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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Much like the "sweet light crude oil" from the eastern plains of Colorado this beer pours a deep black with a tantalizing off-white head. Aromatics of sweet malt and bourbon envelope the nose like the sunset of the eastern plains. The malt profile continues through the palate from beginning to end with subtle hints of chocolate, coffee, and of course bourbon. This is a true beer for the malt and bourbon lovers alike.

UncleKorm's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UncleKorm (922) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2012
On tap poured a deep black hue w/ a large burnt-brown frothy slowly diminishing head. Bold aromas of whiskey, caramel, chocolate, and vanilla. Initial flavor is light sweet and finishes with a light acidic roast. Taste is roasted malt, whiskey, caramel, chocolate, and vanilla. Full bodied, creamy texture, and soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vipinvelp (2446) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2015
Black, light brown lacing foam. Malt bourbon aroma, light chocolat hints. Strong bitter bourbon taste. Perfect for this evening. (Houston 201501)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocJitsu (1077) - Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Pours a very dark brown with a dark burnt caramel head. Smooth, blended, thick, syrupy aromas of smoky grease, a little alcohol. Thick and smooth. Date and griddle grease flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4430) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle #: 02442

Appearance: Splashes out a very dark brown, near black body in color, with a medium-sized, dark tan-hued head.

Smell: Chocolate-glazed roasted malts coated in meager hints of dark fruits, vanilla sugar, brown sugar, spent coffee grinds and barrel wood.

Taste: A heavy, lush chocolate and roast component in the fore with more than enough sweetness to back it up. Flush of alcohol warmth. Slight vinous dark fruitiness, a little drizzle of soy. Though not dominating the flavor, the barrel accents are evident. Subtle hop character and bitterness. The choco-roast sustains through the finish as it seems to pick up even more alcoholic heat.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium-low carbonation.

Overall: For me, it falls short of great, but it’s certainly still a worthwhile, solid BA-RIS.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
48FanInCali (753) - California, USA - AUG 24, 2014
2012 Vintage - pitch black with mocha head. Roast bomb throughout which some bitter chocolate and a touch of coffee. Pretty unsweet. Barrel is pretty absent with the exception of some char notes. Many better options out there. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Experiment_Ale (1052) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2014
At Ashley’s with Taylor and Patrick. Pours black with almost no head. Aroma is homebrew, musky, tree bark, squid ink. Taste is rough dirty tree bark, low quality bourbon, earthy bourbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1667) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Sampled at DLD 2013. Black with a thin beige head. Aroma is very malty - chocolate, bourbon, roast, vanilla. Flavor has notes of caramel and molasses as well. Finish is burnt caramel and roast. Thin for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lb4lb (2556) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Pours dark black with tan head. Smell is chocolate and lightly bourbon like. Taste is rich malt. Chocolate. Medium carbonation. Kind of middle of the road for bourbon barrel stouts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (6061) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2014
bottle .. . oily indeed, shimmering black .. light foam .. . oil, tar, and mild bourbon, well balanced .. . easy finish, solid beer .. . . do sad people know about french toast?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Concealer (855) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Tap at Jake’s. Clear dark, dark brown, a little red with a tan head that laces but does not last. Oily. Aromas of bourbon, dark fruit, raisins, plum, malt and molassess. Flavor is the same with some light grape notes. Full bodied lingering sweet malt and fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danyel (1132) - Colorado, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Smells vanilla, a tad bourbon, tobacco. Has a very dry taste, vanilla, touch of heat, licorice, figs, really interesting. Very good.

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