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Oak Aged Black Jack Stout - DuClaw Brewing Company

Oak Aged Black Jack StoutOak Aged Black Jack Stout

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BA SCORE
89
very good

81 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 81
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.18%


Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: akorsak on 01-28-2006)
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Oak Aged Black Jack Stout from DuClaw Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.