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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Big, bold, black and barrel aged. A lengthy conditioning period in bourbon barrels creates a silky smooth chocolatey mouth feel enhanced by the use of oats and brown sugar. Noticeable sweetness gets balanced by roasted malt and hop bitterness. Additional flavors include bourbon, vanilla and oak. OG 23.5 Plato. March release.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2457) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Pours a three finger light tan head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Black color, no highlights. Good carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Roasted malt nose and flavor follows with roasted malts and hints of hop bitterness. Light bitter aftertaste. High ABV is hidden. $3.70 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (1126) - California, USA - MAR 28, 2015
500ml bottle pours a thick black color without much head. It's of flavor in this. Medium sweetness, lots of chocolate, nice balance of hops. All the flavors come together well.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LtDan (1805) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Appearance: Pours dark brown with a decent tan head that fades to a pin stripe around the edges.

Aroma: Dark chocolate, port wine, fig, bourbon.

Taste: Dark chocolate, peppery hops, grape. Finishes with a nice touch of bourbon.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, silky, modest carbonation.

Overall: One of the best Baltic Porters Iíve ever tried. The malts and barrel treatment worked perfect together, not too boozy or rich, but definitely decadent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6574) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2015
375, capped. Thanks, D! Very cool treat for sure. Pours an opaque black with a dense and creamy tan head that sticks around. Big forward, well-framed chocolatey note thatís very clear, blended nicely with some apricot and a bit of oak. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Great combinations of roasty sweet chocolate and barrel character on the mid palate. Mild sweet finish. Very nice and drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (34581) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2014
From cask. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is fruity, vanilla and wooden. Light caramelish. Bitter and roasted, dark malty, chocolate. Dark roasted and lingering dark malty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yankeefan21 (134) - New York, USA - DEC 22, 2014
This is a delicious smelling beer. Oak and bourbon dominate the bouquet but some doughy malts and vanilla sneak in there as well. It pours a cola brown with a small foamy light brown head that dissipated quickly. Flavor wise this is easily the best beer Iíve had from Jackís. It is heavy on the oak and booze up front with some vanilla and brown sugar in the finish followed by more of that woody oak character in a dry finish. I think I would have enjoyed this beer even more if it had better mouth fell but this beer feels thin like any other lager and the juxtaposition between that thin mouth feel and those huge tasty flavors is a little unsettling and hard to comprehend. I would still say this is a very solid brew but donít expect something BCS caliber.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3224) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle from a trade with WillRunForBeer. Pours dark brown color with light brown head. Aromas of bourbon, chocolate, roasted malt and oak. Big bourbon flavor up front with chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, and oak. Medium to full body with minimal carbonation. Very nice. Thanks Brian.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deekyn (1335) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 27, 2014
A- an opaque cocoa black pour with cola edges. Virtually no head or lacing. S- a lightly decadent inhale with vanilla accents. Some rhubarb, raisins, minerals, and tootsie rolls. Chocolate is there but somewhat plastic. Earthy as it opens up. Cacao tang, leather, soggy coffee grounds, molasses and some charcoal. A light peat and herbal quality. M- a medium oily body with no carb. Goes down fairly smooth. T- tootsie rolls again hold court with some coconut in tow. However, cheap Easter chocolate, vanilla, coffee and a mild alcohol burn set the pace. There is some meaty nuttiness to give it weight. Zinc, bitter twigs, rhubarb, hearty sour oak are next. Lemons, grass and hops wrap it up without much fanfare.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsquire (3694) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Dark beer with only the faintest brown highlights when held against the light. Thin foamy brown head. Sweet molasses and alcohol wet wood in the nose. Big sweet flavor with tons of dark brown sugar and molasses with a nice whiskey bite. Vanilla, oak, some butterscotch, burnt caramel corn, dried rum soaked fruit, and a nice alcohol finish. It is a little bluntly sweet, but still a pretty complex barrel aged beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
John25 (960) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle. Dark cola brown with ruby hues. Boozy oak aroma. Taste follows with sweet brown sugar and light citrus. Creamy mouthfeel, low carb. Excellent.


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