Bourbon Barrel Aged Freudian Sip | Rough Draft Brewing Company

Bourbon Barrel Aged Freudian SipBourbon Barrel Aged Freudian Sip
BA SCORE
81.6%
Liked This Beer
4.03 w/ 49 ratings
Bourbon Barrel Aged Freudian SipBourbon Barrel Aged Freudian Sip
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rough Draft Brewing Company
California, United States
roughdraftbrew.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by redmagik99 on 08-31-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,217
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
49
Liked:
40
Avg:
4.03/5
pDev:
10.67%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 49 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dmorgan310
4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hertzbj1
4.84/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Really good. Toffee, boozy, nutty, dried fruit flavors

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Photo of LXIXME
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GatorCoop
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a 4oz taster at the Brewery in San Diego. Very nice flavor with the hint of burbon.

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Photo of vandeir_bochi
3.87/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThickNStout
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

R" logo-stamped, black wax capped 22oz bottle from j47paco (thanks yet again!). No discernible bottle date. Served in a Bells snifter.

Pours a brilliant ruby chestnut with a little less than one finger dirty cream color head. Those frothy bubbles crackle away to a sparce, thin layer of retention while leaving only a few specks of lace behind.

Smells of bourbon soaked oak, caramel, mild floral and a little vanilla. Pretty nice.

Taste expounds upon that nose. Bourbon, burnt caramel, herbal, floral bitterness, toffee, raisins, cereal and a subtle but undeniable booze heat.

Caramelly smooth medium full feel with light carbonation. Boozey burnt caramel, oak and semi bitter fruit skins comprise the finish.

Somewhere between an American barleywine and strong ale lies Bourbon Barrel Aged Freudian Slip. An enjoyable sipper with pleasant notes that cross some style lines to create a a familiar yet slightly different brew.

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Photo of SimcoeKid
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dwagner003
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jooler
3.49/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Axnjxn
3.3/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SierraJosh
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jjski
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Copper
Malt sugars and bourbon in nose
Citrus hop with an mellowed smoothness ( sorta Burton Baton) , warming alcohol, bourbon, slight sweetness . A taste profile that would suit those who like barleywine, as I do.
Lighter mouth than a BW, but pleasantly appropriate

Well done, Rough Draft. I liked it enough after the first bottle to buy a second which i am reviewing tonight

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Photo of KVNBGRY
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

deep copper, thick, lace-heavy, almond color head. smells like sweet malt, and sweet bourbon. taste is very similar to the aroma, but with a hint of oak thrown in. mouthfeel is nice, slightly sticky and medium bodied. this is the kind of extra i love to receive!

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Photo of retry4z
3.4/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of erikhovenkamp
4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of HopHead84
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bjorumj
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of SD0430
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of JMM0414
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of Phelps
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter, the beer shifts in garnet hues. Gem-like in color and clarity. A dense pancake-batter head plops itself atop the brew and sticks around for the long haul.

Smells like an old-fashioned cocktail. Barrel-aging is very apparent in the nose. A base of caramel, toffee, dark cherry and orange peel is spiced with vanilla and maple-rich bourbon. A kick of alcohol heat keeps you from taking deep whiffs. Base layer of spicy, floral hops.

Much more hop presence in the flavor. Begins sweet, a blend of caramelized sugar, oranges and cherries. Aged oak wafts around the palate while caramel does its thing. The swallow brings a flash of bitter, floral hops that takes the sweetness down a notch. Finish of sweet maple and vanilla on the back of the tongue and bitter orange peel on the sides. Like a good manhattan.

Almost creamy medium body, silky mouthfeel. Gentle pokes of carbonation; less-than gentle pinpricks of novacaine alcohol numbness. More noticeable on the tongue than anywhere else. And what would you expect at 20-proof?

Keeps getting better and better as it warms. Maybe just a touch too much hop bitterness, but still. Great balance of sweet and bitter, beer and barrel. Very impressive showing from a fairly new brewery.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Freudian Sip from Rough Draft Brewing Company
Beer rating: 81.6% out of 100 with 49 ratings
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