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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
This is your year round favorite Black Strap Stout that’s 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 it’s all gone. This is the original version that is only partially barrel aged and rrblended with fresh blackstrap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14964) - , 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4595) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3737) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tia (1737) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle @ RG 20. Very dark with ample brown head- almost reddish. Smells medicinal, chocolaty, and roasty. Tastes earthy, medicinal, and sweet. something seems a little off.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopTsing (565) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2013
From the bottle poured a black hole dark brew with a dark brown head. Aromas of malt and hops. Full bodied with flavors of coffee, and earth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (11791) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2013
2012 750 mL bottle from the brewery, shared at the 20th Richmond Gathering. Pours a dark brown color with a huge foamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of chocolate, roast, ash, mild whisky. The taste is roasted malts, dark chocolate, nutty notes, mild whisky. Medium bodied. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Art (3121) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2013 Had this bottle for some time before opening. Pours a deep brown with a big tan head that lasts for 30 seconds. There is only a slight hint of bourbon in the aroma but not much. Mostly malts to the nose, somewhat chocolatey. Tastes a bit smokey with some dryness to it. Smooth mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone DO NOT AGE. Loses all traces of bourbon in less than 8 months. Should be drank fresh unless you want a roasty dry stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (2161) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Draught at Salt. Poured black with brown frothy head that hangs around. Choco coffee bourbon aromas. Taste is slightly bitter with some smoke. Drys my tongue out. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11180) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2013
750 ml bomber from Capone’s. 2012 edition, however when you call something reserve it should reflect more quality. Black with foamy head. cocoa and infused coffee, some sour notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (7637) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 21, 2013
Pours black with some mocha head and good lacing. Smells like dark, bitter chocolate. Medium consistency. Finishes a little bitter, but good. Well-balanced though not super original. Bottle thanks to Sammy.

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