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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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Released May 2014, Editor’s Note: This version aged in Bourbon barrels only 500ML bottle no-wax


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (18139) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
13th August 2014
Tasting at Jack’s RAH Annexe! Thanks to Leighton for this one. Opaque dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is light and dry with fine carbonation. Dry and fairly thin dark malts. Spicy alcohol and bourbon. Whisper of oak. Dry finish. This continues to be a curiousity, once again the barreling doesn’t appear to have done much for the lovely base beer. It’s not bad though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (13956) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle shared in London - procured in VT. Pours black-brown with a frothy beige head. The nose has charred wood, baking cocoa, alcohol, earth. Medium sweet flavor with some toasty toffee, burnt marshmallows, dark fruits, scorched earth, mild burnt wood. Medium to full bodied with average to lively carbonation. Warm to hot finish with lots of burnt toffee, earth, gooey charred marshmallows, milk chocolate. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12726) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle at Chateau Jackl, big thanks to to HF bro Leighton for yet another, 13/08/14. Black with a moderate tan swirl and edgeing. Nose is a big dark fruit charabang, bourbon infusion, red berry tang, dates, booze tunes, dark toffee notes. Taste comprises raisens, dates, molasses, very subtle spice, sweet jammy dark berry fructis, light cocoa wash. Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light roast and a touch of bourbonics. Solid.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (12655) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 20, 2014
Malzig alkoholischer Antrunk, in dem die Fasslagerung deutlich wird. Die Alkoholnoten bleiben ersichtlich, stören aber im Verlauf weniger. Vanille, zum Ende brennend. 11/10/8/10/10/9

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (10818) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Bottle thanks to Bobby at Monday Night Tasting. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose/taste of oak, roast chocolate, orange cognac, vanilla and chocolate cake. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (9343) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 17, 2015
[ Bottle ][ 500mL ][ Trade ][ Trade ][ Riedel Vinum XL Pinot Noir ][ 2.17.15 ]
>> Pours clear sepia brown looking inky black in the glass. Oversized head with higher than expected carbonation. Head retention minimal, looks a bit foamy. Nose is outstanding vanilla, soft barrel, buttercream chocolate frosting, coconut, birthday cake. Taste begins with rich flavors on the front of the palate (chocolate shake, cake frosting), moving to a bland/dead mid-palate, and finishing with stinging tannic astringency and papery hints of oxidation. A bit disappointing. Maybe this one didn’t age too well in the bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (9339) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
500mL bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is hugely bourbony, with lots of roast and a touch of coffee. Flavour is complex as hell, with loads of heavily roasted malt and moderate bourbon that doesn’t dominate. Excellent use of battles to amp up an already kickass beer. Carbonation is slightly more aggressive than the base beer. Excellent beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (9000) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2014 Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours black with a thick tan head. The nose is rich, roast, toast, earth, burnt brown sugar, nougat, unripe coconut and toast. The taste is rich, earth, roasty, acidity, toasty, spice, wood, alcohol, coconut and vanilla with a dry finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Dunmo... Not quite there. Base beer is great, but this is not quite there.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Powerful bourbon envelops dark chocolate and roast in this richest of Porters.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam tops the pure darkness.
-Bourbon vanilla sadly overpowers this brew’s usually wonderful malt signature.
-The body is lush, never too obese.
-Candied fruitiness is found throughout as well.
-This one’s not as complex as the 2011 version, but it makes for a great dessert beer nonetheless. One to share, definitely.

Bottle; gros merci Martin et Michèle!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (7952) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle shared by Jeff - thanks! Dark brown with some deep reddish highlights. Bourbon, wood, mild smoke, charred marshmallows, some vanilla. Moderate palate. Delicious.


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