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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (4924) - Utah, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Cask at GBBF
Dark brown with a medium sized tan head, some lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and molasses. Flavors of roasted malts and chocolate
Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niall73 (1834) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2014
Cask at GBBF 2014, 12/08/14. Pours very dark brown/black with a tan head. Boozy aroma with liquorice, grass and treacle. Medium to full body, light carbonation. Rich with chocolate, rum, dark fruits, light citrus... Lovely balance - booze is in just the right place. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (6702) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
500mL bottle, pours a deep dark brown / black with a small beige head. Aroma brings out a good deal of vanilla, followed by bourbon and light roasted malt. Flavour brings out a lot of vanilla, followed by bourbon, light cocoa and a little roasted malt. More complex, with more vanilla notes and less roasted notes than the non-BA version. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (2854) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Summer Santa 2014. Thank you! Pours dark wooden brown with a rather small frothy and fizzy mocha head that doesn’t leave much trace while dissipating. Smell is malty with roasted malts, caramel, butterscotch hard candy, toasted oatmeal flakes, dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, hay, charred wood and hints of toasted coconut, smoke and bourbon vanilla. Taste is sweet, tiny bitter and malty with roasted malts, burnt caramel, butterscotch hard candy, vanilla fudge, charred wood, toasted coconut, toasted hazelnuts, hay, oatmeal cookies, liquorice fudge and hints of smoke. Mouthfeel is soft, round, tiny viscous, tiny boozy and medium to full bodied. finish is sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, burnt caramel, butterscotch hard candy, vanilla fudge, oatmeal cookies, charred wood, bourbon, hay and hints of smoke and alcohol. Really elegant and tasty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marsiblursi (3021) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2014
(Bottle) pours dark brown to black with pale nougat coloured head. The aroma holds buttery and spicy oak, chocolaty, bread-ish and light smokey malt, noble hops, sugar and grain. The flavour is light sweet, light to medium bitter and tiny acidic with notes of balanced oak, friendly roasted malt and traditional hops. The mouthfeel is smooth, clean yet somewhat tight with a light to medium carbonation. Malty finish. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
planky84 (2113) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
Cask at GBBF, 2014. Black pour, no head. Peat laden aromas of dark chocolate, oak, burnt wood and raisin. Warming flavours of chocolate, raisin and smoke. Dry, long alcohol burn fuelled finish. Very nice indeed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (8535) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
Sampled @ GBBF. Opaque pitch black color, small light brown head. Aroma and taste are malts, heavy roast, heavy bourbon, lots of chocolate, warming alcohol, bitterness. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. Wow, heavy!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
evergreen0199 (2074) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Cask at Great British Beer Festival 2014, Olympia, London. A black coloured pour with a thin beige head on top. Sweet, boozy, chocolate aroma. Tastes similar, slightly roasty, rich, sweet, boozy, chocolate, some vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (4508) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2014
bottle shared by tom10101, thanks bro. pours unclear very dark brown with a small light beige head showing minimal retention and lacing. very bourbony, chocolate-coated raisins, sweet caramelized and almost burnt nuts, booze, pepper, woody astringency, berry sweetness. moderately low carbonation, light to medium body - oily, assertive tannic-bitter coffee-mineral finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
devman171 (986) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle pours black with low head. Aroma is booze and roast. Taste is roast and bourbon, finish is medium bodied with a bit harsh alcohol

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