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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Overcast Espresso Stout aged for 6 weeks in Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrels with organic cocoa nibs, vanilla beans, and bing cherries. Only 100 gallons produced

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernbourbon (1558) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Draft sample at DLD. Pour is dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma and flavor are loaded with coffee, roasted malt, and vanilla. Fairly sweet flavor. This is solid, but not overwhelming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2011
Good looker, dark brown with a light head, good cap, great lace... Super interesting nose that makes me think this will be awesome or terrible, each sniff is something different, distinct notes of vanilla, nibs, roast, dark creamy espesso, sometimes a hint of chili... Taste shows the espresso more than anything, strong vanilla finish... Tough to a drink a lot of, unique but a half pour is enough

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Two glasses at 16 Tons and a pint at Oakshire for Hellshire Day. Poured a medium dark brown with light red highlights and a light tan head. Smells of oats, chocolate, cherries, slight bourbon and coffee. Just the perfect scent to wake one up at 8am on a Saturday morning. The taste followed suit well with the aroma, with lots of chocolate, oats, cherries and coffee all swirling together on the tastebuds, and flowing as smooth as silk down the throat. If the gods are willing, this will turn into a future Hellshire release.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2011
On tap at DLD11. With BCS rare just tapped out, this was my next choice. Black with a beige head. Espresso coffee nose ashy coffee. Dry roasty malt flavors. Too much older coffee. Really ashy. I don’t really notice that barrel aging. Ok, but mostly disappointing. 7/3/7/3/14

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3917) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2011
draft at dld. pours black with tan head. nose of espresso, dark fruit, and chocolate. flavors have a big espresso and chocolate covered raisins and a rather sweet finish with thin body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Tap @ Oakshire Hellshire I Day... Really great brew! Would love to see this appear as maybe an imperial version in the Hellshire series. Poured black with a think, light brownish/tan head. Nose had vanilla and bourbon tones. The bourbon flavors were so smooth here with mild roast, chocolate, candied caramel, butterscotch, and dark fruits. So much body and complexity for 6.8%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2011
Had at DLD, I wasnt a huge fan of this one, it wasnt bad but it wasnt too special it had a nice dark black colour, bit of coffee or espresso notes it there. It was indeed pretty drinkable but nothing I would go out of my way to have again

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JRock72 (605) - - MAY 2, 2011
On tap at Dark Lord Day. I was lucky enough to get a taste of this. The espresso is not overpowering at all. Some cocoa and vanilla flavours in there but not very complex. Very well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (6956) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2011
10 oz pour at DLD (Munster, IN). Pours a nice deep darker blackish pour, near opaque, maybe a lighter brownish bottom, a frothy tannish head gets well laced. Aromas are coffee, cocoa, some vanilla, touches of cherry tannins. Wet oak, vanilla, faint Bourbon spirit. Initial is fuller bodied, deeper dark mocha and espresso. Coffee beans, some vanilla, faint cherries. Spirit, big coffee presence is roasty with some vanilla toning it down. Finish is creamy, roast, chocolate chip cookies, some roast, toast, vanilla is decadent and adds to the creaminess. Cocoa and coffee linger on, finish is roasty and sweet, faint spirit. Very nice, not too boozy. Sweet and roasty, cherries are very light. Really liked Matt’s idea here.

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