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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (1363) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle from Jim. Thanks! 12/2012 A: Pure black with a couple cappuccino bubbles, lacing. N: Toffee, black licorice, whiskey, oak, vanilla and caramel, heavy prune and raisin, burnt brown sugars, and a touch of toast. Figs and more dark fruits. T: Very sweet, almost over the line of cloying, no bitterness. M: A far amount of alcohol burn, heavy oily body, very light carbonation - almost flat but not quite. O: Potent potable. It is all of its intense ABV, but it’s also quite good. But it burns like bourbon.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (999) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Shared at a tasting hosted by Steebo on February 13. The pour on this was almost like a syrup as opposed to a beer. It’s dark brown, slightly opaque, with no discernible carbonation whatsoever. The aroma is nicely balanced. Heavy dark fruits and roasted malts with a little chocolate and some light oaky bourbon. The flavor is lots of bourbon up front. Light notes of vanilla and chocolate roll through to a nice dark fruit and licorice on the back end. The mouth feel is really sticky. There is no carbonation at all, but it manages to coat the mouth and hang around. The aftertaste is lingeringly roasty and lightly sweet and boozy.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiiruBierBeer (605) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Smell is bourbon, booze, and malt. Taste is pretty much the same. Full body with no carbonation but boozy aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
fletchfighters (1250) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2015
500 ML black wax top Dark brown color, no head at all. Some gurgles but otherwise flat. Nose is barrel forward. Oak, bourbon, vanilla and coconut. Once opened up started getting dark fruits, chocolate, licorice and some dates. Warming nose. Starts of as a barrel bomb. Lots of bourbon, vanilla and coconut. Does drop off to berries, coffee, chocolate, licorice. Far sweeter than the normal version I felt. Very sticky in the palate. Kept thinking a dessert wine with fermentation stopped. Very sticky and sweet. Long lasting sweetness. More about fruit in back of palate. Needed the carbonation to really carry this well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (38880) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2015

Bottle 375ml.

[ As Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Monster 29 ].
ABV: 13.0% Clear dark brown color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, bourbon, dark fruity - berry, raisin, plum, wood, vanilla, dark fruit. Flavor is light heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, dark fruit, bourbon, raisin, chocolate. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. Nice :D [20150116]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (13770) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy dark brown without head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, wood and bourbon. Flavor is very sweet and moderate bitter. Very sweet finish. Oily. 160115

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (12630) - DENMARK - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle, 13%. Very dark brown with no head. Aroma is light roasted malts, dark fruits, oak, wood, little plume, little oxydized with notes of alcohol. Flavour is light roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruits, sweet, oak, wood, little plume, notes of alcohol, warming and a little bitter.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopscotch (10080) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Clear burnt-copper ale with no head. The aroma is a mélange of singed caramel, brown sugar, vanilla and dates. Full-bodied and velvety with feather-soft carbonation. The flavor offers sweet caramel, a light note of coffee liqueur and dark raisins. The flavor is malt-bomb of sweet mocha, brown sugar and dates. Finishes with a lingering, roasty bitter-sweetness. World class beer generously shared by ctipping!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (2600) - Crestview, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Deep toffee colored pour. Bordering on way dark. Small tan-like head. Little bit of lacing. Notes of caramel and vanilla. Some toffee. Taste is sweet and balanced with some notes of nut and vanilla.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (3114) - Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Tim. Super deep, dark brown body with only a few tan bubbles that make their way to the top. Aroma of huge, sticky toffee, sweet caramel candies, rich woody booze, fruity raisins, brown sugar, molasses, a touch of anise, cocoa dust... Very robust. Very nice flavor of brown sugar, toffee taffy, mild sherry-like oxidation, hints of maple syrup, molasses, caramel, & a light booziness that adds an intense robustness & warmth without being too overwhelming. Sticky, heavy mouth feel. Drinks well for being 17.5% ABV... Nice.


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