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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Limited to 2009 bottles. A porter, to which rapadou (Carribean unrefined cane sugar from Haiti) was added (but not caramelized rapadou as in the Rapadou Porter) and aged for two months in Virginia Gentleman bourbon barrels. It is a complex porter, to which the flavors of vanilla and a little bourbon have been added as a result of the aging process.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2010
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with a tan froth. Nose is bourbon, chocolate, wood and spicy dark roast. Tingly medium body with an airy alcohol finish. Taste is bourbon and bittersweet chocolate with hints of dates and licorice. Lingering coffee and bitter hops. Great brew from AleWerks.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 26, 2010
Quite pronounced bourbon aroma with a good dose of brown sugar, rum, vanilla beans and a hint of licorice root. Flavor has a round, mellow vanilla flavor layered over the dark roasted malts of the porter that makes for a very pleasant harmony on the palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - FEB 19, 2010
thanks to ksurkin for this rarie! pours a transparent brown with a pourous light brown head. aroma has a lot of lager-y yeast, touches of oak and vanilla, raw cacoa powder, and a punch of raw bourbon. the taste has a good bit of bourbon, and it is hotter than the mere 9%. notes of choclate are subdued by the slightly astringent bourbon qualities. the body is medium full and pretty creamy, but a bit more fullness could go a long way. i think i should have waited a year on this one, will probably be a bit nicer then.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4841) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Bottle thanks to bman113vr. The look is dark brown to black in color with a beige colored head. The smell is weak, malts, alcohol, sweet, and good. The taste is wood, alcohol, good, and malts.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Bottle courtesy of dkachur on 09/12/2009. Very dark brown body with a medium frothy dark tan head. Dark roasty and chocolate aroma.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goodgrief (1992) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Surprisingly nice looking pour, dark with tannish head. Just about every bourbon beer I have had has been overly bourbonized. This one was very complementary. The base porter might not have been the best porter ever, but the bourbon was warming and just made for a good time. Smooth and delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bvc (1239) - Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2009
22oz from mreusch; thanks man! Roasty tobacco, carob, lots of vanilla, slight soy, some chocolate and a touch smokey with mild bourbon. Roasty chocolate bourbon cola, raisin, prune, slight leather and tobacco. Rich flavors yet very smooth without having the barrel over taking this. Nice BA porter...thanks Matt!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eaglefan538 (3027) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 13, 2009
Bottle from SL. Pour was deep dark black colored, an off-white head, but it subsided quickly and provided weak lacing. The aroma was bourbon and some bourbon, and then some slight roasty chocolate notes. The flavor followed, some caramel also detected, but primarily a show of bourbon and faint vanilla. The roasty nature of the porter struggled to show through, and even though this was enjoyable, it wasn’t much more than an over-bourbonized brew. Mouthfeel was a tad light and acidic, actually.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3379) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 13, 2009
bottle # 1472 thanks to bman1113vr. Pours blackish with a tan head. Nose is sweet and rich and malty. Taste is creamy, chocolaty and rich, quite rich.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Guerde (1280) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2009
(bottle #20 of 2009 from ksurkin, thanks Ken!) Pours black with a fast dissolving dark tan head. Aroma is quite complex, but that is not necessarily a good thing. Scents of vanilla, oak, chocolate, soy sauce, coconut, and roasted malt. Upon warming these scents go south with hints of hydrogen peroxide, Mounds bar, Reese’s peanut butter cups, and tar towards the end. Really variable aromatic wise. The taste is smooth chocolate, which quickly transitions to vanilla, dry charred oak, that finishes out with roasted malt, and some smoke, char, and ash qualities. Mouthfeel is medium and the carbonation is a tad too high. I think the barrel-aging has significantly diminished what may have been a very good beer.


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