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Oakshire Hellshire III

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.69%
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Hellshire III is a Foreign Style Stout aged for nearly a year in bourbon barrels from Heaven Hills Distillery in Kentucky.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brystmar (1189) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Chocolatey, roasty, mellow bourbon. Smooth and drinkable; far better than the (often infected) Hellshire I & II.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Smurf2055 (1394) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Pours big black, fluffy tan head Smell big roast, oak, char, sweet bourbon vanilla Taste whisky up front, roast coco mid, vanilla and brown sugar tail, bit of heat and booze Mid body Above averaged, finally a good Hellshire!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Draft sample at FOBAB 2013. Pours a deep, opaque brown with a small tan head. Roasted malts, molasses, dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel, toasted brown sugar, oak, and a hint of coffee. Medium-bodied, with a roasty, toasty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Seems like it was rich and roasty before the barrel, and picks up some nice balancing barrel sweetness and toastiness. Really well-done barrel aging.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (6934) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Thinner brew, dark malt flavors and some spice, hot, boozy and bourbonny as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theothermatt (154) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2013
22oz bomber. Oaky and vanilla. Licorice and a bit of coffee. Slightly thin. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (957) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Bottleshare at Voodoo bottle. Light aroma of choc and hop. Similar taste that dries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (5843) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Vanilla, bourbon, fudge, and lightly roasted malts. Rich and silky smooth. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4299) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle @ The Croydonia Tasting. Massive thanks to Colin for the northwestern hookup! The pour’s deep brown with a small head. The nose is boiled oatmeal. Caramel. Mellow chocolate. Creme brulee dessert. The taste is cocoa. More mellow oatmeal and caramel. Lightly roasty. Medium body. Very drinkable. Overall, quite tasty. Not barreled to within an inch of its life.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (7924) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2013
Bottle at the Croydonia Tasting, picked up in Newport Ave Mkt - Bend, 13/07/13. Mid black with a thin tan head which dissipates to a swirl and edgeing. Nose is roast malt, chocolate, vanilla, oaky notes, brown sugar. Taste comprises vanilla chocolate milkshake, molasses, demerara sugar, subtle bourbon notes. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry in the execution. Well balanced and easy drinking fayre!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1112) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2013
Solid black with a small pale head. Aroma is chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, hint of oak. Slick mouthfeel, medium-full, sweet finish. Taste is chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, fig. Tasty

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