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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11222) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Bottle shared by brew3crew. Poured black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted malt, chocolate, bourbon, woody and small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a rich smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted sweet chocolate cream flavor with a medium to heavy sweet smooth finish of moderate to long duration. Standout brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Draft at The Boilermaker in Philadelphia, PA. Pours pitch black with a two finger frothy beige head that very slowly fades into a lasting cap.  Streaks of soapy lacing left behind. Sweet yet roasted nose with a very well integrated barrel character.  Lots of spicy bourbon sweetness along with earthy oak, vanilla, toffee and coconut without overpowering the malt character.  Roasted with subtle hints of coffee, toast and dark chocolate. Really nice. Medium bodied and fuller than expected with a nice balance of roasted malt and bourbon barrel.  Dry and roasty up front with hints of burnt toast, roasted coffee bean and dark chocolate followed by sweet, spicy bourbon notes. Hints of  earthy oak compliment the dryness of the malt profile but there is still a lot of sweetness.  Really nice whiskey/bourbon flavor with silky vanilla, marshmallow and coconut notes.  Very well balanced with barrel character excellently integrated.  Best beer I’ve had from this brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Aroma- big oak, bourbon, dark fruits, some roasted notes Appearance- black with brown hues and a thin white head Taste- boozy bourbon hits upfront with lingering burn, roasted notes, big dark fruits, smooth finish Palate- too thin, not on par with the style Overall- Way too thin to be considered great. Very potent and boozy yet highly drinkable. Great tasting beer with some definite flaws.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9730) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Pours clear and brown with mahogany highlights and a tiny, swirling, off white head. The nose, when picked apart, is comprised of fudge, caramel and pecan praline accentuated by subtle notes of butter, lightly toasted coconut and maple syrup. Medium-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and low-key carbonation. The flavor is a well-balanced, but decadent blend of malty caramel, fudge and light toasted oak and coconut. A touch boozy. Finishes mildly sweet and lightly acidic. Thanks to landhoney for sharing this world class beer with the south Florida crew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3414) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2012
12 oz bottle. Ebony with a foamy tan head that kicks up with a stiff pour. Nose is bourbon, vanilla, brown sugar, coffee and mild grape. Medium body with a tang. Warming; finishing thin. Taste is bourbon, French roast, unsweetened chocolate, prune and burnt sugar. Might smooth out with some age.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Macegan75 (719) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Bottle from Mike’s Tavern in Reading. Pours Black with nice head that fades. Nose is earthy soil notes, with brown malt, plums, and molasses. first sip is nice with sweet mild bourbon, roasted malt and good mouth feel, there is flavor here just not enough. finish is ok with mild bittersweet chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (2818) - California, USA - JUN 1, 2012
1 June 2012, bottle. Dark red/brown. Nose is oatmeal and med dark chocolate. Thin/med body and slightly fizzy. Sugary chocolate, vanilla, milk chocolate. Very sweet. Okay. Some bitter choc finish. Needs more alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5136) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2012 I am a sucker for this style. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a small foamy dark brown head that faded quickly and left decent lacing. The aroma was bourbon, toasty malts, anise and hints of coconut and vanilla. The flavor was bitter coconut, vanilla, roasty malts, faint anise, bourbon and a sharp boozy presence. The finish was long with bourbon and vanilla lingering. Moderately full bodied. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darwenus (572) - Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Inky and entirely opaque, this brew pours with a small and brief head that crackles a bit and then fades quickly. The smell is rich and strong, and so is the flavor. Strong, bitter dark chocolate, hearty malt, crisp hops, and a big, oak finish. This reminds me of Weyerbacher’s Heresy, but smoother and with more of a kick. That bourbon, oaky quality is really present after the sip when I exhale. This beer is very, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcartamdg (2135) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Pours a dark black appearance with a mocha 2 finger head that disapates into a 1 finger steady head. Aroma is similar to bcbs. Oak and bourbon, vanilla and slight coffee/chocolate. Taste isnt as strong as aroma, not as complex as expected, great bourbon but not the best stout behind it. Smooth and lighter than the average stout. Not bad, especially for a bottle under $10, it’s not ivan but it’s not bad either.

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