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RATINGS: 459   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrFecesious (799) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle share. Deep dark brown almost black. Aroma is so much toffee and plums. Taste is massive toffee and plums. Dark chocolate, lots of bourbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
glennmastrange (2145) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Bottle. Heavy toasted, molasses and a mix of dark and milk chocolate for the malt, moderate resin for the hops, light earth for the yeast, and faint soy sauce and vanilla in the background. Head is small, frothy turning wispy, tan with some slippery lacing and good legs and is almost fully diminishing. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts moderately to heavily sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes moderately bittersweet. Palate is medium to full, creamy with a soft carbonation and a lightly alcoholic finish. A nicely balanced Imperial Stout with some stand alone aspects.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jvezp (86) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2013
I had a couple of good brews tonight, but i won’t spend luch time rating them because of that brew. first glass of the night and by far the best. this was amazing, the balance between the barrel flavor and thr cchocolate and bitterness was close to perfect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
BlowOffTube (388) - Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Pours real dark brown with beige head. Smells of chocolate oak and bourbon. Taste is like rich chocolate milk with a shot of bourbon in the background. A little more carbonation would have put this in my top 10 news but its excellent. Thanks mashmaster!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (5659) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Had this once before, and quite liked this- this bottle i think had been aged and had lost abit of its fun gruesome edge .. . deep black .. mild headring, spots of small lacing .. . deep tar, burnt marmite, and decaffeinated roast .. . mouth is much milder on the aged bottle .. . all around, very solid, combimded my scores on both bottles .. . . Well, I’ll be waiting with bells on, you old… horse-bangin’ skank.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevencon (398) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Tap at proof. Deep black pour tan head good collar of foam. Dark chocolate coffee and lots of fudge. Taste is super fudge and medium roast coffee. Definitely a good beer but a bit expensive at $12 for a glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Another typical take on the boubon barrel aged beer. Smoke char bourbon vanilla coconut. Coffee and bitter chocolate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DMLINAZ (266) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Samples at Total Wine beer tasting class. Aroma is of chocolate and stout, somewhat roasted. Thick, rich, chocolate, coffee, toffee, vanilla, with some bitterness to balance. Not for everyone; a relative hated it, but a friend and I loved it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AZBennett (114) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2013
2011 vintage. Pours black and viscous with a tiny tan head that is gone in an eye blink. Aromas are cocoa, coffee, barrel, vanilla and licorice. Flavors are lovely coffee infused chocolate and vanilla tinged stout with a hint of wood, dash of smoke and a lingering raisin and licorice flavor. Palate is just a tad bit light, but develops nicely as this warms and ends up spot on. Overall, this is super solid and would satiate my Parabola fix when that lovely beer is not around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rbrazell (1444) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Draft at Proof. Black pour with a creamy brown head. Rich chocolate, vanilla, barrel and coffee aroma. Thick chewy chocolate flavor profile with espresso, roasted malts, vanilla, coconut and barrel. Fantastic, non overbearing barrel character and hardly any booze. Goddamn tasty beverage.

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