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RATINGS: 224   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.


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3.3
   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 --


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Prevalent bourbon oversees this Porter’s caramel and roasted malts for a nearly linear experience.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the darkest brown.
-Bourbon is too intense in the nose and flavor profile for my tastes. The Porter feels overwhelmed.
-The mouthfeel is silky and rich.
-Alcohol is warming throughout.

Bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 27, 2014
65cl, as AleWerks Bourbon Barrel Porter, exclusive American brew, thx alot to Secret Santa!, complex sweet Porter, roasted/sweet and slightly alcoholic/woody/fruity, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, small head, good brew

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (1785) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2014
From notes, 8/7/2013. 22 oz bottle poured into a Belgian snifter. Bottled 7/5/2013. Black with half a finger of tan head that fades quickly. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, oak,bourbon, coconut and vanilla. Tastes of bourbon, oak, caramel, dark fruit, dark chocolate. Medium-full body with a dry and warm finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
c_lee_burton (116) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2014
22 oz. Bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head that leaves some lacing. Great bourbon nose. Tastes of bourbon, vanilla, and booze. Good, but a little too boozy. I would definitely let it warm to room temperature to bring out the flavors.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (7885) - Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle. Bit of oxidation notes, pretty simple and good bourbon aged imperial porter.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (3923) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 11, 2014
starts off great, then gets that wet raisin flavor with some cardboard. Not a fan, tasted like a coffee stout to me. Warmed subparly.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sledutah (5100) - Utah, USA - MAY 18, 2014
22oz bottle (2011 - #4488) received in a trade from Doodler in 2011
Pours near black with a medium sized tan head and some lacing. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, oak and leather. Flavors of roasted malts, bourbon, vanilla, woody with a nice warming alcohol bitterness in the finish
Very nice and smooth, this could have aged a few more years and still be tasty. Lots of bourbon and vanilla.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OmegaX (1283) - Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2014
A big thanks to Brad for sending me this. Nose is smooth bourbon, chocolate, roast, some light coffee, a hint of vanilla, and some dark fruit. Excellent. Flavors line up pretty similarly. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (543) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a very deep brown to black color with a thin rim of creamy tan head. Aroma is lots of chocolate, lightly roasted malts. Flavor is chocolatey sweetness, vanilla, with a hint of after dinner wine booze. Medium body with a strong lingering chocolatey sweetness. Excellent beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (3513) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Damn nice aroma, dark chocolate, vanilla, and sweet bourbon.

Flavor is chocolate pudding, vanilla oak, hints of anise and a nice subtle bourbon heat after the sip. Coffee with sugar. Texture is creamy with the body leaning on the lighter side of medium. The bourbon balances the rich malt very nicely. Quite easy to drink for such a big beer.

Really nicely crafted.


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