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Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Warmer - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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345 Ratings
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Ratings: 345
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 13.41%
Wants: 83
Gots: 110 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bitterbill on 05-28-2008

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3.73/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad.

Mohagany body with a thin beige cap. Bourbon, oak, vanilla aroma. Sweet and chocolate tones followed by malt and vanilla. Light to medium in body with soft carbonation. Delicious.

Photo of johnc1977
2.07/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

I was so disappointed with this brew. I guess Lakewood's BBT topped it so much that BBAWW had no chance. Better luck next time Rahr!

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3.52/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Immortale25
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage. Lots of vanilla and raisin.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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3.52/5  rDev -14.1%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of maximum12
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%

Thanks to CaptCleveland for sending me this bottle, & winter seems to have arrived with a vengeance today (20 degree drop in temp!), so it’s time. 22 oz. bottle from 2013 split with my wife.

The pour is very dark, with enough carbonation to lend three or four of Lost Abbey’s brews. Big toffee & caramel aromas are rolling around with the vanilla & strong bourbon lent by the barrel. Nothing subtle here. Subtle is overrated.

Rahr Winter Warmer – Bourbon Barrel Aged is confusing my taste buds. The initial burst is almost English Barleywine in the toffee/caramel arena, with a stiffening shot of malty sweetness. The mid-section is all beautiful barrel, bringing warm vanilla & soft, sinus-warming bourbon notes. Wood is faint but pervasive, like a cartoon. The finish is clean & sweet. A touch thin, which might be its weak point, but contributes to a helluva drinkability asset. I drinka lotsa.

Color me surprised. Winter warmers are not among my top twenty favorite styles, but this one, combined with the barrel, sucked the skepticism right out of me. Excellent beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3/5  rDev -26.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Warmer from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 345 ratings.