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RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Aged in in 22 year-old Bourbon Barrels for almost two years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wlajwl (4053) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Aroma is dry malts, a hint of roast and barrel aging/fruit, very English. The flavor is dark malts, barrel aging/fruit, caramel and a dry/tangy/alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chucklemation (563) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Dark brown color with a decently foamy off-white head. Smells and tastes strongly like bourbon. Has a full-bodied feel and goes down pretty smooth. A nice drink to warm you up, but it is definitely strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (2875) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Picked this up at Binny’s LP for $7 a bottle. enjoyed at wine stemware.

A - Frothy espresso head. almost pitch black.

S - Smells like creamy vanilla, lactose, espresso beans and cream pie.

T - Taste is pretty acidic with lots of coffee and oak tannins. not too smooth. creaminess is nice, clean bourbon taste throughout but way too oaky for my taste

M - Creamy, dense and leaves an oaky charcoal taste

O - NOt bad and 12% is very well hidden

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SSSteve (3828) - - JAN 8, 2014
bottle. some ruby highlights with a small head. some woody barrel in the nose with dark chocolate. nice beer. lots of roast and a good smooth barrel flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1626) - - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle. Jet black with exceedingly thin light tan head. Aroma is bourbon barrel, bakers chocolate and develops a marshmallow note as it warms. Taste follows suit and adds a tiny roasty note on the finish. Moderate alcohol punch. Slick velvety mouthfeel that coats the mouth. Minimal carbonation. Nice beer but can't help but feel like it's missing something that would make it great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5077) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2014
From the 12/2013 3R6P gathering +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a small foamy beige head that faded quickly and left no lacing. The aroma was cherry, fruity pepples, sugar, cola and cream. The flavor was bourbon, coconut, cherry, brown sugar, cream and marzipan. Short coconut and cream finish. Moderately full bodied and creamy. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (6155) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
12/23/13. 12oz bottle thanks to polomagnifico! Black pour with a small tan head. Sweet, lightly boozy aroma, woody, plenty of bourbon. Lightly sweet flavor, touches of booze, caramel, vanilla, bourbon, burns the tongue, some dark fruits, lingers ashy. Tasty enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (1098) - New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle, 12/30/2013. Pours deep brown, nearly black, creamy light tan head fades to the surface, decent lacing left behind. Aroma is dark baker’s chocolate, light caramel raisin, big notes of cherry licorice, bourbon and vanilla. Taste is bitter dark roasted malts, dark licorice, boozy bourbon finish. Medium body, fairly smooth. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2344) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle shared by drowland at xmas, pours black with a really thin oily brown head. the aroma has quite a bit of booze on the nose with lots of bourbon and a hint of vanilla and sweetness with even a little bit of smoke in there as well, the flavor has quite a bit of chocolate on the front end with some ash and tobacco notes in the finish, doesn’t taste as boozy as it smells, good, just didn’t blow me away.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kraftster (14) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Pours pretty thick and the darkest brown possible, just shy of black. Thin mocha head vanishes in a flash to just a rim of bubbles. Alcohol visible on the sides if the glass. Smell is almost straight bourbon. Alcohol, faint vanilla, faint oak and faint malts. If I really strain I can get some chocolate and raisin. Yikes. This is a sipper. Really hot. Bourbon. Underlying malts, dark chocolate and vanilla, but mainly just bourbon. You taste every bit of the 12%. Too hot. There's a faint something like raisin or prune as it gets closer to room temp but too hot to really detect. Not a great finish, again because of the strong alcohol. Could use more than the 50 IBUs. Feels good in the mouth, definitely gets that part just right for the style. If Goose Island BCBS is a great example of smoothness and balance for the bourbon aged styles, this is a great example for something that needs time in the cellar to cool off a bit. Probably a great choice for bourbon fans. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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