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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is your year round favorite Black Strap Stout that’s been aged in a Bourbon Barrel, and then bottle conditioned in our big 1 liter swing-top returnable bottles. Available at the brewery as part of our FESTIVAL OF DARKNESS and lasting until it’s all gone. This is the original version that is only partially barrel aged and rrblended with fresh blackstrap.

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3.5
yespr (47577) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2011
From growler. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aromam is roasted dark malty and slight breadish. Sweet, dark malty and solid acidic dark roasted malty. Bitter and dry roasted malty into the finish.

3.5
jtclockwork (17284) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Empty bottle thanks to Drake. Originally consumed at RBSG Philadelphia a few years back. Pours brown with white head. Nose and taste of bourbon, oak, brownie and chocolate. Some coffee. Medium body.

3.1
Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2013
2012 750 mL bottle from the brewery, shared at the 20th Richmond Gathering. Pours a dark brown color with a huge foamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of chocolate, roast, ash, mild whisky. The taste is roasted malts, dark chocolate, nutty notes, mild whisky. Medium bodied. Decent.

3.6
Dogbrick (13789) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Sample at the Ping Pong, Foosball, and Great Beer tasting on 03/03/2012. Thanks to JaBier for sharing a 2010 bottle. The beer is black with a medium thin khaki head that dissipates quickly to an outer ring. Stingy lacing on the glass. Chocolate, roasted malt and fruit in the nose. Medium body with flavors of sweet chocolate malt, dark fruit and bourbon. The finish is roasty with a dark malt aftertaste. Above average overall.

4
bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 20, 2010
(1L swing-top bottle, 2009 vintage) Pours an opaque black body with a tall aggressive brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, cocoa, molasses, vanilla, and coffee. Flavor of roasted malt, coffee, molasses, brown sugar, and bourbon with a dry wood finish.

3.5
j12601 (13123) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2009
Bottle at PilsnerPeter’s Spring Gathering. Pours a hefty black with a thick tan head, looking a little soda bubble like. Smells roasty, but with some graininess and a little bit of cardboard. Thin bodied and roasty. Light roast on the finish, but a little weak.

3.9
hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2009
1 liter flip top bottle. Poured a dark black color with a larger sized tan head. Aromas of wood, vanilla, earthy, and some coffee. Tastes of wood, roast, lighter chocolate, dark fruits, earthy, and vanilla. I was getting the woody and vanilla, but the bourbon was almost non-existent. Lightly thin body but nice and smooth. Light lacing left on the glass.

3.7
slowrunner77 (12895) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
"Via grrumet. It’s a;ways a bit odd for me to try a smaller stout aged in barrels. I’ve had very good, and a few failures. This is more success than failure, though I’d still choose to barrel bigger brews. No indication of style on the bottle, and first whiff before pouring has hints of astringency and sour. Pours quite dark w/khaki head. A little on the tingly side, obviously not as thick as most BBA stouts, but it works with the flavor of light whiskey, heavy roast, coffee, chocolate and oak. Juuuust a hint of the astringent in there as well, but the flavor was superior to the nose. Good brew, flaws and all."

3.3
Sammy (12769) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2013
750 ml bomber from Capone’s. 2012 edition, however when you call something reserve it should reflect more quality. Black with foamy head. cocoa and infused coffee, some sour notes.

3.2
jcwattsrugger (12525) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2009
@Jimmacks pre BeerWars Gathering-33.8oz bottle–pours a brown head and black color. Aroma is chocolate/molasses, dark malt, ashy. Taste is chocolate/molasses, dark malt, ashy. lots pf earthy hops. Thanks to rciesla.


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