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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JStax (3315) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2013
22 ounce bottle pours black. Aroma is heavy chocolate and graham crackers with just a little booziness. Very sweet and malty with a nice drying finish. The chocolate in this is just superb. Very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Salmoniform (1073) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Poured from bottle to Glass. Dark hue with creamy tan head that dissipated to a ring. Aroma is prune, caramel, toffee, molasses, oak, vanilla, bourbon. Mouthfeel is great with full body and medium carbonation. Taste is sweet with a Woody finish. Overall this is a big, sweet brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Black pour, aroma of honey, chocolate, and whiskey. Taste is chocolate malt, bourbon, licorice, and wood. Pretty good. 2012 bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
StefanSD (2217) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 17, 2014
650 ml bottle from trade with Beerman. Thanks. September 2014 batch. Pours an opaque black color with a medium sized khaki head that has very good retention. The aroma is big and bold with Chocolates, whiskey, vanilla and mocha. The taste features more chocolates, chocolate liqueur, anise, dark fruits and bitter walnuts. There is some bourbon whiskey in the taste too, but it is in the background and plays a superb supporting role. The palate is full, viscous and creamy with soft carbonation. Finishes long and dry. Overall: Its OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (2557) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Pours an opaque black from the bomber with thin tan head that leaves light lace. Aroma is big bourbon barrel nose, chocolate and vanilla, hint of roast as it warms. Taste is just all kinds of vanilla and chocolate amazing, sweet but not cloying. Booze is warming as it goes down, thick and chewy, damn tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MacBoost (1399) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Bomber chugged in well under 2 minutes. Poured basically black. Smelled roasty, oaky, vanilla and bourbon. Taste was sweet and lightly bitter. Flavors of oak, roast, booze, marshmallow. Finished quick with some lingering barrel and sugar. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Garlic_of_Doom (496) - SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2014
2013 vintage, thanks Ryan and Co! Pours black with a frothy brown head, no retention. Aroma hits with loads of bourbon, booze soaked raisins and dark chocolate, some alcoholic fumes. Taste has a nice blend of bitter dark chocolate, bourbon, slight sweetness, peppery notes and bitterness, some roastiness and dried fruit as well. Medium body, smooth carbonation and super smooth mouth feel. Dry, peppery, bitter after taste.
Great taste but could perhaps do with some more age to mellow down the boozy aroma a bit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
cheap (4271) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Had this at the 2014 RB Pittsburgh Summer Gathering at Horny Devil’s place. Actually it was after the equinox at the beginning of fall, but DILLIGAF. Big thanks to James & Michelle for hosting such a nice spread of quality beers and for this particular beer a GIANT thanks goes out to lithy. Smell of typical strong impy stout very little sign of choco. Big and black fer sure. Almost flat is my first impression. Taste is volatile chocolate but it is smooth without raising the alarm. Smooth fer sure. That alky thing hidden in there seems to be well blended in with the rest of the characteristics. Finish is high octane dark chocolate. Couldn’t drink allot of these but glad to have the chance at this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (963) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 29, 2014
22oz bottle pours dark oily black brown with medium small head. Nose is pretty boozy, some light dusty bitter cocoa and cake. Nose is not bad but simple and a little disappointing. Taste however redeems it with a super creamy silky light mouthfeel, rich bitter dark cocoa and boozy bourbon fluffy chocolate cake, well integrated dark spicy bourbon. Finish is lasting sticky boozy chocolate and roasty cocoa, melted hershey syrup and bourbon. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2398) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Pours a deep rich burnt umber color with two fingers of khaki foam. Nose has loads of spicy bourbon, dark chocolate, roasted charred grain. The palate follows but the body is a bit thin and allows the heavy bourbon character to take the lead with nice round sweet chocolate cake notes to back it up ! Delicious but doubt I would seek out for another taste .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jayzz (418) - Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Medium body. Never very heavy, but the barrel makes it pretty boozy. This mouth feel.

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