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


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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10785) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Dark brown pour, tan head. Bourbon, light soy, chocolate, molasses, licorice, roated malt. A good beer for sure.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (10731) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2009
On tap at Capones. Poured a dark black color with a smaller sized off white/tan head. Aromas of roastiness, woody, smoke, vanilla, and a trace (if any) of bourbon. Tastes of vanilla, woody/oak, dark fruits, roasty, chocolate, the same smokiness, and vanilla. If I wasn’t told this was done in a Bourbon Barrel, I would have just guessed Oak Aged.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (10523) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2012
Growler… Pours clear and very dark with a crimson shimmer and not much of a head. To me, the aroma smells of bourbon and wood – no more “Black” in here… all gone. Full-bodied with lively carbonation. The flavor is all about alcohol heat and American oak with a smidge of vanilla. Finishes boozy and bourbony. The bourbon barrel treatment took away my Allagash Black and left me with something less. Not bad, but it’s not “Black.” Growler courtesy of ElliesBrown!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10367) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Boulder Strong Ale Fest. Dark brown appearance with a light brown head. Licorice, chocolate, Belgian yeasty, light bourbon aroma. Creamy, a bit boozy, sweet cany, caramel, Belgian yeasty, milk chocolate flavor with a warming, somewhat boozy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 6, 2010
On tap at Paradiso. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Little lace. Aroma is whiskey, chocolate ganache, Godiva liquor, light cayenne pepper. Very oily palate. Lots of rich vanilla and some cognac showing through in the taste as well as some light flemish sour notes, vinegar, sherry. Some sticky sweetness in the finish. Yum.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9253) - 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

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (9243) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Draft at Craft. Pours dark brownish black with 1-finger tan head that dissipates quickly. Nose is a complex and luscious medley of huge oaky bourbon, dark patent malt, molasses, prunes. Medium palate heft, lightly carbonated in the flavor, with dark malt, big oaky bourbon, vanilla, fig, prune, molasses, and dark choc. The palate is a tad light, not unexpected for this style. Delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (9212) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2012
Tap @ Avery, doing the 10th Annual Strong Ale Festival. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, oak, bourbon, coffee. Taste is malts, coffee, chocolate, licorice, oak, bourbon, brown sugar. Medium body, soft carbonation. 090312

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9207) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2012
Pour on tap at Avery Strong Ale 2012, dark brownish black with thin tan head, aroma brought nasty notes of cabbage, green bean, mineral and some rotten fruits, some slight vanilla maybe but the smell is awful. Taste however is completely different, nice roasted and ester notes, hints of vanilla and slight bourbon into a dark fruit middle, slight chocolate and espresso goes into a roasted finish. Interesting how different the aroma and taste were.


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