Bourbon Barrel Aged Three Philosophers (Buffalo Trace) | Brewery Ommegang

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Three Philosophers (Buffalo Trace)Bourbon Barrel Aged Three Philosophers (Buffalo Trace)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States
ommegang.com

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
THREE PHILOSOPHERS QUADRUPEL ALE was aged nine months at Ommegang. It went into BUFFALO TRACE BOURBON BARRELS in September 2009 and was bottled in May 2010. Only 200 bottles were created.

Enjoy all the flavor, aroma and spiciness of Three Philosophers, overlaid with notes of oak and bourbon, as well as a hint of vanilla.

Buffalo Trace Distillery is located in Frankfort, Kentucky - the very heart of bourbon country. The distillery has been operating since 1787.

Added by corby112 on 04-03-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
47
Reviews:
6
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
23.65%
 
 
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5/5  rDev +42.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've enjoyed the finest beers offered between Honolulu and Hamburg, as well as the skunkiest. This beverage, dousing my draconian palate, was the best it's ever tasted. It was robust, but minus the burnt-tire taste of a stout. In fact, my five-star meal took second fiddle and cooled until the beverage was through. For a mere $12, it's worth every penny. Savor the flavor, ride the buzz, and see it as money well spent, for we're here for such a short time in the kaleidoscope of life.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Wow...not much else to say...wow

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hug thanks t Bill for this one

very dark brown, almost a cola like color with a very hazy and cloudy appearance pretty much obscuring everything inside and making it look a very thick consistency. A very nice three finger high head of tan colored lace came flying up to the top. Very active on the pour would be an understatement,

very varied, deep and complex with different hints and small nuances of smell coming through at various different times during the course of the session. The first thing I was able to pick up with a very nice dark fruity aroma. Lots of raisins, figs, plums, and even a touch of grape showing up in here. Very well mixed and balanced between them but leading more toward the sugary notes as it started to warm up. Lots of spice was evident as well right from the start. A sort of odd nutmeg like spice along with a touch of cinnamon, and sugar. Some aromas of oak or other wood like characteristics starting to come through now as well.

The first notes that came across were very rich, sugary notes of raisins, which were just a wonderful way to start off the whole thing. Deep dark fruity flavors were the norm on this was with prunes and figs lining up behind it, quickly delving it deeper and deeper. A very strong presence of sugar was next up, really pushing through and drying to lighten it up. A touch of something sour playing around in the back, and just briefly showing up in the flavor before diving back down and out of site again. Rolling on some nice earthy, oak like notes starting to come now with spices becoming more pronounced in the finish.

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4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

I had this beer off the draft. The cherry aroma is instantaneous, hints of vanilla on the finish, great body, smooth, stout with a high ABV. I highly recommend this beer. It is an instant favorite.

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Three Philosophers (Buffalo Trace) from Brewery Ommegang
3.51 out of 5 based on 47 ratings.
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