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Aviator "Black Mamba" (Bourbon Barrel Aged)
Aviator Brewing Company - Fuquay Varina, North Carolina USA
Oatmeal Stout (ABV 6.5%) (IBU 87)

[Suggested Glassware: Nonic Pint]

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Aroma: 7/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 7/10
Palate: 4/5
Overall: 15/20

The pour was a murky opaque black with a large (2-3 finger) light tan frothy head that was mostly lasting, reducing slightly to a thick cap which lasted throughout and had good runny lacing.

The aroma was of a roasted cereal malt and a heavy leathery yeast with notes of molasses, chocolate, vanilla, coffee and a mild odor of bourbon.

The taste was bold and roasty with a nice malty feel and possessed hints of chocolate and molasses from the get go, and then became slightly bitter sweet with a strong coffee note and an alcohol presence that seemed stronger than the ABV that this brew possesses. The flavor lasted quite a long time after the swallow, with an alcohol espresso taste hanging out on the taste buds for a while longer.

Mouthfeel was almost full in body with a creamy, dry texture and a very soft carbonation.

Overall this was a very good rich Stout with a lot of flavor which did not take away from the alcohol taste one bit, making it a very enjoyable and easy brew to drink...

Sampled: 5/7/2013
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