RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A 12 percent ABV imperial porter brewed with coffee beans sourced from Caffe Calabria, vanilla and peanut butter before being aged in barrels that previously held High West bourbon and rye. The porter has been aged in various brands of barrels and released in bottles over the years, including Woodford Reserve Bourbon Barrel-Aged Victory At Sea (12.2 percent ABV), Heaven Hills Bourbon Barrel-Aged Victory At Sea (12.2 percent ABV) and Rum & Rye Barrel-Aged Victory At Sea (12.4 percent ABV), among others.

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4.1
ajnepple (7342) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2018
12 oz single bottle from Molly's Spirits. Black appearance with a tan colored head. Aroma of vanilla, cocoa, coffee, mild roast, light bourbon barrel and a touch of rye spice. Similar flavor, rich, complex and smooth with a bittersweet balance and a light oak finish. A pleasant sipper overall.

4
jackl (8555) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2018
Bottle from Total Wine, Minnetonka. Deep brown pour with an elegant tan head. Nose suggests plenty of sweetness. Burnt brown sugar, chocolate ganache, mellow bourbon heat. Plenty of toffee. Sweet, but well-integrated set of flavors. Rocky road fudge. Woody vanilla. Rich, dark malt. Hot, but silky and fairly smooth. Much better than previous iterations of BBA VAS that I've tried. Nice to see this (formerly?) great brewery putting out this excellent iteration of a classic. Kudos.

4
drfabulous (8813) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 14, 2018
12 ounce bottle. Dark pour with deep chocolate and bourbon and vanilla. Smooth and creamy. Excellent.

3.8
dnstone (3701) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2018
Pours a dark brown with off white head. Cocoa powder aroma. Cocoa powder flavor, quite dry with a whisk edge. Notes: bottle at Brian’s, Jan ‘18

4
ehaak26 (748) - - JAN 13, 2018
Bottle from the Holt Road Wegmans. Lots of bourbon dominating the aroma. Taste is sweet with long finish.

4.2
CObiased (562) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2018
12oz bottle - pours a midnight black with a fluffy tan head. Great aroma of cocoa, vanilla, light roastiness and a whiff of bourbon. A silky mouthfeel delivers espresso, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon notes, a hint of rye spice and a pleasant warming feeling as it goes down. Excellent

4.5
ttutony (950) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2018
Jet black with a tan head. Aroma of toasted wood and bourbon, but not overwhelmingly boozy like some barrel aged beers. Robust roasted malt flavors with a bit of wood from the barrels and a vanilla/coffee combination that is quite nice. Lingering woody/vanilla finish. Really excellent.

3.9
luttonm (6963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2018
Bottle in Seattle. Rather starkly contrasting gray/white head on a very dark black-brown body, thick oily and heavy. Aroma of coffee and coconut. Clean bourbon booziness. Very well developed and complex body. Bitter cocoa and coffee, well rounded bourbon and rye, peppery booze. Enjoyable and deep. Alcohol well hidden, drinks smooth and thick but not cloying. Moderate sweetness. Very nice.

4.1
jhamp9 (2008) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2018
Near black pour with a khaki head that fades to a ring. Fine lacing coats the glass. Aroma is vanilla, coffee, milk , chocolate, and bourbon. Taste is very barrel forward. Bourbon and rye come first with vanilla, coffee, and chocolate as secondary flavors. Lingering bitter dark chocolate aftertaste. Boozy. Full slick mouthfeel.

4.1
Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 6, 2018
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run. Black,thin tan head, fair retention. Aroma of whiskey, roast, coffee, vanilla. The taste is roast, coffee, vanilla, oak, caramel, whiskey. Medium bodied, high carbonation. Good.


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