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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 444   ABV: 14.8%
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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rxeight (1041) - Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Sample at Fobab. One of the better bourbon stouts I sampled. Great bourbon taste, very thick, smooth. A great example.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Smurf2055 (1293) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2014
Pours deep red, tan head Smell smoky roast, caramel, tootsie roll Taste light smoke, caramel, sweet red fruit, chewy, bourbon vanilla, boozy Medium body Impressive

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
peteinSD (1280) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle from Sean - thanks! Black pour with a slick of tan bubbles and foam. Light bourbon and vanilla with molasses, brown sugar, and licorice. MIld bourbon with vanilla up front followed by the characteristic gnarl of Batch 9,000 with dense plum, raisin, molasses, and licorice. Some alcohol heat. Coating mouthfeel. Even aging in bourbon barrels cannot tame this beast. Decadent sipper.

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
enturbulator (8) - - MAR 20, 2014 does not count
Iím not sure how executive of a palate you have to own to appreciate this beer, but I didnít like it. It tastes unlike anything else. Sure, there are notes of raisin and prune, but the way these flavors are presented was revolting. I tried some at a Bellís promotional event. I really wanted to like it, considering how "rare" I was told that it was. My date, also a beer enthusiast, tried it and put it back on the bar after a few sips. I never do that, but itís really different from anything else Iíve ever had, and not in a good way. Thereís a bias on RB for flavor-forward beers with interesting flavors, but the burned, rubbery, leather flavors forced me to contort my face to get it down.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DTM (780) - Winters, California, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Shared bottle with Timfoolery. Strong aroma of licorice. Tasted of chocolate and of course licorice. I thought it the anise flavor may put me off, but it got better as it went along. Top notch!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (5958) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle at RBWG 2014, thanks! Pours a near clear dark brown with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a nice bourbon and dark grain combination with light roast and bitter chocolate backing. Flavor has bourbon up front with a bit of dark grains and roast growing and supported by dark chocolate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadIndian (2305) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle gift from SJ. Looks like a Bellís Thursday for me. Nice bold flavors of vanilla, molasses, wood, roast and caramel malt. I think the alcohol was hidden really well. A very good blend and thick body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (1705) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle. Thanks to dalzale for sharing. Pours a black color with white head. Oak, caramel, brown sugar, alcohol flavors.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle @ Arminís house, courtesy of DalzAle. Thanks! Pours a deep reddish brown appearance with a tiny brown head. Big caramel, toffee, whiskey, vanilla aroma. Really rich gooey, dark chocolate, thick toffee, brown sugar, big whiskey flavor. Tasty but big.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (5715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, big thanks to Greg! Dark black pour with no head, aroma brought notes of dark chocolate, bourbon, hints of vanilla, dark fruit, this is awesome. Taste is a mix of dark chocolate, coffee, nice dark fruit into a big vanilla, earth, finishing fairly sweet, earthy, bourbon forward.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonkeyBra (3108) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Sampled at the GTMW2013 pre-party, and several other times. Pours an oily black color with a tan head. Aroma of raisins, chocolate, bourbon, mild caramel and vanilla notes. Licorice, coffee, and roasted malts show up in the aroma too. Flavor is bourbon, booze, anise, coffee and dark chocolate. Hints of licorice as well. Mildly bitter, with strong booze and spirit influence, with a fair amount of sweetness from the base beer creeping through. Chewy and thick mouthfeel. Finishes sweet and boozy. Interesting variant on the odd beer that was 9000.


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