RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
**NOTE** This entry is for the bourbon barrel aged version only. The Jack Daniels whiskey barrel aged version is under separate entry in the database.

Batch 1 (June 2010): 7-months in Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels
2012 Release - Aged 11 months in Blantons Barrels.

As dark as the legend of Blackbeerd himself, behold the Imperial Stout. Sweet malts battle roasted grain on the decks of yer tongue. Like a blast from a cannon, hop are followed by smoked malt.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (3160) - Gray, Maine, USA - JAN 19, 2014
2013 release. Bottle thanks to icehawk ! Pours a deep black color with a solid finger of thick khaki foam that sticks nicely. The nose is big cocoa puff, deep bakers chocolate laced bourbon, underlying burnt brownie and smokey salted caramel. The palate follows with nice balance between sweetness and booze. Lots of layers of sweet chocolate, dark chocolate, cola, licorice and bitter coffee roast. Nice traces of bourbon on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Rating 600. 2013 release. Pitch black pour with brown head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, alcohol. Big slightly chewy mouthfeel. Black licorice and vanilla. Alcohol burn on the tonque, and warms the whole body. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel with an alcohol bite. Great drinkability.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikem409 (2019) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with great khaki head that dissipated quick. Oak and ash coconut aroma. Smooth slight burn nice roasted barrel ash finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2013
2012, black waxed, Blantons barrels. on draft at Brewvival but rated from the bottle purchased at the release. pours a rich, dense black that sits oily in the glass capped by a razor thin, dark khaki, head. aroma is excellent with rich chocolate brownies, gingersnap cookies, dark roasted malts, and toasted coconut backed by smoked wood, ash, dark fruits, and just a hint of bourbon. flavor is wonderful as well with more barrel notes of vanilla, coconut, toasted wood, and spiced bourbon coming forward ahead of chocolate malts, graham crackers, maple, and coffee with dense, smokey roast on the back end. palate is rich and full bodied with minimal carbonation and a lingering, dry finish of spirits and cocoa. overall, probably the best version of BA Blackbeerd to date. well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (12254) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2013
It has a good roasted malt base but it also has an overbearing sweetness that lingers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mixmasterob (1057) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Brewvival 2013. Awesome treatment. Black pour with a big mocha head. Big and beautiful nose full of sweet bourbon, rich dark malt, cocoa and some vanilla. Flavors were big and boozy with notes of cocoa and plenty of dark malt. The Blantons really shined here. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (23604) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Draft at Brewvival. Completely black, thick brown head. Aroma of vanilla, burnt espresso, chocolate. Taste is very roasty with brandy and vanilla, but not boozy at all. Very nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012

Name: Blackbeard
Date: November 09, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Vintage: 2010
Appearance: black, wispy tan head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: rich roasted aroma, sweet bourbon, caramel and vanilla
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, sweet bourbon, sweet caramel and vanilla, touch of oak, dark chocolate bitterness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (16597) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 21, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2012 2010 vintage. 22 oz. bottle, sent from CooperEllis (thanks a lot, John), pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of the buffalo trace barrels upfront, tar and charcoal. Flavour brings out the barrels upfront without overburdening the palate, with some smoked malt, charcoal and almost a sour tang to it, likely from the barrels - not much actual bourbon, just the presence of some sort of barrel aging. A slight improvement from the original, as to increase the complexity. But still sub-par for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2013 Bottle shared by me at the Star Wars tasting. Served side by side with the 10 Blackbeerd. 22 oz waxed bottle served in a Deschutes snifter. Bottled 6/15/10. A: Pours a dark, opaque black. A thin and bubbly dark mocha head forms on the pour and quickly dissipates to a thin ring. Some light splotches of lace are left behind. S: Light bourbon upfront melds nicely with light smokiness and roasted malts. There is a sweet, almost Tootsie roll like, chocolate flavor in the periphery that plays nicely with the smoke. T: The bourbon is upfront just like nose. There is a more dark fruit presence with a touch of smoke. Roasted marshmellow, sweet chocolate, and toasted malts with the slightest hint of oak. M: Medium bodied, a touch thin from the barrel aging. Very smooth and creamy with a little smoke on the finish. The carbonation level is medium to low. O: This has held up remarkably well and is drinking pretty well right now. I cant see it getting any better though and would drink it now. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 08-10-2012 Shared this guy at DLD. Thanks to rnorgart for the bottle. A: Pours dark black color with a dark tan head forming on the pour. It recedes quickly to a thin ring. Some splotches of lace are left down the glass. S: Very sweet smelling up front. Big whiskey character with a fair amount of oak. Nice notes of chocolate and roast with a light dark fruit as well. T: Same as the nose. Whiskey up front with a nice hit of oak and sweet caramel notes. Roasty with some dark fruit and a slight bit of heat. M: Medium to heavy bodied with a creamy and slick mouthfeel. Medium carbonation level. O: A nice stout overall with a big whiskey profile. Ive enjoyed some of the iterations more, but this was nice. Serving type: bottle 05-24-2013

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