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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 3, 2010
Massive latte head rises above a dark mahogany body...lots of lacing left inside the glass. Aroma shows lots of wood, cocoa, roasted malt, caramel and vanilla. Flavor is filled with barrel, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, and ash. The carbonation is distracting and incredibly prickly. This one sizzles on the tongue. Pretty good but not outstanding.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Bottle via a trade with vikinghammer. Pours with a black body and a huge tan head. Aroma of pear, vanilla, chocolate, alcohol and barrel. Taste is chocolate, nutty, and maybe the start of a light infection. Some tannins. Very lively carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (6022) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2010
bottle, thanks to exiled, black brown color with an oaky vanilla chocolate aroma, flavors of milk chocolate, roasty rye grains, sesame oil, malty finish

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5610) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2010
(500ml bottle thanks to Exiled) near black pour, dark tan head that lasts forever with excellent lacing. Nose of cream, dry cocoa, lightly vinous, bourbon, wood, soy, yeast, and worcestshire. Taste of sweet chocolate, mild bourbon, very smooth palate, creamy, alcoholic, mildly vinous and raisiny.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4886) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2010
bottle thanks to exiled. poured pitch black with a khaki head. nose is vanilla, chocolate, wood, roasted malts, and licorice. very thick on the palate, flavors is bourbon, wood, vanilla, chocolate, and fudge.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammer (1048) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2010
Jet black pour from bottle shared by Exiled. Large, lasting head. Nose is slightly burned coffee beans and vanilla. Taste is boozy, black licorice and chocolate. Finish is woody with a nice alcohol warmer. Good stuff.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wavers1 (909) - Notown, California, USA - AUG 7, 2010
thanks to gn0sis for this gem! nice opaque brown pour, lively brown head much more so tells me thats its probably infected, but how infected? a touch, but its still better than the original version. the aroma is totally awesome, damn near a 10 with the level or marshmallowy goodness going on, but there is a touch of infection present if you look for it. the taste is great, with a slightly tart sour cherryish finish. its a damn good beer, infection or not. the question is, how long will it hold???

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2010
The force is strong with Exiled. Bitter coffee, very alcoholic, the carbonation really hurts my mouth. The guys around me say this might be infected. Itís funny that "infected" in beer terms usually means "gimme some more".

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DalzAle (1999) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2010
Gold waxed bottle. Dark black pour, TONS of dark brown carbonation and an aroma of chocolate, little apple/fruit and barely noticeable bourbon nose. Flavor is thin boozy chocolate, plenty of bourbon and not much else. Finish was dry, a little more booze and sour?(maybe itís just me.) Glad I didnít have to send out more than a local growler to get this, a little overrated in my personal opinion.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5789) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2010
Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle. The beer opens with a little bit of gushing and pours a dark brown color with red highlights and a tan head. The aroma is chocolate, dark fruit, alcohol and roasted malt. The flavor is roasted and burnt malt with some smoke, oak and chocolate. Medium to thick mouthfeel and low carbonation. Other than a little bit of oak in the flavor, I didnít get much barrel-aged character out of the beer. I think the beer may have been slightly infected because a few of the people I tried it with got some slight infection notes in the flavor, but I couldnít tell. I liked the beer, but I think I liked the regular version as much or better.


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