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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UncleKorm (815) - 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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
48FanInCali (725) - 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

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Experiment_Ale (1004) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1440) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lb4lb (2546) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5825) - .....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?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Concealer (775) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danyel (763) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4399) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2014
750ml bottle shared by MadBeerBaron. 2012 vintage, with a little over a year on it. Brown-black body, Soapy head. Big bourbon chocolate aroma. Deep barrel tones. Pretty nice, some red fruit, coffee. Gets boozier as it warms. Pretty solid, but the booze and age steal a little of the malt tones, I’d guess.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (2610) - California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
11 oct 2013, bottle 02058. Aged in Breckinridge bourbon barrels. Black. Nose is faintly sour, like been too long in bourbon barrels. Med full body, slightly fizzy. Serious dark chocolate stout, big alcohol. Awesome ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5418) - Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by brew3crew. Pours a dark cola brown color with a thin beige ring. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, cocoa, smooth vanilla, bourbon and a splash of coffee. The finish of this was strange and I would have to say it was like green peppers which took away from the beer.


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