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RATINGS: 691   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 609   ABV: 20.3%
Aged in bourbon barrels for over a year, this extremely rich stout has picked up flavors of vanilla, burnt caramel, toasted oak, prunes, and sherry-like oxidation.
2009 Batch: 19.5% ABV
2010 Batch: 18.2% ABV
2011 Batch: 18.3% ABV
2012 Batch: 19.2% ABV
2013 Batch: 18.9% ABV
2014 Batch: 19.7% ABV
2015 Batch: 19.9% ABV
2016 Batch: 20.3% ABV

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
vincentvega72 (576) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2016
Zwart als de nacht. Crmekleurige schuimkraag. Aroma en smaken van koffie, (pure) chocolade, hazelnoten. Vol en halfzwaar van smaak. Lange plakkerige zoetige afdronk. Alcohol goed weggestopt. Gevaarlijk maar hl lekker bier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (7411) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 5, 2016
Brassin 2010. Bouteille de 750 ml partage lors dune dgustation entre amis. Arme: Odeur de fudge avec une pointe de vanille. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Prsence dun mince col beige mousseux et dune fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got de chocolat sucr et de caramel avec une pointe de vanille. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrire got chocolat. (Rating #7047)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GTAEgeek (2096) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2016
Sampled from a bottle outside Zwanze Day. Pours black, with a small, tan ring. The nose is immense bourbon and bakers chocolate, with some mild coffee, vanilla, caramel, cinnamon, and molasses. Very sweet, with a bit of roasty bitterness. Very heavy body, creamy, sticky, and thick. This is an experience, but theres a surprising lack of booziness and warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fluffy (2454) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2016
sure, its a booze bomb. but its got the flavor backbone to back up that booziness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dalekliz (917) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 28, 2016
A lovely bartender just gave me a free sample of this. Pours ink black with no head. Aroma is boozy, with caramel and vanilla. Taste has a lot of woody booze, but its smooth not overwhelming. Lots of vanilla notes to balance the alcohol. Just a bit of bubbly carbonation. Lingering oak and vanilla. Wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (1529) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2016
750ml bottle 2013 vintage popped September 2016. Pours straight motor oil with no head and a small ring of bubbles. Nose and taste are super sweet and rich, gooey melted fudge, vanilla, chocolate cake, did I mention sweet? Some dark fruity plum and faint raisin, brown sugar and caramel, tootsie roll. Definitely boozy and sticky on the finish but hides the % fairly well in the nose and early palate, or perhaps its mellowed out after 3 years. Not something I could drink often. Pretty tasty stuff regardless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
gregwilsonstl (2336) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 23, 2016
Phew, this is hot. Sherry and Prunes very noticeable. Sweet and rich. Sipped with Joey in PDX.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (3851) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2016
August 13, 2016. Bottle ar Bruery Bonanza 2016. Vintage 2010 and 2015.
Black with a small quickly dissipating brown head. Aroma is malty, roasted and boozy with with dark sugar, caramel, figs, raisins, notes of cocoa, coffee, hints of soy and a good amount of bourbon alcohol. Taste is sweet, malty and boozy. Finish is sweet, sticky, bitter and boozy with toffee, dark sugar, figs, raisins, bitter dark chocolate, some salty notes and warming notes. Full bodied, oily, syrupy and soft, almost flat carbonation.
2015 was still too hot and had some sweet banana notes, 2010 had very nice oxidized noted with dried fruits and was much smoother.


   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdmiralVernon (1101) - SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2016
2010 vs 2015
A: Deep dark brown, appears just a bit darker than 2015. Thin off white lacing. N: Coffee, figs, sweet liqourice, port wine T: Port wine, complex vanilla candy, hint of toffee, bourbon O: Very deep and complex flavours! Settled very fine throughout the years.
A: Deep dark brown coloured with a thin off white lacing. N: Liqourice root, coffee, port wine, overripe banana T: Vanilla, toffee, bourbon O: Quite heavy on the alcohol, but very complex and nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 5, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2016 Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are tons of bourbon, vanilla, oak, dark fruits, caramel, and a warm finish.

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