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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aged for four months in bourbon barrels from the distillery in Kentucky, the Bourbon Barrel Stout is a robust yet balanced beer. Roasted malts give it a chocolate and coffee overtone, and the oak creates hints of vanilla and caramel. At 10.5% ABV, this stout pairs well with smokey barbeque sauce or even rich desserts.

2009 - Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels
2010 - Makers Mark bourbon barrels

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fonefan (49594) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2009
Bottle 75cl. @ post Borefts BF 09 hotel tasting
Clear dark brown color with average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, wood, bourbon. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20091031]

3.9
yespr (45913) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2010
Bottle, blind #17. Pours dark brown with a deep readish glare and no lasting head. Aroma is caramelish and hoppy. Sweet caramelish, bitter and slight metallic flavoured. Alcohol. Dark malty and roasted. Breadish and slight bitter into a dry finish.

3.5
Ungstrup (37944) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2010
Bottled. A brown beer. The aroma has notes of alcohol, whiskey, roasted malt, and an odd candy note. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of whiskey, roasted malt, and alcohol, leading to a dry alcoholic finish. The alcohol burns.

3.6
joergen (28458) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle #17 at Papsøs blindtasting. Clear red brown coloured with a small beige head. Sweet aroma of caramel, oak, vanilla and dried fruits with notes of dark chocolate. Sweet flavour of caramel, dried fruits, oak and vnilla with notes of alcohol. Sweet and roasted finish.

3.8
anders37 (26734) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2011
Draft @ FoBAB 2009, Chicago, IL. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice aroma with vanilla hints. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor with woody hints and hints of vanilla. Has a roasted malty chocoalte and bourbon vanilla finish.

3.7
Papsoe (25062) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2010
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of byaeger. Pours black with an orange hue and an off-white bubbly head that dissipates immediately. Sweet Bourbon and vanilla aroma. Medium body, hard roasted malts - but never burned - sweet vanilla and licorice allsorts. No bitterness whatsoever. Candy in a bottle. 210810

3.4
madmitch76 (25009) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2012
31st October 2009
Post Borefts I Invasion of Fonefan and Charlottes room tasting! Opaque black stout - creamy head. Good carbonation and a soft palate. Soft woody dark malt with a nicely judged amount of bourbon. Light for it’s abv but warming.

3.2
cgarvieuk (24811) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 4, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2012 Bottle at Borefts 10am day after hotel tasting after a very bad drunk Borefts festival ... deep black ... rich fruity stout ... with ligth whiskey nose ... rich deep tones ... light fruityness ... bit too much bourbon ...

bottle at home ... deep black ..thin tan head ... soft toffee brett nose ... soft roast ... big vanilla ... soft boutbon .. soft oak ... little brett ... soft toffee malt ... 3.3

3.5
Theydon_Bois (19808) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle shared at the bar in the Tulip Inn, Bodegraven post BBF day 2, by a friendly Geordie guy who used to be a train spotter 27/09/14. Dark mahogany brown with moderate tan spotting and edgework. Nose is big roast, spice, bourbon ba tunes, toffee, earthy. Taste comprises toffee fudge, the bourbon isn’t shy in this one, roast malt, spice. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok BA impy, easy drinking but ultimately lacks depth for the ABV, BBA impy for beginners!

3.2
harrisoni (18823) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
Bottle at post Borefts BF 09 tasting. Black with bourbon on aroma. Some vanilla, ok, some malt character. Some sweetness from bourbon. For a bourbon barrel aged beer, not bad. Still too much though especially the heat on the end.


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