RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
For our inaugural barrel release, we present to you an expressive union between hand crafted beer and American oak. We carefully designed three beers, an Imperial Porter, Imperial Stout and Barelywine, to mature in some of Kentucky’s finest bourbon barrels, and the result is beautiful. Overwhelmingly rich. Staggeringly decadent. This beer challenges complexity by bringing toffee, chocolate, dark fruit and oak to your palate, all while maintain the essence of what defines a great barrel aged beer. Whether you enjoy fresh, or age for years to come, we offer you this representation of all that is Tusk & Grain.

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AndySnow (8397) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2017
How: Bottle.
Where: RBESG 17 Grand Tasting.
Appearance: Black colour with a minimal head.
Aroma: Alcohol, dried fruit, caramel, bourbon.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Dried fruit, alcohol, some chocolate, vanilla, bourbon.

FatPhil (17731) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 27, 2017
660ml bottle (RBESG2017 Grand Tasting) (5+:4:6+:4:13+=3.2+++)
Silly wax on the bottle, which pissed people off. Hot aroma. More grappa than any other particular spirit. Vanilla and sweet chocolate roasty taste. Finish is the chocolatey roast. Sugars smother the alcohol. Strangely pleasant to sip, I often wouldn’t like something so over-egged.

b3shine (9412) - Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2017
500 ml bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a fairly opaque very dark cola with darker beige head. Smells and tastes of dark malt, chocolate, vanilla, toffee, and oak with a warming and somewhat boozy medium full-bodied mouthfeel. Good, not great.

Marduk (8998) - Reval, ESTONIA - AUG 8, 2017
660ml bottle (RBESG 2017, Grand Tasting). Pitch black color. Medium size, tan head, stays. Rum, raisins, roast, chocolate in aroma. Roast, chocolate, malty, sweetish, alcohol in taste. Alcohol, vanilla and chocolate in aftertaste. Feels boozy and tastes boozy and is boozy. But solid. Solid boozy brew.

Rubin77 (2973) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 5, 2017
F: thin, tanned, quick gone. C: dark opaque. A: dark roasted malt, chocolate, cocoa, vinous, coffee. T: sweet chocolate, coffee, cocoa, bit vinous, vanilla, full body, low carbonation, very good, enjoyed, sample from bottle @ RBESG 2017, Grand tasting in Tallin, Estonia.

VamboladeTolly (2192) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 29, 2017
RBESG 2017, Grand Tasting, sampled on July 22, 2017.Bottle. Pours dark brown minimum head. Aroma :berries with chocolate, alcohol. Taste : chocolate, caramel sweet,. Nice.

gnoff (11277) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2017
RBESG 2017, Grand Tasting, sampled on July 22, 2017.
From bottle. Marked Winter 2016. Grey wax.
Clear dark brown to black color, tan head. Sweet, alcohol, grainy scent. Sweet, alcohol, roasted taste. Warming alcohol. Full smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

Borresteijn (7692) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2017
66cl Bottle at RBESG 17 Grand Tasting.Black colour, beige head. Aroma of bourbon, wood, molasses, vanilla, alcohol, roast. Flavour of bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, wood, molasses, some alcohol, roasted malts, bittersweet finish, caramel. Medium bodied. Tasty.

mjs (7884) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2017
(Sample from a bottle at RBESG 2017 Grand Tasting) The beer brown and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had sweetness and paper. Palate was light bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, paper, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet. A sweet and papery lager as expected.

martjoobolut (5562) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 22, 2017
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Aroma is chocolate, booze, malt, roast, booze. Flavor is sweet and bitter, chocolate, booze, malt. Finish is roast bitter. Overall: ok.

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