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RATINGS: 602   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 567   ABV: 18.9%
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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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrob21 (2804) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Finally checking this one off the list. Shared at first sunday, 13 vintage. Was definitely expecting more booze here but the alcohol is hidden as much as possible. Very rich, very syrupy, very viscous drink. Aromas of wood and roasty malt. Bunch of vanilla and earthy wood flavors. Big cherry syrupy sweetness with a roasty malt flavor working in the back ground. Bittersweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cuso (5576) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle from my Secret Santa Summer 2013. Vintage 2012. Almost black color with small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, oak, coffee, bourbon. Roasted malt, caramel, dark fruits, bourbon, wood, vanilla, prunes, whiskey, prunes. long sweet alcoholic finish. Very tasty beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gurthnar (2619) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2014
2012 bottle thanks to Cuso. Aroma incredibly rich chocolate, toffee, fruity. Clear almost black colour. Taste... I find myself at loss of words. Layers upon layers of rich roasted flavours, chocolate, warm, fruity. Silky mouthfeel. Alcohol is dangerously hidden and reveals itself in a fully warm finish. Delightful beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fajry (951) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2014
Fľaša. Tmavá farba, pena skoro žiadna, ale nie je ju treba. Vo vôni cítiť alkohol, tmavý pražený slad. Neskôr prevládajú prezreté slivky a trošku whisky alebo bourbonu. Chuť je neskutočnááááá! Začne to jemnou sladkosťou prezretých sliviek, neskôr prevládajú pražené slady, zalievaná káva a chuť whisky a bourbonu. Pivo má plné telo so strednou nasýtenosťou a úžasne krásnou dochuťou.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MisoW (2098) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle at Behind The Hills 2014 Autumn Edition. Bottle shared by Cuso, many thanks. Batch 2012. Pours black color, small beige head. Aroma is sweet, plums, roasted malt, vanilla, caramel, chocolate, coffee. Taste is sweet, vanillla, plums, warming alcohol, caramel, sherry. Really nice warming vanilla&plums tasty finish. This is a great one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
high_on_hops (744) - Burlingame, California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Pours a solid Black and tan head and lacing. It has a strong bourbon aroma with strong alcohol and dark malt. It has a strong bourbon flavor with dark malt and some coffee up front with a solid bourbon and dark malt finish over a heavy body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomashall (214) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle shared at Darkness day. Pour black with khaki head. Strong booze and smokey smell. You can really taste the alcohol along with bourbon with decent finish. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4563) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2014
GABF 2014. Dark brown color with no head. Strong barrel aroma. Flavor of molasses and prunes. Very syrupy sugar. Full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robbienate (113) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
Pours pitch black with a somewhat dark creamy mocha head. Aroma has loads of dates, prunes and raisins, a good deal of roast, your typical barrely vanilla, some port wine and a lot of alcohol. Flavor is huge and complex. All of that stuff in the aroma is there, bitter chocolate, roast, dark fruits, buttery caramel, molasses, and just a huge abundance of everything. Alcohol is surprisingly subdued for such a massive beer. Palate is thick and sticky, carbonation is low but sufficient. Absolutely amazing. Gets better and better the more you drink. Wow.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hipsterchick (21) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Hipster big boy perfection. Everything from roast, anise, alcohol, warmth, bubblie, is off the hook. Do not, repeat do not slam this bad boy unless you want to worship the pooper. If you get a chance to get this, it is a must.

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