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RATINGS: 499   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Launch into the exquisite flavors of bourbon with splashes of vanilla. Watch for currents of dark chocolate and dried fruit. Generous amounts of hops and malts make for a smooth journey from start to finish. Decadent desserts and aged cheeses make superb companions.

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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (5457) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 28, 2011
Bottle. Dark copper pour, large caramel colored head. Caramel malt, brown sugar, some dried fruit, alcohol, bitter hops, and subdued barrel aging notes (bourbon, vanilla, oak). Not only was the beer boozy and sharply bitter, but the carbonation was also too high, almost fizzy. Not a bad beer really, but certainly not the best attempt.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2011
25.4 oz, bottled 4/1/10. Deep brown with a pocked beige head. Nose is caramel, oak, bourbon and grass. Chewy medium body with a lively tingle. Taste is caramel, orange peel, grass and pine. Finishes dry with bourbon. Well executed but kind of predictable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nbondi (203) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2011
Clear dark amber with thin off-white head. Nose of caramel, booze, raisins, butterscotch, and more booze. Dark dried fruits abound in taste, but its hard to get to them through the booziness. A little too abrasive for me. Possibly some time will do this beer well, but I wont wait around to find out.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSSteve (4006) - - APR 23, 2011
750 bottle. clear amber under a large, foamy, beige head. aroma is sweet with some plum and hops. an american barley wine with a good dose of hops. others flavors of vanilla, dried pineapple and a little chocolate. palate is smooth for the abv. full body. a fantastic complex BW! on par with some of the best american styles.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gringo332 (621) - Richardson, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2011
Pours dark ruddy copper with a five finger beige tan head thats creamy and bubbles like a pancake on the gridddle. Aromas of bourbon, darkish fruit and something like citric hop. Med body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skortila (5472) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2011
Bottled. Tasting @ De Molen Warehouse. The aroma has raisins/dried fruits, some caramel, hint of bourbon. Clear, dark brown coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is bitter, bit sweet, has caramel, some plum, raisin. Good body. Nice!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trevor211 (1651) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2011
Pours a deep, ruddy brown, with a somewhat-soapy beige head. Big aroma - hugely pungent, with the right amount of bourbon. Lots of dry oak, not really much vanilla, but lots of dried fruits - apricots and prunes. Its hot. Alcohol makes itself known in a big way, although it becomes better covered after it warms a bit. Develops some citrus rind / grapefruit hops after showing some caramel, and finishes a bit on the sweet end. Not at all bad, but it needs to sit and mellow out for a while.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2011
Picked up at Total Wine and shared at a recent tasting. Served in a tulip glass. Pours a moderate dark brown color with some spotty lacing and a bit of a collar. The nose brings some bourbon with a bit of sweetness and some mild caramel. Taste is smooth bourbon along with a slight bit of chocolate and a medium body. There is a slight booziness there and the beer finishes with a slight astringency. Drinkability is decent enough. The bourbon character from the barrel is pretty good, though at the same time I think the base beer could probably use a bit of work. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-20-2010

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EHouse (170) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 16, 2011
Not what I was hoping for from a brewery that Ive come to respect. Big boys nose of bourbon booze. I found the flavors to be very disconnected in the sense that every thing stood out too much. Bourbon at war with caramel at war with brown sugar at war with vanilla at war with my tongue. Give me balance or give me a ginger beard and a barrel to float in.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (22469) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 16, 2011
Bottle. Pours murky brown, scan tan head. Aroma of caramel and butterscotch. Taste is extremely sweet caramel, vanilla. So dry it turns your cheeks inside out, so be careful.


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