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Bootlegger's Bourbon Barrel Hard Root Beer - Sprecher Brewing Company

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Bootlegger's Bourbon Barrel Hard Root BeerBootlegger's Bourbon Barrel Hard Root Beer

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BA SCORE
80
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61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 22.86%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sprecher Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

This is NOT a beer. It will be deleted. DO NOT REVIEW.

(Beer added by: zaraspook on 09-15-2013)
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Snow81

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +42.9%

04-30-2014 01:17:48 | More by Snow81
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Kmccarthy56

New York

5/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Really good beer, for a rootbeer beer I couldnt ask for anything better. You should try it, might give a wicked hang over though. Bought it the first time just seeing it at the beer distributor but have since recommended it to several friends. You cant really tell it has alcohal.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2014 20:02:08 | More by Kmccarthy56
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Smithperson

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +35.7%

11-09-2013 03:19:19 | More by Smithperson
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zaraspook

Illinois

4.68/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow Just like root beer. Pour into a glass and it looks and smells just like reg. root beer but don't let the kid mistake it. Really like the taste. Smells just like root beer. This brewer also make soda pop and there reg. root beer is great and the hard root beer taste just like it.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 14:08:01 | More by zaraspook
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jonrx

New Jersey

4.54/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was such a nice surprise. I was stoked to find a store selling this and knew I had to have it.

The root beer taste is great, but it the bourbon flavor adds so much to the overall brew. It's surprising how much I enjoy this (granted, I am a big root beer fan in general).

The bottle pours your generic root beer color and you get all the same, great smells that come associated. You can certainly smell the alcohol, but it's not unpleasant at all.

The interesting thing is that there is not nearly as much carbonation as you'd find in a normal soda. I think that I'd like a bit more.

But in all honesty, this is a great root beer and the 5% alcohol isn't going to kill you if you have a couple of them. I imagine that this would be an outstanding summer drink and it goes great with the fall season as well.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 15:55:15 | More by jonrx
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angeepangie

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

02-28-2014 00:57:34 | More by angeepangie
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y0tommyb

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

06-24-2014 00:56:48 | More by y0tommyb
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duff247

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

10-01-2013 01:56:04 | More by duff247
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jdkitchi

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

06-10-2014 03:03:47 | More by jdkitchi
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Adkins721

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

12-08-2013 16:50:16 | More by Adkins721
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BeerBuddy2122

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

09-15-2013 22:11:18 | More by BeerBuddy2122
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14.3%

02-10-2014 18:44:45 | More by PaBeerLover
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14.3%

04-23-2014 02:16:34 | More by mpalestino
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trh70

Florida

4/5  rDev +14.3%

06-27-2014 21:16:50 | More by trh70
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +14.3%

12-16-2013 17:17:02 | More by liamt07
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dillon_1005

Wyoming

4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was hoping for more of a beer, nonetheless I did enjoy this very sweet hard root beer. It is a dark color that just like root beer. very sweet, If you would have not told me it had an alcohol content, I would have chalked it up as a very good root beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2013 01:28:29 | More by dillon_1005
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brandoman63

Illinois

4/5  rDev +14.3%

04-01-2014 21:34:05 | More by brandoman63
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Dope

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +14.3%

10-16-2013 00:54:42 | More by Dope
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

4/5  rDev +14.3%

01-14-2014 04:59:15 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14.3%

01-18-2014 23:16:34 | More by Lehighace06
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IAmHollywood13

Ohio

4/5  rDev +14.3%

04-02-2014 16:36:19 | More by IAmHollywood13
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - A standard pour yields an active billowing forthiness that settles at about two fingers worth of audibly fizzy slightly creamy khaki colored head with a rocky top... Average retention gives way to a thick ultra creamy layer of lacing with a couple of big chunky bubbles sitting on top... The color is a murky medium-to-dark brown... Still with no discernible carbonation... Not a bad looking brew by any means...

S - The dominate aroma is that of moderately sweet root beer... There are also some light woody notes beneath the surface that add nice depth and complexity... A hint of vanilla... Perhaps some banana notes as well...

T - Root beer... Brown sugar... Vanilla... A slight bourbon kick... Some faint caramel notes... There are even some very faint cinnamon notes on the finish... While this one is uber sweet, it's never cloying... Very different... Very interesting... Very enjoyable...

M - On the lighter side of medium bodied... Limited carbonation... A bit chewy... A bit sticky... Smooth... A bit sultry... Very nice...

D - Is it root beer? Is it beer? Doesn't matter what it is, just that it's a very enjoyable drink... Very unique... I have never encountered anything like this in the rest of beerdom... This is something that I can recommend and will gladly indulge in again... A bit of a desert beer... A job very well done by Sprecher... Note, the first glass or two is fine, but then it becomes a wee bit cloying and tough to finish...

Serving type: growler

06-14-2014 01:52:43 | More by philbe311
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WunderLlama

Massachusetts

3.86/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle

Dark brown, thin layer

Smells like a sweet root beer

Good tasting root beer with a kick. The bourbon barrel aging imparts a different, distinctive but delicious taste to the sweet root beer taste. Medium mouthfeel.

Sweet and good. Worth repeating for a different change of taste. root beer with a kick, I like it!

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 19:31:31 | More by WunderLlama
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MichiganderHB

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

01-14-2014 13:17:15 | More by MichiganderHB
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Dicers

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

11-11-2013 02:38:48 | More by Dicers
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Bootlegger's Bourbon Barrel Hard Root Beer from Sprecher Brewing Company
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