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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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (13397) - , 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (9948) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (9874) - 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8557) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Super dark brown pour with a cocoa colored head. Flavors of prunes, roast,charred oak, tar, bourbon and toffee. Thanks to the Palm Beach crew!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle. Poured a black color with an off white head. Wood, bourbon, dark fruits, vanilla, some chocolate, and caramel. Alcohol content overall well hidden.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NielsenRatings (8279) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2014 Bottle @ Exira Beer Summit IV. Thanks to Ernesto987, I believe, for this wale. Pours a deep brown black appearance with a thin brown head. Very nice bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, caramel, light anise aroma. Creamy mouth feel. Fairly warm, a bit boozy. Deep chocolate cake, caramel, woody, slightly dark fruity, mild licorice flavor. Tasty stuff if you don’t mind the bourbon.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (7899) - Carlsbad, California, USA - OCT 26, 2013
500mL at Woodshop 8. Pours a clear deep cola, with spotty lacing. Nose is awesome bourbon barrel, soft vanilla, no sticky tomato paste. Taste is excellent hazelnut, big roast, vanilla, rich fudge. Palate is beautiful- silky, soft, easy to drink. Loved.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (7127) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Bottle at Monmouth Park tasting. Pours very dark brown with tan brown head. Nose and taste of mocha, oak, smooth bourbon, vanilla, brown sugar and roast chocolate malt. Very smooth. Medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (7005) - 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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