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RATINGS: 250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Limited to 2009 bottles. A porter, to which rapadou (Carribean unrefined cane sugar from Haiti) was added (but not caramelized rapadou as in the Rapadou Porter) and aged for two months in Virginia Gentleman bourbon barrels. It is a complex porter, to which the flavors of vanilla and a little bourbon have been added as a result of the aging process.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13434) - Washington DC, USA - APR 20, 2010
Draft. Lovely beige head atop dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, Bourbon, some bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, Bourbon, some caramel, bittersweet chocolate, light alcohol burn. Medium body, light acidity.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - APR 18, 2010
UPDATED: APR 20, 2010 2009 22 oz. bottle via trade with ksurkin - Pours a dark brown color with a small light tan head. Very light lacing. Aroma is oak/bourbon, lightly roasted malt, and light chocolate. Lots of bourbon in the flavor. Maybe just a little to much for a nice balance. Smooth, but oaky finish. A good beer. Thanks Ken.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerman6686 (6431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2010
This poured a very dark brown color with a beige head. Aroma was nice light chocolate notes, roasted malts and vanilla bourbon notes. Flavor was a very nice blend and bourbon and chocolate, enoubgh to know its there, but not overbearing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2010
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with a tan froth. Nose is bourbon, chocolate, wood and spicy dark roast. Tingly medium body with an airy alcohol finish. Taste is bourbon and bittersweet chocolate with hints of dates and licorice. Lingering coffee and bitter hops. Great brew from AleWerks.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 26, 2010
Quite pronounced bourbon aroma with a good dose of brown sugar, rum, vanilla beans and a hint of licorice root. Flavor has a round, mellow vanilla flavor layered over the dark roasted malts of the porter that makes for a very pleasant harmony on the palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - FEB 19, 2010
thanks to ksurkin for this rarie! pours a transparent brown with a pourous light brown head. aroma has a lot of lager-y yeast, touches of oak and vanilla, raw cacoa powder, and a punch of raw bourbon. the taste has a good bit of bourbon, and it is hotter than the mere 9%. notes of choclate are subdued by the slightly astringent bourbon qualities. the body is medium full and pretty creamy, but a bit more fullness could go a long way. i think i should have waited a year on this one, will probably be a bit nicer then.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4891) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Bottle thanks to bman113vr. The look is dark brown to black in color with a beige colored head. The smell is weak, malts, alcohol, sweet, and good. The taste is wood, alcohol, good, and malts.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Bottle courtesy of dkachur on 09/12/2009. Very dark brown body with a medium frothy dark tan head. Dark roasty and chocolate aroma.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goodgrief (2010) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Surprisingly nice looking pour, dark with tannish head. Just about every bourbon beer I have had has been overly bourbonized. This one was very complementary. The base porter might not have been the best porter ever, but the bourbon was warming and just made for a good time. Smooth and delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bvc (1241) - Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2009
22oz from mreusch; thanks man! Roasty tobacco, carob, lots of vanilla, slight soy, some chocolate and a touch smokey with mild bourbon. Roasty chocolate bourbon cola, raisin, prune, slight leather and tobacco. Rich flavors yet very smooth without having the barrel over taking this. Nice BA porter...thanks Matt!


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