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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
A sweet nose greets the adventurous in this marriage of our Black Betty Russian Imperial Stout and 50 year old American Brandy barrels. An elegantly pleasant surprise wakes the palate which migrates from a hint of Brandy into the wonderfully lingering roasted malt character.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21644) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2014 Bottle. Pretty much black, brown head. Aroma of rich vanilla, cocoa, espresso. Taste has more vanilla,bittersweet chocolate, brandy. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (14662) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2014
750mL bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out rich roasted malt, brandy barrels, and wood. Flavour is super roasty, with loads of roasted malt, dry powdery unsweetened cocoa, and really not any of the brandy. The barrel aging is very subtle - I don’t get much if at all of the barrels. Very roasty, heavy impie stout. Excellent stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14165) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Capped 750 from Bine & Vine. Pours black with a transient tan head. Brandy burn aroma. And chocolate. Near full bodied. There’s lots of brandy and chocolate. Oak astringency. Very smooth burnt malt. Not much heat. Nice oak/brandy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (13404) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2015
750 ml bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan hed. Aromas of roasted malt, brandy, oak, fruitiness and light cocoa. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bitter chocolate, vanilla, light oak and a hint of brandy with a smooth lingering chocolate finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (12192) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours opaque, light absorbing black with a large, frothy tan head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast, chocolate, and coffee malt, perfume and pine hops, dates and figs, prunes and licorice with vanilla, alcohol, and oak. Flavor is sweet dark malt, vanilla, brandy, oak, figs and dates, spicy hops and light bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Nice beer! Better than the past beer of the same name. Fudge, charred oak, vanilla, toasted wood, brandy..pretty smooth and tasty.
Earlier Rating: 10/18/2012 Total Score: 4
Thanks to Bryan for the share. Reddish brown and super dark pour. Brown head. Aroma of booze, oak, lots of chocolate, roasted malt. Flavor is nice and smooth, not overly barreled and good roast character. Big beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle @ Vail, courtesy of jcnielsen. Thanks bro! Pours a black appearance with a dark brown head. Very roasty, burnt malty, chocolate, slightly boozy, mild dark fruity, kind of spicy aroma. Fairly strong boozy, grape/plum, caramel, slightly smoky, chocolate flavor. Pretty good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (10238) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Even though it’s slightly stronger than Black Betty, there is less of a boozy character in this one. The barreling is mellow but well integrated. Hints at fruit and oak and booze, but the roastiness of the stout and even the hops come through nicely. A hair under Black Betty...between 4.3 & 4.4, but due to the subtle nuances at play here, I’ll give it the higher nod. Supposed to be beer 5k, just a few hundred late :)"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9388) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 29, 2014
bomber. Roasty coffee, cocoa, maybe some brandy in the nose, wood. Pitch black with lace. Soft, satin, full body. Flavors of cocoa, coffee, berries. good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (9220) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours dark brown with a nice tan head and a treacle and brandy aroma. There is a hearty roasted malt flavor with some treacle and brandy. Tasty.

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