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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Volume #1 is our first release in the Wood Series, an ongoing series focusing on high gravity ales aged in American spirit barrels. Volume #1 is an Imperial Stout with cocoa nibs and a single origin coffee aged in American whisky barrels of 16 months. Volume #1 pours pitch black with aromas of bourbon, coffee, and rich dark chocolate.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13196) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Draft, I believe, at RBWG Asheville. Dark brown color, beige head. Aroma of vanilla and brandy. Taste is smooth cocoa, coffee. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (3701) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Sample at SRBG Thursday 2014. Pours almost black with a small brown head. Aroma of malt, whiskey, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, whiskey, coffee, vanilla, and oak. Very good!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5206) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Black/brown pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is sweet chocolate and coffee. Flavor is sweet chocolate, light coffee, abv, roasted malt, and a good malt bitter. Medium bodied and a touch foamy carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8897) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2014 Bottle at RBSG meet and greet. St. Louis. Pours black with brown head. Nose/taste of whiskey, cocoa, roast chocolate, coffee, mint leafs and black licorice. Some vanilla. Medium/full bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jandd1983 (2745) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Sampled at the RBSG 2014. It poured a dark brown/black color with a tan head. The aroma was of wood, some coffee, roasted malts, chocolate and whiskey. The taste was similar with some booze that was sweet with a little bitterness. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (7866) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
650ml bottle. Bigger than thier other stouts, nice whickey element, sugar, caramel, coffee, roast. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (4968) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle - Boozy bourbon and chocolate. Jet black with a brown head. Bourbon, coffee, chilli and chocolate. Nice and well balanced considering the barrel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6954) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle, thanks for sharing. Pours near black with a dark brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has lots of roasted malts with cocoa powder and a bit of barrel. Flavor begins with roasted malts and dark grains with barrel and dark chocolate towards the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (707) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle, thick oily pour, nice thin layer of mocha tanned head. Aroma, bourbon, vanilla, ash, and coffee. Taste, a bit thin, sharp bourbon, ash, coffee. Solid but a bit thin.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (9437) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Very dark brown pour, rich brown head. Loads of coffee, roast, vanilla, bourbon, oak, cocoa powder, brownie batter. This is a nice sipper.


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