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RATINGS: 654   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2009
Bottle shared by Dennis the Stone rep in the wee hours at BCTC late Saturday night when we had finished drinking for a while and were sitting around contemplating bed. Then this showed up and sleep was happily pushed back. Pours a deep dark black with a thin to medium tan head that falls off rather fast. Lightly boozy bourbon notes, huge coffee, and a touch of vanilla. Flavor is full of roast and coffee, along with some slightly oxidized plum tones. Finishes up with a nice roast fueled bitterness.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2011
800th rating!! Bottle 2009. Aroma has notes of bourbon, chocolate, molasses, espresso, oak, vanilla and roasted malts. Black with a small fully diminishing brown head that left no lace. Flavor is heavy sweet and medium bitter. Palate is very full bodied and oily soft. Overall a bourbon bomb that didnít really impress like GI Rare did. The nose is good but the flavor is overly sweet. Glad I got to try it but would not go out of my way to get another.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (10781) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2012
Black with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee and roasted malt, with hints of licorice and vanilla. Sweet dark flavour of coffee, licorice, roasted malt and caramel, with a touch of alcohol. Hints of oak before a slightly ash finish

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fletchfighters (1010) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2012
A-- Poured straight black. Nothing more, nothing else. Nice looking light brown two finger head that left a good collar of head once settled. Good spotty lacking left on the sides of the glass while drinking. S-- Coffee, chocolate, roast, oak, ABV and subtle bourbon. Coffee has held up well in the nose I thought. far better quality coffee than other BA stouts have used. T-- Bourbon, vanilla, Carmel, coffee, and chocolate. far bigger bourbon taste than the smell. Same with carmel. Far bigger and bolder taste than the nose. M-- Rich and luscious. Medium bodied and medium carbonation. Dangerously drinkable for the ABV, even with the alcohol being pretty obvious in this. My biggest want of all time and it did deliver on many levels. Yet not nearly as good as other BA beers. Still would trade for it again in a heartbeat or get homeless people to sit in line for it

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2158) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Poured from a 2009, 750 ml bottle, thanks to Jeremy. Huge notes of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, some hot notes, coconut. Very good, thanks for sharing.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Phil (175) - Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2012
Speedway has always been a fave - Coffee Stouts are the beer that really got me going as a brewer, and this and Beer Geek really hit the spot. The Dry end, with dry woody boubon. Shared in San Diego.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamJackson (2105) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Late 2012 Release. Enjoyed in a wine glass at room temp with Chris.

A - Poured a heavy oily black. Very big 3 finger espresso colored head that faded to nearly nothing

S - Nose is as expected. Not as boozy as BCBS but very much big on vanilla, dark chocolate and espresso beans with a hint of campfire.

T - Loads of boozy bourbon charred oak alcohol at the front. Middle is dominated by vanilla and toasted walnuts and caramel. Finish is all oak..just smokey and oaky and big. I get a hint of off-flavors like cheap candies and smoke but itís not too bad.

M - Heavy body, swishable carbonation, nice and boozy and almost a champagne like finish with some stickiness of coffee beans.

O - This is a top 50 stout? Itís great and Iím going to rate it appropriately but I donít see this as a HUGE whale of a stout on RateBeer. Drinkable, delicious but bourbon county is about 80% of what this is and far more accessible. If this was on the shelf next to BCBS, Iíd grab it but itís not worth the limited release and regional availability to seek it out.


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blairgus (2416) - California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
22 feb 2013, bottle. Dark brown/black w almost red edges. Nose is huge sweet bourbon stout, big alcohol, winey. Wow. Med body and mildly fizzy. Thin oily finish. Burnt dry oatmeal, some coffee, granola, sugary maple syrup, moderate alcohol. Great! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (2582) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2013
Poured very dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of roast malt and dark chocolate. Full body, flavour as the aroma with some bourbon hints from the barrel.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pentaz (949) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle @ S&B#2. Pours black with a lasting and good lacing dense light brown medium head. Aroma is very malty with roasted malt, dark sugar, hops!, coffee, oak, coconut, brown sugar and sweet licorice. Taste is near heavy sweet and medium+ bitter. Body is near full, texture is creamy, carbonation is soft. Finishes bitter and roasted with a distinct alcoholic burn. Seems more sweet and less poised than the regular. Very nice though.


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