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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
orangesol (986) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2014
Big thanks to DocJ007 for sharing this one with us last night.

A - Pours mostly black with a nice one and a half finger tall tan head, quickly dissipating down to a light film, leaving small webs of lace on the sides of the glass.

S - Smells of vanilla, oak, cocoa, dark fruits, caramel, toffee, bit of coffee, oak, smokey dark roasted malt and the warm bourbon. A bit rough around the edges but still quite nice.

T - Starts off with a mix of sweetness; mainly the caramel, toffee, vanilla, cocoa and dark fruits; quickly being joined by the smokey dark malt, coffee, oak and the warming bourbon heat. Finish is smokey with some light sweetness, combining with the bourbon booze burn to linger long after the finish.

M - Big body with moderate carbonation. Smooth feel, could use a little more carbonation tho. Much like the other version the 11% is hidden quite well.

O - I enjoyed this one. It has most of the flavors I love in a stout and the bourbon isn’t over the top. It has some rough edges that should round out with a bit more time in the bottle. Not as good as the AB version but still quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (1963) - GREECE - NOV 13, 2015
From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. Black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, caramel, wood, vanilla, coconut. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium to full oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chinchill (3589) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2015 22 oz bottle received in trade from Kale. Allowed to warm to an initial temperature of about 50, then served in a Belgian snifter. The opaque black liquid looks rich and thick, which is not misleading. The aroma is complex and seemingly variable. It carries notes of well baked cookies, coffee, bourbon, faint wood, dark bread, and dark fruits. These all reappear in the flavor which, while excellent, is not quite as appealing as the aroma. Very full bodied and smooth, with light carbonation and well hidden alcohol. O: Exceptional.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10426) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pours Zhukov-black with a small, creamy, beige head. Decent retention. The roasty aroma features a lavish and bold intermingling of charcoal, fudge, tobacco and bourbon. Full-bodied and silky with soft carbonation. The flavor is a roasty-sweet mélange of chocolate crème, fudge, charcoal, pouch tobacco and molasses. Roasted, singed brownie finish with a light splash of tawny port. I wonder if this is the base beer for Mexican Cake. Big-time thanks to ctipping for popping the top on this world-class brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2014
From tap. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and fruity. Smooth dense overripe fruity and chocolate malty. Bitter and dry roasted. Ends dry, bitter and subdued fruity to a dark malt base. Mild vanilla and caramelish too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (2551) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle shared by Ryan and AJ thanks!! Big dark black pour. Big chocolate malty nose with a hint of bourbon. Taste is excellent. Sweet, bourbon, oak, boozy, vanilla toffee smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (6654) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 11, 2014
5oz pour at Torst pours an inky black with some ringing brown head. Nose has a lot of rubber, some malty sweetness, inky, plum, raisin, heavy licorice. Flavor is sweet, grape jam, malt, molasses, heavy licorice, raisin, plum. Full bodied, sticky finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bob_w (373) - new york, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Opaque black/brown color with some cola colored foam lacing. Lots going on in the nose. A hint of cocoa, alcohol, roastiness, a slight soy sauce like note, licorice, dark aged fruit (fig, dates). Just as complex in flavor. Pretty much every thing in the nose presents in the flavor. Despite so many things going on, the beer is well balanced. The body is full and viscous but not overly heavy or coating.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilja (2343) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2014
Smakprov på CBC 2014. Smak ochdoft av mörk choklad, vanilj, torkad frukt, trä, bourbon och rostade toner. Rund och len i gommen. Stor sötma fin beska. Välbalanserad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2014

Draught @ CBC 2014 [ Yellow Session ]. - Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, Sparta Hallen, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

[ As Westbrook Bourbon Barrel-Aged Siberian Black Magic Panther ].
Clear dark black brown color with a small, frothy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, beige head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coconut. Flavour is light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, wood, bourbon, vanilla. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20140502]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (5535) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle at goulét brewery bus tour. Black pour with tan head. Roasted, chocolate and bourbon. Some bourbon, oak, chocolate.

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