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Tongue Buckler (Bourbon Barrel Aged) - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 04-14-2011)
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3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Ballast Point's Barrel Aged Day

A: Amber color with a thin cream colored head.

S: Wowzers. I'm not getting a ton of bourbon, but I do get a lot of coconut and vanilla. Almost like the inside of a mounds bar. A touch of bourbon and wood as well.

T: Lots of sweet malt, coconut, vanilla and a ton of caramel. It's not bad, but I expected to like this one a lot more. I would say the standard version is better.

notchucknorris, Nov 12, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

really happy to be able to try this one, i cracked it open before we lit the firewoks.

nice dark orange color with a huge head of white that capped the top rather nicely. first shot of aroma is deep hops balanced perfectly with bourbony notes of vanilla and oak. seriously well blended to damn near perfection, i am beyond impressed here as the flavor comes around full circle for me and leaves a smooth, caramel flavor that mingles with the hops to give a clean and wonderful finish.

overall you have to love this one, not enough big hoppy beers put into barrels

mikesgroove, Jul 04, 2011
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4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Looks great. Carmel and clear. Big creamy head after an aggressive pour.

Smells fantastic. Love the smell of bourbon and barrel. Also get prune and vanilla. Smells a lot like BA Barely Wine with some oak and red in there.

Tastes really good. Bourbon, barrel, vanilla, with a hoppy red oak bit. Building bitterness that separates from a barely wine. Would really love to try to age this.

Mouthfeel is good. The oak bite leads to a very dry bitter finish. long bitterness sticks around and buckles the tongue, if you will.

Overall I really like this beer. Hope to see it make a semi-regular round.

Sebowski, Jun 30, 2011
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Tongue Buckler (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Ballast Point Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.