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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (7460) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2010
Sampled from a 2008 bottle at the 2010 March Metro Detroit tasting. Poured near black with a medium nut brown head. Aroma had notes of smoke as well as roasted malts, slight hint of bourbon. Flavor began smokey and salty and became full of roasted malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MeadMe (1382) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2010
Sampled at pre-sex A: Pours a dark black with a tall foamy head. Pretty good retention with some lace. S: Very charred aroma to the point of almost being acrid. Burnt coffee, smoke, and booze. T: Overly roasted flavors as well. Bitter chocolate, very deep roasted malt, coffee that has been on the burner all day. Sort of earthy with a slight sourness that I assume is a result of all the roast this one had. Boozy bourbon and light oak. M: On the fuller side of body, bold, a bit too much to be honest. D: Not drinkable at all, though I donít think drinkability is what they were after with this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dpjuart (1092) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Boycott-Breaking-Bottle, courstesy of Nate, March 10 tasting. Big, foamy head, tan and clingy. Black and thick. Meaty, roast, oak and chocholate. Watery mouthfeel, roast, astringent bitterness. Tastes like eating Black Patent malt. Meaty and mildly oaky.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nate (3800) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2010
From bottle. Smoky and rich, meaty with bitter roasted malt, light sweetness, chocolate, coffee. Phenolic with some woody character. Light bitter hops. Dark, dark black clear with tan foamy-rocky lacing head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Starts fairly dry with tons of roasted barley and smoky burnt malt taste. Bitter, bitter finish with chocolate, coffee, and licorice. A little burnt rubber with very dry bitter finish and after.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2010
a 2009 gushing bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured dark brown/black with a tan head. aroma was dark roast and coffee. flavor was dark roast, coffee, chocolate, and grass. light body with high carbonation. i didnt find any traces of bourbon barrel in this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5688) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2010
(33.8oz gusher thanks to bu11zeye of the 2009 vintage) Pours jet black with huge dark brown thick head. Nose of roasted grains, dark chocolate, coffee, and cream. Taste is very roasted grains, dark chocolate, cocoa and coffee. Very carbonated thick body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4984) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2010
gusher bottle thanks to bu11zeye. black with a thick espresso head. chocolate, roasted malts, fudge, vanilla, syrup, and wood. very nice on the palate, thick roasted malts, chocolate, more roast, wood, and thatís about it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7890) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 5, 2010
2009 gusher thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a huge, deep brown head over a near black body. Aroma of brown sugar, toffee, bitter chocolate, coffee and oak. Taste is dry with some bitter cocoa, bitterness, and a touch of sourness. Chalky. Lively carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Dark pour with a thin tan head. Aroma is very strange: light adhesive and vanilla. Flavor is oaky with notable hint of vanilla, roast and chocolate. Finish is warm

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (3594) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 19, 2010
1L swingtop bottle vintage 2008 via trade thanks to ericwo on BA. Shared at a tasting with a grip of other mostly BA people. Pours black with a fairly large tan head that lasts a long time. Aroma is heavy on the coffee and roast, with some cocoa, bourbon, and sweet toffee poking through. Flavor is black patent malt city, very roasty and charred tasting - was this a collaboration with Kingsford? Still I like it a lot. Bitter dark chocolate, bourbon, wood, coffee, and toffee are also in there, making it pretty complex. Palate is very dry and charry with medium body. Great beer overall, underrated.

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