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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 4.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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This is the version sold in growlers and on tap at the pub. It is a blend of Pappy Van Winkle, Buffalo Trace and rye whiskey barrel aged American Presidential Stout.


JustDrinkIt's rating

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JustDrinkIt (261) - Arizona, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Black pour with limited tan head. Aroma of chocolate, bourbon, and toasty malt. Flavor is bitter chocolate, bourbon, and light coffee.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2732) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Sampled at RBSG. From notes. Caramel, chocolate, a little vanilla and some green pepper.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5213) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Light brown pour with tan head and lace. Sweet caramel malt dominates the aroma with a hinto abv. Flavor is sweet malt start with a bito cough syrup flavor on the back end along with the warmth. Medium bodied with good carbonation. pretty solid but for the cough syrup notes at the end

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BiiruBierBeer (246) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Smell is light coffee, alcohol, and moderate bourbon. Taste is bourbon, light to moderate chocolate, medium to heavy rye, and a moderate amount of alcohol. Not as thick or smooth as I’d like and a bit too boozy in taste. Didn’t hide the ABV nearly as well as other BA stouts I’ve had.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RussianDragon (515) - - AUG 9, 2014
Growler shared by Huhzubendah, thanks Matt! Pours a dark brown/near black with a small ring of bubbles lining the rim. Dark cherry red hue when backlit. Aroma is oak, chocolate malt, slight coffee presence, vanilla, and whiskey barrel. Rye barrel is prominent with dark cherry sweetness. Flavor is same with roasted smoky anise and dark fruit complexity with oak and whiskey. Full bodied, mild carbonation, and oaky whiskey finish.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
darkyellowsky (2) - USA - AUG 3, 2014 does not count
From a growler during an epic bottle share at J. Greenwald's house. Pours pitch black with a deep aroma of smokey chilli and coffee. Taste was one of the most complex and balanced I have had in a few years. Tastes of chilli, semi sweet chocolate, vanilla and bourbon on the front and back end. Overall, it is damn near perfect. The age of two months in temp control probably created the perfect beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beernbourbon (1326) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Growler thanks to Blake! Pour is deep dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is musty, loaded with tobacco, malty, full of molasses, and faintly fruity. Flavor is really nice: sweet vanilla up front followed by smooth bourbon notes, more vanilla, light coconut, faint peat, and a touch of smoke. Really complex but really cohesive and well executed. Great beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pilgrim_211 (4) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 15, 2014 does not count
I was the 201st person to get a growler. Cool story about how it all went down. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (11554) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Growler @ RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting. Black pour with a finger of khaki foam. Some smoke up front on the nose and plenty of roasted malt, bourbon, and charred wood. Some nice vanilla and toffee sweetness. Spicy pepper and coffee. A hint of caramel and molasses. Flavor has a nice bourbon, vanilla, and toffee sweetness to it. Subtle smoke and spice. Lots of burnt sugar and roasted malts, too. Pretty solid.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (1789) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Growler during RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting at Schlafly Tap Room. Black with no head. Aromas of pepper skins, chocolate. Tastes of caramel, pepper skins, chocolate. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (3507) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Growler with huge thanks to agent zigzag! Pours opaque black with a small brown head and decent lacing. Aroma is chocolate, roasty, vanilla, oak, a bit of ash, bourbon. Flavor is light to medium sweet, medium bitter, rich and roasty with vanilla prominent and bourbon taking more of an accent note. Medium plus body, creamy mouthfeel. Really a nice beer. It was a bit hot from that 11.5% ABV, but not off-putting by any means.


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