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RATINGS: 583   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 63   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Over-the-top but surprisingly approachable, this twist on the classic style starts with several types of malted barley, rye, oats and wheat. Robust flavors of vanilla, espresso, whiskey, chocolate and roasted grain are balanced by hints of date and plum, with just enough hops to round it all out. Roughly one-third of the final blend is freshly brewed beer; the rest is aged for up to a year (or more!) in both first and second use whiskey casks.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
strattonspeaks (113) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Nearly black pour with milk chocolate head. Nice aroma, but I expected something a little bigger. Nose is sweet and bourbon heavy. Good balance to the flavor. A lot of elements going on---roasted malt, wood, chocolate, light coffee, bourbon, buried dark fruit---but nothing commands or overpowers. A nice melody of bitter sweetness and warming alcohol. Solid brew.


4.2
AndyW68 (1602) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 20, 2017
Black pout thin tan head. Aroma is whiskey, vanilla, chocolate plum. Taste follows nose. Little sweet for me. Enjoyable though.

4
jw0406 (1305) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2017
12 oz bottle pours a black color with a small light brown head. Aromas of whiskey, vanilla, caramel, roasted malt. Full bodied, smooth, sneaky alcohol, a very good beer.

4.6
Richnthick (5) - Oregon, USA - NOV 18, 2017 does not count
Bought a 12oz. bottle on recommendation for a whopping $3. Very happily surprised by this beer. Not as strong a whiskey flavor as the nose suggested.

4.3
sauvintipper (6) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2017 does not count
12oz bottled 8/18/2017 11.8% ABV 32 IBU poured into pilsner glass pitch black like a soda with carbonation, but no head or lacing whatsoever. vanilla cream soda and whiskey over chocolate and espresso, extremely alcoholic with burn and buzz, not noticing any bitter hops. Little disappointed on my first bottle, but perhaps a bit over-hyped and my expectation were too high. I like whiskey and and enjoyed the beer, but I could maybe add a little whiskey to a cheaper stout with similar results. Note: I will stick with my initial review even though bottles in this 4-pak were inconsistent, one had no head or lace, two had small head which dissipated quickly leaving small amount of lacing and one had a nice 2-finger head which took nearly half hour to dissipate leaving plenty of lacing on the glass. All were poured the same, straight from the fridge down the center of a pilsner glass. The other three beers were not as much cream soda as initial review, but otherwise similar in taste. Have never experienced such inconsistency in a pack of beer before.

4
jmjordan (5) - - NOV 10, 2017 does not count
I've had several different beers from Boulevard Brewing Company. This Whiskey Barrel Stout is one of my new favorites. It is not what I would drink for all occasions, just when I feel like something to savor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
DroolYeast (1685) - Odder, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2017
2011 bottle. Aroma of light oxidated, sherry, light whiskey, roasted malt, chocolate. Black with tan head. Taste is slight booze, light bitter and light sweet. Full body, oily feel and sherry and chocolate finish.

3.8
Klimaet (3020) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2017
Tap. Pours black with a small light brown head. Aromas of whiskey, vanilla, dark fruits, fudge, light oxidized, malt. Taste has dark chocolate, dark fruits, light oxidized, fudge, light roast, some bitterness, coffee.

3.9
kevinsenn (2289) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2017
Bottle from Milk and Hops, NYC. Vanilla and marshmallow aroma with roasty notes. Rich sweet vanilla, some dry roasty notes. Tasty stuff.

4
tightslice (1438) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 5, 2017
Bottle from Bottlecraft in San Diego, CA. Aroma is roasted malts, caramel, cocoa, cocoa cereal, cherry, vanilla. Taste is sweet vanilla, dark fruits, smooth bourbon with a mild boozy bitter finish. Alcohol is really well hidden at 11.8%.

4
chucklemation (1763) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2017
Pours a dark brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma is wood, burnt roast, and chocolate. Flavor is whiskey, wood, chocolate, and some dark fruit. Has a smooth, full body. Very good.


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