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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   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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3.3
GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Tap at Toronado SD thanks richiesd. Clear tea amber, weak white foam. Nose is hoppy red ale, sharper pine, fresh poundcake. Taste is harsher paper, sticky sweet, mild caramel, big hoppy spice bite.

3.8
blipp (9899) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 17, 2016
Draft. Pours hazed deep amber with an off white head. Rich sweet malts, pecan, moderate boozy notes, caramel chews, and rum cake-like sweetness. Rich; very rich and sweet, but still maintains a decent level of drinkability. Good stuff.

3.3
Ibrew2or3 (8912) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2013
22oz bomber pours crystal clear amber with copper hues and supporting a tan head of foam. The aroma is full up sweet smooth bourbon booze and maybe some vanilla and wafer thin like beer dark fruity esters. The taste is similar where I get almost nothing but sweet vanilla and bourbon booze. At least the bourbon booze note is pretty smooth since it is by far the dominant flavor component. What bits of beer I’m getting are well off in the background. The beer notes seem to be cherry and prune with a wafer thin smattering of vague pine like hoppiness. Man, this has had way too much barrel time for my taste. Why craft a beer and then allow it to get smothered by barrel notes? I don’t get it.

3.7
joeneugs (6372) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 10, 2015
On tap at the brewery. It pours a dark red color with almost no head. The aroma is cherry, wood and bourbon. The flavor has vanilla, wood and cherry in that order. Slick mouthfeel with a spicy woody finish. Tasty.

3.8
TheBeerGod (6284) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle courtesy of my friend Noel. Amber pour with a short tan head. Aroma is strong vanilla, caramel, bourbon notes and sweet malt. Taste is big vanilla, caramel, toasted coconut, sweet malt and booze. Body is medium with a soft bubbly carbonation. Lots of stickiness and boozy warmth. Finishes with more vanilla, caramel, booze, light coconut and toasted dark bread.

3.4
JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 15, 2015
On draft at the brewery. Amber pour, with a thin off white head. Caramel malt, sweet sticky sugar, bourbon, alcohol, notes of vanilla, toffee, and some hop bitterness.

4
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 1, 2013
Bottle. Clear dark red with a fizzy tan head. Caramel, molasses, sweet cereal grain, and mellow bourbon aroma and taste with a lightly bitter and oaky vanilla finish. Silky full bodied citrusy palate.

3.8
thegreenrooster (4626) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Pour is a tan with a large tan head. Aroma is of the barrel with some notes of vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is bourbon, a big dose of caramel malt and some whiskey burn of alcohol. Finish leaves some of that burning on the tongue with some almost spicy rye and a warming in the chest. This is all about this bourbon barrel it was aged in. Very solidly done as the bourbon is there but you still get a nice sweet and heavy malt.

3.6
Blairgus (4615) - 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
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.


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