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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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Brewed with Summit Hops, molasses, dark brown sugar and Italian black licorice. Aged in Rye Whiskey and Pinot Noir barrels with Brettanomyces. Triple fermented.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (2118) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2013
5 oz pour from June tasting at Dougís. Very unique aroma. Belgian spices, vanilla, coconut, dark fruit, roast, light whiskey, and a light sour funk. Taste has a lot going on and itís really good. Moderately sweet, light bitterness. Sour finish. This is like a barrel aged sour stout with Belgian spices. Like a blend of 4 different beer styles and it works.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6743) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Pouring at The Festival in Portland with Kramer, Andrew, and J-Dadmond. Pours a deep thick oily brown with a thin tan head. Sweet roast, cocoa, chocolate, light toast. Smooth, malt chocolate and cocoa. Big chocolate and roast. Cocoa, oxidization and plums into the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (3012) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2013
From bottle @ The Festival. Dark brown with a small beige head and little to no lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, brettanomyces, wine, cherries, liquorice... quite complex, I donít get the Rye Whiskey presence. Taste is moderately to heavily sweet (almost cloying) and sour with red fruits, wines, spices and liquorice. Medium to full body. Low to moderate carbonation. Itís quite complex, but liquorice and the "sourness" turn me off.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SrSilliGose (3264) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 24, 2013
bottle. dry woody cocoa. brown sugar. muddled whiskey and vanilla. doughy. fine.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mrnoluv (174) - long beach, California, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Funky, sweaty smell, mixed with alcohol, almog like a citrus or lime smell to it, dark stout appearance but after that this being called a stout ends. The taste, I canít even explain it, nowhere near a stout in my opinion and nowhere near a belgian. Very strange complex beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle (Mar 2013 Batch 1). Pours with a menacing black hue and a large foamy deep brown head with good retention. Some alcohol legs. Aromas are of dark fruit esters, dates, wine, vinous, whiskey, alcohol, damp wood, pomegranates, tart cherries. Very complex. Medium vanillin, some dusty lactone. Rich chocolate notes. Flavors are very rich and very chocolatey, port like vinous character. Lots of oak vanillins and lactones, coconut, toasted notes, sawdust. Dark fruits, leathery, figs and dates. Alcohol is definitely there, and while quite warming it is never harsh. Big and viscous body. Unique. Impressive beer, but I enjoyed some of their other offerings a bit more.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (11351) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle shared by Gene. Thanks! Black pour with a tab head. Bourbon aroma, oak, lots of alcohol, and roasted. Slight tartness, some leather, and licorice. Nice chocolate and booze flavors. Whiskey, leather, coffee, and dark fruit. Licorice, lightly tart, blueberry, roasted malt, and a bit of balsamic vinegar.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13029) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle. Black as a black hole, beige head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of licorice, double chocolate brownies. Taste is rich, thick licorice and bitter cocoa. Delicious.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dEnk (3915) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle @ home. Aroma is huge roasty liquorice, big whiskey, vanilla, wood, this that and more. Wow. Flavour is smokey roasty liquorice whiskey, rye, chocolate, light fruity notes, big wood. Awesome.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle. Black with almost no head. Huge oaky, vinous, bourbon, chocolate, caramel, raisin, and sour fruit aroma. Thick, chewy, and oily palate. Tastes of raisin, vanilla, bourbon, roasted grain, chocolate, oak, caramel, and brown sugar with some lightly tart fruit notes on an otherwise oaky and alcoholic finish. Very good.


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