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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   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.

Bricks' rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bricks (796) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (3050) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 4, 2015
Sample on sunday. Big bourbon beer with a faint base beer. Lots of sweet and spicy bourbon aromas. Sweet and hot bourbon flavors. Maybe let it sit a bit as the bourbon really dominates at this point. A whole bomber by myself would be a challenge but Iíd do it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (3357) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 3, 2015
Large shared bottle. Rich and rather boozy although the alcohol is well hidden in the mouthfeel. Still, warms as swallowed. Light wood but plenty of whisky in this ale. Full body with good if light carbonation. Bitter sweet with too much booze in the flavor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ctplt777 (385) - - OCT 18, 2015
Iím sort of speechless right now. This is one of the most intense smelling beers Iíve experience. In a good way of course. Of all the bourbon beers Iíve had, this one actually kicks up the bourbon aroma in a big way. Thereís a huge bourbon, vanilla, and chocolate aroma that fills the air around the glass. Thereís also hints of oak and cigar tobacco; I donít really know how else to describe it. Not going to see anything through the absolute pitch black color of this one. Taste has a lot going on. Thereís a massive amount of bourbon, some chocolate, oak, and vanilla. Thereís nothing subtle about this amazing beer. All the flavors are big and work so perfectly together. This was an absolute experience, I definitely dug this. Drink it slow and enjoy all the awesome flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ed5388 (2696) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2015
22oz bomber shared by Dan. Poured black with a small creamy tan head. Big boozy bourbon aroma, with notes of oak, caramel, vanilla, and dark malts. Taste mimics the nose with a lingering burnt toast aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (4074) - 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 (1001) - - 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 (1294) - 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 (2505) - 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 (388) - 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

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