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Barrel Aged Brrrbon (Brothers' Reserve Series) - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Barrel Aged Brrrbon (Brothers' Reserve Series)Barrel Aged Brrrbon (Brothers' Reserve Series)

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523 Ratings

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Ratings: 523
Reviews: 224
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 15.56%
Wants: 18
Gots: 122 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Bitterness: 40 IBU
Alcohol by Volume: 9.4% ABV
Original Gravity: 20° PLATO

Released: September 2010

(Beer added by: BarrytheBear on 09-24-2010)
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4.5/5  rDev +25%

MikalMick, Feb 03, 2014
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3.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

2012 Vintage

A-Pours a clear, amber color. Head is mild, it makes the beer look flat. Minimal lacing.

S-Aroma is where you'd expect it to be. Bourbon-forward with a complement of sweet, Winter Warmer aromatics. I'm actually impressed with the intensity if the oak.

T-Bourbon lays it on heavy. It doesn't seem to match well with the beer's base surprisingly. The bourbon lingers and dries out the palate. Dried out oakiness and Christmas spice. Very sweet.

M-Softer carbonation. Booze isn't very well integrated, even after a year. Too sweet. It isn't a mess but it's nearing one.

O/D-Didn't love the feel all too much but aside from that it could be worse. Bourbon seems to disagree with the other flavors.

VelvetExtract, Feb 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Kegatron, Jan 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

osuskin, Jan 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

apasternak, Jan 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

TankyTommy, Jan 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

JohnK17, Jan 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

jroberts8811, Jan 23, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

kvgomps, Jan 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

LP_Tyler, Jan 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +25%

Juice-O, Jan 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Mayo2323, Jan 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +38.9%

Lehighace06, Jan 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

SenorEsteban, Jan 16, 2014
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1/5  rDev -72.2%

incubuscience, Jan 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

ohiobeer29, Jan 09, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This looks similar to the original, a thick but opaque orange-brown with maybe slightly more brightness, perhaps slightly more thinness in the edges. It develops a little less light orange head, just under one finger with pretty good retention but less heaviness or stick to it, though it puts down some decent spotting and patching.
The bourbon comes first on the nose, ethanolic but with a bit of vanilla and wood to it. Dark fruits are there, though covered over a little, while, interestingly, the note of grains is lessened. There's still a sturdy hops presence by way of resin and citrus rind, while The toffee and spiciness and toffee are somewhat enhanced, though the spiciness is more heat here.
In the flavor, the wood seems to overtake most of the other elements. I like wood, but I like it to be integrated for depth rather than overshadowing everything else. I do still get a hint of tobacco leaf, and I like the sweeter hints of vanilla, toffee and caramel. Hops take their place in the overall profile, and the sulfuric note I got in the buildup is diminished.
The sturdy malt backbone in this medium-bodied beer seems to have been thinned slightly by alcohol. Carbonation is still light but enough to support, but the transition from crisp in the front to smoother in the middle isn't as good. The finish does remain dry.

Brenden, Jan 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +25%

andruke, Jan 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

JorSince88, Jan 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Pug, Jan 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +25%

dsreeves, Jan 01, 2014
Barrel Aged Brrrbon (Brothers' Reserve Series) from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 523 ratings.