Vanilla Barrel-Aged Brrrbon | Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Vanilla Barrel-Aged BrrrbonVanilla Barrel-Aged Brrrbon
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
widmer.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by JohnGalt1 on 11-12-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
68
Reviews:
3
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
14.77%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
14
For Trade:
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Reviews by Thickfreakness:
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3.3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a muddy, ruddy brown with a thick tan head into my newly aquired Surly Darkness tulip. Decent amount of lacing dripping down the glass.

S- Toasty, smokey oak and bourbon. Little hints of vanilla and brown sugar. Not very intense on the vanilla for a vanilla beer. I think I'm picking it up more from the bourbon barrel and less from the vanilla beans. Nice bit of hoppy citrus notes and banana laying underneath. Nice, but underwhelming.

T- A ton of orange/grapefruit citrus on the tongue. Little touches of bourbon and oak. Again, not much if any vanilla at all. Touches of caramel and brown sugar. Nothing really stands out and shines other than the hops. I wonder if given some time, they'll fade and let the vanilla shine thru a little more. It's tasty enough, but I'm completely missing any vanilla at all.

M- The carbonation is very nice, but it also has a great sticky caramel feel as the bubbles fade on your tongue. Lots of citrus, hints of sweet caramel, bourbon and brown sugar. The alcohol is pretty well hidden even with it being barrel aged.

O- It's a tasty enough Winter Warmer if you forget the fact that it's supposed to be the VANILLA version. The only trace of vanilla I can find seems to comes from the bourbon barrel and not from beans or extract. Not sure if as the hops fade that the vanilla will shine thru, or just be even more non-existent? I probably won't bother to seek out more of this for $12/22oz.

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Vanilla Barrel-Aged Brrrbon from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
3.52 out of 5 based on 68 ratings.
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