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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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reynolds314 (3375) - Connecticut, USA - APR 15, 2012
Underrated beer here! On draft at Armsby abbey and it was probably my second favorite beer of stoutfest behind the CBS. Really rich and spicy with great bourbon character and creamy mouthfeel. Taste was pleasent and the barrel aging was lightly done to perfection. Awesome work.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2013
On tap at jakes... Pours a deeper cola shaded pour with less intense edge, moreso a deeper brown and topped with a thin film of light beige head... Belgian yeast and chocolate notes with caramel a cents with a touch of barrel going on late. Fairly standard all around and not too distinguishable... Belgian yeast and cocoa chocolate notes, medium sweetness throughout with a mildly bitter prickly finish. Bourbon is fairly subdued but not completely absent. Lighter bodied than expected with your more than expected level of carbonation. Not that great.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldGrowth (3331) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2011
on tap at Tylers Apex, 04/12/11. Good aroma, lots going on, Bitter sweet yeasty, molasses, barrel, clove coriander. dark brownish orange color, ok head no lace. Bitter flavor. Medium body, oily creamy mouthfeel, dry bitter finish. Tasty. thought it was at a great point with the barrel mix. enjoyed this more than others at bar.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdedone (3308) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Draft sampled. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, bourbon and faint vanilla. Flavor was chocolate, oaky bourbon, vanilla, dark roasted malts and some notes of coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - MAY 21, 2011
Draft at Leons. Pours a dark brown almost black with a thin tan head. Scent is roasted malts and bourbon. Taste is roasty, fruity and booze. Dry roasted bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2012
On tap at The Map Room. Pours a cloudy, darker brown body with a few amber highlights around the edges. Finger-width, dense and creamy, tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is big bourbon and wood with a moderate roast, a light vanilla, a touch of dark chocolates, some dark fruits, and a light Belgian yeast. Flavor is similar. Big bourbon and wood up front with a bit more of a dark chocolate and moderate roast backing. Some vanilla in the middle with a light dark fruit and Belgian yeast hint. Bourbon, vanilla, and chocolate lead this into the finish where it ends pretty dry with a medium-light roastiness, some wood, and a bit of a cookie malt sweetness. Lengthy aftertaste following a pretty creamy, medium body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a nice beer. Lots of bourbon, wood, and vanilla with a solid chocolate, moderate roast, light dark fruit, and touch of Belgian yeast. Highly enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - APR 9, 2009
Handbottle from Hopdog, thanks a ton. Big, luscious, lip-smacking oily bourbon aroma. Notes of cedar wood. Oily body, vanilla infused bourbon flavors with a bit of carbonic acid and a fairly astringent mid-body. Very little finish besides a mild bourbon burn. The Black was too subtle for 10 months in a bourbon barrel, and though the bourbon is not necessarily overwhelming, it covers all the subtleties of the beer and leaves a fairly lifeless beverage akin to one of those 5% "jack and coke" type things. Thanks a bunch Steve for the bottle.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
auerbrau (3204) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2011
On tap at Julians - Providence, RI. Finishing off my four sampler of Allagashs return to Rhode Island, Im reminded that, oh right, I dont like Allagash beers. I never buy their bottles because I always find the beers undewhelming and overpriced. Able to sample a number at a reasonable price, it seems like a better deal, but still leaves me flat. This bourbon black is a sloppy mess. The underlying stout is weak, compromised, and more like a brown ale. Somehow, the bourbon gets lost and doesnt integrate well. Mediocre.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Big chocolate and bourbon nose, very boozy. Moderately sweet taste with a light bitterness. Lots of buttery coconut-y bourbon in this one to go along with the usual chocolate, toffee and light roast.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (3171) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Tap at Capones. Pours out black with a small brown head. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, roasted malts and some dark fruits. Taste is complex and very well balanced, smooth velvety mouthfeel with bourbon, chocolate, roasted malts, dark fruits and some earthy notes on the finish. Very solid.


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