RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
Big, bold, black and barrel aged. A lengthy conditioning period in bourbon barrels creates a silky smooth chocolatey mouth feel enhanced by the use of oats and brown sugar. Noticeable sweetness gets balanced by roasted malt and hop bitterness. Additional flavors include bourbon, vanilla and oak. OG 23.5 Plato. March release.

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VastActiv (8156) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 14, 2018
Tap at Jack's Abby, Framingham. Colour is dark brown with very small slightly brownish head. Aromas and flavors: Dark chocolate, coffee, some bourbon, some vanilla and roasted malts.

shawnmurphy (739) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2018
Growler purchased from tap at Beer Cave in Plattsburgh, N.Y. Pours black with brown highlights, no head or lacing. Aroma: dark dried fruits, molasses, both faint. Flavor: Molasses, dark chocolate, brown sugar, caramel, figs, dates, raisins. prunes, coconut, vanilla, char, bourbon. Mouthfeel: full-bodied, silky smooth texture, boozy warmth at the finish.

GregMooreNH (499) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 22, 2017
Pours dark, dark brown with medium, dense head. Aroma is caramel, bourbon and roast. Taste is brown sugar, toffee and bourbon. Finish is smooth bourbon, with a very slight burn. An excellent barrel-aged porter.

TaktikMTL (8012) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2017
Bouteille de 500 ml partagée lors d'une dégustation entre amis. Arôme: Odeur de chocolat et de vanille. Apparence: La couleur est noire avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d'un mince col beige mousseux et d'une fine dentelle le verre. Saveur: Goût de chocolat et de céréales grillées avec une pointe de vanille. Longue durée de l'arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de vanille en arrière goût. (Rating #7935)

drfabulous (9120) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 30, 2017
500 ml from that shop in Boston. Dark pour with rich notes of chocolate and a bit of barrel. I'd like more bourbon barrel to it. But nice.

MartinT (10239) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2017
My Bottom Line:
Cocoa, tobacco and roasted cereals coalesce in this cushy Barrel-Aged Baltic-style Porter.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the blackness.
-Bourbon barrel flavors are discreet, for once.
-Alcohol is very well hidden.
-Earthiness is found within as well. This is rather complex.


ehaak26 (797) - - SEP 6, 2017
Bottle from AJ's Beer Warehouse. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, and chocolate.

douglas88 (9895) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 10, 2017
RBSG 17. Pours a pitch black color with a medium tan head. A big whiskey nose. Roast, vanilla, caramel, sugary hot barrel. Big whiskey, nice palate.

stevoj (6047) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 28, 2017
Bottle from Steve at RBSG. Near black pour, tiny ring of head. Mild boozy aroma, whiskey notes. Maple syrup, molasses. A bit of heat, lingering bitterness.

italianjohn (3380) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2017
Black pour with a thin ring of off white head ... aroma of vanilla, light nuts, bourbon, roasted malts, chocolate and some dark fruity yeast along with oak .... taste is of nuts, nougat, vanilla, bourbon, roasted malts, chocolate and dark fruity yeast .... has a bit of a coconut to it ..... has a bit of slick and oily mouthfeel .... abv hidden well .... aroma is not overwhelming, but this drinks really well .... finish is bitter with lots of nougat, nuts, vanilla and oak .... good stuff

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