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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
This oak-aged ale is our love letter to bourbon barrels. Barrel Noir is a sumptuous, inky ale that celebrates the velvety texture and subtle heat that only Kentucky charred oak can impart. Born from a blend of American imperial stout and Belgian-inspired dark ale aged in bourbon barrels, this rich brew can be paired with braised beef dishes and dark chocolates. Enjoyed best in front of a warm fireplace.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Nobia (11) - Coolest place on EArth, - JUN 22, 2013
Itís darkness attracts me Itís taste enlights thee Canít drink much more Iím already on the floor...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mel4vegas (36) - Nevada, USA - NOV 30, 2015
Awesome to say least. Bottle share looked like 22 oz bottle neat colorful label. Poured translucent brown with red tint. Small head light carbonation perfect palate. Taste of light brown sugar oak some tangie and real nice sherry notes. Finished like a nice sherry with some maltiness. Great.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
krumbum (984) - truckee, California, USA - JUN 12, 2013
So dark the room light could not penetrate it. The chocolate tarty fruity smell is a perfect combination. The smell transitions to taste almost perfectly. The thick rich mouth feel rinses softly with the tart finish, but still leaving a light lasting deliciousness behind.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 21, 2013
A - Dark black with just a hint of brown and a finger of frothy khaki-chocolate colored head. Fades fairly slowly. S - Roasted dark chocolate and dark caramel malts, oak, vanilla, Bourbon, dark fruits, coffee, black licorice, candi sugars, vanilla, Belgian yeast, and a hint of booze. T - Roasted dark chocolate and dark caramel malts, oak, vanilla, Bourbon, dark fruits, roasted coffee, candi sugar, Belgian yeast, black licorice, some earthy hops, and a hint of booze. M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and creamy with a sweet, roasted, and warming finish. D - Fantastic balance and complexity. Spot on.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cory (372) - , California, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Bottle. Tan head, dark dark brown color. Aroma is apple, raisin, and roasted malts. Thick creamy and oily body, long bitter and sweet finish with the bitter oil left on your tongue. Very enjoyable and nice ale, surprisingly sweet but really nicely balanced. I am very impressed with this beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tdtm82 (1700) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2016
Bottle, thanks to Madmitch76, shared with Clayton on the #IPAOpenIT tastings, 16/4/2016. Firstly, Iíd say this is definitely more of an American stout than any of the other styles. Itís super clean. Lovely barrel-aging. Cedar on aroma. Lots of German licorice. Chocolate. Velvet is smooth. Oak. Wood resin. Chocolate gateax and oak chips. Really silly drinkable for the abv. The mellowness is astounding. This is an extremely well-made beer with absolutely no defects. Excellent job!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle. Black with a creamy off white head. Really nice bourbon, chocolate, caramel and vanilla aroma. Thick creamy and soft palate. Rich chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and caramel taste with an oaky and chalky chocolate finish. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Absolutely beautiful and complex stout-centric hybrid from start to finish. Pours essentially black with an off-white head. Dark fruit aroma, with hints of bourbon. Taste is a solid chocolate and coffee base. But there are layers of flavor. Dark fruit. Some spice. Bourbon on the top. Everything lingers in a melodic symphony. I have one more bottle, and this is the first beer I am really looking forward to aging. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerbastard (841) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 15, 2013
375ml bottle, pours black with lacing. Malty chocolate nose with some bourbon in the background. Smooth and silky chocolate with well blended sweet malts, some vanilla in the background. Hides the alcohol. Nice finish with the flavors hanging in there. Very Good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (6093) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2014
From notes, consumed on 7/29/2013. 375 ml bottle into a Belgian snifter. Black with a finger of tan head, great lacing. Aromas of coffee, roast, chocolate, slight bourbon. Tastes of medium bourbon, caramel, dark chocolate, roast. Medium-full body with a dry and warm finish.

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