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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Belgian-style Stout aged for 10 months in bourbon barrels

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Imaena (2202) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - 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 (6731) - 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 (669) - 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 (9849) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (5406) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dreadnord (1012) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
closey22 (1667) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnnniee (3797) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hombrepalo (1971) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2719) - 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.

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