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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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3.7
ashley760 (1) - - JUL 26, 2014 does not count
Very small, lacy head. The malt allows for the most delicious caramel aroma. Definitely heavily boozy at times, but ultimately a smooth, slightly sweet, easy to drink American ale. Very good.

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.

3.6
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

3.5
Rando7 (787) - 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 didn’t care for the balance. I couldn’t tell what the brewer was going for with this one.

3.5
brokensail (16689) - 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
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 21, 2013
22oz bottle. Rating #14. Dark reddish/brown pour with a small off white head. Sweet and a little toasty, picking up a decent amount of vanilla and bourbon. Similar taste with a more pronounced hop character, more vanilla and a little heat. (2703)

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.

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.

3.3
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.

3.3
djd07 (16289) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazy copper with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is wood, peat, dark fruit. Medium body, earth, wood, dark fruit, boozy finish, good.


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