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Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Monster 29

Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Monster 29
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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 525   ABV: 17.5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (1725) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 17, 2014
"Definitely sweet leaning, but quite delicious. Boozy, but not so much that I’d have believed the super high abv. Vanilla, bourbon, caramel, tobacco...this could be elite if there was better carbonation, which effects the look and feel."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1440) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle share at Tribes Alehouse. Pour is dark caramel with a thin off-white head. Aroma and flavor of rum raisin, caramel, dark fruit, brown sugar, and booze. Finish is hot and cloyingly sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rxeight (1310) - Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Sample at fauxbab. Where I come from these are called stouts. Dark thick sweet and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
blomster (256) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown viscous pour, completely flat. Not a whole lot going on in the aroma, bourbon, caramel. Taste is a different story, rich fudge, coconut, wood barrel, smooth bourbon. Sweet, long finish. A perfect dessert beer that could be even better if carbonated just a little bit more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
peteinSD (1377) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle via trade (I forget from who but thank you just the same). Extremely dark oily brown with no head. Aroma is decadent bourbon, charred candied sugar, vanilla, raisin, alcohol bitterness, and licorice. Taste is thick with raisin, caramel, burnt plum, bourbon and vanilla, molasses, and light bitterness from the alcohol. Smooth, coating mouthfeel. Comes across like a rougher, amped up Angel’s Share. Impressive and unique.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ataraxia (369) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Opaque dark brown, almost black, and almost no lacing at all. Moderately boozy aroma filled with bourbon, chocolate, raisins, caramel, plums, cherries, and hints of charred oak. Sharp bittersweet taste that is accentuated by the lively carbonation and barrel treatment. Strong, viscous, but a tad rough. Full-bodied and boozy with a long finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle sampled at a tasting. From notes. Dark fermented fruits and caramel with the addition of vanilla and oaky bourbon. Absolutely awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
charule (1095) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Shared with artmcd8 at voodoo. Poured black with tan ring. Nice bourbon vanilla aroma. Smooth slight heat thats welcomed. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
artmcd8 (1607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Pours a deep black brown without much head. Aroma of bourbon and malts. Slightly hot but delicious

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2799) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Bottle generously cracked by Sparky! Dark chestnut with scarlet, garnet, and crimson at its edges. Small eggshell crown perched on top. Super sweet bourbon, vanilla, oak, caramel, toffee, and brown sugar in the nose. Flavor is filled with molasses, vanilla, chocolate, and candied dark fruit. Rich and luxurious. The alcohol is present but surprisingly not overpowering. Definitely a sipper and would compliment a decadent dessert but not cloyingly sweet. Good brew!

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