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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ChainGangGuy on 04-22-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
73
Reviews:
16
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
9.79%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
27
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 16
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 kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 brentk56
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Nice head retention from the one inch ecru cap; stringy lacing lingers over the clear copper colored liquid

Smell: Caramel, raisin, fig and brown sugar, with pine and citrus pith; modest notes of Bourbon, vanilla and oak

Taste: The sweet flavors of caramel, brown sugar, raisin and fig jut forward, with the pine and citrus pith tones building through the middle; there is just a hint of Bourbon, vanilla and oak that develop

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: A very nice barleywine; the beer would have benefited, however, from greater exposure to the Bourbon barrel

Thanks, factory, for the opportunity

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Photo of nickfl
3.98/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.07/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Moderately hazed body, the color of dark sandalwood capped by a scant, fine, off-white head. Hey, check out those legs!

Smell: Heavy, sweet-scented aroma of salted caramel sauce over toasted grains with hints of orange peels (both sweet and bitter), pureed sultanas, light-colored brown sugar, and American oak with some cutting, jutting traces of alcohol.

Taste: Caramel, brown sugar, and the crusty tops of crème brûlée. Richly sweet, seductively sweet. Golden raisins, sweet morningtime marmalade, and a faint fluttering of florals. There's a firm creepy uncle-like pinch of hop bitterness, but also a noted kick of alcohol. Mild oaky tannins, touch of vanilla-flavored sugar, and a lightly toasted coconut shreds. Sweet, malty finish with plenty of warming alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: A considerably potent beverage! It's not quite hot, but it's definitely got some heat to it, but it's substantial body and dessert-like qualities make it a fine, slow-sipper.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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

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 sendbeer
4.95/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of dwagner003
4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lupercmda
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dactrius
4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Barrel is present but not overpowering (as is typical of BBBW in my experience). Has a hoppy bite to it which seems to come and go between sips. A very solid BBBW which fares very well when compared to my standard baseline from Central Waters. Higher ABV than most but hides it quite well.

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Photo of Resuin
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zach136
4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Deep tea amber, tan head, good lacing.

Aroma/Flavor: Nose has malt forward notes of honey, caramel, and some citrus fruitiness which may be the American hops. Pencil shavings and vanilla from the oak are also prominent. On the palate it is more of the same with a light hop bitterness jab and a touch of booze.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, thick, light lingering hop bitterness and a kiss of warming, drying booze.

Overall: A fantastic example of the American Barleywine. More intense than any others made in GA. Good to go fresh, or with time.

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Photo of mattreitz49
4.16/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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 Domvan
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of birchstick
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of halo3one
3.88/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Keith_R
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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

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

Photo of Farnswurth
3.85/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Killdozer 12 Point Buck from Burnt Hickory Brewery
4.29 out of 5 based on 73 ratings.
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