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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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This is a blend of whiskey barrel aged Porter with a batch of unbarreled Stout. It has a maximum of roasty malt flavor, hop bitterness, wood/oak overtones and bourbon-vanilla notes.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2011
7th June 2009
Opaque black beer. Soft and semi dry palate. Mildly toasted malt. Mild tangyness and a distinct banana sweetness. A little aniseed as well. Very dry finish which is also somewhat sacharrin. Alright but not really joined up.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (15169) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2009
Ok NEVER mind the BEER. THIS has a 3D label, and i was luckily wearing my 3D glasses to the Pre DLD event ... Freaky label ... black ... roast malt nose ... light bitter roast ... quite meaty ... little dry roast ... ok bit just didnt hit that spot.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13780) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2009
Bottle (incl. 3D glasses) in Sune’s Sommerhus (Thanks guys) - shared with Mette, Sune & Bager. Black - brown head. Licorice, oak, bourbon notes, herbal, grainy, pino noir notes, tobacco, chocolate, fullbodied. Nice complexity - Lovely.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2009
(22oz. bottle, courtesy of mar) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of bourbon, roasted malt, light vinous, and soy. Flavor of roasted malt, bourbon, and chocolate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11638) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 6, 2009
(22oz bottle, thanks CaptainCougar) Small beige head atop cola-black body. Aroma is medium sweet, Bourbon, vinous, light roast. Taste is medium sweet, vinous, light Bourbon. Medium body, low carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11523) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 27, 2009
Bottle from Liquid Solutions. Dark brown/black pour with a decent tan head. Aromas of toasted (not burnt) malt with chocolate and darkish fruit. A little woody astringecy. Nice feel. Full bodied with creamy carbonation. Black Albert it’s not, but the flavors are not dissimilar. Finishes lightly sweet, but off-set by toast and light hop. It’s one of the better dark ales in America today. Top 50, say. Betcha.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (10204) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2009
Bomber poured a clear dark brown with a small diminishing brown head. Aromas of oak, vinous notes, cocoa and light roastiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of oak, vinous notes, cocoa and light roastiness with a smooth dry vinous finish. I was disappointed in this one, not much goin on.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (10176) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 30, 2009
Courtesy of After4ever, thanks Tom! It is black with a weak, red hue and a creamy head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, oak, light rubber, chocolate and ashes. The flavour is dry and roasted with a light bitterness and notes of oak, ashes, hints of smoke, citrus, wine, tannic acid, and the finish has a dry, light bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9443) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2012
Bottle from Papago. Very dark brown pour with a beige head. Aroma of oak, bourbon and red wine. Flavors of vanilla, roast, cocoa, red wine and some ash. Damn nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2008
22oz bottle acquired in trade with riversideAK (thanks!). Poured a dark black color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of roast (lots of), chocolate, woody, earthy, and grapes. Tastes of roast, chocolate, wood, vanilla, and dark fruits (or could also be some pinot?). Barrel aging definitely on the softer side. The label explains why; 59%-8% aged in oak bourbon barrels & 33% aged in oak wine barrels. I can see the wine (in the tastes), but really didn’t get the bourbon. I found this drinkable and liked it the more I got into the bottle.


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