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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike5326 (802) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Poured from a chilled bottle. dark brown color, slight off white tan head. Mild roasted aroma with a sweet rum like smell. Roasted malt, vanilla with a slight alcohol taste.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Luvystypotables (532) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Weak aroma,not much head,rich dark colour. Strong vanilla flavor with a hint of coffee.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (7924) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle, big thanks to Jack at his very own farewell tasting, 06/08/13. Very dark mahogony brown with a small tan covering. Nose is roast malt, bourbon notes, dark chocolate, dark toffee fudge, oaky waft. Taste comprises dark chocolate, treacle toffee, woody tones, bitter cocoa, earthy. Full bodied, fine carbonation, dry roasty finish. Decent work.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6180) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle thanks to Jack! It pours darkest brown with a small white head. The nose is earthy, toast, plum, date, caramel, toffee, Scottish tablet and toasty marshmallow. The taste is roasty, earth, plum, date, decent bitterness, big alcohol kick and chocolate. Full body and fine carbonation. Decent, but a bit too boozy for my liking.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10466) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle shared at Bruce’s in London during Jack’s farewell tasting. Big thanks to Jack for picking this one up. Pours clear brown with a tan foam head. The aroma has lots of charred marshmallows, rich bread, some dark fruits. Medium to big sweet flavor, notes of milk chocolate, some alcohol, dark fruits, bread. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warm finish with lots of sweet dark fruits, cocoa, rich malts. Very tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zickbeer_ye (238) - Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Scents of malts, cocoa, slight coconut, and vanilla. Brown creamy head, and very very dark red/black body. Malty chocolate some sweet caramel and vanilla. Smooth and creamyon the palate some heat.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (2611) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 3, 2013
22oz bottle pours out a dark brown topped with a small tan head. Aroma of booze, chocolate, dark malts, and molasses. Taste is more of th choclate, molasses, and barrel

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (2976) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013

Bottle 1473 or 2009; Limited Release

3/09/2011: Williamsburg Alewerks Brewmaster’s Reserve Bourbon Barrel Porter (Porter Aged in Oak Bourbon Barrels)... Aroma: Dark, smoky chocolate; sugary vanilla. Appearance: Very deep brown color with shiny ruby highlights; beige crown that comes and goes quite quickly. Flavor: Smoky char, boozy alcohol, deeply caramelized sugars; semi-sweet chocolate; lots of delicious charred wood in the finish. Palate: Medium-full body; smooth and milky texture; very nice. Overall: Really damn good brew; I love the char and smoke flavors!

1 Pint 6 Fl oz bottle hared by alexsad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #193 for this beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbutler1 (1349) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Bottle. 181/2009. Pours a Dark brown color with a slight light tan head. Molasses, roast, and dark chocolate in the nose. Medium/heavy mouthfeel. More roast in the flavor than I thought there would be. Vanilla, roast, molasses, and coffee flavors abound. Robust even with age on it. Smooth. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (3074) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Bottle at BW. Pours deep black with medium creamy head and dct lacing. Notes of chocolate, smoked malt, bourbon, vanilla, and licorice. Big whiskey finish on this medium to fuller bodied sticky porter.


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