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Black Xantus - Humboldt Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

930 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 930
Reviews: 359
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 110
Gots: 259 | FT: 19
Brewed by:
Humboldt Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Barrel aged for 6 months in combination of Bourbon, retired Firestone Union and wine barrels and Infused with fair-trade, organic coffee from local roaster Jobella.

Style: Imperial Java Stout IBUs: 50 Color: Black ABV: 11%

(Beer added by: ThreeWiseMen on 10-09-2009)
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S- Decadent and extremely roasty aroma leading me to believe it will be moderately sweet. Oak, spiced raisin, some Bourbon and deeply dark coffee. Toasted and nutty as well.

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Black Xantus from Humboldt Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 930 ratings.