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RATINGS: 270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, - JUL 19, 2011
Foot sex at Craigs. A black beer with a decent tan head. Big oaky bourbon nose with espresso coffee and dark chocolate. Similar flavours with coconut and lots of malt. Thick oily mouth-feel. Lovely!


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Savage_Night (434) - California, USA - NOV 3, 2016
Pours black with a medium brown head that slowly fades and leaves behind a small ring, moderate lacing and thin cap. AROMA: chocolate both sweet and bitter, dark roasted malt, mellow coffee, herbs, smokey, woody oak char, grainy, vanilla, burned brown sugar, spices, molasses, herbal hops, faint peppercorns, light soy sauce, earthy, phenols and toffee. TASTE: dark roasted malt, dark bitter chocolate, coffee, slight cinnamon, burned brown sugar, milk chocolate butter, faint soy sauce, herbs, woody oak char, boozy, spices, vanilla, molasses, herbal hops, earthy, phenolic and toffee. AFTER TASTE: malty, dark bitter chocolate, coffee, oak char, spices and slight herbs with an oily smooth finish and a nice boozy warmth in the chest.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jc1762 (959) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2016
Tap at Snallyghaster 2016 showing pitch black with half a finger of latte colored foam. The nose shows barely anything except a few notes of soy sauce. The palate is full bodied - very oily and slick with full but very smooth carbonation. Strong undertones of dark chocolate. Vanilla forward with light notes of bourbon and a light burnt dark chocolate bitterness on the finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Cybercat (5239) - Georgia, USA - SEP 2, 2016
I have had the"normal" version of this fantabulous beer. Barrel aged takes everything up to 11!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (3678) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2016
July 22, 2016. Bottle, shared by linusb.
Black with a medium sized dense brown head Aroma is fruity, malty and floral with some red berries, wood, toffee, notes of bourbon, notes of chocolate. Taste is sweet with toffee and aspberries, some floral notes, smooth finish with a touch of bourbon, vanilla and raspberries. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (18734) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2016
Bottle at TradeBookCon#4 160722. Opaque black beer with anice beige/brownish head. Roasted chocolate aroma, licorice, cocoa powder, fruity notes, some coffee. Roasted cocoa powder flavor, coffee, chocolate, fruity notes, some dark chocolate. Quite nice.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
linusb (959) - SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2016
A: Pitch black with a thin off white/light brown head. N: Coffee, chocolate, paprika, light bourbon T: Raspberry, coffee, cassis, chocolate O: Surprisingly much berries! Low on the BA... Decent though...

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AWISLguy (2652) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2016
4oz sampler (twice) at Brusin Ales in Asheville. Black pour, light brown head. Nose is bourbon, dark chocolate, light fudge, light caramel. Taste is sweet from the vanilla/bourbon & caramel, with great bitterness from the chocolate and some espresso. Wow - well blended and put together. Not much of an alcohol presence with all of that either. Finishes well blended between bitter and sweet, and long. This was very enjoyable, and well worth a 12 hour trip. 16.8

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HeadyDE (765) - Delaware, USA - JUL 14, 2016
Draft taster at bruisin ales..wonderful aroma..wow, this is a big step up from regular version, aroma is barrel goodness, cocoa, cream, marshmallow, mouthfeel medium bodied with a definite feel of the high abv, a very tasty barrel aged stout, however drinking this in warm weather in July, couldnt pass up the chance however

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dnstone (2736) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 26, 2016
Aroma is very roasty with a bit of smokiness. Pours Black with a nice tan head. Smooth, chocolatey, roasted, with a moderate whiskey booziness. Notes: On tap at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting 15

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 16, 2016
2016 bottle from Matthew Dick himself: Basically black with a lovely beige head. A good amount of fresh bourbon and tannic oak. Bakers chocolate, heavy roast and persimmon fruit. Much more acidic than I expected frankly. There is a brief interlude of ashy burnt notes as well. This could do with a tad more richness and sweetness IMO. Still I hardly would kick it outta bed.


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