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RATINGS: 642   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 597   ABV: 19.9%
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

stubby's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - JAN 29, 2010
Sample from Tyler at The Bruery,served at my home brew club meeting. Thanks to Pat and Tyler for bringing this as a sample. Sorry but big and strong doesn’t impress me. Hard to consider this a "beer." Well-brewed and quality is there. After hearing Tyler talk about how this is brewed I understand they go to a lot of trouble to get this to come out this strong and be drinkable. I enjoyed about one ounce but would not wish for more. Just because it’s rare doesn’t make it desirable to me. Mostly tasted like boiled licorice and molasses with hot sweet alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebone1988 (774) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20 and Gus for his birthday. 2015 vintage. Aroma is booze, lots of booze, barrel, roasted malt, coffee. Appearance is black, tan head, poured slightly thin. Taste is lots of roasted malt, coffee, tons of booze and barrel. Mouthfeel is a touch thin, medium body and carbonation, a ton of booze aftertaste. Overall, this needs some age to be better. This is just a ton of booze.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christpuncher (2402) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Disappointed with this one. Too boozy. Leaves you with a burn in your mouth. Had as part of a bottle share. Dark brown with a reddish head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (4905) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Good shit. 22oz bottle poured at home. Sweet. Boozy, vanilla, bourbon, cocoa. Good stuff. Bottle share

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (7779) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeevan (215) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (8342) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle at craig’s. Pours black, nose is chocolate, blackberry, toffee, taste is similar, chewy, sweet, boozy.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlasgowTAD (945) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
biirusaikou (1928) - - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beertholomeus (1438) - 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.

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