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RATINGS: 392   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Dark Knight - For those not yet familiar, the Dark Knight (yes, it is a Batman reference) is our double fermented Old 8 porter, aged in a bourbon barrel for 6 months. Double fermented refers to a second "feeding" of various sugars to increase the alcohol content as well as bolster the flavor. Chocolate, coffee, charcoal and bourbon, familiar notes from the previous batch return in this years incarnation of the DK. Served in a 5 oz pour, the bourbon note from this tap is very prominent as it is a first time use of a Jim Beam barrel.

The Dark Knight Returns - The same profile as the Dark Knight, however, since this is a second time usage of the barrel, the bourbon note is less prominent and the beer as a result is more rounded and balanced.

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4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2012 Big chocolate and fig like scents, pours a nice black with almost no head. Taste is big time bourbon flavors, some dark fruit and a bit of bitter chocolate. One of the best beers I have had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (18966) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2017
Growler split at RBWG 16 hotel lobby share, big thanks to Jackl who I once enjoyed some cock action with while his sister watched, 01/02/16. Black with a good tan covering. Nose is chocolate, vanilla fudge, dark fruit rinds, light peppery spice, jammy berry fruit. Taste comprises black forest gateaux, chocolate log, red berry jam, tofee fudge, mollases, light roast. Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a light boost. Solid impy number if a touch overly sweet for my liking.

2.2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
longshot (4) - , Wisconsin, USA - FEB 14, 2017 does not count
Everyone seems to love this one. Lets disagree, aroma is pure alcohol...nothing worth smelling here. Pours dark black...love stouts so it has potential, unfortunately initial taste is alcohol, kinda like drinking a shot of whiskey. Aftertaste however does work itself out into chocolate, caramel and other dark flavors. Quite nice actually. In the end $8.9 a pint and $34 dollars a 4 pack not worth it. Many others considerably better at half the price....

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gopherfan99 (1705) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2017
Can; pours black with a thin mocha colored head; rich aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon with hints of wood, caramel, and dark fruits; taste is sweet dark chocolate, caramel, vanilla, bourbon, and some wood notes; finish is dry and boozy with a hint of chocolate; excellent

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beermenow1 (4) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2017 does not count
Pours a dark brown with tan to white that dissapates rather quick. Aroma of chocolate,l coffee, vanilla, and bourbon. This beer us 13% ABV and tastes like it is!! Very strong yet smooth!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AWISLguy (2939) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2016
On tap at Rays in Tosa. Talk about a white whale!! Black pour, no head. Aroma has bakers chocolate, vanilla, caramel, light anise. Smooth and strong. The barrel kicks in harder down through the glass. Taste is big vanilla, dark chocolate, caramel, some ash, some licorice. The vanilla/caramel trumps all down the glass. Somewhat alcoholly, the blend is solid, if a touch rough. solidly carbonated. Full bodied. Finishes well blended between bitter and sweet. Time to warm, or a bottle to age (or it turns out -- a CAN to age, as the Barley John rep says they will be releasing in cans in the fall), and this could be excellent. As it is, "just" very good. 16.8

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (2241) - Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2016
Tap, "Returns" - not much head, pitch black color, big alcohol aroma, sweet and roasty malt flavor, some woody notes come through from the barrels, some complexity in there, good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (14082) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Growler, huge thanks to Jack for this! Pours black with small beige head thst diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong roasted malt, cracker, chocolate, wood, bourbon. Thick mouth, chewy, bourbon, roast, dark chocolate, lingering sweetness, really enjoyed this one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (20826) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2016
Growler shared during RBWG - many thanks to jackl. Pours deep black-brown with a creamy beige head. Big dark malt nose, some cocoa, scorched earth, raisins, burnt caramel. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with rich dark chocolate, some gooey dark fruits, raisins, plums, figs, mild scorched earth bitterness, full bodied, oily and lightly chewy, with fine carbonation. Warming finish, plenty of luxurious chocolate, further rich dark fruits, mild balancing bitterness. Great stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (5772) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
Sample from a Growler. Black pour with thin white head. Aroma is rich and malty, molasses, light roast. Taste is rich, caramel chocolate flavor, sweet with light bitterness. Palate is full bodied, warming alcohol. Quite tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (4400) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2016
Growler shared at hotel lobby fart share @ RBWG 2016. Opaque black liquid with small light tan head. Aroma of raw sugar, licorice, raisins, bourbon, chocolate and light coffee. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of raw sugar, raisins, bourbon and chocolate. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Nice, but not a 100/100 beer. Bit too boozy.


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