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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Small Batch Series No. 4 is our most exciting small batch release to date, and one that utilizes both aspects of our unique “brewstillery”. This beer takes our Mesquite Smoked Porter brewed to 10% ABV and ages it for 10 months in our own Texas bourbon barrels! Small Batch Series No. 4 carries a sumptuous nose of sweet oak, mesquite smoke, dark chocolate, toasted marshmallow and vanilla, along with flavors of dark bittersweet cocoa laced with sea salt, smoke, vanilla, and caramel. While this warming winter release is heavenly to sip now, it will age and mellow nicely for up to 10 years if stored carefully.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29081) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2013
Bottled. A brown beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, roastes malt, and chocolate. The flavor is sweet with notes of chocolate, roasted malt, and alcohol, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CloakedDagger (522) - - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle 37,5 cl. Pours a murky, opaque brown with a huge if dissipating beige head. Very lively carbonation. Lovely woody nose, some - pleasantly - rotten fruit and a slight tartness. Medium body, very subtle roast, more dark dried, rotten fruit, vanilla and wood. No real bitterness. Enjoyable. 260713

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borup (5598) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle at Papsoe. Black with a huge beige head. Aroma and flavour of vanilla, bourbon, roasted malt, chocolate and caramel.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cavie (3746) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Tap at T&P. Pours a dark brown color. Very murky with a tan colored head. Aroma is woodyness, oaky, sour, dark cherries, and lots of smoke. Flavor is sour, woody, smoky, dark fruit and tartness on the finish. Certainly barrel aged. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1474) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2013
bottle- Pour is dark black with a thin tan head..nose is sweet roast, chocolate, bourbon, oak, vanilla, roast...Taste is sweet vanilla, bourbon barrels, oak, chocolate, roasty, butterscotch..

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
drjay44 (2567) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2013
375 capped and waxed bottle. Pours a thick gradually collapsing beige head, with some lacing, over a dark brown, (SRM 35) body.....nose is light smoke, toffee/caramel, light chocolate.....taste is light smoke, light toffee/caramel, very light vanilla, hints of Bourbon, finishing with hints of harsh terpene along with moderate bitterness.....mouth feel thin, alcohol warmth present, carbonation low adding an acid bite. This is a very simple uninteresting beer which has enough off flavors to make it quite mediocre. BJCP 6/3/10/4/5

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
daknole (8861) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2013
Dark brown pour, big tan head. Flavor of old fruit mixed with roast, vanilla, coffee...I think this one is infected too.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maklean (50) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2013
Pours black with a little head that diminishes. Aroma of slight smoke and dark plums. Thick on the palate with dark cherry, vanilla, and finishes with a mesquite finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (10547) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 23, 2013
Dark brown pour with an off-white head. Sour and acetic on the front end. Smokey, oak, chocolate, and some dark fruit. A little bit of a smoked gouda note to it. The flavor is similarly smokey and tart. There’s a bit of dark fruit, fair amount of oak, roasted malt, vinegar, and chocolate. Not bad, just not really appealing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thepeter (278) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2013
Pours dark brown with a bubbly head. aroma smoke wood, malt, tobacco, meat with a hint of orange and salt. Tastes less intense than the aroma but still great hints of smoked pork with an orange marmalade glaze, not as sweet as I thought it would be. Lighter on the palate as well but not in a bad way as you could drink this all day. BUt at 10% it is a very dangerous beer. Alcohol was not very present in either taste or smell. A very nice beer indeed!


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