very nice barrel note to it, slightly sweet, vanilla tone, very well rounded and smooth. Med to full body, creamy mouthfeel. Terrific barrel aged beer!

beerlover503a (28) - Alabama, USA - SEP 25, 2017
Enjoying a few local brews while in Texas and this one definately stands out. Very big beer with great bourbon taste. So good I think I am going to have a second. Someone call me an Uber.

KevinReddirt (237) - Midland, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2017
The Rahr bombers have been a hit with me. First time out of the box with this one. Jeez, very nice. Complex. It displays great, dark brown with a healthy, lacy head. Smell is swell, all woody and spice. The taste is malt heavy, oak laden, a little caramel sweetness and a potent alcohol kick. Good job Fort Worth.

willisread (3800) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 11, 2016
3 year aged bottle shared. Pours a deep, mahogany brown with 2 fingers of foam. Toasted caramel light vanilla and cream soda. Good brown ale, but not much barrel character.

Tmoney99 (15116) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear dark brown color with medium tan frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium to heavy toasted dark malt, dark fruit and wood aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted dark malt flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid interesting brew.

alexsdad06 (11223) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2018 22 oz bottle from crajun shared with Tmoney99. Pours a cola brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have caramel, light spice, cocoa, dark fruits, vanilla, oak, smooth, solid enough. 12 oz can from Tavour shared with DrSilverworm. Pours a hazy brown color with a medium sized khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, dark fruit, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate. Can read 10%.

stephenj007 (125) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2016
Bomber pour with a nice, tan, puffy head. Aromas are dark fruits, vanilla bean, brown sugar, slight hops spice. Tastes are also on the sweet spectrum, with very little, noticeable bourbon accents. Not much of anything, but it does have a decent flavor. Just a bit too light in the overall mouthfeel and taste department for this style brew. Needs more bourbon "bite" and more "warmer" like the label says.

jsmanigold (127) - Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2015
The aroma is of bourbon, vanilla. You can taste the bourbon with an additional oaky flavor. There is also a hint of sweet caramel at the end of the sip.

jtclockwork (17631) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2015
Etched glass bottle - Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of bourbon, vanilla, caramel, dark fruit, raisin and oak - Medium body.

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