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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Youíre in for a treat with this one. Brewed with cocoa nibs and raisins and then lovingly aged in rum, sherry, bourbon, brandy and whiskey barrels, this big beer takes on flavors from the spirit and wood of each barrel. The end result is a complex and elegant companioin thatís right for carefree nights of privilege and excess.


strattonspeaks' rating

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
strattonspeaks (113) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - JAN 24, 2014
This brew surprised the hell out of me. Inky black pour with vanishing mocha top. Enormously aromatic. Burnt sugar, vanilla, and fat booze heat. Subtle malt roastiness on the tongue. Chocolate, rum, dark fruit, vanilla, nice cask. A little booze bite. Really creamy with a sugary stickiness. Unbelievable beer. Fans of Bourbon County should seek this gentleman out.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (4309) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2016
(Motherís MILF) Bottle 355 ml from RobertDale, many thanks! Served into a snifter, ABV 11% Totally black coloured body with two fingers of thick, dark brown head on top, with very good retention. Nice aroma with chocolate, toasted malts, light alcohol, not as complex as I expected though. Taste is better, alcohol and vanilla, roasted malts, chocolate, bourbon and light brandy. Thick body with good carbonation. Another very good, big american stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernbourbon (1477) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 27, 2016
Bottle thanks to my boy brandon! Pour is nearly black with a small ring of brown foam. Aroma is chocolaty and sweet with fruity notes along with some dingy barrell character and some tobacco. Seems like the sherry and brandy are notable. Flavor is sweet and lightly roasty with lots of sweet barrel character, very light smoke, and some peat. No alcohol at all. Rounded lasting finish with dried fruit and vanilla noted. Light soft carb. Flavor better than Aroma. Tasty stuff!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (1577) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 8, 2016
Poured from a 12 oz bottle. Aroma is interesting with a moderately strong raisin note and some lighter chocolate notes. Some burnt sugar notes and hints of roast and leather. Some light alcohol spice. Some prune and cherry notes. Pours black with a medium sized, moderately thick, dark tan head that recedes to a thin film that lingers on the edges for quite some time. Faint lacing moderately long legs. Flavor is moderately to fairly sweet with quite a bit of chocolate. Some medium light raisin notes and some light roast. Medium bitterness. Some medium light alcohol spice. Some light vanilla notes with lingering chocolate. Hints of berry and prune. Mouthfeel is full bodied and somewhat creamy with medium low carbonation. Low astringency and medium alcohol warmth. Overall, a pretty nice, high alcohol beer. Lots of raisin and dark fruit in the aroma but a lot more chocolate and malt notes in the flavor. A bit too much alcohol for me, but still pretty enjoyable.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ShelfTurd69 (9) - Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2016 does not count
Really innovative amazing.effort, similar in some ways to bcs, except you can taste the barrels of the various spirits. Crazy good!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ericdmorris (6) - - FEB 9, 2016 does not count
I must have had an off batch going by other ratings but this beer was way too complex and boozy for me. So many flavors hitting at once, a bit overkill. Definitely taste the raisins and rum/brandy barreling.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kcjohnhenry (1) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 1, 2016 does not count
Such a pleasure to enjoy. Almost tastes like a whiskey and beer combo. Hints of chocolate followed by strong flavors of barrell whiskey. At 11 percent you only need a couple to understand the breadth of this beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AbbeyRoade (514) - Missouri, USA - DEC 21, 2015
Deliciously thick, creamy imperial. Coffee and chocolate flavors balanced well with sweetness and a bit of nice cocoa dark bitterness in the end. Nice brew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (6249) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2015
On tap: The aroma consists of light-moderate chocolate, caramel, faint roast, and vanilla. Itís a dark brown with no transparency and a small tan head. The flavor starts with moderate chocolate, caramel, and molasses. The finish has light-moderate maple syrup, light vanilla, bourbon, and faint roast. Itís medium-full bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat sticky mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (4981) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 10, 2015
12oz bottle thanks to Jeff. Pours out black topped with tan head. Nose is tons of barrel coffee vanilla bourbon sweetness. Taste is more of the sweetness barrel vanilla coffee lots of roast malts chocolate. Wow this is pretty damb good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (5952) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2015
(12oz bottle thanks to GregSVT) espresso colored pour, medium tan fine bubbles that last. Nose of vanilla, spirits, milk chocolate, fudgy, raisin, rum, decadent. Taste of raisin, fudge, dark chocolate, spirit barrels, rum, vanilla, medium to light carbonation. Rich, brown sugary sweet finish.


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