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Blue Mountain Chocolate Cherry Bourbon Belgian Porter

Blue Mountain Chocolate Cherry Bourbon Belgian Porter
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Formerly brewed at Blue Mountain Brewery
Style: Belgian Ale
Afton, Virginia USA


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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
This is one of those wild experimental brews our guys tend to whip up after drinking a little too much Dark Hollow. It is our Chocolate Belgian Porter aged in bourbon barrels that held Dark Hollow for 10 months, and we added 60# of bing cherries to each barrel during the aging. Notes of the Peruvian cacao nibs from the original beer meld with the burnt vanilla and bourbon flavors of the barrels and bring out the underlying malt complexity and fruitiness of the Belgian yeast. A rare treat! 20 IBUs, 7.0% alc/vol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8159) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 3, 2010
Growler pours courtesy of jcwattsrugger. Pours darkness with tall light mocha head. Very nice looking beer. The aroma is bourbon, oaky wood notes, oaky spiciness, chocolate, black licorice and a touch of yeasty spiciness. The taste is a bit on the bright side with punchy spicy oak moving into bourbon, black licorice, yeasty spices and then growing chocolate notes. Into the finish a mild amount of spicy yeast makes it to the surface.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9313) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 26, 2010
growler partagé avec Jcwattsrugger. De couleur brune foncée, mousse est beige. Arôme note de pomme et cerise, pas mal de bourbon, chocolat est la quoique ce dernier reste bien caché. Goût, définitivement une présence de levure belge laissant qcq impression d’esters et un palais dont les notes de tonneau de Bourbon sont un peu trop prononcées. On peut y rajouter une fine note de vanille et de chocolat qui fait son apparition très timidement.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2010
on tap-pours a tight light brown head and black color. Aroma is soft dark malt-roasty/cocoa, dark fruit. Taste is dark malt-roasty/cocoa, vanilla/bourbon, wood, dark fruit, some hops bite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11791) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2010
Served on draft (NOT nitro, thankfully) at the brewpub. Pours a dark brown color with a medium creamy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of bourbon, cherries, lightly roasted malts and faint chocolate notes. The taste is roasted malts, cherries, a nice mellow bourbon note, chocolate and a tart finish. Smooth, medium bodied. Nice beer.

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