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Breakside Bourbon Barrel Aztec - Breakside Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 7.95%
Wants: 18
Gots: 16 | FT: 3
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Strong amber ale made with cacao/chocolate nibs and two types of chilies that was aged in freshly emptied bourbon barrels.

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 09-01-2011)
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Chris-MOC9

Oregon

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-03-2013 00:11:45 | More by Chris-MOC9
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mdaschaf

Washington

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-27-2013 19:07:23 | More by mdaschaf
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

09-14-2013 17:40:10 | More by Gonzoillini
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.84/5  rDev -7.5%

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep red amber, small white head. Thin collar.

Smell - Bourbon and vanilla. Slightest bit of oak. Cinnamon, spicy pepper.

Taste - Spices all over. Cinnamon. Caramel. Bourbon. Vanilla and oak. Finishes with a lot of bourbon.

Mouthfeel - Dry and a little boozy. Good barrel character.

Overall - Even after 15 beers, this tastes great. Flavorful.

09-10-2013 03:05:12 | More by Alieniloquium
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jason_nwx

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

12-31-2013 19:04:40 | More by jason_nwx
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.23/5  rDev +1.9%

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a medium to dark coppery orange amber with a fine half finger light khaki head with great retention and lots of lacing. Great aroma of bourbon, vanilla, toffee and hints of chile. Flavor follows, dominated by bourbon, caramel and vanilla,with the chile spiciness building and leaving a pleasant light chile bite in the finish. On the sweet side and quite warming. Medium bodied with mild creaminess. An excellently balanced amount of chile for the rich body, with the other flavors nicely masking the capiscum at first then slowly revealing it. Lots of barrel character, with good bourbon and oaky vanilla. I'm a fan of bourbon barrel ales and chile that is well supported by other flavors and this bring it all home. Very tasty. ABV dangerously covered, needs pacing.

06-16-2014 03:37:59 | More by LiquidAmber
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throwerbri

Oregon

5/5  rDev +20.5%

07-19-2012 23:32:22 | More by throwerbri
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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DarrenStory

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

06-30-2013 04:38:20 | More by DarrenStory
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sukwonee

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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Kurmaraja

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-21-2013 05:30:54 | More by drewone
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John_M

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Sampled at 16 tons the other day.

While there were a lot of interesting flavors in this beer, I felt the spice and chili flavor was dominated by the barrel aging (lots of vanilla). The regular version of this beer is pretty sweet and boozy IMHO, and so this was more so. I found the beer tiring on the palate, and so was glad I just ordered a sample size portion at 16 tons.

Not a bad beer, but at least on this day, it was just too overly sweet and boozy for my palate.

05-14-2013 18:57:51 | More by John_M
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Shaggy9356

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

11-24-2013 22:51:38 | More by Shaggy9356
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.09/5  rDev -1.4%

Bottle opened on 10.5.13

A - Pours a dark amber with a fluffy light tan head with good retention.

S - Malty, sweet and spicy.

T - Booze, fruity, sweet malt, a touch of chili heat.

D - Good carbonation and a medium body.

O - Boozy fruit and a nice chili finish.

10-23-2013 19:38:08 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

02-21-2014 01:12:07 | More by dcloeren
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Washington

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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Oregon

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Wisconsin

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Missouri

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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Hugonaut13

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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Oregon

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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Breakside Bourbon Barrel Aztec from Breakside Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.