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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Bourbon Barreled B-Craft


3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1373) - Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2013
On tap at Reno's east. Bourbon barrel helped the aroma and mouthfeel of the b craft but muddied everything else. Rare occasion where I like the non BB version better. Less hoppy and more malty but super hot.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3177) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Draft at Reno’s East, East Lansing. Deep opaque brown/black body, thin creamy tight head. Inky, strong chocolatey nose with big booze and oak in addition to big juicy citrusy, piny hops. The body starts with big boozy oak, settling into sweet, juicy hops notes of citrus and pine. Lots of burnt sugars. The oak is a tad harsh, and the base black IPA is muddled by the barrel heat.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blackflag321 (496) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Draft. I liked the B-Craft this is based on; I enjoyed this variation on it even more. Nice hints of oak, bourbon, coffee, hops and bitterness. Big taste, but not boozy.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
574deadzone (1068) - North Central, Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2012
On tap at 7 Monks in TC, and what a nice surprise! Very black pour with a thick khaki ring of bubbles. Nose is a blast of bourbon over sweet malt. Very sweet flavor. Nice and big on the palate, sticky, oily, and delicious. The bourbon really works with the base beer, as B-Craft is quite malty as a black IPA to begin with. The bourbon just fleshes out the flavor and gives it a nice sweet alcohol kick that I dig. Good stuff for sure.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bwa5879 (693) - Portage, Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Pitch black brown/black pour. Thin layer of offwhite foam quickly disappeared. Lots of lacing. Faint malt and butterscotch scent. A lot smoother and less hoppy than regular b-craft. Roasted and malty flavor, with a finish that's a bit dry and scotch-y but artificial. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Nice bourbon and vanilla, but a bit hot. Moderately-bitter finish. Touch of oak. Really creamy body and low carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wmubronco1992 (633) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Draft at Arcadia taproom. Pours black. Light tan head. Below average lacing. Aroma of roasty coffee. Flavor of roasty bittter. Mouthfeel is the same with a bourbon feel. Good beer, but even though I didn’t try this side by side with B-Craft, based on memory I’d take the B-Craft if only because it gives much of the same feel at a lower alcohol content.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10950) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Draft. Poured clear black color with an average frothy brown head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted hop, woody alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy toasted bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a very good beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5709) - Indiana, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Draft to 10 oz pint at Arcadia. Looks good; pitch black with sticky off-white lacing. Smells good too; hoppy, malty, and boozy. Tastes like it smells with a good mouthfeel. Abv is well-hidden. Good stuff!


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