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RATINGS: 335   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (2160) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Pours an opaque black on tap with pillowy reddish brown head and light lacing. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, oak, sweet chocolate. Taste follows with a hint of cherry that cuts the bourbon and gives you a birthday cake flavor. Delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DesertDevil (487) - Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2013
On tap during the Bellís Eccentric Cafe Day at the Hungry Monk. Big, boozy, bourbon nose with slight dark cherry, hint of oak, and some sour acidity. Pours a clear midnight black with a filmy tan head. Taste of sour cherries early with a very smooth woody finish. Slightly sour aftertaste is the only bourbon flavor despite the aroma. Tart, sticky mouthfeel with a smooth dry finish. Better than the keg of 2012 Black Note also on tap at the event, but not quite cohesive enough to be labeled a canít-miss barrel-aged stout.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BiggOnion (68) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - FEB 23, 2013
If you like the batch 9000 Bourbon from bells, youíll love this too. The cherry cuts a bit of the Bourbon flavor, but itís awesome

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hardypc (39) - - FEB 19, 2013
An interesting selection that proved that beers can take you on a wild and wonderful journey of taste in ways that you may have never thought of before. A subtle hint of cherry in this dark stout is sure to please the pallate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Draft. Poured black with a nice tan head. Aroma and flavor were mildly tart cherry (more restrained than I thought itíd be), some chocolate, molasses, lots of sweet malt. Barrel aging adds lots of bourbon, some vanilla, a mild woodiness. Thick mouthfeel. Glad I got to try this.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mittenator (1233) - Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2013 On tap at crunchyís in east Lansing. I am not a huge fan of the original cherry stout. However, the BB fixes everything I donít like about the original. The bourbon and vanilla tone down the super tart cherry flavor and sweeten up the malt. Delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rrauth (1115) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2013
draft at beer fest. The BBL cuts down on the overpowering cherry but still not quite enough for my taste. NIce but nothing I need to chase after.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
artmcd8 (1515) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Smells of bourbon. Very little cherry but its there. Taste is good but a tad sweet. Glad I tried it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (3843) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Draught at Beer Trappe. Bourbon and cherry. The previous cherry is slightly muted but stands out in a bit of tart and fruit. Nice overall.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6005) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Sample at Jungle Jimís Barrel Aged Tasting, on tap. Awesome vanilla and chocolate syrup aroma. Dark but still clear color. Nearly no head, but few dots of lace. Big bitter taste, pretty tart also. Bigger body, dry texture, light carbonation, little bite. Light / moderate cherry, some chocolate. Little bourbon boozy finish. Solid, tasty, bourbon barrel ale.


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