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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our bourbon barrel aged Hugene (imperial porter) that tastes exactly like it sounds.

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4.1
rodenbach99 (4572) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2017
EBF Boston 2017. Une robe brune foncée avec une mousse beige. Un nez bien odorant avec des notes de bourbon, chocolat, café, torréfaction et caramel. Une superbe bouche chaleureuse avec des saveurs de chocolat et de bourbon bien dosé. Cette bière a tout ce qu’on aime d’une bière noire en fût de bourbon. Coup de cœur numéro sept.

4
WillRunForBeer (2735) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 3, 2017
From notes. Sample at EBF. Pours nearly black with a light brown head. Boozy aroma with dark chocolate. Flavor is chocolate, bourbon, booze. Pretty good!

3.8
DSG (15119) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 22, 2017
[2/4/17] Draught/Bottle at Extreme Beer Fest in Boston. Black. Bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, nuts, sweet, full-bodied, slight booziness.

3.9
tmoreau (4593) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2017
One of Rev’s bonus beers at Chicago Beer Society’s 19th Annual Brewpub & Microbrewery Shootout, viscously dispensed to my fest glass displaying a black/brown hue with a modest but persistent layer of brownish tan foam, a syrupy coating, and spots of lacing. With noticeable bourbon throughout, the aroma & taste were similarly & expressively roasted, cocoa, sweetness, vanilla, with espresso on the edge. Full bodied, with low carbonation, and sticky texture, with boozy warmth that lingered to finish. Maybe a bit on the sweet side, but big & robust.

2.8
crossovert (13742) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2015
Draft. This beer is ridiculously boozy, port wine with some milk chocolate thrown into it, too boozy and tart for my liking.

4.2
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Tap: Black & sludgy with the thinnest, dark brown slivers shining through at the edges of the glass. Bubbly tan collar on top. Aroma is great. Rich fudge, chocolate cake with more chocolate drizzle, edging on that brownie batter sweet creaminess with hints of lovely vanilla, wood, & roasty char from both the heavy malt & the barrel. This smells THICK. Tastes thick, too. Kim K thickness. Tons of brûléed sugar up front with an underlying forest that Willy Wonka would nut over. Dense, dark fudge, Devil’s Food Cake mix, hints of anise, burnt caramel coated brownies... The crispy ones at the edge of the pan. Vanilla. Charred nuts. Spicy oak. Finish includes enigmatic notes of almond cream, almost like marzipan & Amaretto. A little hot near the finish but goddamn this is great.

4.2
Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2014
On tap: The aroma consists of big chocolate zmolasses, light caramel, vanilla, coffee, and bourbon. It’s a dark brown, virtually black, with a small tan head that quickly fades to a soapy ring around. The flavor starts with moderate milk chocolate, lighter molasses, and caramel. The finish has light-moderate coffee/espresso, bourbon, vanilla, oak, and a little booze heat. It’s medium-full bodied with mild carbonation.

4
Bacterial (3040) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2014
On tap at the GTMW 2014. Dark brown pour with a slight head. Big bourbon nose. Big, boozy, just a bit sweet and very yummy.

3.9
CanIHave4Beers (4208) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 27, 2013
2011 draught at the brewery.
Pours basically black with a small head.

The aroma is toffee and sweet/roasty malt. It’s got a nice big of vanilla and a well restrained booziness for as huge as it is. There is some nice nutty character to it too... pretty neate.

The flavor is nice, it comes in right away with some bitter chocolate but has some good sweetness to it too. Plenty of bourbon character here, plenty of vanilla, plenty of cherry liqueur goodness. Some maple shows up as the beer warms.

Big old syrupy mouthfeel

Geeze, u must be jokin’ if u think this is a shelf beer.

4
dinkle50 (1531) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Jet black pour with an espresso head that fades quick. Vanilla and oak on the nose along with bourbon. Smells great. Huge mouth. Sweet. Full of roast, chocolate, vanilla and oak. Long bourbon after taste.


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