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Black Jack (Bourbon Barrel Aged) - North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery

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Black Jack (Bourbon Barrel Aged)Black Jack (Bourbon Barrel Aged)

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BA SCORE
87
very good

36 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 8.91%
Wants: 7
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MUSHROOMCLOUD on 09-17-2006)
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wampahoofus

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A nice deep chocolate brown. Somewhat clear. No head or lacing at all.

Smell: That sweet, boozy bourbon smell comes through. A bit of vanilla and just a touch of nutty malt.

Taste: The bourbon flavor dominates. It tastes like a bit was poured right in. There is very little bitterness of hops, just a round malt backbone. The beer is very light and clean for an ale. The ales here resemble lagar beers. Very german in nature.

Mouthfeel: It has a thin and clean mouthfeel. I expected something richer but this brew maintains a light and delicate nature, which is atypical of this style.

Drinkability: This beer is not as loud and extreme as the style and barrel aging would suggest. It is a very delciate take on the style making it quite drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

02-09-2011 23:48:14 | More by wampahoofus
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A: Doesn't pour as dark as I thought it would be as a "dark ale". Darkish amber I guess. Looks dark brown with light coming through and reddish tint. Initially a half finger of slight off white light tan head. Sticky lacing.

S: I am actually getting some tartness on the front. Some vanilla and wood notes. Wonder if that's infection? It's slight but seems to be starting to come through, although it's still a nice nose outside of that.

T: Initially a touch of tartness up front. Very carbonated. Some creaminess. Some nuttiness. Chocolate. Not dark, but milk. Dryness. Lingering booze.

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Enjoyed at NXNW along with a delicious meal. On tap in a chalice via an imperial-size pour.

A - very dark brown, not quite black, arrived with no head and very slight streaky lacing

S - sweet, dark fruit on the nose dominate, also a hint of vanilla

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Black Jack (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery
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