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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Belgian-style Stout aged for 10 months in bourbon barrels

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bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2009
(Hand bottle, courtesy of Bman1113vr) Pours a brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of wood, roasted malt, vanilla, vinous, dark fruits, and Belgian yeast. Flavor of wood, yeast, bourbon, light roast, and some sourness.

4.2
hopdog (12673) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2009
On tap at Capones. Poured a dark black color with a smaller sized off white/tan head. Aromas of roastiness, woody, smoke, vanilla, and a trace (if any) of bourbon. Tastes of vanilla, woody/oak, dark fruits, roasty, chocolate, the same smokiness, and vanilla. If I wasn’t told this was done in a Bourbon Barrel, I would have just guessed Oak Aged.

3.6
Camons (12671) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2012
Tap @ Avery, doing the 10th Annual Strong Ale Festival. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, oak, bourbon, coffee. Taste is malts, coffee, chocolate, licorice, oak, bourbon, brown sugar. Medium body, soft carbonation. 090312

4
j12601 (12616) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2012
On tap at Barcade when we all went there for Euguene’s visit. Pours a dark brown to black with caramel tones throughout under a thin beige to tan head. Bourbon, wood, roast, vanilla pudding on the nose. Medium to thick bodied, bourbon and sweetness. Bourbon, wood, roast, warming alcohol, but never harsh. Very smooth with vanilla, wood, and long roast and chocolate. Long sweet bourbon and vanilla with wood into a dry bitter oak finish.

4
slowrunner77 (12139) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 19, 2014
this wa a treat. hard to find, so likely a one timer, but added a sweet vanilla and oak complexity to the already good black. Smoother too.

3.1
hopscotch (11159) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2012
Growler… Pours clear and very dark with a crimson shimmer and not much of a head. To me, the aroma smells of bourbon and wood – no more “Black” in here… all gone. Full-bodied with lively carbonation. The flavor is all about alcohol heat and American oak with a smidge of vanilla. Finishes boozy and bourbony. The bourbon barrel treatment took away my Allagash Black and left me with something less. Not bad, but it’s not “Black.” Growler courtesy of ElliesBrown!

3.8
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Dark brown pour, tan head. Bourbon, light soy, chocolate, molasses, licorice, roated malt. A good beer for sure.

3.7
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012

Name: Black
Date: October 22, 2012
Mode: Draft
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: black, creamy tan head, sticky lace
Aroma: light roasted aroma, touch of bourbon
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, caramel and vanilla sweetness pulls out the chocolate over the roasted back end
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

4.3
DocLock (10721) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Draft at Craft. Pours dark brownish black with 1-finger tan head that dissipates quickly. Nose is a complex and luscious medley of huge oaky bourbon, dark patent malt, molasses, prunes. Medium palate heft, lightly carbonated in the flavor, with dark malt, big oaky bourbon, vanilla, fig, prune, molasses, and dark choc. The palate is a tad light, not unexpected for this style. Delicious.

3.6
cubs (10640) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Boulder Strong Ale Fest. Dark brown appearance with a light brown head. Licorice, chocolate, Belgian yeasty, light bourbon aroma. Creamy, a bit boozy, sweet cany, caramel, Belgian yeasty, milk chocolate flavor with a warming, somewhat boozy finish.


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