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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2375) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2012
2010 black pour, tan head, light sticky lacing ... taste is oaky with a roasted coffee, light vanilla, bourbon flavors, dark chocolate, dark fruits, molasses ...... oily slick mouthfeel ,,,, aroma of dark fruits dark chocolate light roasted .... Dry roasted bitter finish .... 2011 taste of more molasses aroma is boozy roasted dry roasted less flavor than 10 bourbon barrel flavor isn’t as strong.... 2012 creamy beige head aroma is very oaky with a bourbon vanilla taste is dry and oaky with a vanilla bourbon molasses flavor that’s well balanced light licorice dry oaky finish light bitter bite still young but very good


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamT (189) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Vintage 2013, 22oz bottle from SoHo in Elizabeth City compliments of Zizzybalubba, thanks homes. Deep black hue, with two finger thick frothy medium brown head, excellent lacing. Aroma of booze, bourbon, dark fruits and hints of vanilla. Dark fruit and bourbon tastes up front with a dark malt and chocolate finish. Some cherry taste on the end when this warms. I also had some smokey tastes as well. Creamy mouthfeel on palate with a dry finsih. This was a good beer to end Christmas day with especially when you throw in a leg lamp.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rayg1 (567) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Draft. 2010 Vintage at Brawley’s Beverage Charlotte, NC. Sampled 11/28/2014. Man, typically I don’t go crazy for barrel-aged imperial "whatever" often I find the result too hot, too cloying, too distracted, and a mess of a beer. Not the case with this one. Aroma is light of chocolate bars, french pressed coffee, white oak. Taste is wonderful of deep, dark chocolate notes, oak, espresso, light bourbon that accents the finish, not take away from it. This is a great beer. Perhaps my problem with barrel aged beers is I’m not patient enough. I tend to drink them young and not developed fully. If you can every get your hands on a 2010 vintage of this do it now! Great beer. Thanks Mike for the chance to sample this, I know there won’t be a second time.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5071) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Draft at Snallygaster 2014. Poured a dark, pitch black color with a small tan head. Aroma was caramel, booze, roasted malts and coffee. Flavor was nice bitter coffee notes, boozy bourbon, with vanilla and some woody barrel notes. Thick.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4492) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Pours black with caramel head and lacing. Caramel aroma. Lots of roast, dark chocolate, some coffee, finishes light bitter. Tap at Snallygaster.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (1834) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2014
6 oz draft pour at Snallygaster 2014 shared by someone. Black with light tan head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, roast, coffee. Tastes of coffee, bourbon, spice, vanilla, chocolate. Medium-full body with a dry syrupy finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2100) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Silent Night, 2013 Vintage
Tasted from a corked and caged 750mL bottle at one of the late night tastings at RBWG Asheville. Pours opaque dark brown with a thin brown head that leaves a thin collar of lace. The nose is fresh coffee grounds, dark chocolate brownie, and plenty of toffee and caramel bourbon. The flavor is a bit more sweet bourbon influenced with the same coffee grounds and dark chocolate, and just a hint of vanilla oak. The body is full with light carbonation and a long, sweet bourbon and coffee finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryanfolty (1909) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2014
February 21, 2014 - bottle via trade. Dark pour with nice amount of head and lacing. Aroma was an odd coffee and roasted malt with the bourbon coming out as it warmed. Taste was a cheap coffee, roasted malt and mild bourbon.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (7014) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle at the RBWG 2014 grand tasting, thanks! Pours a cloudy dark brown with a dark brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has lots of roasted malts with notes of dark fruits and dark grains. Flavor has bitter roasted malts with dark grains, dark chocolate and a hint of dark fruit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11889) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle shared late night RBWG. Pours oily black-brown with a bubbly tan head. Good stuff, slightly inky, some good chocolate, earthy bitterness. Brownies. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, more chocolate, rich bread. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (2145) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2014
bomber bottle pours black with a decent head. Moderate barrel aging effect in the aroma, but a bit stronger than I prefer on the tongue. Lightly sweet until the finish whereafter bitterness from the hops and burnt grains comes out. Full, near chewy body.


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