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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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
beechner224 (420) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle thanks to beernut. Pours pitch black with small tan head. Taste is strong roasted coffee and vanilla. Really tasty. Another good one from beernut, thanks man!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (2234) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle at home with friends, courtesy of Aaron. Thanks man! Pour is deep brown with a frothy brown head and good lacing. Roasted malt, light coffee, caramel, toffee, bourbon, vanilla, pie crust, and grain in the aroma. Taste is cocoa, earthy, grassy, grainy, espresso, somewhat husky, and candi sugar. Slick mouthfeel with a soft carbonation. Nice Baltic Porter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (5720) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Pour out of 500 mL bottle, dark black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of big vanilla, dark chocolate, roast, hints of coffee, oak, bourbon, brown sugar and molasses, some spice. Taste is a mix of dark sugar, roast, coffee, hints of cocoa, hints of vanilla, oak, finishing fairly sweet, slightly bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (5975) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours black with a creamy brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of roasted malts with a bit of chocolate, sweetness and a good amount of bourbon. Flavor has sweet dark grains with a good amount of chocolate and a much more subdued barrel note.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2356) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Pours dark, thick, and unclear blackish in color with a darker caramel head. Aroma brings sweet coffee and roasted malts. Flavor brings sweet creamy mocha and some smooth spicy booze, so easy and delicious on the palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ROBC3366 (369) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2014
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crajun (894) - , Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Whoa!! Bottle from phatdog1?? Dated 03/13. Subdued aromas of bourbon wood roast and vanilla. Creamy smooth mouthfeel taste is DAMMMM good like aroma heat comes and goes better colder than room temp must find again. That is why I love this style

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (3438) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Sampled at the brewery during their second anniversary event. Pours near black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, strong bourbon and oak, some chocolate, hints of vanilla, and a little dough. Flavor the same with a great blend of the dark beer and bourbon barrels. Smooth texture. A good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Pours black with a small, quick diminishing brown head. Aroma is wonderfully complex. Vanilla, tobacco, bourbon soaked cherries, and plenty more. The sweet roasted malt leads to a pleasant alcoholic finish. Just the right amount of heat. Medium body that smooth. Great beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ataraxia (305) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Very dark brown, beige lacing. Bourbon, oak, chocolate, coffee, toffee, and earth. Bittersweet chocolate taste. Smooth, a little more than medium-bodied with lively carbonation, but just a tad thin. Mild warming alcohol finish.


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