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RATINGS: 655   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.32   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fritz123 (809) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Spectacular!! Bottle from a trade. Thanks! Poured into a snifter at home. Opaque, jet black pour with a thin mocha head. Some lacing throughout. Strong aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa nibs, vanilla, roasted malts. The taste was quite impressive with dark chocolate, bourbon, oak, roasted malts and coffee. Very slightly vanilla sweetness. Full body, a little oily. Good carbonation. I couldn’t get enough of this! Soft and creamy on the palette. Finish lingers with bourbon and chocolate. I WANT MORE!!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ataraxia (305) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Opaque black, small beige lacing. Bourbon, fresh espresso, vanilla, milk chocolate, wood, and a little dark fruit. Good mix of bittersweet flavors, which becomes more bitter over time. Smooth, creamy, and full-bodied. Lingering black coffee finish

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gmellison (369) - Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle thanks to steve-o. Thanks! Aroma is chocolate and coffee, taste is the same. oily mouthfeel, nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steve_0 (2234) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle at FoCo Stout Tasting 2013, with friends. Pour is pitch black with a small brown head and good lacing. Caramel, toffee, cocoa, light bread, coffee, a hint of cherries, bourbon, and raisins in the aroma. Taste is sweet dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, toffee, sweet malt, bready, bourbon, toffee, figs, and raisins with a light burn on the backend. Slick mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Really nice stuff, but still not as good as the original.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Smurf2055 (1303) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2013
2012 Pours black, red edges, minimal tan head. Smell big red fruit, bit of coconut. Sweet. Taste sweet coconut and big vanilla, oaky barrel, bit of coco and roast, coffee has faded. Mid to fuller body Very nice

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (2610) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Bottle 2012 vintage shared by Mike at the Thursday mini-tasting. Thanks! Pours opaque black with a small brown head and decent lacing. Aroma is BOURBON, cocoa, roasted malts. Flavor is medium sweet, medium bitter, boozy. Medium body, hot, very whiskey forward. I am amazed this beer scores so well here.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
barn0216 (361) - California, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Black, brown, tan head, decent lacing. chocolate, brown sugar aroma. Whiskey flavors come through strongly, charred oak, coffee. Kind of wrecks the beer honestly even though I’m a whiskey drinker. Strong after taste of ash or tobacco.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Howlader (444) - - NOV 9, 2013
Large format bottle split with a friends. Very good, little less coffee flavour and more barrel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Homer321 (1012) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Aroma of chocolate and coffee. With hints of vanilla and bourbon. Taste is boozy Bourbon With dark chocolate and coffee immediately following. Full, thick and viscous with Moderate carbonation. Like a bourbon soaked chocolate cake with coffee icing. Only knock is that it is a little bit alcoholic and too warming. Almost hot Otherwise great stuff. Thanks Justin for the bottle!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (1900) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2013
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with small to medium tan head. Aroma of coffee, wood, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, toffee, caramel, raw sugar and bread. Taste is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of coffee, raw sugar, bourbon, wood and vanilla. Medium to full bodied with low to medium carbonation. Really, really good.


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