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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1505) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Black pour, huge foamy brown head. Fantastic aroma of chocolate, coffee and bourbon. Flavor is big chocolate, with notes of coffee, bourbon and wood. Full and viscous.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenDV138 (4122) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Black with tan head. Aromas of whiskey and caramel. Tastes of whiskey, coconut, booze, oak, chocolate. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BroadestTom (261) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2015
Aroma chocolate, woody, whiskey, Appearance black, brown foam, Taste medium sweetness, heavy sweetness, Palate medium body, Overall a little on the thin side but still a very nice beer that has the taste of whiskey. I would suggest this beer to a friend

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2015
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pours nearly black with a small, creamy, mushroom-colored head. Good retention. The aroma is a bold, luxuriant swirl of fudge, chocolate crème, brownie brittle, toasted coconut and vanilla - loads of vanilla. Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and nearly no carbonation. The flavor is a lush, deeply roasted fusion of dark chocolate, coconut and toasted oak. Finishes singed and carbonic, but smooth - amazingly smooth. Big-time kudos to newcigarz for popping the top off this world class gem!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
knickskicks (999) - - JUL 11, 2015
Brown pour. Thin. Coconut, chocolate, cardboard, not much barrel. Pretty underwhelming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (14045) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUL 7, 2015
Bottle @ RBSG 2015. Black pour with a thin khaki head. Nice roasted malts, vanilla, and bourbon on the nose. Slight coffee spiciness and plenty of dark chocolate. Nice smelling beer. Very smooth, well integrated whiskey, coffee, and chocolate. Slight caramel, molasses, and vanilla sweetness. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (10578) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Nose brings out lots of whiskey barrels, with some vanilla and cocoa. Flavour is complex, with notes of cocoa, vanilla and barrel notes. Cohesive and complex. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (4123) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Will left this one for us to enjoy at the RBSG Grand Tasting. Thanks. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Nose of roasted malts and some whiskey. Medium plus in body. Flavor is very rich with chocolate and coffee along with vanilla. . The finish is bitter and the bourbon and oak are present. Alcohol is well hidden. This is a really good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (6619) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle at RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a dark brown with small beige head. The aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, wood. Medium mouth, similar flavors to nose roast finish, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (7595) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2015
750 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy brown color with a small beige head. A big sweet fruity robust stout nose. Sweet, coffee, cocoa, milky, oats, milky. Good.

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