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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
knickskicks (923) - - JUL 11, 2015
Brown pour. Thin. Coconut, chocolate, cardboard, not much barrel. Pretty underwhelming.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (13616) - Orange County, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (9633) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (3775) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (6247) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (7330) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (4811) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 26, 2015
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, bourbon and some oak and vanilla, coffee and chocolate, hints of smokiness, and some light bitter notes. Flavor the same with a nice blend and a nice coffee and bourbon finish. Smooth texture. A cool beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
katrinaez (617) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Very multi faceted flavor and flair. Aroma is sweet molasses and tar. The color is brown black and pours with almost no head. It starts thick and the carbonation is nice on the tongue. It moves to a warming heavy roast flavor. The finish gives the whisky warmth down your throat and on your tongue. Bottle

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
maxodom (44) - - APR 24, 2015
bottle. poured jet black. cocoa came through big time and had heavy chocolate flavor. great beer, want to find another one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (1348) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2015
Had at epic share at home in small snifters. Pours a very dark black with a mocha head. Serious aromas of coffee, cocoa nibs, dark chocolate, wood barrel, and slight caramel and vanilla. The taste was up front dark chocolate and cocoa nibs. Coffee a little more hidden. No coffee bitterness. Creamy mouth with some caramel and vanilla notes at the finish. Light carb, full body. Really delicious.


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