overall
100
98
style
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 694   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 609   ABV: 20.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Pours black and Thick with a small brown head. Nose is intense vanilla, chocolate, wood, molasses and big Booze. Taste is sweet and with little bitter yet it's enough to make this beer amazing. Mouthfeel is amazing. Soft and lily. Coats the mouth amazingly. Silky smooth. Body is heavy and finish is huge. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
wheresyourball (572) - El Cajon, California, USA - NOV 4, 2012
2011 bomber shared with my lovely wife for my birthday. Its just as good as I remember from a year ago - maybe better. Pours black with an almost non-existent head. Nose is sweet bourbon, brown sugar, chocolate. Taste is bourbon, raisins, fruits, chocolate, brown sugar, oak. Full-bodied. I think the cellaring definitely helped reduce the booziness of this beer. It is very sweet, and its without a doubt one of the best.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (12254) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2013 Waves of boozy malt flavors. Dark fruits, raisin, cocoa and a massive bit of caramel. Other stout flavors linger in the background. A bit oversweet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Advocate_Ames (620) - Steubenville, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Its a good stout just too sweet. The vanilla diminished the bourbon which in turn makes this beverage even more sweet. Dont get me wrong its good just not as good as its hyped up to be.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Had this at the 2012 Great American Beer Fest in Denver, Colorado. Amazing dark fruit, raisin, chocolate, bourbon flavors and scents. Probably the best beer I had at the festival.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Sampled multiple pours at GABF 12. Pour is viscous black with a small brown head; looks like car oil. Big coconut, whiskey, bourbon, oak, a touch of cocoa, and anise in the aroma. Taste is big roasted chocolate, dark fruits, a touch boozy, vanilla, huge whiskey notes, anise, roasted caramel, and plums with a sharp alcoholic burn on the finish. Mouth-coating, syrupy mouthfeel with almost no carbonation. I can appreciate the craft that goes into this beer, and why it is so appreciated, but a little too boozy for me and not really my thing. Very sweet and syrupy.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McGrupp612 (140) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2012
All three vintages sampled. 09 was by far the best, then 11 and 10. Black pour with a small brown head that quickly recedes. Nose is sweet. Bourbon, raisin, prune, chocolate, booze, toffee brown sugar. Flavor is sweet as well. Lots of toffee, brown sugar, bourbon, oak, vanilla, raisin, prune, date, fig, booze. It lacks the dark/roasted/burnt malts that balance out the sweetness. Full body with little carbonation. Too sweet and syrupy.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2012
2012 edition at GABF 2012. Pours dark black with a nice tan head. Rich malty, slightly sour nose. Lots of alcohol flavor throughout. Raisins. Dried fruit.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reynolds314 (3421) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Aroma is ashes, plums, raisins, and chocolate. The taste is cloying to the extreme. Just a sweet syrupy mess that is in no way enjoyable. Not as hot as I would have thought for 18% but man this is far too thick and sweet to stomache much of.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Ernesto987 (5876) - Arizona, USA - SEP 23, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2014 not pleasant, way too sweet and malty. Cannot really drunk this, why get a beer I cant drink. Fuck this


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