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Pizza Port Night Rider (Bourbon Barrel Aged)
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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlgk (11527) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2012
Sour and bitter 2012. Black beer with a nice brownish head. Vanilla aroma, oak, chocolate, cocoa, licorice, creamy, hop notes, salty, vinous, dry woody. Oak and vanilla flavor, smooth creamy, milky, malty, salty, some alcohol, figs, raisins, some dades, hop notes, vinous. Long vinous chocolate flavor, cocoa and fogs. Just wonderful!

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tkrjukoff (4101) - SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2012
S&B 2012. Pours pitch black with a small brown head leaving some lacing. Aroma is sweet malty not so much roasty raisins fruity madeira. Flavor is full bodied velvety sweet a bit boozy on a pleasant way in front, very fruity pungent bitter madeira and raisins i. The middle and bitter sweet fruity malty at the end. Finishes mmmmmm so food.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - MAY 17, 2012
On tap at Sour and Bitter, best beer this evening and the last one sampled. Black look with a thick brown head. Aroma of light roasted coffee, wood, fat caramel fudge and bourbon. Alchohol bitter flavor, sweet chocolate and caramel along with roasted maltty bitterness. Great!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hamilton23 (612) - Alpine, California, USA - DEC 23, 2012
On tap at Pizza Port. Pours very dark brown, nearly black with creamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and coconut. The taste follows the nose with tons of chocolate sweetness and well balanced bourbon. This was one of the best beers I have had in 2012.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 13, 2013
On tap @ PP Carlsbad. Squid ink pour with shades of onyx, mahogany, and mocha...a frothy latte head creates spatters, spots, and rings inside the glass. Aroma a bit more subtle than the flavor but still sublime. Molasses, cocoa, brownie batter, rich fudge, vanilla, raw oak, and caramel are all there. Nice bourbon influence adds complexity and balance versus distraction. Everything melds remarkably well. Exponentially better than the non-BA version. Milkshake consistency. Delicious!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MJLercel (2) - New York, USA - MAR 31, 2012 does not count
Pizza Port Carlsbad. Aroma is fantastic. Definitely smell before drinking, then repeat. Nice balance of strong flavors with bourbon but maybe a little overdone on the bourbon.nevertheless a great barrel aged stout. Still can’t get over the near perfect aroma.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zarin (202) - ITALY - DEC 29, 2012
A: vanilla, chocolate, bourbon. A: dark brown, little foam. T: medium to heavy sweetness, chocolate, vanilla. P: nbm flat. Ov: 18/20

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (4637) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2013
At Avery Strong Ale Fest 2013--black pour with a khaki head. Boozy chocolaty aroma with sugar-cane-rum, dark chocolate, gentle roastiness, and oak. Flavor is pretty bourbony but without a lot of booze heat. Flavor has molasses, sugar cane bourbon, deep chocolate and a light, dry finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"One of the best beers of the SD trip, and that is saying a lot! Took an already pretty dang good imperial stout and smoothed out any rough edges (none really existed but still!) and amped up the awesome aroma. Great sipper!!! Like getting a BA Santas Little Helper on tap (same barrels I bet)."

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aniela (2462) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2012
Sour and bitter 2012. Black beer with a beige/brownish head. Vanilla and tar aroma chocolate,licorice,hoppy notes, vinous.Oak and vanilla flavor, malty, some alcohol, figs, raisins, some hoppy notes, vinous. This is bottled love :-)


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