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RATINGS: 235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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.

SSKD814's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2011
2010 bottle A- Body is a dark brown nearly black opaque color. Pours with a 1-2 finger foamy off-white head. Head quickly fades to a thin collar but some lacing is left behind in the glass. S-Caramel and toffee are most dominant in the nose-this is followed by hints of oak and a slight alcohol astringency. T- A lot of alcohol and oak initially. Hints of caramel, toffee, and chocolate in the background. The bourbon really kicks in for the finish and leaves a big alcohol heat as well as a hint of alcohol astringency and roasted malt. M- Medium carbonation and a body with slight alcohol astringency. D- This one is still a little hot and boozy-but has nice complex undertones. Decent and a great bourbon barrel brew to try overall- but nothing that really amazes me. Overall good job done by this brewing co. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 02-12-2011 03:12:52 --

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (3748) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Sampled at Great American Beer Festival 9/24/15. Aroma of dark malts, light roast, chocolate, light oak, vanilla and light bourbon. Similar flavor. Pretty nice overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerdedDave (950) - - AUG 18, 2015
on tap at DoG Gastropub in Williamsburg, VA; black with very little head; nice roasted malt, mild bourbon, and oak aroma; smooth, sweet roasted malt flavor with notes of bourbon,vanilla, and oak; very sweet - definitely a dessert beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBPortland (1251) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 28, 2015
22oz bottle pours dark brown black with finger and a half of light tan head. Nose has some nice fruity vanilla marshmallow bourbon chocolate, touch of licorice and some dark fruit. Taste is medium bodied, some semi sweet marshmallow, chocolate, light oak, char, a touch of molasses, roasty cacao. Finishes with fairly well integrated vanilla oak and light wood spice, dark fruity chocolate and some nutty licorice. A touch more heft to the body could have improved this, but a solid offering overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2436) - Silver Spring, USA - JUN 4, 2015
On tap at Brookland Pint in Brookland, Washington, DC. Opaque, near black with a fine, khaki head and excellent lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, chocolate, bourbon, licorice, sugar and coconut. Taste of chocolate, roasted malt, bourbon, alcohol heat, vanilla, oak and licorice. Medium body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (311) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Aroma: bourbon, caramel, Appearance: black, clear, brown foam, Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, bourbon Palate: full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Excellent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AKORN (220) - Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Pours dark brown color with a thin tan head. Big chocolate fudge aroma with a bourbon hint. Chocolate, licorice, sweetness, with bourbon notes. A sweet dessert beer or around the campfire. Good beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
charule (1733) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle thanks to my parents. Poured black with thin beige head. Aroma light roast vanilla charred oak. Light carb med bod. Tastes sweet dark roast choc.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (4217) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 10, 2015
Dark brown color. Big chocolate fudge nose with modest bourbon. The mouth is super chocolately, fairly sweet with bourbon notes. Very much like a dessert beer. Big sweet chocolate fudge and slightly bourbon finish. A bit too much, but good sharing beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (11242) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Bottle. Pours black tan head. Nose/taste of bourbon, oak, roast chocolate, vanilla and coffee. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (5085) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Roasted, chocolate, bourbon, and vanilla aromas and Flavors.

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