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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 4.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10080) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle (#225)... This beer’s balls drag the ground!… Pours dark brown with a small, creamy, khaki head. The bouquet is a swirl of malt whisky, dark mocha and toasted oak barrel. Full-bodied and velvety with modest carbonation. The flavor offers heaps of charcoal and other carbonic notes, bourbon and dark sherry without nearly as much bourbon heat or malty sweetness as I was expecting. Bold, warming, Pappy finish. The Pappy nuance is lovely and unmistakable. Another world class rarity provided by the ever-generous landhoney! All barrel-aged imperial stouts should be aged in PVW barrels in my humble, yet correct, opinion.

Of note: I realize PVW is a Kentucky-brewed and distilled sourmash whiskey; but to me, Pappy has always smelled more like an Irish malt whisky or Macallan brand Scotch whiskey than a Kentucky corn-heavy bourbon.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hombrepalo (1936) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Sampled at DLD 14 Thanks to the Pennsylvanian who shared this with me and my buddy. Pitch black pour with a creamy brown head. The aroma has notes of sweet bourbon, vanilla, sweet roasted malt, chocolate and loads of ripe fruit. The flavor is very intense. A great mix if sweet bourbon, raisins, chocolate, oak and sweet roasted malt.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cpetrone84 (1705) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Pour is mostly black with brown edges and a thinner dark tan head. Nose is smoother whiskey and wood than the others, still not as bright as the lairds but better integrated. Chocolate and decent malt balance. Taste is richer and seems to have a better malt body. Chocolate and bourbon with notes of wood and slightly roasted malt. Much less sweet than the others, full bodied and doesn’t thin in finish like lairds. Inviting palate and solid flavors. Best of the bunch, not as rich or bright as the black magick pvw.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2954) - Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Bottle # 225. Dark brown pour with a mocha head. Bourbon and chocolate aromas. This treatment is by far the best of the 3. The bitterness and apple notes have subsided. The bourbon and oak notes are coming through and complementing the roasted malt and chocolate characteristics.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3537) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2013
On tap at Bainbridge. Dark brown with minimal head. Nose is chocolate, roast, bourbon and plum. Medium body with a tingle. Taste is chocolate, bourbon, wood and dark fruits. A bit too much of the barrel but so smooth and still quite good.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ontbeertaster (2348) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2013
Tap at barrel release 2 pours a nice thick Black and Tan head, aroma is bourbon, taste is a nice not overpowering bourbon with a nice thick mouth, lots of roast and the bourbon blends well with this beer, delicious

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alobar (3093) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Pours tar black with an aroma of vanilla, roasted malt, and bourbon. Flavor of roasted malt, vanilla, dark fruit, and subtle but very present bourbon. One of the better beers I’ve had in a long time.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Growler shared by Dave. Man this was good. Aroma was wonderful. Fudge, bourbon, vanilla bean, chocolate, and toffee were all present. Pours black but not thick with a nice medium tan head. Taste was amazing with toffee, roast coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Super roasty mixed with vanilla cappuccino. Mouthfeel was tragically thin which is a shame. Made it easy to down this sucker though. Fantastic flavors. Perfect balance of roasty and sweet.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (5320) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2013
This one poured a soy sauce brown with a small brown head. Aroma was fudge, Bourbon, roast and wood. Flavor wassimilar, very wellmelded together, a lot like the black magick but with a lot less burn.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
callmemickey (3625) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2013
The standout of the BBVD variations. Deep black body, thin tan head, minimal lacing. Assertive bourbon, oak, vanilla, chocolate, roasted malt, caramel and a little fudge. Full bodied, gentle carbonation, moderate booziness, lingering finish.


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