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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3361) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Guerde (1247) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (5065) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2009
bottle # 1472 thanks to bman1113vr. deep chocolate with a khaki head. vanilla, bourbon and leather on the nose. very nice on the palate with a great vanilla, bourbon flavor and a chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2689) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Medium statured brown head, good retention and fair lace. Almost black in color cept for some dark ruby edging. Nose of whisky, faint chocolate, lumber and char. Body is med/full, oily on the palate, good carbonation, slick and a tad chewy. Lotsa whisky flavor, wood, followed by chocolate, light vanilla and tobacco notes, faint licorice as well. Lightly sweet malty finish and over bearing whisky notes. Bottle # 0796 of 2009 procured @statelineliquors.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2009
POurs a deep brown. Nose is good amount of bourbon, wood, roasted malts, burnt caramel. Flavor is malty, roasty, warming booze, bourbon, dry wood, some mild spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomthompson89 (1965) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2009
nice porter, bourbon nose some sweet vanilla extract flavor and bozzyness. flavor has spice and bourbon with nice malt sweetness, i think a nicely done bourbon barrel aged. The bourbon doesn’t take over

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 3, 2009
Bomber bottle #1478/2009 courtesy of dkachur. Pours deep dark brown with a thin tan head that faded to a thinner topper. The nose is coffee, dark chocolate, light wood and some bourbon. The taste is burnt malt, ashy cocoa, French roast coffee, oaky vanilla and bourbon, but not overpowering bourbon – just the right amount. Medium creamy mouthfeel. Great beer – thanks again for sending this my way Dan!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2009
Bottle number 1472/2009 thanks to bman1113vr. Black pour foamy beige head. Aroma is bourbon, oak, wood, cherry. Flavor is woody, bourbon, sweet, smoky, and coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 1, 2009
Bottle number 1472/2009 thanks to a trade with dkachur. Pours with a tan head and a dark brown body. Aroma of wood, alcohol and some spiciness. Taste is maple, ash, oak, chocolate and barrel. Light bubbles. Good stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2009
Bottle from Immy. My loins ache for you!
Pours a thick, manly black with a head so big and tall that Peter North would feel insecure. Aroma is bourbony, with chocolate and cocoa that I could just see Immy feeding me. Ooooh... Soooo meaty!!! Flavor is a big bohunk chunk of bourbon wood and whiskey caramel, pouring slowly and full of fire down my throat. Oh so thick and manly on my tongue; I feel a rise in my Levis. Thank you, Imms, for sending this huge bottle of love my way. -smooch-

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