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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dlovell2 (1572) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Thanks to Maxbier for sharing. Pours Black with cream colored head. Roasted malt aroma with vanilla, chocolate and bourbon. Flavor is dark roasted malt, brown sugar, caramel, vanilla, oak and bourbon. Sweet roasted malt finish. Fantastic brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (816) - Maryland, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Bottle from source. Dark dark brown with thin brown head. Aroma of vanilla roasty malt and hints of bourbon. Flavor is smooth vanilla, bourbon roast and hints of coffee. Some dark chocolate. Worth the hour in the car, should have bought two bottles (or 10).

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (6132) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Bottle, 2013 thanks to cocoapuph! Pours opaque black, small tan head, dissipates with nice residual and lacing. Aroma is bourbon, molasses, anise, cocoa, vanilla. Flavor is light sweet and light plus bitter, lots of bourbon with oaky notes and a backdrop of molasses and anise. Medium body. Solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (6837) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Well barreled. Caramel and light oak. Some bourbon. Black pour with decent mocha head. Light sweet finish. Some booze. Sweet finish with touch of oak astringency. Well balanced but not a lot to this one. Tap at brewpub.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (8844) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 21, 2015
2014 Bottle from the brewery. Big bourbon nose, vanilla, lots of chocolate. Almost black, orange tints. Lots of bourbon barrel flavor, chocolate, some berries. Soft, silky, nice little carbonation. Bourbon takes over a bit too much, but delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (5463) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2015
Sample on tap at the brewpub. Deep brown black pour with thin off white head. Aroma is very boozy, intense bourbon, scotch notes light meaty saline aromas. Taste is smoky salty sweet and woody. Palate is med-full bodied with med-light carbonation. A bit whisky heavy.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (4352) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2015
Malty flavour, beige head. Aroma of vanilla, malts, oak and caramel. Bitter flavour, coffee, cacao, vanilla. Finish coffee, malts, bourbon and chocolate. Nice!
(from draught -cask- @ GBBF ’14, London)

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinsenn (1873) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2015
Bottle. Aroma of vanilla, wood, licorice. Taste is silky smooth chocolate, vanilla, vanilla, coffee, bourbon, and vanilla. Good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (5181) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Black pour from bottle at home, got this in a trade. Vanilla and cream, cocoa. Whiskey finish. Super tasty beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (2584) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Strong vanilla and bourbon notes. Tastes sweet and And really vanilly. More like a stout then porter. Pours brown with a thick cream head. Had a bottle share a kasers.


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