The River Company Dark Angel
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
A truly potent offering, the Dark Angel is an Imperial Brown Ale that was aged in A. Smith Bowman bourbon barrels for 5 months. Clocking in at 9.5+%, the warming bourbon notes with the strong malt backbone make this the ideal after dinner beer.

2015: Aged in Smooth Ambler Bourbon Barrels

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (5652) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Not iverly boozy aroma if bourbo , charred oak. Mahogany, thin tan head. Charred oak, apple core. Astringent light body.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2013
hazy amber pour, thin cream head reduces to oily cap. Nose is light maple, honey, light cherry. Flavor is burnt sugar front, bit of chocolate and syrup mid, sugar returns in the finish, really gritty, off-putting sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (7325) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2013
From a growler shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks man! Poured a hazy brown color with a slightly light tan head. Some light, caramel and vanilla notes. Touch of nuttiness to it, with some alcohol. Some light yeasty notes along with the sweetness. Pretty enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Thanks, Brad! Nose is pretty heavy on the barrel with some caramel sweetness underneath. Medium body. Barrel heavy but pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Growler thanks to ygtbsm94. Pours a clear, deep ruby; thin, yellow layer of foam. Nose is sticky maple, grenadine, alcohol, rum. Taste is sticky, Twizzlers, mint. Palate is papery, minty. Much denser than their porter. Should be moved to American Strong Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Growler. Pours clear dark brown with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is brown sugar, plum and raisin notes with biscuit and cookie malt. Flavor is malt dominant with dark fruity esters, light hops and bitterness with cookie malt and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Growler, thanks ygtbsm94. Cola brown body topped by small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, Bourbon, some caramel, light vanilla, alcohol. Taste is sweet, Bourbon, caramel, light nut.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (21440) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Growler courtesy of ygtbsm94 a thank you. Hazy amber color. Aroma of boozy burnt caramel. Taste is sweet and sticky toffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (3480) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Growler shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad. The beer appears chestnut brown with a thin beige cap. The aroma brings a healthy dose of bourbon, malt, vanilla, oak. Very nice. The flavor is quite tasty. Lots of bourbon. Lightly sweet, with a touch of spice. Vanilla and oak throughout. Medium bodied with low carbonation and alcohol content well hidden. Good stuff.

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