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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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4551) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 30, 2013
Draft at oakquinox 2013. Pour is a dark reddish brown, almost black, with a light tan head. Roasted malts, sweet, some chocolate, bourbon, and notes of dark fruit. Decent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 21, 2013
Pours black with a thin off white head. The nose is vanilla, coconut, cherries, peaches and a little chocolate. The taste is high sweet, low bitter and high Delish. The texture is creamy and smooth, heavy body and a long finish. Legit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
closey22 (980) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Black. Little rimming tan head; aroma is alcohol; Flava is licorice molasses some hoppy bite; feels medium with fizz; finishes dry with some grainy notes

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnnniee (2459) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 22, 2013
On tap at EBF 3/16/13. Earthy and roasty stout with a slightly ashy almost chalky consistency. Bourbon and oak come through as well as the yeasty Belgian phenols and flavors. I love stouts, I love bourbon, but I think the Belgian yeast detracts rather than enhances this brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hombrepalo (1853) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Brewhaha. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody bourbon aroma. Sweetish roasted malty spicy yeasty woody bourbon flavor. Has a sweetish roasted malty woody bourbon finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1746) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2013 Draft at Eulogy. Start of a barrel. Opaque brown pour in a tulip glass. Nice foamy tan head that left some lace. Slightly medicinal chocolate liquor. Definite bourbon barrel notes. Tootsie Rolls. Not much aroma once the head dies down. Silky palate. Smooth finish. High ABV is well hidden. Nice, but lacks complexity. Update: Having it on draft again during an Allagash event at Moriartys. Similar looking, though much less lace. Started too cold but warmed up to some deeper complex flavors.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LetsGoState (616) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Aroma is a sweet chocolate. Taste is a little bitter, but has a nice balance between chocolate and bourbon. Overall a nice bourbon ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wchesser (1244) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2013
At Boulder Strong Ale. Mahogany brown...very light for a stout. Nice fading oak and bourbon nose...very well integrated. Both alternating tart and sweet over wood and wet leaves. One of my favs from the fest, not for decadance but complexity.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MadRobin (2069) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 2, 2013
On tap 4 oz. sample at Pizza Paradiso in Alexandria, VA. Opaque, black-brown with creamy tan head and very good lacing. Aroma of toasted grain, chocolate malt, bourbon, dark fruit, nuts and yeast. Taste of bourbon, roasted malt, dark fruit, brown sugar and yeast. Full/medium body and low/medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
rxeight (1523) - Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Slight bourbon aroma. Almost covered up by the spices. More belgian than stout. Very thin.


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