Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Warmer | Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
409
Reviews:
111
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
13.24%
 
 
Wants:
99
Gots:
140
For Trade:
10
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Ratings: 409 |  Reviews: 111
Photo of JDonnieS
3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wmountz
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Premo88
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on-tap at Blackwater Draw, College Station, Texas ... poured into about a 13-oz. tulip/mini-snifter

L: black with small 1/4-inch head of tan foam that sticks hard at the top; up to the light, shows a clear super-dark amber/purple/brown ... beautifully clear; looks thin and light as it swirls around in the glass (i.e., it is NOT motor oil-like); no lacing with almost no collar

S: bourbon ... and more and more as it warms; oak, vanilla, lots of sweetness ... a big swirl about halfway down gives off a definite grain/sour grain note, then the bourbon really shines through again; some dark dried fruits, maybe prune/fig/date kind of things but really sweet; at times, almost fruity (as in not dark but lighter fruits)

T: wow ... loads of bourbon here ... almost all bourbon; in fact, there isn't as much vanilla/oak wood notes as just straight bourbon, only with no alcohol burn whatsoever; late into the glass starts to have a cumulative burn malt/burnt hops (?) bitterness that lingers in the aftertaste ... earthy bitterness

F: thin, slightly watery but has enough carbonation to help fill it out

O: great bourbon flavor; the barrels have completely taken over the base brew, which is perfect if you like the bourbon notes. not much else here, for the base brew is a relatively mild darker-malt brew. without question, an upgrade over the non-barrel-aged version.

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Photo of jdshep
4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

full review: http://buzzinggeek.wordpress.com/2015/01/18/beer-review-bourbon-barrel-aged-winter-warmer/
I could drink it over and over again.
My nasal cavity might have been malfunctioning though, because it was quite difficult for me to get the little aroma I did.
The flavor was sweet malts with the palate being creamy and soft. Great brew!

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Photo of Goosehunter75
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rden4654
3.31/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sigmund4216
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Life-Love-Beer
4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mendvicdog
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.44/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Aroma of malt, vanilla, faint bourbon & oak, dark fruit. Taste sweet caramel, toffee, slight dark fruit & molasses.

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Photo of Beer-Revelry
4.8/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Founder's Backwoods Bastard substitute, has very similar flavors.

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Photo of Kips
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ranger7
4.44/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This was very good. Somewhat pricey, but a nice holiday treat.

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Photo of Jerzadelphia
4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Domvan
4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Doublechar0517
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jasoncpace
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of YNWA1892
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OKFine
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bartos
3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of galonzo25
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sirhc3034
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad.

Mohagany body with a thin beige cap. Bourbon, oak, vanilla aroma. Sweet and chocolate tones followed by malt and vanilla. Light to medium in body with soft carbonation. Delicious.

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Photo of johnc1977
2.07/5  rDev -49.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

I was so disappointed with this brew. I guess Lakewood's BBT topped it so much that BBAWW had no chance. Better luck next time Rahr!

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Photo of IPAchris
3.52/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Warmer from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
4.08 out of 5 based on 409 ratings.
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