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RATINGS: 164   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
conway (1495) - - SEP 6, 2013
Draft. Black with little head. Aroma is mostly bourbon barrel. Taste follows suit but adds some chocolate and roast malt. Palate is medium. This is ok but the normal Black is better I think.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 4, 2013
On tap at brewpub. A ruby reddish dark brown with a short lived beige head that leaves a lacing. Aroma is coconut, chocolate, wood, molasses. Flavor is thick caramel, chocolate, bourbon whiskey, coconut. Finish is bitter, dark chocolate, wood. Lingering dark chocolate and wood flavors. Light body, somewhat sticky mouthfeel, weak carbonation. Good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (3696) - Everett, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Draught at the Saucer’s Cellarbration of Raleigh Beer Week. Poured a near black color with a moderate tan head on it. Nose had some bourbon notes, though they were light and not overpowering. The bourbon overwhelmed the taste, though, and made it feel pretty boozy. Drank smooth, though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tstamba (325) - Maryland, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Taster at brewery. Black with small tan head... Caramel and chocolate notes... Smooth bourbon and dark chocolate flavor... This ones a keeper! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (842) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 17, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2013 750ml bottle release from the brewery. Pours a dark slick murky brown into large oversize red wine glass. Small mocha head fades quick into fine layer. Nose is semi-sweet chocolate, mocha, frappuccino. Mouthfeel is exquisite, creamy, glides across the palate. Super smooth for a 9.3% beer, be careful with this one. Taste is chocolate, roasty, almonds, vanilla, faint coffee, hint of bourbon increases as the glass warms. Finish is pleasant and not clingy. The year in oak does wonders for this beer, blows the regular black out of the water. Very well executed by Allagash. Hoping this becomes a yearly release.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Appearance: Inky black
Aroma: Vanilla, chocolate, hint of alcohol
Palate: Warming finish
Overall: The bourbon seems a little subdued/hidden in the big beer (from notes)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Imaena (1855) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Draught. This is a case where more is not necessarily better. I like the original version better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3312) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Tap. Pours opaque black, huge tan creamy head, great lacing. Aroma is bourbon, roared malt, molasses. Flavor is the same, medium sweet, light bitter. Light body, high carbonation. Not surprisingly, if you age a bad beer in bourbon barrels, you get a bad, bourbony beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogfishho (598) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Pours opaque black with a fluffy brown head. Somewhat thinner than expected but that's not a bad thing. On the nose there is some fresh roasted coffee and chocolate, vanilla and a hint of smoke. On the palate the alcohol is well hidden and when drunk at just under room temperature the complexity is amazing. Nicely sweet with good roasty notes for balance. Very easily drinkable but there was one sip where I felt a touch of alcohol burn. Solid. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2013
2013-04-26. Black body with a nice tan head. 4+ Bourbony aroma, light woody notes, dry roasty malt notes, sweet vanilla. Flavour is similar, strong bourbon overtones, fairly bitter, some green hops in the background? Notes if licorice in the finish? Very smooth medium bodied palate has pleasant carbonation. Decent but don’t think the BA helped it much.On tap at Three Penny Taproom, Montpelier

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