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RATINGS: 215   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brystmar (1112) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2013
UPDATED: APR 12, 2014 Updated 4/12/2014: nearly black pour, swirls of manila-colored lace stand guard up top. Bourbon + hearty caramel malts start to finish. Caramelized sweetness all the way through; silky malts, roasty, almond concentrate, finishes sweet. Unrecognizable as a porter, but it’s still quite good.

Original rating: Boozy, mediocre bourbon; not enough body or roasty malts. A bit sweet in the middle. Overall: meh.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrsLuver (28) - Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Dark as night with a tan head. smells of oak, bourbon and malt. very palatable. tastes as it smells. bourbon taste definitely comes through but not outrageously slow.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bricks (556) - Delaware, USA - JAN 30, 2013
2009 - lifeless jet black with some tan head and a bit of fizzy carbonation. Very complex aroma for a porter.. a bit harsh but smells of bourbon, alcohol, licorice, coffee. Fairly abrasive taste, strong notes of coffee, bourbon, vanilla and alcohol. Alcohol is quite present, even after the aging. Mouthfeel is weird, thin, yet creamy and harsh at the same time. Interesting beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (1126) - - JAN 22, 2013
Pours black with little head. Aroma is bourbon and chocolate. Taste adds a smoked malt note. Chocolate still very prominent. Nice smooth palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (4525) - Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2013
22 oz bottle from drake, ksurkin. Pours a clear dark brown color with reddish highlights and a medium sized khaki head. The aroma had dark chocolate, vanilla, brown sugar, caramel, bourbon with barrel notes with mild dark fruitiness. The flavor has roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, dark fruits, vanilla, bourbon, wood, char with light coconut notes..Just the slightest hint of booze. Solid BA Porter.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
meerbier (1448) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle@Home. Says 2010-1977. Loads of chocolate in the aroma. Opaque, light brown head, tiny, fair lace. Very sweet, chocolate, some coffee/mocha, bourbon, light woody, bitterness still there.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SHIG (3447) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle thanks to ksurkin: Poured a thick murky dark brown to black with a thin tan light brown head. Aroma is thick vanilla with some booziness. Taste is strong bourbon and vanilla with loads of chocolaty malts.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricyclist (536) - Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle thanks to ksurkin. Thanks man! Deep dark viscous pour with a thin khaki head that doesn’t hold. Nose is mild bourbon with good roasted malt and dark coffee. Flavor has a nicer amount of bourbon, which is smooth. Dark chocolate and coffee noticeable. Very nice and enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (2664) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2012
From a 22 oz bottle shared with friends. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma dominated by bourbon. Notes of vanilla, coffee and chocolate. Boozy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (2307) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2012
From an old note (most likely shared by the fine folks up at Proof): roasty, cocoa, bourbon, dark chocolate, toast - medium body - bitter earthy fin - 7.4


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