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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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Fortunate is he, who in the name of brewing and good beer, shepherds the weak through the valley of macrobrews. For he is truly his brother’s keeper, and the finder of lost taste buds. Stout aged in Whiskey barrels.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GenDV138 (2875) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2014
22 ounce bottle from a trade poured into a snifter. Pours jet black with a half finger of tan head. Aromas of sweet whiskey, oak, dark fruit, .a bit of chocolate and roast. Tasting notes of dark chocolate, whiskey, dark fruit, oak. Full body with a warm and dry finish. Oily and thick mouthfeel, low carbonation. Assuming this was only brewed once, this has held up amazingly well almost 3 years later.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aaron68 (608) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2014
750 ml bottle @ "Glød Bar", Oslo. March 20, 2014. Beer from a tulip glass. Black in color with almost no head and low carbonation. Flat beer and oily look. Aroma is coffee,roasted malt,vanilla,whiskey tones and oak. Tastes coffee,oak,whiskey,sweet,and a bit vanilla. Warming alcohol coming in towards the end.Long lasting taste. A stout to re-taste somewhere in the world.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (4254) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Bottle - thanks to I forgot who :(. Pours opaque black, small fizzy black head that dissipates quickly with some lacing. Aroma is roasty malts, whiskey, chocolate. Flavor is the same, medium sweet, light bitter, bitter finish. Just a bit of whiskey and oak, but certainly not pronounced. Medium plus body, kinda creamy in the mouth. Good, not amazing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gEUS (1394) - Linden, BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2014
750 ml, kindly shared by Dennoman - thank you sir. Aroma of cinnamon, chili, apple pie, oak, little alcohol. Medium body, dry roastiness, slight bitterness at the end. Flavours of roasted coffee, chocolate chips. Nice, but one-sided on the flavours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (4498) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2014
Thnx to dennoman Pours black , small grey head Bit sweet , some roasted malts , coffee , bit bitter Taste is pretty sweet , oak , bit dry , sugar , roasted malts . Good carbo . Not too much barrel , yet its very prominent . Nice one !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
travita (4334) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle thanks to somebody, rating from my backlog. The smell is roast, burnt, malts, coffee, chocolate. The look is brownish black in color with a tan head. The taste is chocolate, sweet, roast, malts, coffee, and wood.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (6673) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2013
22 ounce bottle of black tar liquid .. . Foam is acceptable evil .. . Chewy tar and blackness, not getting much barrel .. . Quite good none the less .. . . Tip of the day: You can class up your meal real quick with bow tie pasta.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fritz123 (1274) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2013
750ml bottle from the tasting room at Hoppin Frog. Thanks Fred for pointing it out on the rare beer menu. I choose the oldest vintage. Pours a black as night, viscous, small headed gem into a small snifter. The nose is chocolate, whiskey, oak, roasted malts, vanilla, and nuts. The taste is similar with oak, whiskey, chocolate, dark fruit, vanilla, slight coffee, roasted malts. Very smooth mouth, oily, round finish, chocolate and vanilla finish. Slight booze at the end as well. This is a very well cellared beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - AUG 25, 2013
8/25/13. Draft pint from PARTY TOWN. Pours opaque, deep brown-black with a dense, fluffy brown head. Aroma is intoxicating; molasses, oak, whiskey, cocoa, roast malts, vanilla. Taste is very nice, big, complex; roast malt, bitter chocolate, whiskey, wood, alcohol burn, hint of banana, molasses, subtle notes of dark dried fruits (raisins, prunes). Mouth feel is oily, coating. Carbonation is low; suitable for the style and flavor profile. Only very little lacing. Really highly flavorful. The 9.4% ABV is evident. The barrel-aging is very successful, while the use of Crown Royal barrels (specifically) impart some very subtle elevated flavors to the profile. Highly effective in enhancing the flavor of the beer while not allowing the barrel to dominate (as it did with this year’s KBS).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3180) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013

7/07/2011: Hoppin’ Frog Barrel Aged BORIS Royale (Stout Aged in Whiskey Barrels): They call it "Royale with Wood" Aroma: Really subtle... Heavily caramelized malt, rich chocolate, refined coffee, sweet char. Appearance: Pours out black like used motor oil; black as night; just a whispy ring of tan-colored foam. Flavor: Tons of maltiness; splash of vanilla, barrel char, and good whiskey; tons of alcohol venting through the nose; more and more whiskey pops out and dominates as the beer warms. Palate: Completely full bodied; milky and velvety; SMOOOTH... Overall: This beer is HUGE, but I’m just not getting a lot out of it...

fl. oz. bottle (Alc. 9.4% by Vol., 107 OG, 38 FG, 80 IBU) shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #166 for this beer.

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