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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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (6853) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 12, 2015
Pours dark brown almost black. Ok eather white head. Smell is bit bourbon, some sweet dark malts. Taste is sweet, chocolatty in a way. Bourbon, some oak. Vanilla hints. Very balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (6570) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Pours pitch black with a hick tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, bourbon and faint vanilla. Flavor was chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, dark roasted malts and some notes of coffee. If you drink a few of these, your gunna feel it, you have it remind yourself its 9.5 ABV. *note to self* The flavor is so nice and smooth, you can get drunk fast. Take it easy...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (6544) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2014
On draft at Churchkey DC. Pours a clear dark cola brown with light tan head. Aroma of coffee and licorice. Some tobacco flavors. Medium bodied. Smooth smoky finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (6521) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2009
bottle, via bman1113vr via trade, coffee color, coffee, cherry aroma, flavor of smooth bourbon, coffee, char, lighter than expected

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (6448) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2016
Tap at Capones, pours a deep black color with tiny khaki head. Smell is oak, wood, cocoa, nuts and grain. Taste of charred barrel, oats, whiskey and dark fruit. Medium in body with a drying finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (6429) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2014
4 oz draft pour at ChurchKey. Black with light tan head, some brown hue around the edges. Aromas of roast, bourbon, dark chocolate. Tastes of coffee, roast, bourbon, dark fruit, caramel, oak. Medium body with a dry finish. Low carbonation. Bourbon isnt in your face with this one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (6231) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2009
[Draft @ Capones] Poured an opaque black color with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, vanilla, light bourbon, dark fruits, and chocolate. Taste of cocoa, vanilla, smoke, roasted malts, some caramel malts, oaky bourbon, and some alcohol in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Very dark brown to black pour with a tan head. The aroma has some nice oak and bourbon notes as well as some roasted malt. There is also a hint of licorice in the aroma. The flavor has some big oak and chocolate notes as well as some bourbon, maple and vanilla. As the beer warms I start to get a little bit of nut character. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (6113) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2012
(draught) cloudy deep brown, creamy fine tan head. Nose of raisin, cream, light bourbon and vanilla. Taste of banana, light whiskey, vanilla, nutty, alcohol. Medium carbonation, tasting some alcohol on the palate. Decent but wish it was richer or smoother.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2009 In short: A chocolaty stout/Belgian crossover. Nice beer but no improvement over the regular Allagash Black
How: Tap at Boston Extreme Beer Fest 2009
The look: Black body topped by a large tan head
In long: Light-medium roastiness (regular Black feels more roasted). Body is fluffy and a with a lively carbonation just like the regular Black. Alcohol a little apparent (no the case with the regular Black). Sweet dark fruits just like with the regular Black but a little less chocolaty than the regular Black. Some vanilla here that is not in the regular Black. All in all this is a decent stout/belgian crossover but the bourbon barrels aging does not add anything worthwhile over the regular Black. If anything I prefer the regular Black. There was nothing wrong the original beer so why did they lock it in a barrel for 10 months? I know. Its because its a Black. They wouldnt do that to the Allagash White, would they? Scandalous.


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