Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Louie's Long Polymer John Donut Ale

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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3.5
ICEatALAMO (1353) - Troy, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2015
Bottle. The pour is dark caramel with light head. The aroma is sweet bourbon, vanilla, does smell like a very sweet donut. The taste is a little thin overall. Typical barrel taste that dark horse uses. A very unique beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
JBPortland (1647) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2014
375ml bottle piurs dark rich brown-black with half finger head. Nose is big fruity raisin, plum, licorice, subtle bourbon. Taste is slighty thin bodied, medium roastiness, raisin, touch of smokey malt, dark fruits, faint boubon. Finish is roasty malt, vanilla, licorice, earthy coffee, dark fruits. Overall very bourbon flavor forward while not being too boozy. Not sure where the donut aspect comes into play? Still a nice BBA dark brew.

2.8
Caterwaul (83) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Dark brown body, cloudy to opaque. pours disturbingly soda-like. head fizzes up and then disappears into nothing in a matter of seconds. sinister. strong aroma of tart apple liquor and cinnamon, and doughy french toast type sweetness/warmth. The apple seems... unintentional, but it smells nice anyway, though it’s pretty distracting. boozy, too. yeesh- the apple is really overwhelmig, and it’s hot as hell, too. I don’t think I can recommend this one.

3.7
JStax (7171) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2014
375 ml bottle poured into a teku glass. Pours a dark brown with a thin khaki colored head. Aroma has a lot of dark sweetness, maybe some maple syrup. Tastes sweet and fruity. Medium to bigger body with moderate carbonation.

3.6
phaleslu (10652) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle shared by DrSilverworm- thanks again, Chris! Pours a deep brown color with no head. Aroma of brown sugar, dark fruits, caramel, maple, toast, and chocolate. Flavor of maple, leaves, dark fruits, cola, toasted sugar, and oak. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a sweet, warm mouthfeel. Interesting beer. Better than the Rogue Voodoo Doughnut beers.

3.7
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2014
12oz bottle, thanks to Caterwaul for picking this up from 4Elf 2013 for me. Shared with local raters. Very dark brown, near black color. Looks like a stout. Thin khaki head. Dots and ropes of lace. Bigger body, lightly chewy, more dry finish. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Awesome cocoa, maple, some dark chocolate, light metallic. Some vanilla bourbon notes. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. Light bit of alcohol warmth. Not much of a nose (maybe because it’s really cold), but it’s got a really great flavor. Maybe some light doughnut in the finish, but I don’t really get it too much. I don’t really eat many donuts. Delicious beer, though. Way less sweet and cloying than expected. Good stuff. Not sure what’s up with the low rates.

3.3
Chudwick (3367) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - JAN 24, 2014
12oz bottle thanks to DrSilverworm along with two others. Vanilla nose with high booze bourbon. Coffee and maple. Sweet. Strange palate.

3.9
AndyReynolds (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Not bad at all. Shared by the the Mitch loving DrSilverworm. Some good warming bourbon and some brown sugar, vanilla, maple, and some chocolate. Fuck you George Remus.

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SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2014
The smell isn’t too bad with a sugary chocolate scent. Then the first sip ruins any chance of a decent beer. It doesn’t feel strong in alcohol but still has that rubbing alcohol style flavor. And as another reviewer said a big green apple skin flavors weirdly sneak into the backend of this one. I tried letting it warm a bit but it was with slight success. If I were to have this again I would go with room temperature.

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tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2014 Bottle: Deep brown, mahogany pour with a nearly opaque center & a thin, khaki colored head. Aroma is a acetaldehyde bomb - smells like green apple skins & apple cider. Wet dumpster shit. Light chocolate presence? Taste is more acetaldehyde, though a bit toned down. Light sugar notes, chocolate, & a raw whiskey flavor shining from mid-palate to finish. I wonder if time will rid of the acetaldehyde? It might be pretty good without it. Otherwise, it’s goddamn nasty.


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