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Brewery Vivant Love Shadow

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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
Bourbon Barrel Aged Plow Horse Imperial Stout

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FlandersNed (369) - , Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2015
16oz brewery-only can. Oily black hue, low foam. Dark fruit, black cherry & sweet prune nose. Nice bourbon/oak addition in the flavor with hints of coconut, anise, molasses and vanilla. Full, almost slick body and low to moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (6017) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2015
On tap: The aroma consists of moderate chocolate, vanilla, coconut, bourbon, and a hint of roasted malt. It’s a dark brown with no transparency and a small tan head that fades to a minimal film outlined by a thin ring. The flavor starts with moderate sweet chocolate with a hint of dark fruits. The finish has light-moderate vanilla, coconut, bourbon, and oak. There’s barely a hint of roast in there too. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (7123) - Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Draft to tulip at the brewpub. Looks good; a very slightly translucent dark cola with beige lacing. Smells and tastes of dark malt, dark chocolate, and oak. A bit of dark fruit on the tongue as well. Mouthfeel is medium to medium full-bodied and a touch hot. Could be more viscous, but enjoyable nonetheless.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mittenator (1609) - Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Draft sample at MiWBF 14. Love the original and the BA’ing put it over the top. Smoother, slight bourbon and creamy texture. Coffee, malt and chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (1050) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Draft at Logan’s Alley - Pour black. Sweet bourbon aromas with some cocoa. Taste is chocolate, dark fruit and bourbon. Smooth palate . Finishes slightly sweet. Very good .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Adamrandels (15) - - DEC 30, 2013
Black as night with no head at all. Mouthfeel is surprisingly fizzy. Great bourbon nose but doesn't finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
njager246 (678) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2013
On tap at vivant, Nice bourbon and chocolate aroma, really great taste.. well balanced with the bourbon not stealing away the chocolate and dark fruit flavors, this is very good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
firstsip (720) - Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2013
On tap at brewery. Dark. No head. Plum/chocolate/merlot nose. Somewhat thin body. Rich and sweet without overpowering raisin or booze notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rumproasts (4290) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2013 Tap. Black with minimal head. Sweet with brown fruit and chocolate. Very mild bourbon. Extremely smooth. No alcohol booziness whatsoever.

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