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Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Warmer | Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.08/5
Exceptional
411 Ratings
Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter WarmerBourbon Barrel Aged Winter Warmer
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
Texas, United States
rahrbrewing.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bitterbill on 05-28-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,703
Reviews:
112
Ratings:
411
pDev:
12.99%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
98
Gots:
143
Trade:
10
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Ratings: 411 |  Reviews: 112
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a medium brown but sits very dark in the glass. Thanks to some jackass (me) pouring it there is 2/3 head and 1/3 beer to start.

S- Hints of whiskey and booze (in a good way). Other undeterminable sweet scents that I'm enjoying. Sorry this part of the review sucks, I'll get better with time like a watch (wtf does that mean lil wayne?)

T- Southparkdetectivenice.jpg. So complex, chocolate, roast malts, bourbon, honey, booze, more chocolate and some pine needles. This is awesome

M- Pretty flat due to said asshole pouring the beer but decent thickness

O- Really good, would have again in a heartbeat

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Labeorphile
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass from a 22 oz bomber.

Really dark. Can't see through it, even when held up to the light, save for some auburn highlights toward the bottom. Minimal head, even with a relatively strong pour, and what there is quickly disappears.

Aroma is really enticing. Sweet malts with definite hints of the Bourbon barrel.

Taste has definite Bourbon notes and very warm in the throat. Really good with some spiciness up front on the lips and the Bourbon flavor on the back end on the tongue. Taste not quite as powerful as the smell, but improves with temperature.

Not overly carbonated, which makes sense for the style.

Overall a great beer that I will be adding to seasonal rotation.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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1/5  rDev -75.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of abeerwiseguy
4.73/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From the tap at Fred's Texas Cafe in Fort Worth on Western Center served in a frosted schooner. It was hard for me let this beer sit there until it warmed to an acceptable temp. The smell alone caused me to drool.

When it arrived at the table it had a nice head that hung around for more than a few minutes. Very dark impenetrable color.

An amazingly rich collage of burbon, roasted malt, and vanilla aromas hits the nose like a sledge hammer.

On the taste, I was impressed to the point of immediately telling my spouse that she would be the designated driver as I was going to have another as dessert after our meal.

The roased malt, burbon, and caramel flavors all hit the tongue at once in a perfect symphony of flavorful bliss. No hops or other bitterness at all. I have been a fan of Rahr’s Winter Warmer for several years and this burbon cask conditioned variation is head and shoulders above that. But this is a rotating beer at Rahr and this year’s effort is also hugely better than what I have tasted from them over the past several years.

Very low carbonation with an incredibly thick and rich mouth feel that lingered for some minutes after each sip.

I am very much impressed by this effort from Rahr and hope they continue to produce such beers.

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Warmer from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 411 ratings
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