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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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From Bowman’s Distillery. Roasted malts and herbal hops provide an aroma of coffee and spicy chocolate which blends with caramel and vanilla notes that are products of the aging in the Bourbon soaked oak barrels.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (4251) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours opaque black, large creamy tan head, nice lacing. Aroma is coffee (perhaps a bit stale), roasted malts, cocoa, vanilla, traces of oak. Flavor is light sweet and light bitter. Medium body. This has a well developed flavor despite very little influence of the time spent in barrel. Solid.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
eggraid101 (50) - Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Poured out of a bomber bottle. A black body with a Carmel colored full head that didn't stick around long. Rich aroma of coffee. Taste is a more chocolate based stout but has a smoky, oaky and a little bit of a cherry taste. Body is a little thin for what I expect of a stout. But this is an interesting brew ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
climberbob (248) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
5oz taste at whole foods. Sweet bourbon aroma and taste w vanilla and molasses notes. Tasty ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
llcooldave (1161) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2014
On draft at the brewpub. Black in the glass. Nutty nose with a hint of chocolate cake. Nice flavor of burnt pizza crust and more chocolate cake. Overall, a nice brew... thanks dandman629 for the recommendation!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (4546) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle shared at Ed5388’’s back in the day. Poured a medium/dark brown with a smaller foamy beige head. Aroma of burnt rubber, burnt wood, smoke, dark toast, eraser shavings, earth, dark chocolate. Medium body with softer carbonation and an average duration on the aftertaste. Flavor of light smoke, wood, bourbon, earth, chocolate, grassy hops, dark toast. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ed5388 (2481) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2014
22oz bomber shared by Dan P. Pours a dark brown/almost black color with a small foamy dark copper head. Aroma of bourbon, oak, roasted malt, earth, smoke, and light caramel. Taste of roasted malt, caramel, burnt toast, bourbon, oak, and vanilla. Finishes very dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Tap at Blue 5. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt with leather notes and earthy hops and plums. Flavor is dark malt, milk chocolate, dark fruits, light hops and bitterness and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StoutDr (44) - Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Oak and coffee aroma. Pours coffee black with thin khaki head. Mouthfeel is medium. Carbonation is medium to low. Flavors of oak, smoke, coffee, vanilla, fruit, just slightly bourbon. Very low bitterness. Easy to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JDBaker11058 (1462) - Maryland, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Appearance: near black, thick dark brown head. Aroma: roasty, chocolatey, with notes of black pepper, cherry, and - yes - wood. Taste: bitter dark chocolate, cola, roast coffee. Notes: lingering chalky dryness, nicely balanced between chocolate, wood, and coffee. Notes: Lighter in body than anticipated, but the appearance, aroma, and flavor were all spot on and true to the style. Would definitely drink again. NoVA Brewfest 2013.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (1446) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2013
Aromas of smoke, soil, soy, dark roast coffee, raisins, and cherries. Black with a lasting, tan head. Dry, earthy, roasty, and savory. Medium-full body, dense and complex, yet quite refreshing.


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