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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Wine Barrel-aged Real Heavy Ale. First release aged 3 months in a blend of French and American oak barrels, but upcoming releases will be solely aged in American Oak.

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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wordsworth (166) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Pours a murky, swampy amber with a thin white head. Smells like cranberry and whiskey. Tastes of various dark fruits, candy and light malt. Sweet with a light, creamy mouthfeel. Packed with flavor. Pretty good and very unique.


4.1
dfinney23 (3424) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2017
I seem to have stumbled upon a Real Ale tap takeover at Hughie’s as only 6 of the 20 taps are other brands. This one is hazy auburn with a finger of tan foam. Big aroma of dried cherries and other dark fruits, caramel and toffee. Taste is more of the same plus a strong boozy kick.

4.1
Andrew196 (2015) - Katy, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2016
Tap at Petrol - murky, brown, wimpy head. Nice aroma, dark fruits, tea leaves, caramel. Very good on the tongue.... Caramel, earthiness, wood, slight booziness, very well done. One of their best.

3.7
gephross100 (943) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2016
Draft at whip-in. Pours a cloudy brownish red color. Quarter inch white head. Paint thinner and plums. Currant and plums flavor. Medium mouthfeel. Light sourness.

3.2
darbeer75 (1056) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Tap at Real Ale brewery. Aroma: Malty, Scotch aroma; Appearance: dark amber with white head; Taste: definitely boozy as if from Scotch barrel; malty, sweet; Palate: odd aftertaste that wasn’t completely pleasant; heavy body: Overall: disappointing; would probably not get again.

4.1
Marheb (6250) - Montréal, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 12, 2016
(En fût à Hopfields): Ça goûte exactement le Porto. Douceur boisée, tabac, épices, purée de mûres et une agréable légèreté.

4.1
TizzleJizzle (792) - Garland, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2015
On tap at the Big Texas Beer Fest. Poured an unfiltered murky brown with a beige head. Taste of caramel malts, sweet, dark fruits, with a warming boozy finish. Average carbonation, medium body. Damn good brew!

4.6
AndresTM (434) - Texas, USA - APR 5, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2015 Take a whiff only if you’re willing to drown in strong raisins, caramel, Guinness fudge, and oaky vanilla notes. Oh, Son of Mary. Unlike anything else. It continues with plums, preserved figs, and other dried fruits that give way to some of the breadier malty notes and a hint of peat and booze. The mouthfeel is firm but silky, with low carbonation and a dense body. The sugary, fruity sweetness overpowers the bitterness on the palate and conceals the alcohol well. Would make a hearty followup to a nice chunk of ribeye. A sumptuous dessert and a dangerous beast unto itself. Silly good.

4
TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Pours a reddish brown color with off-white head. Oak, dark fruits, scotch, sweetness, and some nuts on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes warming.

4.1
jkwalking05 (4745) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2013
On tap at World of Beer. Hazy brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is of heavy peat, wood, smoke, plum, raisin, leather. Taste is of peat, smoke, leather, raisin, whiskey and oak.

3.9
travita (5008) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2013
The look is a off white head, murky, and reddish brown in color. The smell. Is melted caramels, sweet, syrup, wood, scotch, whiskey, and nice. The taste is much the same, boozy, and good.


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