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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Originally released in June 2016 as our 21st Anniversary, this big stout is brewed with Munich malts, smoked malts, cocoa nibs, cocoa powder and vanilla. Rolling in at 13.5% ABV, Finally Legal has rich chocolate flavor with hints of vanilla and a touch of smoky bacon. As if that’s not enough, we blended this tasty brew with its bourbon barrel aged counterpart before packaging it for your enjoyment.

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3.5
drowland (8629) - Georgia, USA - JUN 17, 2017
6/13/17. On tap at Craft on Draft. Black pour with a nice tan head. Mildly smoky aroma, savory, roasted malts. Lightly savory, almost salty, flavor, smoky, coffee, roasted malts, caramel. Not awful.

4
hman43 (1540) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2017
It pours black, but not opaque. It has a brown head with very low head retention. It has aromas chocolate, roast, smoked malts, and some bourbon. There are also hints of vanilla and cocoa. There are low background notes of dark fruits. It has flavors of smoke and bacon, roast, and chocolate. There are secondary elements of bourbon and sweetness. It has a slightly spicy hop element and hints of vanilla. It has a full body, almost chewy with a moderately bitter aftertaste and strong alcohol warming, but not hot. Overall a wonderful blend of chocolate, roast, and smoked malts with a pleasant alcohol warming and a complex blend of other elements make this a thoroughly enjoyable beer.

3.9
kassner (1656) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2017
This beer is on tap at WF In Wexgord. Very nice with lots of mellow chocolate and bourbon notes and.not any coffee. Smooth and.in this case the barrel aging has been additive. Dangerous as the nice full beer hides the alcohol. Just a tad.of fo over a black beer

3.5
jw0406 (1265) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 5, 2017
12 oz bottle pours a black color with a tan head. Aromas of chocolate, bourbon, vanilla. Full bodied, a big, delicious beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
closey22 (1915) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2017
Black with little beige head Aroma is sweet chocolatey alcohol Flava is rich dark chocolate and alcohol notes Feels thick creamy but with lively fizz Finishes malty tangy slightly roasty

4.1
BroadestTom (446) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2017
Aroma chocolate, roasty, vanilla, Appearance black, tan foam, brown foam, Taste medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate medium body, full body, Overall a nice chocolate vanilla tasting stout that hides the alcohol very well. I would suggest this beer to a friend.

3.7
nearbeer (5369) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 30, 2017
12 oz. bottled 04/03/2017. Coal black with a sizzling away head.. Mild nose is dark chocolate, toffee and soy. Flavors of vanilla, marshmallow, dark chocolate, touches of peppery booze, banana and char. Long finish has a bit of wood. Medium-heavy body has a nice balance. Low carbonation is pleasant and the abv is well-cloaked.

3.9
Iphonephan (6951) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2017
From a bottle shared at the DC RB gathering Memorial Day weekend 2017. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate and bourbon. Meaty flavors of dark pit fruits. Bitter roast finish.

3.5
oobawa (1301) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2017
Aroma comes across like a mocha bonbon in a shot of bourbon. Pour’s iffy, a good, deep viscous black but with a brief flare of dark brown foam and no lacing. Taste starts with a dollop of chocolate, then gains hints of molasses and raisins and dates, with an oaky bitterness keeping things from growing cloy. Cola-ish middle, spicy with a bit of char, then the bourbon kicks in and shit gets boozy as hell. Big, hot finish full of oak and vanilla and a lasting bitter backbone. Tasty young, but needs some serious aging.

4.3
superspak (5508) - Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2017 12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 4/3/2017. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, wood smoke, vanilla, caramel, toffee, bourbon, toasted oak, molasses, and dark bread; with lighter notes of cherry, raisin, licorice, charcoal, and roast/toast/oaky earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready/smoked malt, cocoa/vanilla, and bourbon barrel notes; with great strength. Very mild booziness in the aromas as it warms. Taste of huge milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, wood smoke, vanilla, caramel, toffee, bourbon, toasted oak, molasses, and dark bread; with lighter notes of cherry, raisin, licorice, charcoal, and roast/toast/oaky earthiness. Light-moderate roast/char bitterness and light bourbon/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, wood smoke, vanilla, caramel, toffee, bourbon, toasted oak, molasses, dark bread, light dark fruit/char, and roast/toast/oaky earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready/smoked malt, cocoa/vanilla, and bourbon barrel flavors; with an awesome roasted bitter/sweet balance; and zero cloying/acrid flavors after the finish. Light dryness from roast/char bitterness and bourbon/oak spiciness, lightly increasing through the glass. Light-medium carbonation and very full body; with a very smooth, thick, creamy/bready/silky, and lightly slick/chalky/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Alcohol is very well hidden; a small pleasant warmth, with mild barrel booziness lingering after the finish. Overall this is an incredible barrel aged imperial stout! All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready/smoked malt, cocoa/vanilla, and bourbon barrel flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the huge ABV. Supposedly a re-brew of last year’s 21st Anniversary, but this is far better overall. Way more rich, roasty, dense, and complex; more barrel presence with less booziness. A highly enjoyable offering.


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