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RATINGS: 656   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (6505) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2012
750ml Bottle (At Jolo’s) - 18.5%. Black in colour. Roasted malt, plain chocolate and coffee in the aroma. Sweet, malty and chocolatey taste with notes of coffee, liquorice and plain chocolate. Rather rich, but it covers the abv very well.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mikem409 (1964) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2012
not sure why this gets such rave reviews maybe better with age? it is way to sweet makes you want to brush your teeth

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2012
Bottle, Spilt 2 parts me and 1 part a friend, got a lot of this one for my self. This one is very sweet, I had the 2011 edition. There is a very strong maple finish in the back and it is quite nice. A fair bit thinner then I was expecting. This is a really nice treat

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Borresteijn (6079) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2012 75cl Bottle at AHBS. Black, thin brown head. Aroma is sweet, bourbon, chocolate, alcohol, vanilla, cognac. Flavour is very sweet, hard roasted malts, alcohol, dark fruits, caramel, molasses, bourbon, moccha, cognac, roasted and alcohol bitter finish. Fullbodied, fat mouthfeel, very thick stuff. Very good but rather hot beer. Re-rate, vertical of 2009-2012 at Sloshfest: Original rating stays, here are some things that stood out. 2012: very sweet, quite hot, but very good. 2011: Not kept very well I think, has some plastic, dead yeast. 2010: Really nice, thick, sweet, full-flavoured, lots of bourbon. 2009: Completely different beer imo. Aroma with lots of sweet and salty soy-sauce, leather. Flavour has way more roast and bitter chocolate, light soy touch. Great stuff.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerlfry (32) - - APR 25, 2012
Not a big fan of the Bourbon barrel aging - tastes much too boozy. This one however was light on the booze, light on the carbonation and was dominated by the coffee and chocolate flavours.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alalvarez75 (57) - New York, USA - APR 22, 2012
As it got warm smelled more of rubbing alcohol, but still tasted great. This is why people must like The Bruery ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5743) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - APR 18, 2012
Black/brown pour with tan head and lace. Aroma of cough syrup, chocolate, abv, and vanilla. Flavor mirrors aroma with some malt bitter and a nice warmth. Medium bodied with good carbonation. nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13064) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2012
UPDATED: APR 14, 2012 Bottle shared by B3C. Poured a black color with a moderate creamy brown head that diminished slowly and produced sticky legs and good lacing. Good roasted malt, licorice and alcohol aroma. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Complex sweet complex stout flavor with a smooth sweet finish of long duration. Very well balanced complex stout. This is a standout beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2012
2011 batch bottle. Pours black with a small creamy dark mocha head. Aroma is very bourbon forward, tons of vanilla and oak around the chocolate and some dark fruit notes. Some alcohol fumes are sharp in the nostrils. Flavor starts with the same strong bourbon and oak notes, the vanilla and sherry comes through, a bit sweeter port in the finish with the sweet chocolate caramel and vanilla. Boozy in the end with a nice lingering warmth in the throat. Very full sticky body and a soft carbonation. Good stuff indeed

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (11525) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2012
Bottle at Chriso’s Easter tasting 2012, many thanks to deeblo. It pours jet black, with a quickly dissipating tan head. The nose is booze, vanilla, wood, toasted coconut, chocolate, coffee and toffee. The taste is chocolate, booze, sherry, trifle, cake, toasted coconut, roasted malt, vanilla, brown sugar, cherry, blackcurrant, cocoa powder, coffee liqueur, Scottish tablet and toffee, with a warming finish. Full body, fizzy carbonation and sticky mouth-feel. A big, bold beer for sure. Whether I could drink much more of it is another question!


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