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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2014
Cask gravity @ GBBF 2014. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate and bourbon aroma. Roasted malty woody bourbon and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty woody bourbon chocolate and caramel finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2013
19th September 2013
The Last Tasting at Bruce’s palatial pad. Thanks to Leighton for this one. Opaque dark brown beer with a tidy pale tan head. Palate starts smooth, turns slightly crisp. Fresh tasting mellow dark malts. Nice touch of mellow barrelling and light fruity bourbon. Whisper of dark chocolate. Light minerally finish. Super mellow and drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15260) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2014
Tasting at Matt’s
Black color with large beige head. A good beer, but compared to the un-barreled version this one is less characteristic, it loses the bread character that makes the base beer great, it adds some vanilla and liquorice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14128) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
At GBBF 2014. Black beer no head. Bourbon. Lots of bourbon. Some chocolate. Bourbon. Fine. But too much bourbon for balance.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11860) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s - London. Thanks to Laura for this one! Pours clear, deep brown with a slight, creamy tan head. Nose has some charred wood, subtle roast, cocoa. Medium sweet flavor, nice milk chocolate, sturdy roast, slight earthy bitterness, a bit of alcohol kick, mild dry wood, hints of vanilla. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming to finish with vinous, dry woodiness, dry cocoa, some barrel, dirt, hints of toffee, some burnt toast. Very nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (11551) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 26, 2012
The pour is black in color with minimal head formation. Starts off with some bourbon notes (wood, vanilla, etc.), followed by lots of roasted malt and dark chocolate. A light fruitiness in the background. The palate also features the bourbon nicely along with some notes of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt. Fairly simple and straight forward, but really nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlgk (11461) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2014
Cask at GBBF 2014. Opaque black beer with a small brownish head. Vinous aroma, licorice, caramel, figs, raisins, chocolate, caramel, banana notes, plums, cocoa, vanilla, bourbon notes. Vanilla flavor, figs, raisins, dades, plums, licorice, chocolate, some cocoa and bourbon. Alcohol is incredibly well hidden. Full bodied and just amazing!!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11217) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2013
bottle @the dmac Monmouth Park Horserace Gathering shared by whaleman THANKS Dave, nice meeting you too!-lt brown-mahogany. A-bourbon, sweet brown sugarmed malt. T-bourbon, wood, sweet brown sugar-med malt, 2nd herbal hop bite.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11075) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle shared by b3shine. Poured a dark brown color with an average tan head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Good roasted coffee, chocolate and bourbon aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet toasted malt flavor with a medium to heavy sweet bourbon finish of moderate to long duration. Another very good porter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9930) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2013
Bottle split at Bruce’s pad, big thanks to Leighton for sourcing, 19/09/13. Very dark mahogony brown with a thin off white head that dissipates edgeward. Nose is chocolate, roast malt, toffee, bourbon is well evident. Taste comprises sweet toffee, chocolate, brown sugars, subtle bourbon notes, light peppery spice. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, smooth on the palate. Great drop, the alcohol is well integrated making for an easy drinking affair.


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