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RATINGS: 612   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sitzds (318) - - NOV 10, 2014
Final beer of the short-notice share with Justin and Morgan in FL. 750 ml bottle poured into red solo cups. Jet black body with tan head that slowly fades to a film. Legs but no lacing. Aroma of chocolate, bourbon, oak, roast malt, coconut, marshmallow, and dark fruits. Flavor is moderately sweet with cocoa, brown sugar, and plum notes, but also decently bitter with barrel, booze, and unsweetened chocolate highlights. Full body, oily, thick texture that coats the tongue, minimal carbonation, sweet, boozy hot finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (7452) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle from The Bruery. Pours near black with a transient tan head and a raisin and bourbon aroma. There is a complex flavor that includes dark molasses, vanilla, bourbon and anise. Nice oak finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bursprak (1230) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2014
750 ml bottle split 4 ways, 2013 version. Tasted together with Grey Monday. Pours see through black with some sediment, no head whatsoever. Nose has loads of bourbon, vanilla, tar, tobacco and some dark chocolate. Taste has vanilla, dark dried fruits, some tobacco and light chocolate. The alcohol burn is present but nowhere close to the 18,9%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
laiti (7263) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2014
Sample @ home, thanks tiong!
Aroma has dark chocolate, some salty licorice and alcohol. Flavour has alcohol, woody tones, salty licorice and porto. Aftertaste is sweet with more porto and cocoa. First sips were "quite ok", but after that this became very pleasant slow sipper. Alcohol warms here nicely. Reminds me of porto version of Dark Lord.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (8411) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2014
750 ml bottle. Vintage 2013. Courtesy of tiong. Enjoyed at the ISKTR 2014. Dark reddish brown colour with a tiny tan head. The aroma is sweet dark fruits, alcohol, vinous notes and a lot of sweet malt. Very much barley wine. The flavour is super sweet with dark fruits, malt, toffee, mild bitterness, mild hops and more sweetness. Very good for a desert wine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (7424) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2014
75 cl bottle (18.9% abv) @ ISKTR 2014. 2013 vintage. Bottled on 16.09.2013.
Pours black color with a small head. Lots of roasted malts, bilberries and bourbon on the nose, vanilla, dark fruits and some molasses. Quite sweet sugary and chocolaty flavor, alcohol comes through, very complex set of flavors. Feels more like a Barley Wine or even a Port Wine with the prune notes and all. Monstrous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jultsu (272) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2014
9/13/2013. Musta, musta, nopeasti häipyvä vaahto. Tummantumma kahvinen piparkakkutuoksu, lämmettyään lähes pelkästään spriimäinen. Intensiivisen chilimäinen suutuntuma, hivenen keinotekoineksi muuttuu, esanssinen jälkimaku. Alkoholia, mutta pehmeyttäkin. Minun makuuni uupuu moniulotteisuutta ja liikaa hyökkäävyyttä. Kuitenkin aika rajua tavaraa.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (4643) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2014
750ml bottle @ ISKTR 2014. Received from Ratebeer Summer Secret Santa 2014, huge thanks to ineedbeer!

Vertical with Grey Monday and Chocolate Rain - Pours pitch black with a smooth white head. Aroma of roasty malts, sticky syrupy notes, bourbon, toffee, wood, vanilla and slight alcohol notes. Taste is sweet, roasty and sticky with loads of syrup, toffee, vanilla, oak, bourbon and wood. Finish is sweet, smooth and slick with loads of toffee, syrup, oak, vanilla, bourbon and woody notes. Quite sweet and heavy, yet smooth and very complex. Exquisite.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (865) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2014
75 cl bottle, 2013. Syrup-like pour. Black, but transparent edge. Almost no head. Aroma has huge bourbon, vanilla, Coconut, slight butter, chocolate, sweet. Taste has more raisins and prunes. sweet chocolate, vanilla, port wine, bourbon. Pretty much, but delicate alcohol. Still really drinkable! Greasy body and low carb. Love this! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Klimaet (620) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2015 Bottle. 18-19cl pour. Pours dark brown with a small light brown head. Aromas of bourbon, coffee beans, roast, lots of chocolate, vanilla. Taste is bourbon up front, raisins, dates, chocolate, roasted coffee beans, some vanilla. Alcohol is pretty well hidden!

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