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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Limited to 2009 bottles. A porter, to which rapadou (Carribean unrefined cane sugar from Haiti) was added (but not caramelized rapadou as in the Rapadou Porter) and aged for two months in Virginia Gentleman bourbon barrels. It is a complex porter, to which the flavors of vanilla and a little bourbon have been added as a result of the aging process.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2009
Pours a creamy opaque with a stringy-lacing smallish froth of beige head. Aroma of sweet dark caramel and chocolate with some roasty coffee and vanilla notes along with a good amount of bourbon oak. Starts full bodied, rich and sweet with some toffee character, molasses and bittersweet chocolate before a drier, slightly warming bourbon finish. Well-balanced, complex and fairly drinkable. An enjoyable barrel-aged brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coyotehunter (694) - , Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2009
Bottle thanks to Ksurkin. Damn good and tasty stuff, though I believe I was on the verge of passing out in the pop up when this one came out....so read MrBunns rating and you will see mine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBunn (2608) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2009 Bottle. Chocolaty bourbon or bourbony chocolate. You take your pick. Umm, this is really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chimay67 (41) - hunt sta, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Incredibly smooth BB Porter, wonderful Bourbon in the nose, roasty almost coffee like maltiness across the tounge, backed by minor hops and a little more bourbon in the finish. A rock solid effort. Hope they can find the means to make a larger batch of this fine ale. Thanks to Rick@BigZ for sharing it with me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2009
Serving: 22 oz. bottle. Appearance: Very deep brown with slight red highlights and a sizeable creamy, tan head. Great head retention. Aroma: Oak, bourbon, and a chocolate notes dominate the nose. Earth and slight fruit notes help round things out. Great nose. Flavor: Lots of oak, mineral, earth, a bit of coffee, vanilla, and bourbon notes. Big, bold flavors for a porter. This is a great beer! Palate: Low carbonation with a rich mouthfeel and a long, roasty finish. Overall: A big, creamy, roasty porter that seems like it is damn close to a stout. That’s quite alright with me though. This is the best brew I’ve had from this brewery and it is definitely worth trying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2009
220z. Bottle (#1005 of 2009): Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, slight bourbon, light oak, Fluff, light toffee, and some smoke. Poured very dark brown/black in color with a small, dense, brown head that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Lightly sparkling. Full of tiny, small, and medium-sized particles throughout. Excellent lacing. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of roasted malts, chocolate, light tar, bourbon, vanilla, sugar, light oak, toffee, and some hops. Full body. Viscous, lightly sticky texture. Soft to average carbonation. Roated malt, chocolate, bourbon, tar, and light hop finish is lightly sticky. 9%ABV is undetectable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2009 ( 22oz bottles, multiple samples of the 2009 vintage ) Pours a dark brown (near black) body with a tall tan head. Aroma of vanilla, roasted malt, chocolate, toasted coconut, grapefruit, anise, marshmallow, caramel, and bourbon. Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, some raisins, oak, and toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5582) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 23, 2009
Dark brown with tan head and lace. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, and a hinto brown sugar. Toasted malt, a hint of sweet, and bourbon warmth. Medium bodied with a hint of bitter. Very nice

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 22, 2009
22 oz. – Dense brown, thick creamy tan head. Complex aromas of brown sugared whiskey and vanilla oak ride soft undercurrents of mild roasted coconut coffee from start to finish. Boozy vanilla and chocolate cherry wood notes are well balanced with swirls of dark currants and sweet roasted coffee flavors. A light backend bitterness is welcome as it provides a rounding bittersweet finish. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. Not a huge fan of these guys, but this one certainly hits on all cylinders. Well done…

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dchmela (2887) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2009
Thanks to GOT for the pour. Thick black pour. Huge aroma of bouron, vanilla and chocolate. Taste is smooth roasted malt, bourbon and touches of vanilla. outstanding brew.

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