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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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This is your year round favorite Black Strap Stout thatís been aged in a Bourbon Barrel, and then bottle conditioned in our big 1 liter swing-top returnable bottles. Available at the brewery as part of our FESTIVAL OF DARKNESS and lasting until itís all gone.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (2917) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle - Pours black with a thin tan head. Nose is milky, roasty, dry and ashy with lots of roast. Taste is real roasty, dry, ashy, and no trace of bourbon. Smooth body, with medium-thin and lots of carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2511) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2014
On tap at East Side for the Weird Beer Night. Deep brown body with a medium tan head. Aroma and flavor track nicely together and cluster around peat, smoke, charcoal and whiskey with a solid (but maybe not quite big enough) chocolate porter backbone. Solid, but a little more body would have made it shine.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (698) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle. Black with a thick fluffy mocha head. Oaky light smoke aroma. Dark roasty malts on the taste with a bourbon note on the finish. Some chocolate too. Semi-rich mouthfeel, long finish. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (1636) - - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle. Dark cola with thick tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, marshmallow and vanilla. Taste adds a little fudge, char and some citrusy hops on the finish. Medium mouthfeel, strong carb and long finish. Really nice.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
"Via grrumet. Itís a;ways a bit odd for me to try a smaller stout aged in barrels. Iíve had very good, and a few failures. This is more success than failure, though Iíd still choose to barrel bigger brews. No indication of style on the bottle, and first whiff before pouring has hints of astringency and sour. Pours quite dark w/khaki head. A little on the tingly side, obviously not as thick as most BBA stouts, but it works with the flavor of light whiskey, heavy roast, coffee, chocolate and oak. Juuuust a hint of the astringent in there as well, but the flavor was superior to the nose. Good brew, flaws and all."

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2694) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Pours thick dark unclear, 2012 is not infected like the 11 is! The aroma and flavor are very similar, bigger than 7% but not from booze, from the big molasses and bourbon and vanilla oak, but super smooth. The flavor brings big roasted malts and vanilla with a nice bitter smooth coffee ending.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gamin (108) - - FEB 14, 2014
Wood, vanilla, and booze in the aroma. Surprisingly smooth to drink though. I really like it, particularly this cask pour!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8965) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Empty bottle thanks to Drake. Originally consumed at RBSG Philadelphia a few years back. Pours brown with white head. Nose and taste of bourbon, oak, brownie and chocolate. Some coffee. Medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3939) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Black with a large brown head. Aroma is of roasted mals, dark chocolate, and coffee. Taste is of wood, coffee, dark chocolate and smoke.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3365) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Richmond 20th. Aroma is slightly ashy. Hint of chocolate. Flavor nails the pepsin profile that I notice sometime. Finishes ashy. Not bad though, kind of liked it.


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