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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2013
7/30/2010. 750 ml. bottle. Pours mahogany with a tan head. Chocolate, oak, roasted malt aromas. Sweet flavors from the oak and vanilla that turns bitter. Good balance and complexity. Awesome brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5923) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle @ Bruce’s. Picked up @ Beer Run. The pour’s deep brown with a small head. The nose is cocoa, dark chocolate, a bit of sweet marshmallow and vanilla. The taste is dark chocolate. Roasted figs, dark fruits. More vanilla. A touch of boozy wood. Full body, moderate carbonation. Smooth, quite drinkable, pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Big bourbon hit right away on this one, but it doesn’t turn sharp and harsh like a lot of BBA porters. Lots of vanilla and dark sugar flavor and a bit of smoke and toffee in the finish. Good job keeping the sweetness in check while giving us the flavor!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (7127) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Puffiness around the eyes .. . Pours a medium brown black .. . Mild foam .. . Burnt caramel, woody molasses, and easy bourbon .. . Not bad .. . . I think I speak for all of us when.. *bursts into tears*

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (2248) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2013
oil spill black with a thin tan head. bourbon, vanilla, toffee, chocolate all wrapped in a silky frame. awesome bro.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beechner224 (976) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Poured from the bottle. Color is black with tan head. Aroma is all vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is the same, vanilla and bourbon, with maybe just a hint of coffee. Mouthfeel is medium-to-thick, with a creamy finish. Really like this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike5326 (1292) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Luvystypotables (1183) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Weak aroma,not much head,rich dark colour. Strong vanilla flavor with a hint of coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (13594) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (9796) - 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.

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