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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2009
Jim Mackís Pre-Beer Wars Gathering. Pours a black body with a tan coffee head. Roast y chocolate mineral character with a light vanilla and lots more roast y coffee. Dry coffee grinds and lots of coffee bitterness to finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 6, 2009
Growler at the T3. Smells boozy and sweet. Caramel. Dark brown with no head. Bitter taste. Crisp and flat on the palate.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - APR 5, 2009
Served from a bottle at toncatchers T3 tasting! Thanks to stefanje, lagunitasfan, weeheavysd, fordest, wetherel, alohac and of course toncatcher for suppling the house and grub. Flavors were a bit off for me in this one. Burnt wood, smoky ash, and hardly any bourbon.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2191) - Lakeside, California, USA - APR 5, 2009
Bottle at Toncatchers T3 tasting. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Aroma was moderate in strength with coffee, chocolate and just a small whiff of whiskey. The flavor was coffee, oak and ash. The mouthfeel was a bit thin and acidic. Overall: I might have sung praises of this one a few years ago, but the bar has been raised, and this suffers by comparison to the likes of BA speedway. No real bourbon flavor materialized in the taste at all, this is a mediocre-good BA stout.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2009
Flip top bottle from Toncatcher. This was not so good. Pours brown with a bubbly head. Nose is sweet and rich, and bourbony. Taste sweet and burnt. Big old ehhh.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2009
1L swingtop. The body is a dense looking chocolate brown that shows virtually black at the center. A frothy, bubbly, light brown head leaves spotty lacing behind. Aromas of rich, bittersweet bakerís chocolate and espresso lay the base, while soft, woody vanilla notes and a subtle bourbon twinge add complimentary layers. Flavors are again rich and chocolaty, with notes of tasty cafe mocha and light, vanilla laden oak. The bourbon serves more as an afterthought here, but thatís not necessarily bad as the end result speaks for itself. Medium-full bodied, semi-dry, and perhaps a bit overly carbonated, the palate is a slight letdown. Good stuff overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2009
Pours black with a smallish light tan head. Smells of some roast, bitter chocolate, and mild coffe. Fairly simple aroma. The flavor seemed to have pretty good balance to it. Very roasty, with toasted malts, maybe some caramel cream and dark chocolate formulating the flavor profile. Seems like a pretty simple stout, but no really big flaws were noticeable. Not bad at all

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2544) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2009
FRO throwdown: Grass and caramel nose. Flavor and mouthfeel was very light, almost watery thinned out finish. Notes of coffee, chocolate and maybe wood are in there

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6895) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2009
Sample at O-town throwdown í09 2008 bottle. Pours black with mocha head, nice golden lacing. Aroma of light malts and chocolate, oak. Taste chocolate malts with notes of coffee, light wood and bourbon was hardly noticeable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Bottle shared by Notalush. Super dry, ashy, smoky aroma, some wood/mahogany notes. Big, bad, bitter and bold flavor, tons of malt bitterness with no barrel character at all. Smoky, dry and wonderful, this is a fantastic stout. With no sweetness at all, I would absolutely love to see more stouts done like this.


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