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RATINGS: 103   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopTsing (443) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
artmcd8 (1782) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (1276) - Chicago, Illinois, 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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8917) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2013
750 ml bomber from Caponeís. 2012 edition, however when you call something reserve it should reflect more quality. Black with foamy head. cocoa and infused coffee, some sour notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (4477) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PhillyCraft (3435) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2013
Bottle with Simon and Keith, pours black with medium coffee head, lots of tony bubbles and sticky lacing streaks. Aromas and flavor of carboard, plastic, gouda cheese, graham, coffee, chocolate, and roast. Sticky palate with a char finish. More of a porter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tcane7 (1668) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2013
2012 bottle with Meg. Pours black with deep brown head. Nose of roasted oak, burnt coffee, vanilla. Bitter roasted coffee balanced slightly with the vanilla and bourbon flavors.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (2871) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Pours black with minimal head. Aroma of roasted malt,chocolate, and hint of bourbon. Flavor has dark fruit, chocolate, roasted malt, and touch of tartness at the end. 2010 bottle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
changeup45 (1717) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2013
2012 bottle from artmcd8. The pour is black in color with a big firm frothy mocha head. Nice lacing on the glass after each sip. The aroma consists of; ashy notes, lots of chocolate, roasted malt, a slight dark fruit character, and faint whiffs of bourbon. The flavor uncovers a mild earthy hop component with a lot of mocha/dark chocolaty notes. Thereís chocolaty sweetness throughout with a touch of caramel. The bourbon is hardly noticed but itís there to add another element to an already good beer. Deep down thereís some creamy vanilla that pairs well with the chocolate and what bourbon is there. Very tasty stuff. I like the level of drinkability too.


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