Buffalo Trace Single Oak Barrel 95
Added on Monday, Nov 21, 2011 at 07:21 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 8 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: 2003 Subtype: Bourbon
  ABV: 45.00 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: $46 Availability: Specialty Stores
Rye Recipe, Entry Proof 105, Entry Weight 509, #4 Char, 12 months seasoned, Top Cut, 14 Growth Rings/Inch, 37 Staves, Harvest Location A, Warehouse L, Concrete Floor, Warehouse Location L-3-27
Member Ratings and Notes
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Nose:  Interesting, very briny nose.
Palate:  Molasses, some of the heavier rums, then rye spice and brine.
Finish: Sweet pickles. 

Noticeably sweeter than the more lightly charred Barrel 93.
Tim
 
N: Grain, with some corn. Somewhat closed off. Slightly buttery, some maple syrup. Oak and faintest vanilla.
 
P: Thin but gaining weight, syrupy, somewhat earthy. Somewhat bland. Maple syrup, some hints of black cherry. Slightly buttery. Oak, black tea. Increasingly tannic.

F: Very quick. Black tea, some oak. Slightly bitter, warm and quite tannic. A slightly vegetal sourness.
 
The tannins are interesting but it's not enough to hold this together. It's bland on the palate but pleasant enough on the nose. 
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