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RATINGS: 737   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.33   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Special Markings: Gold foil neck and white numbering above rear label. Some bottles have paper labels, some do not.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (14345) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle Craft clerkenwell RBESG14. Black beer lasting tan head. Vanilla chocolate sponge cake. Still a great base beer. Lovely chocolate not sure the barrel ageing helps. Vanilla. some heat om finish. Not as good as the original.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1824) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle...Pour is dark black with a fading white head..Nose is bourbon, chocolate, toast, vanilla, oak, spice..Taste is chocolate, spice, roast, creamy,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mnmike (1052) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Snagged a bottle of this from across the border in WI. Spendy! $42 damn! Awesome beer though, subtle on the booze and tastes like a less strong BCBS.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davey101 (714) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 29, 2014
2013 vintage. 750 ml bottle into a snifter. Pours a pitch black with a finger of light mocha foam. Nose is dark chocolate, espresso, light licorice and tons of bourbon. Vanilla, oak, and sugary marshmallow. Smells hot. The taste is smooth chocolate leading into slightly faded but not stale coffee. Vanilla and oak linger in the background. Great balance of sweetness and roastiness. Incredibly creamy and smooth mouth feel. This is a top notch barrel aged stout, and probably just a notch below fresh BCBCS. Can’t imagine how good this must be fresh or any of the variants.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (3991) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle thanks Phil. Black pour with tan head. Coffee, roasted bourbon and sweet tones. Coffee forward, roasted, bourbon and sweet tones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
illiniphil (134) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Pours a thick motor oil black with a nice dark tan head. Nose is vanilla, whiskey and oak. Smooth flavor with notes of vanilla and whiskey followed by a nice coffee aftertaste. Excellent RIS. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rdixon77 (949) - Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Amazing! Thanks to joedevivre for the share and 600th rating. Oily black pour. Nose dances with coffee, chocolate, oak, vanilla, caramel, leather. Taste is equally wonderful. Fair sweet but cut by the booze and little bit of bitterness. Heavy mouthfeel, but great for sipping.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Countbeer (4897) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle: Thanks GTH: Served in a Duvel glass: Medium to smaller sized brown head on top of a black colored beer. Aroma keeps playing with the nose: one time a lot of vanilla and some coffee, than there is loads of strawberry and some other red fruit, than it changes again and spreads some berries and finally there’s a good deep dark roast with dark chocate, whiskey and coffee. Good aroma for sure! Flavours of dark chocolate, spice, whiskey, marzipan, vanilla, wood roast, bitters, some mocha, cacoa, coffee, some espresso, malt roast, some coffee beans, cream and some oat. Aftertaste is coffee, bitters, roast, mocha, some whiskey, some malt roast, light vanilla and some oat. Low carbo, light creamy light oily mouthfeel, full bodied and light oily light sticky warm and spiced texture. Awesome beer, balanced, deep, transforming and tasty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1676) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle share at Tribes Alehouse. Pour is oil black with a small tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, bourbon heat, coffee creamer, vanilla beans, leather, and roast. Flavor is similar with a bit more alcohol present, roasty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (2444) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Black pour. Small tan head. Little tiny bit of lacing. Big malty aroma with notes of booze.

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