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RATINGS: 476   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Black Xantus is a rare bird and the first new release from Nectar Ales in Years. It is the First ever “big-beer” to be released under the Nectar Ales line. Barrel aged for 6 months in combination of Bourbon, retired Firestone Union and wine barrels and Infused with fair-trade, organic coffee from local roaster Jobella. Rich bourbon and coffee aromas greet the senses. Complex chocolate and tobacco flavors fill the palate. This beer displays a full-bodied mouth-feel and an overall balanced presentation. It would be a perfect pairing to rich chocolate desserts.
Style: Imperial Java Stout IBUs: 50 Color: Black ABV: 11%


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike5326 (802) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, short lived small tan head. Bourbon and sweet caramel malt aroma. Smooth creamy slight phenol flavor with rich malt accents and a mild bitter malt finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3020) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
From a 22 oz bottle shared at Ryan’s. Pours a dark cola with a thin ecru head. Aroma of toasted nuts. Flavors of caramel, bourbon, oak and dRk fruits. Thick. Is ous mouthfeel. Sweet roasty and boozy finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tongan77 (115) - Ventura, California, USA - FEB 21, 2014
From bottle to glass. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is amazing coffee chocolate bourbon and sweet. Taste is like a sweet desert. A must try beer if you like stouts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dodgrblu (585) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 9, 2014
22 ounce bottle, watery version of BOIS, palate busted. Soldier on, great share. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Pours black with a little red around the side and a small light brown head. Large roasty java note on the nose, milk chocolate, caramel, an earthy and almost grassy note, and oak. The taste is booming with super rich dark chocolate and dark roasted coffee, there is a tobacco note, maybe a hint of leather, coconut, caramel, oak and bourbon. Very full bodied, very heavy stout. The barrels just sort of accentuate a lot of the already delicious flavors.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (1598) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2014
pours oil black, with an oil slick head to boot. toffee, tobacco, black coffee, bourbon is light. sludgy body that feels thin at times.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnoud (271) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2014
2014.02.01 - Nectar Ales Blank Xantus - 22oz (?) bottle in tulip glass. Bottle not marked but presumably 2013 vintage. Aroma: coffee, chocolate, vanilla Appearance: Pours super dark, little if any light gets through, little if any highlights. Very little head, a brief attempt that fizzles quickly. Taste: espresso, coffee, chocolate/cocoa Palate/Mouthfeel: not nearly as creamy or heavy as one would expect. It’s moderately creamy, and pretty slick light mouthfeel. Aroma 7/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 15/20

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhamp9 (1012) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Black pour with a nice khaki head that slowly fades down to a film. Great lacing. Aroma is sweet milk chocolate, dark chocolate, coffee, fudge, vanilla, and molasses. Taste has a ton of different flavors all mingling with each other well. Chocolate, coffee, caramel, vanilla, and bourbon are all in there and show through at different times with each drink. Slick velvety texture. Alcohol shows as a slight warmth on the way down. This is a fantastic beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (2029) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Black pour. Small tan head. Not much lacing. Big coffee aroma. Some malt. Taste is sweet malt with some coffee notes. A little warm. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
roxtersoxter (259) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Pours black with very small tan head out of bottle. Aroma of chocolate. Strong flavor of cocoa with a light body finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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