Freudian Sip - Bourbon Barrel-Aged | Rough Draft Brewing Company

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Freudian Sip - Bourbon Barrel-AgedFreudian Sip - Bourbon Barrel-Aged

Brewed by:
Rough Draft Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Fall

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Added by redmagik99 on 08-31-2012

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Jjski
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of redmagik99
4.32/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at toronado sd. Not to be confused with evil twin Freudian slip. Pours a blend of deep red and lighter amber, slightly translucent with a quickly disappating head but a foam ring remains around the glass, leaving lacing. Smells sweet, bourbon up front with that lovely toasted coconut and toffee aroma characteristic of ba barleywines. Taste has all that but with a hop bitterness and the present but pleasant boozy burn to accompany. Maybe a slight hint of piny hop flavor. Very bourbon forward and toasted coconutty, which Is exactly what I love in a ba barleywine. Toffee, caramel malt sweetness. Sweet, but the sweetness gets layered amongst the warm booziness and hop bitterness so as not to seem burdensome. I'm guessing 10-11% abv. Booziness Detracts from the drinkability a bit, but is not hash or solvent-like. My first beer from a brewery I know nothing about, and I am impressed.

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4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
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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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Belchmaster
4.85/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured a chilled 22 oz bottle and watched a nut brown elixir stream into the glass.
Aroma of an atypical barleywine with some nice boozy burbon and woody gorgeousness to it.
Slight white head - almost none.
First mouthful gave a full bodied thickness and a slight sweetness which then turned to a somewhat boozyness followed by a moderate bitterness. This is like a cross between a barleywine and an IPA as there seems to be a fair amount of hoppiness. All in all, it is a very unique treat and definitely worth the purchase. In fact it's worth getting a few more bottles to cherish time and again with good friends.
Highly recommend this beer. You will not be disappointed.

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4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeanBump
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not bad....not bad at all. It come across wth sort of a barleywine meets olde ale type of taste profile. Its not super heavy on the barrel flavor but there's just enough to intertwine nicely with the caramel notes from the Freudian Sip. at 10% its not overpowering on the booze and you can drink it a little faster than your normal BA beer. Added bonus: a 22 will only set you back $15 (in the tasting room. YMMV at bottle shops).

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of mactrail
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Attractive dark coppery amber in the snifter. A fine foam, creamy mouthfeel, and plenty of lacing in the glass. Big vanilla flavor and aroma is really nice. Hot with alcohol, but it's part of the pleasure in this case. It's really a mixed drink.

Lots of malty richness with a smooth blast of booze. A sweet note but a dry finish. The hops are fragrant and just bitter enough to give it an edge. The best kind of caramel flavor, like a high-priced candy with a shot of bourbon in the center. Every sip is a pleasure with this stuff. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Baron's Market on West Point Loma Blvd. Price was $14. A great beer if you have the bucks.

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3.87/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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