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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This small batch Stout has been aged in bourbon barrels, adding a robust smoky flavor.

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2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Darwenus (1009) - Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2017
Im not sure who this would appeal to. Its just a very middle of the road stout with no real indication of barrel aging. It pours dark brown with a little bit of foam. The aroma is mild. Damn near undetectable. There just isnt anything there, you have to practically suck it up your nose to get any aroma of malt or any other character. The flavor is as meh as the aroma. I dont taste the bourbon barrel, I dont taste any secondary notes, no coffee, no licorice, no tobacco, no spice, no molasses, no chocolate, no vanilla... none of the things I have come to expect in bourbon barrel aged stouts. It doesnt taste bad, but it is as nominal as stout gets.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kassner (1605) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2017
Very nice augmentation, the aging helps. Makes a nice sweet stout, for sipping cola color and nice frothy head.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (6693) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 5, 2017
650 ml thanks to T.J on the share! The aroma maple syrup, weak roast, weak oak. The flavor is decent roasted backbone, chocolate, burnt coffee bean. The texture and mouthfeel is pretty thin. Carbonation on the lower side Maybe creamy/ kind of average mouthfeel. Ok, where is the bourbon? Really, I dont taste it. Overall, slightly above average at best and just a standard stout.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chalumeaux (1330) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 5, 2017
Poured from bottle dark brown with amber hues and a thin mocha head. Aromas of mild chocolate malt oak and coffee. Taste is slightly thin hardly any barrel and is more like a robust porter. Meh.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bulk_Carrier (4536) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - FEB 4, 2017
Treated as an imperial stout, this was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a dark brown close to black color. Thin rimmed to concave slight filmy off white foamy head quickly dies off. Filmy lace. The aroma leads with a sweet meaty flow over some robust coffee and roasted cocoa bean. Woody edge but not necessarily the bourbon, that part seems to be missing a bit. The flavor yields to the sweet meatiness. Crisp yeastiness warms a sly dark deep chocolate breadiness. Quick bready/biscuity flow into the aftertaste and on into the finish (somewhat sticky sweet). On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Moderate carbonation. Rough yet still semi-smooth sort of feel on my tongue. I like it as an Imperial Stout. Overall, I see this as an imperial stout with a different twist, possibly a Uinta sort of nice twist. I dig it as is.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (4985) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2017
Robust smoky flavor just like it says, without the smoke. I like how its not 10.obnoxious % and bourbon barrel aged. It has a lot of earthen mineral quality to the taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (3932) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 6, 2017
22 oz bomber pours black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and bourbon. Taste is bourbon and coffee

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (6020) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2017
Charred oak, barley nose. Mahogany, medium tan head, good lace. Charred oak, almost exclusively save for some subtle raisin accents. Medium body, soft carbonation. No bourbon at all detected. Strangely similar to their Baba Black Lager.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ads135 (4342) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Surprised at the lack of definition in this beer. Weak chocolate flavor and minimal barrel aging character either. Tried with the parents in Lawrence in 2016.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (2760) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2016
750ml bottle from Jims in Mundelein, shared with all on Spit Cup night. Caramel, light molasses, some smoke. Some chocolate. Not really getting barrel, but the price is excellent and the rest of the brew is solid. 13.7


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