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RATINGS: 392   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.2
Art (3217) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2016
750ml wide mouth growler. Unfortunately seems flat. Pours a dark brown black with a slight light brown head that dissipated nearly immediately. Aromas of candied dark fruits, tobacco, chocolate, ash/charcoal. Vanilla, caramel. Pretty darn complex beer. Taste is fairly rounded out but with a bit of an alcohol burn to it. Beer has a bunch of depth to it.

4.1
jackl (8071) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2015
Keg @ Barley Johns. Deep brown with a tiny tan head. Nose is very rich. Huge accents of dark chocolate. Sweet bourbon. Vanilla and some woody, boozy character. Ashy. Flavor is fat, outsized, but somehow pretty balanced. Rocky road fudge offset by toasty wood. Mild dark fruit skin. Very oily and thick. Fun, luxurious stuff.

4.4
Nsanders (1144) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2015
Tap at brew pub. Black with a clingy light brown head. Chocolate, caramel, salt, a little charred wood, vanilla, ashy and graham cracker. Salted caramel sweetness with a ashy dryness. Heavier body with a creamy feel.

4.1
pushkinwow (2790) - Ottawa, CANADA - AUG 6, 2015
Growler from thomashall, shared with Lubiere and "little" Matt. Dark brown with a mocha ring. Vanilla bean, charred oak, bourbon, bittersweet chocolate, some almost burnt toffee. Moderate carbonation, full body, boozy, figs with some balsamic reduction, sweet, yummy, enjoyable but in smaller quantities.

4.2
Aniela (4216) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle. Black beer with an beige head. Roasted malt chocolate nutty licorice caramell woody vanilla aroma. Roasted caramel chocolate dark fruits licorice vanilla flavour. Lovely beer with well balanced flavour and aroma.

4.1
Lubiere (13905) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2015
A deep dark imperial stout with a thin dark brown head, viscous. In aroma, intense bitter chocolate with coffee grind, intense alcohol warmth and musty character. In mouth, beautiful sweet mochaccino, vanilla, Nutella, bourbon barrel, loads of alcohol, very nice. Mini growler from the brewery, shared with Matt and Puhskinwow.

4.4
50belair (3643) - Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Growler generously shared by Hopscotch. Dark brown pour with brown head. Nice lacing. Lots of chocolate in the nose. Sweet with loads of caramel and chocolate highlights. Nice bourbon, vanilla, and oak lowlights. Good body and mouthfeel.

4.3
bytemesis (8384) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Dark Knight mini growler thanks to TheHoff - mega beer karma points for this one! Pours a dark black with a nice but small creamy brown head that dissipates fairly slowly leaving good lacing. Aroma has lots of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, some coconut and dark dried things (raisins and figs, mostly). Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter -- Homer’s booze soaked candy bar isn’t far off here -- lots of vanilla and bourbon notes with out a lot of accompanying astringency, which is nice. Body is perhaps a little light, the only real "drawback" of this really really tasty beer.

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barn0216 (550) - California, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Black, no foam. Sweet raisin, fig, molasses aroma. Dark, roast, chocolate, fig, love the flavor. Has a flat syrup quality but definitely a winner.

4.4
biggsbowler (625) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Growler - pours dark black with slight tan head. Nice rich chocolate nose with a slight roast. Creamy, fudgy chocolate taste.


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