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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Eklectik (6) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2015 does not count
A little light on the nose, but very big on flavor. Roasty, a little sweet, a little chocolate, balanced with just the right amount of hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
48FanInCali (815) - California, USA - APR 19, 2015
Bottle - Thinner black pour with nice off white head. Nose of roast, chocolate, and vanilla. Taste is more chocolate than vanilla and the typical metallic taste with the style is not as pronounced. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (1415) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2015
500mL bottle shared by Chalemeaux. Thanks TJ! Can’t believe I never rated this. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla oak. Flavor follows. Dark chocolate, coffee, mild bourbon, oak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chalumeaux (374) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2015
Poured from bottle dark black with one finger tan head. Aromas of bourbon fig chocolate and mild oak. Taste is rich smoky chocolate caramel and and lingering bourbon finish. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oRos (1348) - sacramento, California, USA - APR 13, 2015
Bottle shared by Bruce. Taste is chocolate, peanut butter and some roasted oak. The beer is great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (7551) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 13, 2015
Bottle shared by my friend Bruce. Pours near black with an attractive tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a rich smoky dark molasses and anise flavor with a very bourbon finish. This beer is delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ironicmedic (72) - New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2015
Tasted on draft at barcode. Poured dark with tan head. Has a alcoholy taste to it but is smooth ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fernans (39) - Rhode Island, USA - APR 9, 2015
Great Porter. Inky black color with off white head. Taste of near coffee notes and smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2469) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (1206) - 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.

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