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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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
waltersrj (280) - Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2009
The pour came out a bit frothy, I tried pouring as slow as possible down the glass but this thing just wouldnt stop foaming. Eventually I ended up with a dark cola like liquid with a 2 inch head. Sticky, thick, and lots of lacing. The nose was oak, roast, vanilla, chocolate. The taste was the same with hints of some smoke at the end. I didnít get any bourbon taste out of this though. Great stout from Pike. Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
pintbypint (2582) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2009
650ml brown bottle, capped, wax sealed, 2009. Black, opaque pour. Lots of light brown head, billowy, everlasting, with good lacing. Woody aroma with bourbon and vanilla, some alcoholic notes. Flavour had fudgey and dark chocolate malts, cocoa, coffee bean, slight smoke. Finish is bitter and woody, quick hit of bourbon, long roasty end, chcoolate covered coffee beans aftertaste. Full body with medium carbonation. Big, but not brash, flavours blend well without too much alcoholic interference, still a sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 8, 2010
Bottle courtesy of Irwin F. Fletcher, you choose. First pour produced an entire glass of foam. as did the 2nd. The bottle is oozing foam out the top like a japanese hooker volcano. smells pretty darn good though..like the inside of an oaked barrell prison with old black dude jerry curl greese and winos...lots of drunken winos...mad dog 20/20 on their breath. Taste is smooth and very vinious and woody, kind of like the woody iíve got right now after staring at the foaming bottle for the last 69 seconds. Smooth, oily mouthfeel with lots of soft but prickly carbonation. I really like thw wood accents here, like hanging out inside a log cabin next to a river of roasted stout...like that chocolate river in charlie & the chocolate factory, but filled with stout and not chocolate...im fat like that german augustis kid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedR (1143) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Big Boozy Stout. Very thick. Unfortunately, the whiskey dominates too much. The 2013 version is 75% wood aged, and I'm guessing if it were cranked down to <=50% it would be better. Hot alcohol burn at the tail end. Wood aging is indeed hard. B-

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
catface5326 (154) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Dark dark brown with a good bit of head poured from tap. Delicious malty raspberry chocolate taste. Awesome beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5625) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181 (1501) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 20, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2009 Bottle shared by wolf. Black in color, good head. Nice aroma of roasted malts, smoke and some chocolate. Taste was woody but in a good way. Also a nice smoke, light chocolate, vanilla and roasted malt taste. Very well balanced. A creamy soft texture with a low carbonation level. No trace of the 9.5 alcohol in there eithier. Solid beer, thanks wolf! ****Updat*** Just had another bottle shared by wolf-man 3008... This one was sour???? Definetly some brett yeast in there. Interesting take on a stout.. The roasted malts, chocolate and sourness kind of counter balanced each other... Wierd in a good way

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - JAN 7, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2009 22oz. bottle, with thanks to SuzyGreenberg for the trade! Pours a dark brown/black with a one finger tan head, moderate retention and lacing. Aroma is more subtle than expected, but still full of good stuff - chocolate, espresso, vanilla, molasses, oak, and light bourbon. Flavor is a stronger espresso, chocolate, vanilla, and oak, with a bit of citrus hops on the finish. The barrel aging is well done on this one, very complimentary without taking over and beating everything else out of the way. Nice stuff, thanks again Ben!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Wax-sealed bomber. Pours opaque blackish brown with a dense and lacy dark tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and vanilla with just a hint of bourbon. Medium body and light carbonation. Lightly sweet taste with chocolate, coffee and vanilla; but also some molasses and prune. Lightly bitter charred finish. Avoids being hot, which is tough to do at 9.5 ABV. I wouldnít mind see this bodied up just a bit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ACHops (668) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2013
On tap @ Chuckís 85th. Pours deep inky black with thin lacey mocha head. Aroma is dark roasty somewhat flat malt, with milk chocolate. Taste is big thick charred malt, with notes of oak, espresso, and dark chocolate. Finishes dry, boozy, and oaky. Easily tastes bigger than 9%. Iíll be honest - this is a serious step up in quality from Pike - I didnít know they could do a barrel aged beer this good. Impressed.

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