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RATINGS: 244   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4754) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goodgrief (1965) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bvc (1230) - 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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eaglefan538 (3012) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3365) - 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 (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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (5148) - 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 (2765) - 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 (1709) - 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.

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