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Dark Knight - Barley John's Brew Pub

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128 Ratings
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 82
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Barley John's Brew Pub visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bighuge on 07-17-2003

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Tried this at a festival, two different times, & just didn't quite get it. Third time's a charm? Mini five ounce pour of a 2010 keg evidently found in the basement corner of Barley John's.

Pour is surprisingly lively, with a nice dark-colored afro. Nose is barrel-heavy with huge malt sweetness & chocolate. Not bad.

Dark Knight's taste is a step down, just like most of the movies. The primary component seems to be raw lighter fluid, which I always get from this brew. Behind the Zippo is sugar soaked black fruits, hard vanilla, & enough booze to kill a small Clydesdale. Oh, & bourbon, did I mention the bourbon? Like taking shots of Jim Beam with a bit of porter mixed in. Five ounces? Yes, that's enough, thanks.

First & second impression confirmed. This is a pretty good beer, but really nothing special in my mouth. Glad I got that one nailed down.

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Nice bourbon chocolate aroma.
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Dark Knight from Barley John's Brew Pub
96 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.