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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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A full bodied, dark, creamy, smooth and “freshly milked” stout. Aged in Woodford Reserve Barrels for 7 months.
2013 vintage 9.7% ABV


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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeliveryDriver (170) - Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Had it on tap. Pours black with a finger length, tan head that dissipates into a cap and leaves mild lacing. Aroma and taste is bourbon. Taste also provides some roasted malts. Big, creamy mouthfeel that is followed by a long, bourbon finish. A rep from Revolution sat next to Tortman18 and I in the bar we were at, and he bought us each one of these, so that was pretty sweet. Thanks Revolution.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuchessOfIowa (68) - Iowa, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Bourbon is slight in aroma with nutty and chocolate there also. Body is kinda thin on the mouth feel for what is expected with Oats and lactose. Very thin white head that disappears quickly. Sweet beginning and goes to a nice subtle dry finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Paigeturner (98) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Dark dark brown tan head. Vanilla smell and some fennel. Great rich palate. Flavors of cocoa and some licorice and lots of vanilla. Finishes rich.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
knickskicks (923) - - JUL 9, 2015
Dark brown pour, wispy tan head. Nose is tart cherry, vanilla, oak. Similar taste with a lot of cherry in the middle and oak on the back end. Very thin.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
PartyFowle (668) - - JUN 14, 2015
Bottle. Fairly thin appearance, a milk chocolate liquid coalescing to deep brown in the glass. Fluffy latte-colored head. The aroma’s slammed with fresh coconut strips, smoked beef and chocolate syrup. The flavor has a similar melange -- chocolate and tangy dark fruits with coconut and a splash of whiskey -- but in more subdued form. Body, as expected, is pretty thin; carbonation is mild, peppery and fizzy. Not as well-developed a stout or barrel flavor as I’d like -- a little thin and mild. Too tangy as well.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FestDecBeet (412) - - MAY 4, 2015
Nice wet like how the barrel adds something to it. Very smooth and creamy. Would definitely drink again. First drank: DLD 2015 Vintage: 2014

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
basaywhat (80) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2015
On tap at Revolution Tap Room. Pour is close to black with some slight red tinting, small off-white head. Aroma is of milk chocolate with a huge amount of bourbon/oak. Slight cream/roast. Flavor is much like the aroma with a sweet and roasted front but finishes with bourbon. This is now my favorite beer, I cannot get enough of it!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (3122) - Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2015
Bottle: Thanks, Kevin. Thick, viscous pour. Colorless with a tan head that quickly fades away. Aroma of milky sweet cocoa nibs, vanilla, light oak, heavy sweet-cream undertones, chocolate, bourbon is mild but adds a robust pungency to the back-end. Flavor is heavily chocolate up-front; lots of cocoa nibs, cream, modestly roasted malt. The barrel brings out mostly notes of vanillin & woody-oak, with the bourbon & booziness itself being tertiary. Finish of oak, baker’s chocolate, residual malt sweetness, & lightly charred nuts. Could use a bigger mouth feel, as it’s just a tad thin. Overall, quite nice.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2284) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of smoky malt, oak, vanilla, molasses, licorice, & bourbon; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, caramel, molasses/syrup, chocolate, and dark fruit; Nicely balanced; Aroma is classic barrel - but body was on the thin side. Pretty good overall though.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (6248) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Bottle on RBWG bus. Pours a dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is milk sugar and chocolate. Sweet milk flavor and light booze. Very impressive.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ARH (859) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2015
On tap, poured into a snifter. A strong bourbon note blossoms through at first, but it settles, and a chocolate, caramel, and lactose aroma come through with hints of the warm bourbon still lingering. Warm caramel syrup, vanilla, and cream aromas settle in by mid glass. The beer is nearly opaque and dark brown, topped by a big, soft, dense beige foam head. The head reduces to medium dense soapy ring wit a wispy surface, and leaves a light, but dense, sheet lace on the glass. The taste is a medium high sweet and a mellow, medium bitter. The texture is slick and syrupy with a soft, fluffy carbonation and a medium full body. Flavors of bourbon are dominant - caramel, wood, touch of a burnt note, and chocolate - with just a light boozy warmth. After awhile, the flavor settles on nutty chocolate and caramel. It finishes with a pleasant, mild warmth to accompany flavors of nuts, vanilla, chocolate, and caramel. The aftertaste is a mildly lingering bourbon wood and caramel.


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