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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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Jack Daniels barrel-aged version of the original Blackbeerd. Released 3/09, in black wax-topped bottles. Total bottle release: 96. As dark as the legend of Blackbeerd himself, behold the Imperial Stout. Sweet malts battle roasted grain on the decks of yer tongue. Like a blast from a cannon, hop are followed by smoked malt. Hold on to yer booty, a dark stouts a brewin’. (9.3% abv) Seasonal-winter. And yes, this IS a lighter bodied stout-easier drinkin’ in the not so cold south. Ingredients: Two-row barley*, Black, Caraffa*, Roasted barley*, Smoked, Oats* and Extra Special* malts, Magnum and Palisades hops, ale yeast and filtered water.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3127) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Brewgrass 2009 Black with a tan head. Roast malt aroma, very little boubon. Full bodied and smooth. Roasty. Don’t come here for the bourbon though.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sonicdescent (384) - Donora, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2009
Worth the hype, and a shame the batch was so small. I have had more Bourbon Barrel Stouts than any mortal man should, and few leave a lasting impression. This is one of them. A slightly thicker mouth is the only improvement I could see.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
FrigidRoses (14) - USA - JUL 27, 2009
One of the best RIS aromas ever. Delicate whiskey, vanilla, oak, and a touch of chocolate. Classic RIS pitch black pour, with a brown head that is slightly darker than the regular Blackbeerd. Flavor is extremely balanced. The bourbon enhances but doesn’t overpower. Oak and vanilla mixed with bittersweet chocolate followed by a slight bourbon finish. Regular Blackbeerd is a tad thin for the style and this is no different. It makes the drinkability superb on a stout such as this however. World class.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9686) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2009
Bomber poured a translucent dark brown nearly black with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of light bourbon, oak, dark chocolate, vanilla and light roastiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a lightly dry finish. Flavors of oak, bitter chocolate, roasted malt and light vanilla with a smooth dry roasty oaky finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2009
Poured a deep brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of chocolate, ash, light oak and doughy notes. The flavor was of dry chocolate, dry chalk and light vanilla. Medium bodied with some alcohol warmth, but not taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2009 Bottle. Oh man there is some fuss over this on the other site. Why is it that low production correlates with very high Reviewer average. Pours a brune body with an off white head. Lactose, turpentine, where the hell is the jack?! Soy, licorice light chocolate and some creamy vanilla. Well its a good beer, but style wise this is a tremendous let down!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrianK (200) - Livingston, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2009
Shared by YGTBSM94 I think. I didn’t get alot of bourbon out of this one. Some wood. Dry. Alcoholic. Slightly hoppy. I liked the non-barrel aged version better.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lb4lb (2530) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2009
Big thanks to stopbarking for sharing this awesome beer! Pours a dark black color with a light tan head. Smell is chocolate, caramel, and bourbon, but not over the top with the bourbon and it meshes very well without dominating. Taste is bitter dark chocolate and is nice and lightly hoppy and a bit dry with moderate bourbon flavor. Well balanced but the chocolatey flavor in the base beer seems tamed a bit by the bourbon presence. I found that I enjoyed the smell of this over the original while preferring the taste of the original slightly over this. Both fantastic beers, and I really enjoyed this one.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2009
Bottle, THANK YOU SO MUCH DAKNOLE! Thick viscous black, gorgeous. As it warms the bourbon aromas emerge with power. Gorgeous bouquet with resplendent asphalt notes. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. Lovely flavors. Great sweetness from licorice notes, great roastiness that borders on burnt. Nice tannic notes from the wood. Smooth and good!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Oakes (12361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2009
Dark brown. Not much head. Chocolatey, rich slightly fudgey and smooth aroma with only a the slightest hint of barrel. Rich, soft body is ultra smooth. Just a hint of barrel taste, but the wood provides significant roundness to the beer in the finish. Subtle vanilla late lends this beer a dessert quality that other BA impys would envy. Gorgeous stuff.


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