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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Black ale aged in bourbon barrels with mostra coffee

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4.1
joeneugs (6372) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 15, 2016
On tap at Cellar 3. It pours black with a tan head. The aroma is very nutty with some bourbon, coffee, oak and caramel. The flavor is sweet with caramel, vanilla and a good coffee kick. Nutty barrel notes. Very thick and rich on the palate. Great stuff.

4.2
JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 3, 2016
Draft at Bittercreek during the recent tap takeover.. Inky black with dark brown head that dies back as quick as it rises up... Thick coffee and bourbon combine with milk chocolate sweetness to tie everything together.. Thick and coating on the palate.. Incredibly rich.. This is a huge winner. It would be a shame if this never saw the inside of bottles.. and those bottles didn’t make it to Boise.. Hint Hint. Certainly as good as any of the hyped stouts I’ve had recently.

4.2
BuckeyeBoy (8558) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 29, 2016
On tap at bitter creek boise. pours out black topped with a tan head. nose is big coffee sweet chocolate roast malts barrel vanilla. Taste is more of the heavy roast chocolate vanilla barrel. Wow very nice.

3.6
Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Keg at Beer Run. Dark brown, thin creamy brown head, good retention. Aroma of bourbon, oak, vanilla, coffee, roasted malt. The taste is chocolate, bourbon, coffee, vanilla, roasted malts, cherries. Medium bodied, low carbonation, mild heat.

4.1
furthur (1242) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JAN 23, 2016
GABA video, draft. Blank walnut head. Aroma molasses, coffee, dark fruit. Taste dark fruit, molasses, coffee, a little soy. Vanilla, cookies. Palate nice and rich. This is sweet but super good.

4.1
jbruner (5401) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Pours a deep black on tap with little to no head or lace. Aroma of big bourbon barrel notes with a hint of roasty back end. Taste follows, huge on the vanilla and chocolate of the barrel, slightly warming from the booze. Thick and viscous, coffee is slightly muted by the barrel, but really nice.

4.3
rlgk (18844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2015
Draught at Green Flash Cellar 3, Poway, California. Opaque black beer with a nice lasting beige/brownish head. Roasted chocolate and coffee aroma, caramel, figs, raisins, toffee notes, tar, some licorice, woody, some vanilla. Roasted chocolate and coffee flavor, tar, licorice, woody, bourbon, vanilla notes, oak, some dark chocolate. Great complex impy.

3.9
JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 21, 2015
On draft at Cellar 3. Black pour, with a thin tan head. Dark chocolate, roast, coffee beans, caramel sauce, heavy cream, vanilla, bourbon oak barrel, and sweet chocolate. Pretty damn tasty.

3.8
GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 30, 2015
[ Keg ][ 4oz ][ Cellar 3 ][ $2 ][ Tasting Flute ][ 6.20.15 ]

>> Clear deep red pour with reddish low foam. Aroma is Frangelico and imperial stout blended like a mixed drink. Oily body with hazelnut syrup, gritty raw coffee, Wendy’s Frosty or chocolate malt as in milkshake flavors. Coffee part could use a bit of work, but the base beer is very good.

4
User134089 (1644) - - JUL 24, 2015
Type: Draft
Glass: 10-oz. glass (I think)
From: Alpine Beer Company Pub in Alpine, Calif.
Price: $5.00
Purchased: July 23, 2015
Consumed: July 23, 2015
Misc.: N/A

Poured a black mahogany color with two fingers of dark tan head when I got it. Above average spotty lacing on the sides of the glass. Above average retention. (Sight - 4.00)

First thought on the smell was wow. Got dark fruits, deep bourbon, black coffee, caramel, toffee, chocolate ice cream, vanilla and late butterscotch. Very good. (Smell - 4.50)

Taste followed the nose, but maybe not quite as good. Got chocolate syrup, vanilla, creamy toffee, caramel, roasted coffee malts and rich bourbon. Tasted nowhere near 13.1 percent, maybe like 7 tops. (Taste - 4.25)

Full body. Creamy texture. Lively-to-fizzy carbonation. Long, smooth finish. Probably a bit too cold. (Feel - 4.25)

This was just a really good beer. Would love to try the regular version. (Overall - 4.25)

4.29 95 A


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