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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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Aged for 11 months in whiskey barrels.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Opaque black pour with a tan foamy head with prominent sticky lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, soy sauce, and bourbon. Taste is bitter chocolate, oak, vanilla, and a splash of bourbon. Nice.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1733) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2014
Bottle..Pour is dark black with a thin tan head. .Nose is vanilla, chocolate, spice, soft alcohol, oak..Taste is chocolate, spice, vanilla, chalky, roast, marshmallow. .

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdamJackson (2884) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Pitch black. Some legs. Nose is chocolate and blackberry and dark chocolate very strong overwhelming chocolate and very little roundness. Little texture and mouthfeel

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (7244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
750mL bottle, pours jet black with a small tan / brown head. Aroma is complex, with bourbon, vanilla and cocoa. Flavour is elegant, with boozy bourbon notes, vanilla, and alcoholic finish. Very well-balanced. Surprising quality from the big guys.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (6100) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
CTAYT Gotta disagree fully with the last review. Forget who makes this. Complex as all get out. Pours black as night. Flavor and aromas of vanilla, fudge, coconut, graham cracker, bourbon. Thick and sweet, but not cloying, and very very smooth, especially with an abv somewhere around 12% or so. This was THE unanimous favorite at our last tasting. An absolutely delicious impy stout. A medal winner at GABF, and I can see why."

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oliviasdada (2) - USA - AUG 30, 2014 does not count
Very well aged and brewed. Hints of coffee, chocolate and coffee enhance the overall taste and the pleasing aroma. Pours out dark with a faint khaki head that leaves a little lace.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (3896) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle thanks to Matt. Pours a very dark brown with medium creamy beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong dark chocolate, roast, coffee bean. Medium mouthfeel with rich roasted malt, dark chocolate, and wood. Easy to drink, good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6863) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle at Blippsmas! Pours a deep brown to black with a thin white head. Cocoa and a bit of roast, whiskey, vanilla, wood. Medium-bodied, starts off with a nice amount of roast and a bit of cocoa and then it all vanishes. Warm wood and toast into the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blipp (6358) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours near black with a beige head. Oaky and roasted malts, $10 whiskey, some sweetness, and a hint of oxidation. I truly expected this to be pretty good, but it was a bit of a dud.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8961) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2013 Bottle shared by me at Blippsmas. Brought back by me from Denver. Pours dark brown with brown head. Nose and taste of fudge, milk chocolate, brownie, charred oak, cheap whiskey and vanilla. Medium body. A bit artificial. Not as good as expected given the ratings. The sours by AC Golden were much better.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DenverLogan (827) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2013
From bottle at private tasting last June. Specified as Hidden Barrel Series #2 CTAYT Russian Imperial Stout. Pours dark brown with small head. Aroma of coconut macaroons, chocolate malt balls. Moderate carbonation and big penetrating mouthfeel. Flavors of burnt malts, tost, roasted malts. Overall a bit rough with charred malts.


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