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RATINGS: 780   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.33   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Special Markings: Gold foil neck and white numbering above rear label. Some bottles have paper labels, some do not.

We’ve matured our Russian Imperial Stout in premium bourbon barrels for up to one year to create the perfect blend of flavors. Notes of oak, vanilla, and bourbon add another level of complexity to this beer’s already massive flavor profile of chocolate, Ryan Bros. Coffee, and roasted barley. Designed to be enjoyed now or aged in the bottle for years to come, this special release is truly a unique beer that is smooth as it is rare.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bursprak (1378) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle split 5 ways as part of Dangerous Bottleshare 5.0. Pitch black pour with a tiny tan head. Nose is bourbon forwarded but still with the ground coffee notes and light chocolate. Taste is super smooth, sweet notes from the barrel that blends perfectly with the bitter coffee notes. Super tasty stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hombrepalo (1956) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Bomber from a trade. Pitch black color. Aroma of molasses, coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, licorice, vanilla, oak, brown sugar, almost port wine like. Very complex aromas. Very full bodied with an almost oily thick texture and a flat carbonation. Moderated sweet malty flavor with light bitterness. Sweet thick warming bourbon like finish. Happy to have tried this but not nearly as good as GI Bourbon County Stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AWISLguy (1820) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Bomber from Woodmans in Waukesha, cellar aged 8 months. On Christmas night. Shared by many. Best one of the night. Best in a while, in Austin’s honor. The solid bittersweetness of the base beer - excellent in its own right - amplified with some tangy vanilla sweetness. Somehow the barrel aging added its smoothness, and was a definite plus. 17.8

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WillRunForBeer (1511) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 28, 2014
2013 bottle, 750mL. Pours nearly black with a medium brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, vanilla, spent coffee grinds, and whiskey. Flavor is dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla oak. Finishes strong whiskey.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chalumeaux (433) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Poured from bottle dark chocolate color with minimal white head. Aromas of chocolate and smoky malt. Very smooth silky mouth feel with a nice taste of chocolate and vanilla. After taste is a nice warm lingering bourbon heat. This is a super beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Westmeister (2095) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Shared with the crew. On a night of many highlights, this was perhaps the best. Big beer, but came off very smooth for the ABV. Smooth coffiee, good bourbon, vanilla, bit of barrel, dark chocolate, roast. Super thick sipper, decadent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theothermatt (281) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2014
2012 Bottle. Big nose of vanilla, oak, coffee. Really smooth and rich for something at 12%. Lots of coffee, vanilla, and booze, that finishes nice and clean. It’s good, but I still have other favorites.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hopwine (559) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Good god this is amazing. Pitch black, no light seeping through even when put up to a lamp. Nose is vanilla, chocolate liqueur, wood. Flavor is flourless chocolate cake, moderate bourbon presence, prune, raisin, coffee is present but very much subdued relative to the normal speedway. Mouthfeel steers away from being too syrupy. Warming and pretty strong tannins encourage slow enjoyment.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (12582) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle shared by Eric at Capitol Beer from his 2013 beer run. Pours dark brown/black with a slight dark tan head. Aromas of bourbon, coffee, arguably chocolate. Wonderful aroma. Full bodied. Flavor is chocolate, bourbon, very smooth dark malt. Super delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kkleu357 (599) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Dark thick black body. Smells like chocolate fudge. Very thick mouthfeel. Probably the thickest beet I’ve ever had. Super sweet. Lots of whiskey taste. If you try to find coffee, you can find it over the chocolate and whisky. Really yummy.

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