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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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 (978) - 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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SHIG (3804) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Draft: Poured pitch black with tan head. This had strong boozy aroma with vanilla. Taste is sweet sticky boozy bourbon.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (4938) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a dark brown with small beige head. The aroma is booze and caramel malt. Medium mouth, dark chocolate, light roast, strong bourbon, very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarinaMarket (218) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2015
A little hot like I like it. Bourbon, vanilla, wood & cocoa. Heavy malt but balanced with alcohol enough to make this very enjoyable. Tasted at 55F.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbastard (754) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2015
750 caged and corked. Very dark brown pour. Chocolate nose with some booze. Wood flavors, bitter chocolate. Bourbon and vanilla in the background. Little bit of acetone in the finish. Some heat also in the finish. Ok but I wouldn’t get it again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1706) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Pours black like oil with the same viscosity and dark tan head. Bourbon, big on the nose, with just a little vanilla and cocoa, some oak; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more bourbon.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (4325) - Arizona, USA - FEB 16, 2015
draft, i liked this one! Great brownie batter one here, alcohol well hidden, vanilla, cocoa and brownies. yum yum

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (2054) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Pours like bubbling crude. Oil, that is. Black gold. Texas tea. Chocolate with a bit of bourbon and ash.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vipinvelp (2544) - 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)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocJitsu (1140) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4474) - 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.


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