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RATINGS: 688   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.31   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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A blend of Expedition and Double Cream stouts aged in bourbon barrels.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bwa5879 (541) - Portage, Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2012
UPDATED: APR 3, 2014 On tap at eccentric cafe. Dark black pour into snifter, half inch of beige head that settled quickly. Malty scent, brown sugar and molasses. Thick mouth feel with little carbonation. Very sweet malty, mature flavor: maple syrup, molasses, dark fruits and brown sugar. Finish is sour and a bit bitter, mouth was a little tingly. Very nice. April 2014 update: enjoyed 2/28/12 bottle. Super rich, super boozy aroma. Powdery, corn-y bourbon aroma, powdery Carmel is strong. Very low carbonation, somewhat thin mouthfeel, numbs the tongue on finish very slightly. Supremely rich flavor, heavy on the Carmel and molasses, dark fruits and rich dark chocolate or cocoa. Amazingly smooth and well blended compared to other BBA stouts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Enwiebe (66) - - APR 23, 2014
4/22/14. 2014 bottle. Pours jet black with a thin mocha head. Bourbon and cherry/dark fruit nose. Deep dark complex mouth with lots of hop and chocolate bitterness balanced with fruit and alcohol. Super big but nothing dominates. Yummy! Wish I had more to put up because it will age well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chuckaduck (610) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - APR 20, 2014
Finally! 2014 Bottle. Pours opaque brown-black with a fizzy light brown head. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate, molasses, more cocoa, wood, earth, syrupy, caramel, hint of coffee, toffee, alcohol. Smells amazing. Taste is remarkable; huge flavor profile, coffee, chocolate, caramel, espresso, light herbal bitterness, bourbon, wood, creaminess; finish is bitter chocolate and espresso. Nice laces throughout. Low carbonation. Rich, full, syrupy mouth feel. This is fantastic. World class beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Shaunmaloney (18) - Kasson, Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2014
Fantastic beer, 2014. Bourbon is present but well balanced throught. Again this year one of the best beers....an event ever year, cheers!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
CpyNPrnT (225) - Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2014
Wonderful beer, complex aroma of dark fruit, bourbon, ripe cherries. Taste is bourbon, cherries, dark fruits, malt, coffee, and some alcohol. Long coffee and fruity aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
htzpah (33) - - APR 18, 2014
2012 bottle tasted 4/2014. Generously shared by BLADT. Rum raisin cake nose. Very strong smell. Fatty butteriness, thick and smooth. Roasted chocolate and whiskey finish. Medicinal sweetness. Prefer KBS, but an unbelievably distinct beer taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BLADT (224) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 18, 2014
2012 bottle. Pours very dark, like motor oil. Quickly disappearing beige head. Nose is booze cake and raisons, almost buttery at times, with subtle roasted beans. Taste is remarkably smooth and balanced. Full bodied. The pieces here fit together perfectly. Elements of chocolate, rum cake, plums, and rye. A true sipper. I really enjoyed this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ADesenberg (501) - Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2014
Bottle: pours deep black with a nice thick tan head. Aromas are bourbon, booze and fruit. Taste is a wonderful balance of dark fruit and booze with some chocolate. This is balanced wonderfully and I love the great bourbon finish. Amazing example of a bourbon stout. Love it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (2837) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 17, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks DSG. Bottled 12/28/12. Pours opaque black with a small brown head, aroma of chocolate, bourbon, wood, coconut, vanilla, toffee and coffee, flavor of chocolate, bourbon, wood, vanilla, toffee and coffee, full bodied. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
stoutnick (390) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2014
2014 bottle at Four Roses Cafe, Plainview Michigan. Black with quickly dissipating foam. Aroma is nice blend of bourbon and dark malt with neither being overwhelming or astringent. Taste is creamy to begin with, bourbon blending in nicely, bit of licorice tang, mild vanilla, bitter finish; beautiful. Unlike many imperial stouts this one doesnít jump around trying to impress, but is both interesting and so well crafted. Delicious. Abv is extremely well hidden. Finish is slightly bitter with some subtle but distinct bourbon barrel character. Gold. Overall, perhaps my favorite beer now - could drink a few of these mainly cause it is neither astringent or over the top with bourbon. Great times!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pfc514 (45) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 12, 2014
Pours black with a tan head into a snifter. No light comes through, even when held up to the sun. Iím outside and am still assaulted by the aroma of bourbon, faint roasted malts, and chocolate, even though the glass is two feet away from me. Taste is of strong bourbon, some bittersweet chocolate, and some coffee. Very well balanced. Bourbon is powerful, but not overly so. Delicious. Smooth an silky on the mouth. Overall, this is one of the best beers Iíve tried. Been looking for it forever, and finally found it. As good as BCBS, maybe better.

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