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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.9
MartinT (10037) - 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.

Bottle.

4.6
ehaak26 (658) - - SEP 6, 2017
Bottle from AJ's Beer Warehouse. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, and chocolate.

3.8
douglas88 (9568) - 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.

3.5
stevoj (5425) - 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.

3.8
italianjohn (3223) - 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

4.3
60minuteman (1765) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2017
Aroma of brown sugar, malt, lactose, oak and bourbon. Getting a lot of heat from the bourbon but it’s smooth like damn good bourbon. A level of creamy malt, spice, cocoa and burnt oak. Incredibly smooth and delicious. Wow.

4
beastiefan2k (4053) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JUN 27, 2017
500mL bottle. Who would know it’s barrel aged, particularly bourbon. Light smoke and fume. Earthy clean lager. Light chocolate. Super drinkable.

3.9
baraciisch (3335) - California, USA - JUN 25, 2017
Dark black in color... Aroma of dark malts, coffee, vanilla... flavor is coffee, dark nutty malts, vanilla, chocolate... solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
Jabic (656) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - JUN 2, 2017
Ar: Cocoa and dark caramels; treacle, cherry, and black pepper, all at medium-low intensity; a bit of hay. Ap: Deep brown, opaque; medium-large tan head with very good retention, leaving a web of foam as it subsides but retaining a thick, frothy cap of medium and small bubbles. T: Licorice, bourbon, and tar up front; rich dark chocolate and raisins, some rum spice; black currant and treacle; bitterness is medium, very herbal; medium sweetness throughout. P: Medium-full body with medium-high carbonation; finish is medium-dry. O: Absolutely spectacular; one of the best bourbon-barrel-aged beers I’ve had; all of the classic Baltic porter flavors--dark caramel, dried red fruits, and chocolate--mingle beautifully with the rich, spicy flavor of the bourbon.

3.8
egajdzis (6692) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2017
Opaque black with a medium sized tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Roasty, smoke, vanilla, charred wood, and bourbon in the finish.


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