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RATINGS: 649   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 597   ABV: 19.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aged in bourbon barrels for over a year, this extremely rich stout has picked up flavors of vanilla, burnt caramel, toasted oak, prunes, and sherry-like oxidation.
2009 Batch: 19.5% ABV
2010 Batch: 18.2% ABV
2011 Batch: 18.3% ABV
2012 Batch: 19.2% ABV
2013 Batch: 18.9% ABV
2014 Batch: 19.7% ABV
2015 Batch: 19.9% ABV


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (8720) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2016
Bottle from Craigs, dregs run tasting. Pours black with no head, but nice legs! Aromas of liquorice, chocolate liqueur. Taste is boozy dark sherry, sweet. Warming boozy finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeevan (231) - SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle round Dave’s. Pours pretty dark. Wonderful liquorice and dark fruits aroma with some booze. Lovely oily texture. Oily legs on the glass. Smooth and viscous. Big balanced darkness experience with a nice boozy kick. Liqueur.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (9296) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle at craig’s. Pours black, nose is chocolate, blackberry, toffee, taste is similar, chewy, sweet, boozy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2016
Bottle thanks to Tadus Maximus. Black with tan head. Strong licorice aroma, molasses, some chocolate and boozy liquer. Taste is strong, licorice, molasses, chocolate, some alcohol. Sweet with a bit of a burn.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlasgowTAD (1169) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2016
Thanks to Owen! Pours opaque syrupry black with no head. Aroma is molasses, caramel, honey syrup. Taste is sugar sweet, molasses, caramel, honey. Quite unbalanced, very sweet. A lot alcohol.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
biirusaikou (2201) - - JAN 3, 2016
Bottle shared, thanks Arturo!!! 2015 vintage. Rich body with plenty of dark fruits and chocolate, lovely notes of coconut, vanilla, cherry, followed by a nice spicy bite and warming finish. A dangerously heady beer, outstanding and delicious, to be enjoyed slowly.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beertholomeus (1545) - California, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Pours a dark caramel brown with a thin tan head. Molasses, caramel, chocolate, bourbon, oak, vanilla, toast, raisin, fig and plum aroma and flavors. Medium full body with moderate carbonation. Caramel, molasses and bourbon finish. 2013 bottle.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mrnoluv (282) - long beach, California, USA - JAN 1, 2016
The smell is caramel, chocolate, malty, vanilla, the taste is caramel, malty sweetness to the max and the extreme alcohol burn of a 19% ABV beverage. If you can’t stand the burn, you will not like this one! The burn lasts way after the swallow which means this is a very, very slow sipper. Do not try to fast drink this one or you will be sorry, this is a sipper and I say one of the better ones. Great beer!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Martinus (4350) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2015
Brown black, beige head. Aroma of caramel, coffee, raisins, banana, figs, dark fruits. Sweet flavour, brown sugar, alcohol, roasted malts, coffee, rum, bourbon, loads of vanilla. Very full body. Finish bourbon, vanilla, loads of brown sugar, rum, banana. Whoah, nice! Much better than I was expecting even.
(from 75cL bottle @ first tasting in the new house. From trade, thanks! 2013 vintage)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
crajun (1138) - , Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2015 whoa! bottle dated 9/13/13. maybe trade from a secret santa?? MUCH bourbon in aroma. also some sweetness and vanilla. dark pour of course. taste is aroma + cocoa nibs/chocolate and sweetness - is it vanilla or dark fruits; not sure. sipper; the 19% hit me in the first glass.. helluva drink; but is it really beer? thank you to whomever sent this - very glad I got to try...


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