Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Warmer - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
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4.48/5 rDev +8.5%
A - pours rich, deep brown, almost black, ruby highlights show when held up to light. 1 finger of tan head that quickly recedes to a standard foam ring. Looks very close to a stout
S - Bourbon up front, dtrong oak notes, slight vanilla, sweet chocolate, hint of molasses, more warm bourbon, sweet potatoe, slight creamy smell
T - Whiskey and chocolate blend, spicy wooden characterweet dark malts, mild alcohol flavor, slight coffee bitterness. Imagina a stout but replace the bitter roasted character with a strong whisky note. Slight coconut, very faint maple, creamy coffee, whisky all over
M - Thick and creamy, carbonation tends more towards the creamy than the fizzy. Lends to an over all creamy beer experience. Very enjoyable and smooth
O - Delicious and strong. Flavorful, packed with all sorts of smell and taste, the kind of beer that keeps you interested, and develops as it warms. An all day drinker for sure.
12-26-2012 16:17:30 | More by BigBarley
4.15/5 rDev +0.5%
Picked this up at Las Colinas Beverage in Dallas. Dark mahogany, almost black pour with one finger head that fades quickly with decent lacing. Huge bourbon nose with hints of oak, vanilla, dark fruits, and chocolate. The taste follows suit with the bourbon really dominating again. Nicely complex with hints of raisins, oak, vanilla, maple, chocolate, and some subtle black cherries and butterscotch. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, albeit a bit thin at times, with a gentle boozey warming on the finish. Overall, this was a very surprising and delicious beer. This is my first experience with Rahr & Sons, but definitely not my last.
12-22-2012 04:49:17 | More by beerdrifter
4.7/5 rDev +13.8%
Served in a pint glass from a 22oz bomber.
Appearance: A dark reddish/black, not see through by any means but a little bit of light can be seen penetrating through.
Smell: Bourbon, chocolate, holiday spices, a little but of vanilla.
Taste: Very good to say the least. When cold mostly chocolate and malts, a little bourbon. As it comes to room temperature the spice, and vanilla really show up. A little bit of fig, oak and raisin is detectable.
Mouthfeel: Almost stoutish, velvety smooth, a little alcohol lingers
Overall: Very good beer, for sure will be trying to score a few more to see how they age and for regular consuming. Have not had the un aged winter warmer to compare, but this is a delicious beer from Rahr and I think on of their best so far.
12-16-2012 23:18:46 | More by afluentturtle
4.35/5 rDev +5.3%
A- Pours a medium brown but sits very dark in the glass. Thanks to some jackass (me) pouring it there is 2/3 head and 1/3 beer to start.
S- Hints of whiskey and booze (in a good way). Other undeterminable sweet scents that I'm enjoying. Sorry this part of the review sucks, I'll get better with time like a watch (wtf does that mean lil wayne?)
T- Southparkdetectivenice.jpg. So complex, chocolate, roast malts, bourbon, honey, booze, more chocolate and some pine needles. This is awesome
M- Pretty flat due to said asshole pouring the beer but decent thickness
O- Really good, would have again in a heartbeat
12-15-2012 21:26:57 | More by pschul4
4.43/5 rDev +7.3%
Poured into a pint glass from a 22 oz bomber.
Really dark. Can't see through it, even when held up to the light, save for some auburn highlights toward the bottom. Minimal head, even with a relatively strong pour, and what there is quickly disappears.
Aroma is really enticing. Sweet malts with definite hints of the Bourbon barrel.
Taste has definite Bourbon notes and very warm in the throat. Really good with some spiciness up front on the lips and the Bourbon flavor on the back end on the tongue. Taste not quite as powerful as the smell, but improves with temperature.
Not overly carbonated, which makes sense for the style.
Overall a great beer that I will be adding to seasonal rotation.
12-14-2012 03:16:35 | More by Labeorphile
Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Warmer from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 295 ratings.