Dark Horse Sarsaparilla 666 Bourbon Barrel Root Beer Stout

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sarsaparilla stout aged in bourbon barrels

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (7703) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2017
Keg @ GTMW 16. Deep brown pour. C02 problems meant that this beer poured as head and eventually settled. Nose is heavy on the vanilla. Flavor is similar vanilla shake with a moderate shock of herbal character on the finish. Hot and chewy. Oily.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (3250) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - FEB 6, 2017
Tap at Mellow. Pours a pitch black with a finger of beige foam. Big sarsaparilla nose with vanilla, Dr. Pepper & mint notes. Saltwater taffy on the palate with more vanilla and sarsaparilla. No booze!! This is very interesting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Johnsense (1582) - - FEB 4, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2017 Opens with an uplands like explosion shooting half the bottle all over my kitchen. Pitch black, reddish brown head. Bourbon, sasparilla aroma and taste, black English liquorice notes, cinnamon, oak, like char. Medium body. Anyone wanna help me redo my dishes?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (10077) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2016
Draft to taster at Cappys. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have big spice character over dark chocolate, vanilla, wood, bourbon, light roast, not quite root beer like but very spicy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (2587) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2016
Draft sample at Cappys pour opaque black with thin tan head. Nose big vanilla and spuce, chocolate. Taste very surprising, big vanilla, then ginger and cinnamon like spice. I hate root beer but this was a huge surprise, I liked it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9576) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2016
Pour on tap at HopCat, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of sarsaparilla, dark chocolate, roast, bourbon, hints of oak, slight spice. Taste was oak, bourbon, root beer, slight dark chocolate, hints of roast, finishing sweet. Interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (7663) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 7, 2016
Draught at Hop Cat. This is highly unique. Dark and chocolate notes with vanilla and sarsaparilla.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 20, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark brown. Aroma and taste are tons of sarsaparilla with some roasted malts and oak.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (7715) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2016
Bottle shared by a friend. Black pour with a thick tan head. Aroma of malt, vanilla and root beer. Malty flavor with vanilla and chocolate accents before an herbal finish. Bottle was oxidized (not sure how, with the wax and all), but it didnt affect the nose or flavor very much.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (5324) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2016
Tap. Near black with small head. Medium bourbon overwhelms much off the underlying flavor. Dark chocolate, vanilla and mild root beer notes.


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