RATINGS: 390   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
The Dark Knight - For those not yet familiar, the Dark Knight (yes, it is a Batman reference) is our double fermented Old 8 porter, aged in a bourbon barrel for 6 months. Double fermented refers to a second "feeding" of various sugars to increase the alcohol content as well as bolster the flavor. Chocolate, coffee, charcoal and bourbon, familiar notes from the previous batch return in this years incarnation of the DK. Served in a 5 oz pour, the bourbon note from this tap is very prominent as it is a first time use of a Jim Beam barrel.

The Dark Knight Returns - The same profile as the Dark Knight, however, since this is a second time usage of the barrel, the bourbon note is less prominent and the beer as a result is more rounded and balanced.

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AnokaBrewer (548) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2020
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2020 Black in color. Very boozy aroma and taste. Malty, sweet, and bourbon barrel aged flavor. The pour is small, and they are saying the alcohol +15%

drpimento (5214) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2018
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2018 Aromas are cocoa roast dark malts and plenty of molasses. Flavors are like nose heavy molasses which I'm not fond of, also some metallic. Decent carbonation and body. Long molasses finish and quite sweet.

Atom (2987) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2018
Pint can pours a dark brown black with a medium tan head. Mild whiskey aroma, vanilla and oak, light roast, molasses, dark fruits, and chocolate malt. Thick oily palate, smooth dark chocolate, very present but approachable level of whiskey balanced well with roasted malt and some bitterness. Delicious!

kermis (18399) - Amsterdam-ish, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2018
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Can shared at Platypus After Tasting. Black with a ring tan head. Aroma is very boozy, big oak barrel, alcohol, chocolate and vanilla. Flavour is heavy sweet and above moderate bitter. Medium to full bodied with carbonation. A little to fresh with too much obvious alcohol.

Theydon_Bois (29630) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2017
Growler split at RBWG ’16 hotel lobby share, big thanks to Jackl who I once enjoyed some cock action with while his sister watched, 01/02/16. Black with a good tan covering. Nose is chocolate, vanilla fudge, dark fruit rinds, light peppery spice, jammy berry fruit. Taste comprises black forest gateaux, chocolate log, red berry jam, tofee fudge, mollases, light roast. Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a light boost. Solid impy number if a touch overly sweet for my liking.

longshot (4) - , Wisconsin, USA - FEB 14, 2017 does not count
Everyone seems to love this one. Let’s disagree, aroma is pure alcohol...nothing worth smelling here. Pours dark black...love stouts so it has potential, unfortunately initial taste is alcohol, kinda like drinking a shot of whiskey. Aftertaste however does work itself out into chocolate, caramel and other dark flavors. Quite nice actually. In the end $8.9 a pint and $34 dollars a 4 pack not worth it. Many others considerably better at half the price....

gopherfan99 (2001) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2017
Can; pours black with a thin mocha colored head; rich aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon with hints of wood, caramel, and dark fruits; taste is sweet dark chocolate, caramel, vanilla, bourbon, and some wood notes; finish is dry and boozy with a hint of chocolate; excellent

beermenow1 (4) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2017 does not count
Pours a dark brown with tan to white that dissapates rather quick. Aroma of chocolate,l coffee, vanilla, and bourbon. This beer us 13% ABV and tastes like it is!! Very strong yet smooth!

AWISLguy (5175) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2016
On tap at Ray’s in Tosa. Talk about a white whale!! Black pour, no head. Aroma has bakers chocolate, vanilla, caramel, light anise. Smooth and strong. The barrel kicks in harder down through the glass. Taste is big vanilla, dark chocolate, caramel, some ash, some licorice. The vanilla/caramel trumps all down the glass. Somewhat alcoholly, the blend is solid, if a touch rough. solidly carbonated. Full bodied. Finishes well blended between bitter and sweet. Time to warm, or a bottle to age (or it turns out -- a CAN to age, as the Barley John rep says they will be releasing in cans in the fall), and this could be excellent. As it is, "just" very good. 16.8

csaso (2372) - Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2016
Tap, "Returns" - not much head, pitch black color, big alcohol aroma, sweet and roasty malt flavor, some woody notes come through from the barrels, some complexity in there, good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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