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Bourbon Barrel Dark Ale (Winter Migration) 2012 - Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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Bourbon Barrel Dark Ale (Winter Migration) 2012Bourbon Barrel Dark Ale (Winter Migration) 2012

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

65 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 7.06%
Wants: 16
Gots: 16 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Evolution Craft Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Winter Migration is based on a different base beer each year. This year (2012), it's based on Prelude Black.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 03-16-2013)
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

07-16-2014 14:09:44 | More by Liverocks
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wrightst

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-07-2014 02:59:55 | More by wrightst
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.9%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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jaymo18

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.9%

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Moses_Malone

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -5.9%

02-11-2014 23:20:33 | More by Moses_Malone
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.9%

02-09-2014 01:30:49 | More by Sammy
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baybum

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-29-2014 01:01:21 | More by baybum
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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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argock

Virginia

4.19/5  rDev -1.4%

Poured from a 750 ml brown bottle into a clear glass snifter. Bottle 1250 of 1400, Winter 2012 on label. Purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Very dark brown (but not black) with a small, short-lived cap of beige head with no lacing.

S: Nice barrel character with vanilla, light coconut and a wonderful dark fruit and caramel melange and a light sour note

T: A well-balanced beer with a strong base beer with a lot of caramel but some fig/date and rum raisin notes. There is a nice snap of dark caramel and tobacco character in the finish. The barrel notes are really enjoyable with a good but not overbearing dose of vanilla, coconut, and whiskey. Alcohol is pretty well hidden overall.

M: Smooth and low carbonation and easy to drink.

O: A really nice bourbon barrel strong ale -- a nice changeup from BB porters and stouts. Great beer from Evolution -- I hope they bring back a similar brew in the future.

01-11-2014 04:38:54 | More by argock
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

12-28-2013 23:56:52 | More by weeare138
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Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev 0%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

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Lesotho

3.54/5  rDev -16.7%

S: Fairly strong oak, some dark fruits, touch of chocolate, raw oak.

L: Black, light tan head that dissipates.

T: Sweet, slightly roasty malt with a prominent oak presence. Bourbon flavor is fairly muted, taking a backseat to the oak. Finishes with some additional oak.

M: Medium bodied, medium low carbonation. Alcohol slightly warming.

Ok, but quite over-oaked, really took over all the other flavors.

10-22-2013 01:55:11 | More by bum732
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Bourbon Barrel Dark Ale (Winter Migration) 2012 from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.