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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Fifty percent of this blended stout was aged in Bourbon barrels for over seven months. The other component was fermented and then aged for 40 days in stainless. Smooth and chocolaty with a great vanilla wood overtone. IBU: 60 OG: 1.092


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (5616) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 8, 2008
Black with a frothy tan head. Nice woody aroma with vanilla and roasty blackened malts. Medium body and smooth. Dry, blackened malt flavors at first ala 5x stout, but with a big bourbon, woody vanilla taste which gives this brew its own unique character. Very good. Bottle pour and draft at Bigwoodfest.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5582) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2008
Black pour with a nice tan head. Roasted malts, some chocolate sweetness and a light amount of vanilla. Dont get a lot of barrel in the aroma. But once the flavor commences I get a nice mix of bourbon, vanilla, oak, wood and dry roasted malts. Light burnt malts and some underlying sweetness too. Light carbonation with a smooth creamy body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geokkjer (5564) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2010
Bottle 660ml.Pours black with a beige head.Aroma is spicy and maybe slightly brettish with roasted malts and oak.Flavour is slightly sourish with lots of roasted grains , chocolate and some spicy notes .Slightly brettish with a bitter finish.Full body.Nice

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Mora2000 (5539) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2010
First things first, this was one of the bottles that had a brettanomyces infection. That being said, I love sour beers so I decided to give it a try. Pours black with a huge (sign of infection) light brown head. The aroma was a mix of roasted malt and brett funk. The flavor was more of the same with some roasted malt and a lot of sour funk. You get some sour cherry character as well. Medium mouthfeel. Even though the head was huge, the carbonation in the beer was still low-medium. Not what the brewer intended but I actually didn’t dislike the beer. I wish I could try this beer in non-infected form because from what I could taste, I think the base beer is probably a good one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Draft. Pours a black body with a yellow tan head. Malty milk chocolate and molasses tones. A mild woody oakiness with some light roasted malt and mineral. A boozy vanilla warming. Decent stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thirdeye11 (5488) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2009
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Pours a very thick black, with really nice lasting head with huge oily bubbles that coat the glass very well. Looks just like a stout should. The nose has sour, bourbon, and oaky wood. Taste is slightly of burnt toast, the wood comes out big time, and I taste the bourbon as well in this one quite easily. Very complex and nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (5329) - Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2011
22 oz. bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a huge foamy tan head. At this point I’m concerned. The aroma is strongly acidic with signs of brett, soured dark malts; nothing that resembles the smooth chocolaty with vanilla wood overtones from the description. Now I’m disappointed. The flavor still shows the infection, but the stout character does come through a bit more. Some roasted malts, dark chocolate with a mild tart character. I should have tried this sooner, but it fell victim to the cellar shuffle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5266) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2009
[BCTC 09] Opaque black color with a medium sized, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, some smoke, burnt bread, coffee, and light caramel. Taste of cocoa, light smoked wood, nuts, roasted malts, some coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, and a bourbony finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5154) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2009
Acquired via trade with 5000. Pours an opaque dark brown colored brew with a thin tan head that slowly dissipates to a film top. Aroma of roasted dark malt, vanilla, a hint of bourbon, chocolate and a touch of toffee. Taste is full bodied, very soft texture with flavors of toasted dark malt, bourbon, vanilla, dark chocolate and dark pitted fruits. Finish is semi-sweet with a fruity and bourbon aftertaste that even has some alcohol warmth. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 6, 2009
Sampled at Noogfest High 5. The body was deep black. Smells of plums and brown sugar up front. Coffee and sweet milk chocolate flavors are fairly dominant. I also got some fruity plum notes. Solid.


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