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Aviator Bourbon Barrel Aged Black Mamba

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 87   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Black Mamba is a full bodied oatmeal stout that has tastes of toffee, chocolate, coffee, and smoothness from the addition of flaked oatmeal. We use generous amounts of crystal, black patent, roasted barley and chocolate malt which gives the stout a dark colour and a complex taste profile. The final step for Black Mamba is aging in the finest American bourbon barrels for several weeks. SRM 38


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2677) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Bomber from app vintner. A little heavy on the molasses and soy sauce. Aroma has some bourbon and dark cherry. Flavor is a bit rough with the molasses being so heavy and the bourbon kicking most of the base beer out. An ok drink but rough and heavy handed with some of the things it is trying to do.

1.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
BBAconnoisseur (1) - - SEP 9, 2014 does not count
Just did not have the sought after taste of being "bourbon barrel aged" beer (which few beers touting "BBA" flavor actually have). It is the BBA taste that is sought. This was a spring 2014 purchase, so maybe a future batch will be an improvement; and lots of improvement is needed. The better BBA’s need to age for 6 months or more ... "several weeks" is not long enough.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bacterial (1729) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2014
On draft at the brewery last June. Black pour. Slight bourbon and malt nose. Oak and bourbon gives way to roasted malt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
woodychevy (439) - - JUN 16, 2014
From a bomber. Just ok for a stout- and for Aviator for that matter. All the typical stout flavors and medium mouthfeel but pretty dank and hoppy for the style. Not much bourbon going on either. Think the Columbus hops are messing with my enjoyment of the stout style. Plenty of better stouts out there.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (6227) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2014
sample at Food Bank bottle share. lighet to medium bodied black pour. roasted malts, bourbon, chocolate & some coffee notes. decent but body is a tad light

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (2944) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Cask. On tap at OH station. Black pour, creamy tan head. Aroma is cherry and hint of the bourbon. Tastes are pepper, chocolate, wood, molasses. Very little of the bourbon in the finish. OK. 7.0

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kosmokrator (517) - ITALY - DEC 30, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2013 Oleoso ed impenetrabile color nero con un soffice cappello di schiuma beige. Aroma dominato dal bourbon con un flebile velo caramellato e vanigliato; gusto dolciastro con note di bourbon, caffè, cacao amaro e un tocco di liquirizia nel finale. Corpo medio-lieve, struttura setosa, effervescenza debole; lievi sentori legnosi nel retrogusto. Particolare invecchiamento dove si sente tanto (forse troppo) bourbon, buona ma non vale il prezzo pagato.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dphoxie (120) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Not too complex, plenty of barrel notes. A little thin on the palate. I seem to remember enjoying a bottle of this a year or 2 ago, but this draft is just OK. Ready to move on to the next beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Getbetter (894) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - DEC 15, 2013
From a bottle.The pour is a dark brown with a minimum brown head.The beer has a roasty,very sweet burobon,chocolate,coffee taste with a thin body which I find to throw this beer off compared to other BBA stouts.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
beechner224 (779) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with minimal head. Aroma is mild roastiness, nothing like you would expect from a stout.Taste is just ash and maybe some roasted bitterness. But nothing else. not very good. No bourbon, vanilla, or anything else.


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