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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Opaque, black and rich. Roasted coffee flavors enhanced by bourbon and oak character.

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3.1
jredmond (8626) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2016
Bottle shared with Brendan and Andrew. Pours a deep brown body with thick tan head. Mouthfeel is on the thinner side with notes of earthy roast, burnt chocolate, dirt, malt, cocoa and bread.

3.7
JPDIPSO (6286) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAR 30, 2016
Dark brown color with a diminished head of tan bubbles and a heavy sheet of lace. Aroma is dominated my light bourbon and oak. Really has a lot of oak. Bits of cocoa, vanilla and coffee in the background. I like oak and bourbon, so I really appreciate the scents. Light, soft feel. Light sweet start with some mild bourbon and dark chocolate. Somewhat thinner in flavors than I had expected coming from the aromas and after the Lunatic. An interesting toffee finish and a long light bourbon linger. A little thin, but a nice easy drinking BBS. 1/14

4.3
TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Pours an opaque dark brown almost black with minimal khaki colored head. Bourbon whiskey, coffee, oak, roasted malts, and some chocolate on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied. Finishes with bourbon and woody notes.

3.4
Leighton (22301) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2015
Bottle shared during RBWG 2014 Asheville - Late Nite session. Cheers! Pours clearish brown with a frothy, beige head. Tangy chocolate aroma. Medium sweet flavor, earthy, with light bitter cocoa notes. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish with more chocolate, burnt leaves, toasted bread. Just OK overall.

2.3
propsync (35) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 14, 2015
I was really excited to try this. What a letdown. There is some battle with the bourbon and coffee flavors that give it some sort of off-putting rotten vegetable taste to me. Maybe my palette was off today, maybe coffee and bourbon don't mix. I may try this again in the future. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
umich03jm (3512) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle thanks to DrSilverWorm. Pours black with a big frothy head that fades quickly to a big bubbled ring. Aroma is coffee beans, bourbon, oak, and burnt wood. Taste is a solid mix of coffee beans, burnt oak and watery bourbon. Slight bitterness in the finish. Pretty smooth. Carbonation is pretty high for a stout but not too bad. Mouthfeel is a bit chalky. Not a bad choice if you want a low abv BB stout.

3
uckelman (813) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Pours opaque dark brown. Small tan head. Pronounced bourbon aroma. Also some odd chemical aroma, almost like drain cleaner, plus some wood. Palette is a bit chalky. I get the coffee in the flavor, but not really in the aroma. Maybe a bit overcarbonated. The flavor changes a bit as it warms, but there’s not so much there.

3.5
sarauckelman (550) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Nearly black with a thin oily head of varying size bubbles. Strong buttery aroma of bouborn. Palate is thin and fizzy; taste is strongly of bourbon with a bit of fruitcake when it’s a bit too cold; when it warms up, notes of coffee come to the front.

3.6
arkurzynski (2463) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Almost black pour with tan head. Nose of chocolate, roast malt and coffee. Very faint hints of bourbon. Flavor is chocolate and coffee with mild bourbon. Well-blended, but light. Subtle flavors. Quite enjoyable.


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