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DrumBAR Black Sap - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
87
very good

45 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.16%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
American Porter |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Porter with Maple Syrup.

(Beer added by: ZombiesAteMyDog on 08-20-2013)
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Reviews by KevT:
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

KevT, Dec 23, 2013
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2.95/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black with a hint of transparency. Small khaki head with lots of surface wisps.

Smell - Maple is present. Sweet. Roasty and really oaky. Ashy.

Taste - Sweet maple. Really roasty. Coffee. Smokey and ashy. Lots of burnt malt. Minimal bourbon, if any.

Mouthfeel - Harsh. Oaky. Burnt. Well carbonated.

Overall - What a great concept, but not a good beer.

Alieniloquium, Dec 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Kevincredible, Oct 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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Dirt, Oct 20, 2013
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vrbulldog22, Sep 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

largadeer, Oct 27, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 375 ml bottle into a snifter.

The beer pours pitch black with over an inch of fluffy cocoa head. The head settles down to a rather thick layer on top of the pour. The nose is sweet with an obvious maple sweetness up front. Underneath the maple I'm getting some roast and a hint of dark chocolate. There's more coffee in the taste than there was in the nose. The maple note shows up more towards the end of the sip. The only real roast I'm getting seems to be from the coffee and isn't overly bitter. There's quite a bit going on here. Other than the maple and coffee there are some notes of dark chocolate, warming alcohol, and some mild dark fruit. The finish is warm and full of sweet maple. I'd have this again if it wasn't so expensive.

oline73, Oct 20, 2013
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3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A- Split into five pint glasses at a bottle share. Pours out of the 12.7oz with a pitch black body and a light mocha brown head. Head is much foamier than I expected and builds up to a few fingers in size even with a small pour. Good retention and nice coating of lace.

S- Sweet dark brown sugars and maple sap off the top with a pretty decent Bourbon Barrel age influence. Toasty, caramel, roasted malts, cocoa and coffee beans.

T- Bourbon leads again with some alcohol notes and somewhat boozy. Dark burnt, toasted brown, chocolate and caramel malts. Some vanilla oak feel is nice from the barrels. Brown sugar and maple influence. Overall quite sweet.

MF- Lowly carbonated and pretty thick and oily body. Slight alcohol warmth in the finish.

Sweet stout with a pretty nice Bourbon feel with vanilla and oak.

cbutova, Oct 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

KristineT, Dec 26, 2013
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3.13/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

375ml bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance is super dark with a fluffy khaki head. Looks good…real good.

Smell is over-the-top roast and barrel; maybe some bitter chocolate; and lots of booze. Astringent and bitter. Tart cherries.

Taste is burnt, roasted oak offset slightly by dark fruit; there is some malt to this one, but no real maple flavor. Baker's chocolate with tart fruit.

Mouthfeel was pretty good: much thicker and more substantial than a typical porter.

Overall = meh. Would've liked to taste more maple. Was hoping for something like Panther Cub that's been aged in bourbon barrels, but that's a problem flowing from my expectations rather than this beer.

blankenhoney, Apr 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

ajzy, Oct 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to wethorseblanket for sharing this one at drewone's tasting.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, bourbon, and slight coffee and maple aromas. Taste is much the same with char, cocoa, and coffee flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a great smell but the flavors are a bit too char forward for my liking.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 20, 2013
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DrumBAR Black Sap from Mikkeller ApS
87 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.