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DuClaw Bourbon Barrel Double Black Lightning

DuClaw Bourbon Barrel Double Black Lightning
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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
A category five hurricane of roasted malt and a supercell of American hops collided, and raged inside of a charred oak barrel for two months before release. Pop the top, but hold on tight, you,re about to experience... The Perfect Storm

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikem409 (1976) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
bottle. pours black with very thin tan head. slight hop and bourbon aroma. taste is better then aroma. did not know how the hops would work but nicely done

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (6287) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Bottle. Uh-oh. Iíve already had a couple beers and now Iím scared. This evokes some darkness. Deep, dark and rich aromas. Wicked whiskey character all the way ... holy crap. I donít think Iíve tasted a more robust barrel aged beer. I need to cut it with some coca-cola, maybe. Wow. (#4784, 9/16/2012)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (14046) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2012
Bottle. Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. aroma is anilla, coffee, oak, chocolate. Flavour is vanilla, coffee, oak, vanilla, chocolate, alcohol. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lamas (1549) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2012
22 oz. bottle. A very deep mahogany pour with a smallish mocha head. Sweet caramel, milk chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, and some woodsiness in the aroma. Goes down medium-bodied and just a tad syrupy. Super-sweet caramel and chocolate upfront taste-wise. Kinda bready. An earthy, woodsy middle with some oak and vanilla extract. Touches of lemon at the bitter end. Some warming alcohol is present throughout. Far too cloying by the end. Just not my thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (5630) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Bottle from BeerThursdays. Thanks again! It pours a very dark brown with a thin khaki head. The aroma is really nice with an earthy toastiness that balances out the wood, and vanilla with a big dark chocolate character. So far, I would not call this a Black IPA. I am impressed that this has such big, complex aroma for a reasonably smaller beer though. The flavor is very spicy up front with big time oak flavor and dark chocolate. Wood, vanilla and some hot bourbon are also there. My only complaint is the body is a bit thin for such huge flavors. Thereís a bit of a cola type thing going on in the background that robs some of the complexity. It finishes toasty and a bit spicy again with a bourbon aftertaste. Again... not a Black IPA. Maybe a bourbon aged robust porter or something. Oh well, I really liked it anyway.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2012

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ [ Fastelavn Smagning - Carnival Tasting - Ulfborg ].

Clear dark red - brown colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, coffee, coconut, wood, vanilla, bourbon. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, bourbon, chocolate, dried fruit, balanced. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20120218]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (15247) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle, 7.7%. Salty liquorice aroma. Black colour. Cigarbox flavour, sweet vanilla alcohol. Not too powerful and with a little rough alcohol. The oak taste is OK, I guess, but the alcohol bitterness is too rough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of nimbleprop. Pours black with a reddish hue and a beige head. Sweet oak dominates the aroma. Medium body, sweet roast, chocolate and licorice allsorts. Dark, dried fruits and sweet vanilla. Heavily boozy finish. Hard to believe this is only 7.7%. 180212

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16482) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle, 22oz. A dark brown beer topped by a small, dense, light beige head. The aroma is roasted and lightly boozy, with some vanilla hints, roasted malts and some chocolate hints. The flavor is roasted and vanilla-ish, with coffee, cocoa notes, dark chocolate, and also some bitterness. Full-bodied and warming. Roasted finish with a touch of bourbon. A really pleasant one, except that itís a bit too boozy. 120818

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (15170) - DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle. very dark brown/red with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and a little vanilla. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, bourbon, oak, little vanilla, medium sweet, little liquorice, hops and a little bitter.

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