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Colorado Barrel Collective #1 - Bull & Bush Brewery

Not Rated.
Colorado Barrel Collective #1Colorado Barrel Collective #1

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

24 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 24
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 6.56%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Bull & Bush Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Old Ale aged in Bourbon barrels. Collaboration between Bull & Bush, Mile High Wine & Spirits and Grapevine Wine & Liquors

(Beer added by: Prospero on 04-11-2014)
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Reviews by chugalug06:
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chugalug06

Colorado

4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Dense brew! Black-brown fluid with creamy off-white head. Moderate retention with little lacing. Good clarity.

Chalky, milky, caramel, marshmallow-y, deep and rich vanilla.

Lots of gooey caramel smothered in vanilla, but not fake vanilla. Grapey, lots of boozy heat. Chewy and highly drinkable, kinda dangerous. Carbonation is fittingly high. Bitterness is too dry and sweetness ends too abruptly.

I may be partial to this brew, but I still tired to rate according to style. It's quite solid, but just not at the top of the game. Recommended @ $10/16.9oz

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 01:29:51 | More by chugalug06
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Colorado Barrel Collective #1 from Bull & Bush Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.