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  1. #11
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    Re: Old Forester Birthday Bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by trumpstylz View Post
    Does anyone know if either of the 2003 is any good- i think there were 2 releases that year.
    The Spring 1990/2003 (green label trim) was one of my top 5 bourbons at the time I first tried, though I haven't cracked open the replacement bottle to revisit.
    Kevin

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  2. #12
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    Re: Old Forester Birthday Bourbon

    I went and picked up a bottle. It was distilled in 1997, and bottled in 2009, 97 proof. My fist impression is that it has a butterscotch, vanilla, and maple syrup type of aroma. It's not much darker in color than regular OF. The taste is like the aroma with some sweetness, and a dry note. It's good. I'm still deciding if I return to get the other bottle. With tax and all it cost $40+.

  3. #13
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    Re: Old Forester Birthday Bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulO View Post
    My fist impression is that it has a butterscotch, vanilla, and maple syrup type of aroma.
    You should drink it with your mouth instead of just punching the bottle.
    -SOB-

  4. #14
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    Re: Old Forester Birthday Bourbon

    I could compare that it tastes similar to Wathens. To me that's a good thing.

  5. #15
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    Re: Old Forester Birthday Bourbon

    IMHO the earlier years are better than the later years. I bought a case of 2009 (my first) because it was cheap and the bottles looked nice. I still have 3 of them but they are good to take to a party. The 2010 was a little better and the 2011 a little better still but none as good as the pre-2006 bottles I have. Again JMHO.

  6. #16
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    Re: Old Forester Birthday Bourbon

    Personally, 2005 is my favorite. It reminds me a great deal of the OF from the 80s (smooth caramel, vanilla). I wasn't a fan of 09 or 10. I haven't tried the 11 yet.

    Joe

  7. #17
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    Re: Old Forester Birthday Bourbon

    Some are better than others, but I've never had one I really disliked. The favorites of the ones I've had are 2008 and 2005. I think the 2011 was one of the better ones too. It reminds me of OF dusties I've had. Kind of an old fashioned nose to it.
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  8. #18
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    Re: Old Forester Birthday Bourbon

    Just finished a bottle of 2008, this is my favorite, with the 2007 just behind it.

 

 

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