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DuClaw Divine Retribution No. 2

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 402   ABV: 13.4%
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Imperial Stout brewed with spices and aged in bourbon barrels. What happen when a 40/60 blend of RETRIBUTION Imperial Stout and REPENT Belgian Pent Ale ages for 6 months inside a charred Kentucky white oak bourbon barrel? The second coming of divinity. This full bodied blended stout balances the penitent aromas of sweet with vengeful notes of dark fruit, vanilla, charred oak, and espresso for a beer so revelatory you’ll . . . Ask forgiveness instead of permission.


bigguns22's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigguns22 (585) - Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2013
Bottle 177 of 1200. Aroma is mostly sweet and flavor is the same a good beer but lacks the complexly of of the the retribution and retribution 1.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR (983) - SCOTLAND - MAR 18, 2014
Darkest brown with rub of ruby in the light and stencil of tan head head. Buzzing sheen MDF woodiness but with a decent estuary smoky nose. Buckets of choc, in a spread throughout from the initial taste of light cocoa to dark chewy nibs. Finish is masked dark liquorice, hating alcohol burn. Cuffed sweetness by this, but the finish is earnest vanilla and rich dryness.

Bottle, mule’d by CAGarvie for the "Let’s Do A Chris O" Chris-O-age, vile style I had to decrypt this one - but worth it

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (7040)
- Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Craig at Craigs doing a Chris O tasting, Edinburgh (ta for the beer Craig) Saturday 15th March Pours black with a red glint. A little chilli heat coming from somewhere, everyone kept going on about sexual chocolate, can’t recall whether they were discussing this or another but this was marvellous. Lots of chocolate some vanilla, good but I think that chilli is a bit of harshness from the alcohol. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov16 3.8

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (2226) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, treacle. Taste has a good dark fruit note, chocolate and light roast. Long boozy finish. nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (2029) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma pf some open fruity alcohol, molasses, vanilla. Taste has some harsh alcohol, molasses, fruity licorice. Sweet with some alcohol burn.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cgarvieuk (13204) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
bottle at home ... at the Lets do a Chris O tasting...deep brown ... soft thin tan lacing ... dark malts... sweet dark berry fruits ... rich malts ... dark choccolate deep berry roast .... dark malts ... rich sweet malts ... lightest roast malts.. nice

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3189) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2014
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with splotchy tan haze. Nose is bourbon, boozy chocolate, toffee and raisin. Hot with stinging alcohol; the silky body smooths the sharp edges. Taste is super sweet grapes, chocolate, bourbon, wood and cane sugar. Reminds me of an eisbock.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bierdabbler (3) - - DEC 30, 2013 does not count
Shared bottle I bought about 4 months ago. Strong bourbon aroma and a nice white foam that disappears fairly quickly. Flavor was smooth and hard to taste the 13.4% abv, with a lot of tastes melded together. Smooth finish compared to other bourbon imperial stouts. Overall decent beer but was quite expensive where I bought it in Baltimore.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
budznsudz (473) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Pours dark with a small white head. The same as a regular retribution with a spicy note. Fantastic.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markwise (4347) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle generously shared by the Tampa Tasting Crew. Pours a dark cola brown with an off-tan head. Nose is booze, some chocolate, oak, molasses, and lots of sweetness. Flavor is similar with roast, wood, booze, and some dark fruit. Light to medium in body and boozy overall.


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