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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
good

68 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 68
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 21.71%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | 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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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

11-23-2013 23:41:31 | More by djrn2
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -14.3%

07-27-2014 17:33:18 | More by ygtbsm94
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev 0%

12-04-2013 04:59:22 | More by JAHMUR
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drewone

California

3/5  rDev -14.3%

03-26-2014 07:10:23 | More by drewone
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brandoman63

Illinois

4/5  rDev +14.3%

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

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev 0%

05-22-2014 14:00:02 | More by Holland
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev 0%

12-15-2013 23:05:10 | More by deapokid
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

1.5/5  rDev -57.1%

10-07-2013 21:09:13 | More by Whiskeydeez
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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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Dope

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +14.3%

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

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

12-10-2013 03:23:28 | More by BeerForMuscle
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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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malfunxion

New York

4/5  rDev +14.3%

08-07-2014 06:02:58 | More by malfunxion
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +11.4%

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...

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

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

09-29-2013 03:28:15 | More by JMBSH
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Vermont

4/5  rDev +14.3%

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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14.3%

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

Ohio

3.34/5  rDev -4.6%

I realize nobody knows what to make of this, but to me it is just a goofy novelty. It would have been cooler if they would have somehow made this yeasty or something.

It opens flatter than it should be but it laces up the glass. The aroma is a little hard to stomach as is the taste and aftertaste. It's sweet like pop with a bit of bourbon barrel taste.

It would have also been cool if they had made this real boozy. Instead, it is just something to avoid.

09-25-2013 00:20:45 | More by schoolboy
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WynnO

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

11-02-2013 20:02:48 | More by WynnO
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Minnesota

1.75/5  rDev -50%

10-08-2013 01:54:05 | More by sgttibbs
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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

08-02-2014 07:57:27 | More by Big_Dave
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14.3%

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

California

3/5  rDev -14.3%

12-13-2013 04:40:16 | More by Wowcoolman
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14.3%

02-10-2014 18:44:45 | More by PaBeerLover
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Bootlegger's Bourbon Barrel Hard Root Beer from Sprecher Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.