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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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (32344) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2011
From tap at Sunset Grill. Pours dark brown to almost black with a small, tan and creamy head. Aroma is dark roasted malty and smooth bourbon. Bitter, dark roasted and fruity bourbon flavoured. Lingering dark roasted malty and slight bourbon flavoured. Slight bitter and dry roasted malt finish.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13458) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2010
Draught at Churchkey. Very dark brownish black, tan head. Aroma of Jack Daniels. Taste is roasted coffee, chocolate, lots of bourbon. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2009
(Hand bottle, courtesy of Bman1113vr) Pours a brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of wood, roasted malt, vanilla, vinous, dark fruits, and Belgian yeast. Flavor of wood, yeast, bourbon, light roast, and some sourness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11900) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2010
Tap at Barcade, Brooklyn. Pours black with a creamy, tan head. Dark, roasted malts make up the nose. Flavor is sweet, roasty, with notes of chocolate, brown sugar, caramel and coffee. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Finishes sweet with dark malts and mocha, but not much bourbon. Still, this was easy drinkin’ and really enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11653) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Medium brown head atop dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, vanilla/Bourbon, some chocolate, light Belgian yeast. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, some Bourbon, light Belgian yeast. Smooth medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (11612) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 15, 2012
The pour is a very dark brown color with a creamy off-white head. Nose is heavy on the roast with light bourbon aroma (more oak than anything). Lightly peppery with a hint of fruit, mostly banana. There is just a touch of coffee. The flavor has an interesting smokiness to it, perhaps from the char of the barrel? Mild bourbon and vanilla notes, some dark fruit, pepper, and lots of roasted malts. A hint of bitter chocolate, some banana, and a bit of booze.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11533) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours dark brown with orange glints; tan head. Aroma is rather bourbon. Med body, or nearly. Flavor is bourbon, dark malt, a little treacle, some dark fruit, a little coffee or chocolate or something. Tasty stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012

Name: Black
Date: October 22, 2012
Mode: Draft
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: black, creamy tan head, sticky lace
Aroma: light roasted aroma, touch of bourbon
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, caramel and vanilla sweetness pulls out the chocolate over the roasted back end
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10099) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2011
Tap. Pours dark brown to black with an average, frothy tan head, short retention with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, nutty), light hops (earthy), and average esters (fruity) with notes of oak, dates, prune, bourbon, and plum. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, nutty), light hops (earthy), and average esters (fruity) with notes of oak, dates, prune, bourbon, and plum. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation with a sweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9960) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2013
Tap at Capones Black Friday Bash, Norristown, PA 29/11/13. Mid black with a moderate light tan covering that clears to a swirl/edgework. Nose is treacle toffee, liqourice, spice, earthy cocoa, dark fruit tang. Taste comprises dark fruit, toffee, earthy cocoa, subtle bourbonic hit. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light booze lick. Ok - lacks a little depth for my liking.


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