Killdozer 12 Point Buck | Burnt Hickory Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Burnt Hickory Brewery
Georgia, United States
burnthickorybrewery.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ChainGangGuy on 04-22-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
72
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
10.02%
 
 
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27
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28
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Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 72
Reviews by mwgroove23:
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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Photo of wareaglefan21
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours deep, syrupy Amber, thick with quickly dissipating head, likely from alcohol content. Nose is fairly sweet, with restrained hop character and light phenols. Perfect for a barley wine. Taste is incredible- rich and complex, and far too easy to drink for a beer conservatively rated 12.5% abv. Of course the only complaints are from my liver- my mouth is in love with this beer. Initial caramel malt sweetness gives way to a solid backbone of earthy hops and grain body, finishing with a dry, well attenuated tail end. Carbonation is medium-low, as expected, leaving a decidedly smooth mouthfeel that lets the flavors shine through. Incredible.

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Photo of acurtis
3.27/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KingEdward
4.63/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tyrus
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Bunuelian
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Keith_R
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of dvmin98
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Magery
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

look: Dark orange-amber. Pretty full light tan head.Messy lacing that recedes pretty quick.
smell: Some dark citrusy fruit on a bed of malt. Some booze in the nose.
taste: much more mellow than expected. Little hint of the high abv. Some light caramel up front and some hoppy bitterness asserts itself in the finish. Damn civilized for a 13+%. As it drops to room temp the bourbon and oaky vanilla crank up the taste fest.

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Photo of Kmccabe33
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of oline73
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FBGordon
3.64/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a snifter.

A: Pours a deep copper brown with ruby highlights. A beautiful ale. A thin off-white head which quickly dissipates into a ring with nice lacing.

S: Notes of caramel, vanilla, and graham cracker. Hops and a mild alcohol perfume.

T: Bourbon, oak and vanilla notes up front, hops and a slightly harsh bourbon return.

M: Medium weight, tight, crisp carbonation across the middle. The alcohol is quite warming.

O: I love the look and smells involved, but flavors aren't quite as smooth. Granted, it's a great big bourbon barrel-aged barleywine with a respectable ABV. I just wish the flavors were as well-balanced as the amazing aromas.

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Photo of wcu80
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Beerando
4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of 31Sam13
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was so lucky to procure this where I am...thank you Suzy, 'cuz this stuff is divine... Candyish with a balanced but strong hoppy finish. Slightly floral with a hint of anise...loved it...

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Photo of bhudlow23
4.96/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Tertullian007
4.6/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of ufmib
4.47/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of T_Hass
3.66/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SuperBrewThru
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Boozy. yellow wax version picked up a month ago at brewery. split it with two pals and we all felt the alochol in it. i don't know what a deer has to do with bulldozer!

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Photo of iCabaLLero
3.47/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pgrenvicz
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of cvm4
4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2015 vintage

L - Pours a dark rusty copper body with a light tan one finger head. Good retention on the head, although no noticeable lacing.

S - Sweet malts and caramel with a citrus tone midway through and a bourbon, vanilla and light oak on ending.

T - Rich caramel and malts abound. Bourbon and vanilla backs it up. The oak and bourbon flavors really come out as the beer warms. It also gets a little more bitter on the ending. Not an in your face beer, but all the flavors come together as very tasty.

F - Full bodied and low carbonation. Really rich mouthfeel, so smooth and velvety.

O - This is a great example of a well done BA Barleywine.

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Killdozer 12 Point Buck from Burnt Hickory Brewery
4.29 out of 5 based on 72 ratings.
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