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Dark Knight - Barley John's Brew Pub

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Dark Knight
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world-class

122 Ratings
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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 79
Gots: 1 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bighuge on 07-17-2003)
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

11-27-2012 18:32:52 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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THECPJ

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

11-26-2012 17:44:35 | More by THECPJ
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.49/5  rDev +2.7%

Thanks to foofaa for sharing this growler with all of us.
The Dark Knight Returns.

A - Pours pitch black with a nice one finger tall tan head, dissipating down to a light film, leaving spotty streaks of lace down the sides of the glass.

S - Smells of warm bourbon, vanilla, dark chocolate, molasses, toffee and caramel sweetness, oak and some dark roasted malt. Very well balanced all things considered, a truly lovely nose.

T - Starts off with the warm bourbon quickly giving way to a nice mix of sweetness; mainly chocolate, vanilla, molasses, toffee and caramel; oak and dark roasted malt. Finish is sweet with some dark roast and a mild booze burn, lingering long after the finish. Much like the nose it is really well balanced.

M - Big body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, roasty feel with a nice shot of warming bourbon at the end of each sip.

O - I really loved this one. As some of the other reviews have said it kind of smells and tastes like Bourbon County. It has everything I love in a bourbon barrel stout and yet it remains quite drinkable. I would love to have this one again in the future.

11-26-2012 17:24:32 | More by orangesol
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warnerry

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

11-10-2012 02:18:11 | More by warnerry
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Beerdregs

Minnesota

4.88/5  rDev +11.7%

On tap at the dark knight returns halloween bash.

A: Served in a small tulip glass. Poured a black, no light passing through with a half finger of espresso brown head.

S: Wonderful bourbon aroma with mingling of dark fruits, charred oak and chocolate. The aroma is letting me know there is a lot coming up on the taste.

T: Bourbon, chocolate, dried fruit and some mocha like sweetness that I haven't tasted before from a non-coffee stout. Sweet, but balanced perfectly between the bourbon and alc. burn.

M: Slick/oily mouthfeel with mild carbonation. Dries fairly quickly in the mouth as the alc. dissipates the flavors and aromas up into the nose.

O: This is an excellent big bourbon stout. Unsurprisingly Barley John's has another peerless beer in their line up. The only downside is the price at over 9 dollars for a small tulip! Was worth it though.

11-01-2012 02:07:00 | More by Beerdregs
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Cyclone8

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

10-31-2012 19:18:01 | More by Cyclone8
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theCoder

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

10-25-2012 23:18:05 | More by theCoder
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -8.5%

08-20-2012 03:17:07 | More by t0rin0
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

07-28-2012 05:38:55 | More by bsuedekum
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eawolff99

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

06-12-2012 20:08:53 | More by eawolff99
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sbricker

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

04-22-2012 14:23:21 | More by sbricker
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bhayle

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +14.4%

03-06-2012 03:17:53 | More by bhayle
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afksports

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3%

An absolutely fantastic beer, that presented dark as night, rich and thick. Had a fantastic bourbon aroma, that was slightly subdued. It was big and sweet, but not too big, and not as cloying as some of the sweeter stouts that are the trend now. It had a roastiness to it, and a serious roundness from the barrel. Clean finish, and delicious combination of malts on the palate.

Thanks for the hook up on the growler, Mike!

02-24-2012 20:42:40 | More by afksports
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stpaulsipper07

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3%

02-07-2012 09:40:05 | More by stpaulsipper07
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drowland

Georgia

4.7/5  rDev +7.6%

On tap at the Great Taste of the Midwest. Pitch black pour with a small brown head that fades quickly. Awesome aroma of bourbon, vanilla, oak, and more. Amazing flavor of wood, chocolate, coconut, and lingering roast coffee. Awesome flavors and perfect balance. Stellar.

02-05-2012 22:02:58 | More by drowland
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

01-29-2012 08:46:02 | More by ygtbsm94
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pperez38

California

4/5  rDev -8.5%

01-22-2012 17:01:28 | More by pperez38
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Alpar

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +14.4%

12-08-2011 02:39:18 | More by Alpar
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Schlais

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +14.4%

12-06-2011 04:55:26 | More by Schlais
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GRG1313

California

5/5  rDev +14.4%

11-25-2011 21:01:02 | More by GRG1313
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +14.4%

11-20-2011 17:59:32 | More by DoctorB2B
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jtrockchalk

Missouri

5/5  rDev +14.4%

11-18-2011 19:13:29 | More by jtrockchalk
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sideshowe

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.4%

11-17-2011 14:02:51 | More by sideshowe
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +14.4%

11-16-2011 05:03:36 | More by doucmehu
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millelacsmark

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +14.4%

11-15-2011 23:55:16 | More by millelacsmark
Dark Knight from Barley John's Brew Pub
96 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.