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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Specially aged in bourbon-soaked oak barrels for over a year imparting a nutty caramel taste.

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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Tried the non-BA version yesterday. This one is better. Same flavor profile as the other, but has more of a distinct toffee flavor than the non-BA, and a darker, less frothy pour. Surprisingly am not picking up any bourbon notes; perhaps some smokey notes, but I could be imagining that. Overall, the flavor is more robust than the non-BA version. A little disappointing is that the aging process doesn't mellow the beer much in terms of the only downside I had with the yesterday's, a wee bit of lingering alcohol burn. That said, whereas the non-BA has an ABV of 8.5%, the BA checks in at 10%. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Pours transparent ruby red with a small white head. Nose is toasted coconut, vanilla, light citrus and hay. The taste is sweet at first with some big bitter on the end. The mouthfeel is crisp and sticky, heavy body and a long finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (4259) - California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
22 feb 2013, bottle. Dark brown, clear, no bubbles. Nose is sweet, golden syrup, granola and honey. Thin body and moderately fizzy. Syrup, granola, toasted malt. Okay. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2013
22 oz bottle. Seems to match the picture for the other Freudian Sip but the 10% listed here is what was on the label. Clear purple brown with a balsa head. Nose is honey, brown sugar, raisin, hay, bourbon and oak. Sticky medium to full body with a tingle. At first i get a blast of clove and nutmeg; fades to butterscotch then bitter grass and red licorice. A hoppy, spiced barleywine? Unusual.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16111) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Amber colored pour with an off-white head. Vanilla and oak up front with a nice dark fruit sweetness. Mild charred oak note, caramel, raisin, and very faint candied citrus. The flavor has a lot of barrel notes, particularly charred oak, bourbon, and vanilla. Good caramel and dark fruit sweetness, too, but a bit on the watery side.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rando7 (778) - Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Should be Freudian Sip, not Slip. Bomber from Bine and Vine. Pours reddish gold with beautiful yellow thick head. Great lacing. Aroma mainly sweet malts and pine hops. Taste caramel malts with bourbon and slight oak replaced by pine/resin hops. Finish mainly pine. Palate thin and really detracted overall. Interesting alcohol burn combined with the cold sensation of the pine hops.

I didnt care for the balance. I couldnt tell what the brewer was going for with this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10893) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Lightly cloudy goldish pour, fluffy white head. Lots of bourbon,vanilla, oak, salt water taffy, nice hops. Its sweet from the barrel, but hoppy too. Pretty well balanced beauty.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14339) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Always good to be the first. Bomber from Bine & Vine. Pours darkly ruddy copper with a good beige creamy/foamy head. Light bourbon/vanilla aroma, but theres some heavy roast malt too. Med + body. Flavor is heavy caramel, hint of chocolate, fairly heavy bourbon/vanilla, and some hop bitter. Hard to pick the hop. This is really excellent. The barrel aging was exquisitely timed. The heat isnt really anything. Its something that yearns to be barley wine, but it lacks the malt to get there. Good thing that. This is really delicious ale.


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