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Kaplan - Bitter Old Fecker Rustic Ales

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89
very good

14 Ratings
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 12.71%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bitter Old Fecker Rustic Ales visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Kaplan Imperial Bronze Ale, a 9% ABV beer aged in bourbon barrels with foraged Michigan morel mushrooms for an earthy, woodsy counterpoint to the bourbon sweetness.

(Beer added by: Keiferfillinger on 02-26-2014)
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szmnnl99

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

03-12-2014 02:02:49 | More by szmnnl99
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06-23-2014 12:59:13 | More by BMart
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06-08-2014 20:25:41 | More by jaydoc
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05-09-2014 20:00:03 | More by mikejonze
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Michigan

5/5  rDev +19.9%

04-30-2014 01:16:10 | More by MisterMagoo
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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into snifter, Bottle #395/1151; no bottle date, but is a recent release. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep reddish orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big caramel, toast, golden raisin, plum, apple, pear, toffee, vanilla, oak, clove, light pepper, herbal, brown bread, light leather, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, malt, oak, and earthy mushroom notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toast, golden raisin, plum, pear, apple, toffee, vanilla, oak, clove, light bourbon, brown bread, herbal, light leather, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Minimal earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, golden raisin, plum, pear, apple, toffee, vanilla, oak, clove, light bourbon, brown bread, light leather, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of dark/bready malt, yeast ester, earthy mushroom, and bourbon barrel flavors; with a great malt/barrel/yeast ester flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent BA old ale style. All around great complexity and balance of malt, yeast ester, and bourbon barrel flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2014 04:17:47 | More by superspak
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Michigan

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theschman

Michigan

4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Lots going on with this brew.
Deep amber to brown color with little head and almost no lacing.

Smell is of bourbon barrel leather and I might be picking up the morel mushrooms because I'm looking for it but it seems to have that dank-meaty scent to it.

It's medium body is thinner than I expected but it just has enough malty sweetness to hold back some of the burn from the alcohol at bay.

The taste is almost all bourbon-leather-mahogany(yeah, that manly), not getting the mushrooms much here but finishes with bitterness that keeps me sipping. I was in the mood for this over-powered bomb and it is not disappointing my needs.

I would recommend this brew to whoever loves the unique and rare. This brew will be gone and I'm going to grab one to see how it ages. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2014 21:43:19 | More by theschman
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Keiferfillinger

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

02-28-2014 22:00:22 | More by Keiferfillinger
Kaplan from Bitter Old Fecker Rustic Ales
89 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.