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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
Aged in Bourbon barrels

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7111) - Georgia, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3/8/14. 750mL bottle thanks to burg326. Dark brown soda looking pour but with a small tan head. Huge, HUGE bourbon barrel aroma, lots of bourbon, some fudginess, caramel, vanilla - honestly hard to tell where barrel ends and beer begins - mostly barrel, but I sort of enjoy it. Okay flavor, lots of barrel again, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, fudge, very sweet, a dose of ash, and an almost lemony acidic tartness lingers in a way. Not bad. Tastes like Cigar City.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tderoeck (6904) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2014
28/III/14 - 75cl bottle @ De Hopduvel (Gent) - BB: n/a (2014-316) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark red brown beer, no head. Aroma: lots of caramel, sugary, some spices, cinnamon, vanilla, more caramel. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: bit sourish, watery impression, bitter hops, overripe red fruits, bit sugary, alcohol. Aftertaste: unpleasant bitterness, tannins, bit woody, grape peels, bit sourish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (2818) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2014
65cl bottle, shared by BoBoChamp. Many thanks for all the beers shared today! APPEARANCE: black beer, no foam. NOSE: bourbon, alcohol, sweet, some dried fruits. TASTE: bourbon, slightly oxidated, caramel, sweet, some wood, little too boozy for me in general.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (6112) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle @ His Great Return Tasting. Cheers to Paulo for providing such a ’yet very expensive’ brew! The pour’s deep brown with a tiny tan head. Loads of roasty, ashy malt aromas. Burnt wood, cocoa powder. A bit of roasted coffee and burnt brown sugar. The taste is pretty robust, outsized. Big caramel and toffee. Vanilla sundae. Roasted grain, big earthy char. Full body, oily. Soft carbonation. Overall, solid, but nothing particularly distinctive or memorable. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Dark brown – nearly black – pour with a small, creamy, khaki head. Good retention. The bouquet furnishes a medley of fudge, brownies, raw white oak and bourbon. Full-bodied with laid-back carbonation. The flavor presents succulent toasted coconut and tangy bourbon. Finishes lightly acidic and quite warming. World class bottle of beer provided by ctipping!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 27, 2014
75cl, no mention of ABV, new exclusive American brew Anno 2013, thx to Secret Santa!, complex Porter, roasted/woody and slightly alcoholic/fruity, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, small head, very good brew, yet very expensive!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (14326) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2014
Bottle split at the Jack is back tasting, big thanks to Mr He Who Is Back for this number, 06/03/14. Black with a moderate tan covering that clears to the edge. Nose is rich chocolate, subtle BA effect, Bounty bar, woody booze and light bourbonics, pinch of spice. Taste comprises coconut shavings, rich chocolate, light booze, dark toffee fudge, light mineral pangs, spice. Medium + bodiment, fine carbonation. Solid stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3608) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2014
25.4 oz bottle. Dark brown with a tan haze. Nose is bourbon, chocolate, wood and clay. Rich and creamy medium to full body with a tang. Tastes like a black and tan brownie; chocolate, butterscotch and coffee with lingering barrel notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2014
6th March 2014
Jack is back tasting at Bruce’s. Thanks to Paul. Almost opaque dark brown beer, good bubbly pale tan head. Light palate, smooth, fine carbonation. Smooth dark malt, quite a light touch. Mild dark chocolate. Mellow.bourbon. Whisper of vanilla wood. Smooth finish. Well behaved and mellow for a big ba beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (15389) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2014
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Paul. Pours deep brown with a frothy tan head. Lovely aroma, lots of burnt marshmallows, milk chocolate, a bit of torched wood. Medium to big sweet flavor with rich chocolate, burnt toffee, more torched marshmallows, figs, raisins, mild earth. Full bodied with fine carbonation and creamy texture. Lightly warming to finish, mild milk chocolate, toasted bread, more dark fruits, touches of burnt wood. Good one. Nicely balanced.

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