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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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

Editorís note: recent vintages (e.g. 2013) are 75% whiskey barrel aged

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Macadem (103) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 27, 2009
The nose is very hoppy, at least while young, with some stout behind the hops, but not much. Taste is bitter and dry, with alot of chocolate. Definitely not the best aged stout iíve had, far from it. Very drinkable tho.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Bomber BCTC 2009. Pours a deep dark brown almost black - carbonation is a bit high- big lasting head. Aroma is roasty, bitter green grassy hops, with lots of oak and bourbon, drying crackery, cobwebby and caramelized oak and sweet molasses- bourbon. Flavor is honey sweet, roast, chocolate and very woody- oaked to hell, dries up the body and the high carbonation doesnít help that either- most of the licorice, toffee, tar, and roast and chocolate get lost in the bourbon and wood. Finish is a bit on the too dry side and almost has a gritty feel. Eh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2009
Blind tasting. Roasty, maple syrup, pancakes, floral hops. woody, lighter bodied, complex but little cohesion

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (4006) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2010
Late entry from Noogfest High Five. Blackish pour with tan ring of head. Oakey, vanilla, woody. Okay, but didnít care for the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBunker (956) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2010
Pours black with a big foamy brown head. Aroma is of chocolate, wood, malt, bourbon, and spice. Taste is very chocolately to start. Has a very muted bourbon and wood taste. It blends nicely with the chocolate and spicy earthiness. Lightly roasted malt backbone. Lingering taste of smooth bourbon and spice. A big too malty, but itís solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
paco (561) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 21, 2010
Bottle. Thick mocha head. Very dark. Coffee, roasted malts, floral sweetness and sugary raisin highlight the aromas. Bitter,sweet and sticky are my first taste impressions. Some chocolate but almost medicine like. Some hints of maybe bourbon in there too. Mid bodies, but way too carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (7724) - Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2011
22 oz. bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a huge foamy tan head. At this point Iím 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 Iím 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwood04 (5053) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 5, 2014
22oz bottle in a teku. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, some oak and vanilla, hot alcohol, some weird chocolate notes, and almost soda-like properties. Flavor the same. Average texture. A weird beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastiefan2k (3043) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2014 Sampler at Chucks. Black with tan lacing. Too much whiskey but the base impy is nice, not sweet, well attenuated. All whiskey in flavor. End is bitter and dry leaf booze.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8875) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2013 Bottle. Rich dark chocolate chips and tangy oak first appear in the nose, followed by some sweetened coffee grounds and chocolate cookies. Roast heavy coffee and semi-sweet chocolate chips appear up front. The oreo cookie cracker flavor is both surprising and delicious. Dense fudge and cake play with an overt American oak dryness - a dryness that I usually tend not to like - but right here it works in ways that it rarely does in other oak aged stout. I admit Iím a fan of this one. Subtle brandy sweetness shows up in the finish, and while Iíd put this one in the like category given like/dislike, thereís a small amount of what seems like isovaleric acid (Iíve had this bottle for about 6 months).

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