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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Belgian-style Stout aged for 10 months in bourbon barrels


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (8539) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Served on draft at Beer Run. Pours clear dark brown with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of honey, whisky and faint roast. The taste is whisky, bitter roasted notes, nuts, smoke. Medium bodied. Not very Belgian.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrChopin (3280) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2012
translucent nut brown, thin tan ring. moderate vanilla masks light roast, nose also has light manure. Flavor is more roast, light manure, bit of chocolate, especially through finish, sticky and lightly sugary but nicely dry.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 31, 2012
Extreme dark brown pour with a thin white head. Vanilla bourbon, toffee, caramel, and milk chocolate with hints of cocoa nib and mocha. Medium to full body with great effervescence and a sweet roasty finish. Delicious!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lbecker (43) - Brookline, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2012
coffee intense aroma, ulta mint. bourbon really shows up. fine as desert. Nice beer overall.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Growler from Greenville Beer Exchange. Pours a dark brown with a white head. Nose is whiskey, cherries, slight chocolate, and some yeast and esters. Flavor is similar with cherry and chocolate pushing the whiskey to be the first one through the door, but the whiskey is a large child with a head start, so it gets there first and stays there. Some vanilla, yeast, and more whiskey with bits of booze in there as well. Light in body for the style and interesting overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6111) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Draft. Pours near black with a thin head. Sweet and roasted malty aroma with more sweet bourbon. The flavor has bourbon, light roasted malts, toffee, and molasses. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (2816) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Like most bourbon barrel aged beers, the bourbon is too strong here. The aroma is bourbon, chocolate, some roast. The appearance is a deep balck, almost no head. The flavor is bourbon, chocolate, molasses. The finish has some chocolate sweetness, but is mainly bourbon. Very good beer. Again, the bourbon sort of overwhelms everything else.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2011
I didn’t love this one...typically anything in a barrell is better, but it seemed to thin this one out. Perhaps it didn’t have to body to go through aging well? I don’t know...I like the regular black better.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1527) - Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2011
Draft at "Battle of the Brews", Allagash vs. Uinta at Scion in DC June 1st. Glad to try this rare beer. Pours a nice black color. Aroma is very very bourbony. I enjoy the stout maltiness and bourbon, but too boozy for me. Well made, but I prefer original Allagash Black.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2011
On tap at Cask Republic, New Haven. Stillish black pour, very oily but somehow a bit thin-looking. Nose was very sharply boozy, which initially put me off given its distance from what I enjoyed about the regular Allagash Black. But beyond the nose, the beer was more mellow, balanced, and enjoyable. Body suffered a bit from the lengthy aging, I reckon, as it was a bit thin and overly slick. But the flavor was an improvement, with deep chocolate, espresso, and whiskey blending enjoyably.


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