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RATINGS: 820   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.33/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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.


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4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2010
Sampled 2003 and 2007 a rbsg 2010 in grand rapids if i where just to rate the 07 version it would have been garbage but the 03 held up very nice poured black with aromas of bourbon chocolates coffee oak and vanilla the taste was amazingly smooth with a velvety mouth feel ISO


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lore (2168) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 22, 2016
Pitch black colour, minimal creamy brown head; aroma of smmoth chocolate mousse, coffee, whisky, dried plum, raisins soaked in alcohol, some wood and vanilla; taste of overripe cherry soaked in liqueur, dried plum, whisky, dark chocolate, vanilla, coconut, coffee, and hints of ash; extremely strong and, at the same time, very smooth; just simply incredible! Definitely one of the best beers of my life in one of the best bars I’ve visited so far (Himmeriget) - can you get any more as birthday gift when you are 40?☺

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gephross100 (312) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2016 2016 bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a milk chocolate head. Intense bourbon nose, cherry, maduro tobacco leaves, fresh coffee. Thick mouthfeel warm boozy finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
msbernac (1912) - Krakow, POLAND - AUG 20, 2016
Draught Aroma-caramel, bourbon Appearance-black, hazy, tan foam, Taste-medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, Palate-full body, thick feel, average carbonation, lpng finish Overall-perfect

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sokuzs1 (587) - - AUG 20, 2016
Aroma: chocolate, vanilla, biscuit, coffee, oak, cherry, marshmallows Taste: medium sweet, vanilla, tannin, chocolate, cherry, alcohol, roasty, biscuit

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 19, 2016
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are dark chocolate, coffee, bourbon, and vanilla.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
adster (680) - HUNGARY - AUG 4, 2016
Valószínűleg ez lesz a sörözés magasfoka, gondoltam magamban az ital pohárba töltését követően, majd kissé hátrébb ültem, hogy az aromafelhők arcul csapása elől menedékre leljek. Ilyen illatokról eddig ugyanis még nem hallottam, erre nem is lehet felkészülni, már ha sörre számít az ember. Némely bourbon talán képes ilyesmit produkálni, de én már abban sem bízom. Whiskyben ázott fahordó szeletei, vaníliás, kókuszos, kávés fergeteg, mennyei aromák táncra perdülése. Ilyesmi a mesében sincs... Könnyed vonalakkal felvértezett, elegáns szerkezete mérnöki csoda módjára tartja meg a behemótul gazdag szerkezetet, amelyben összepréselődik minden, amit az illatai előjeleznek. Olvasztott csokoládé-vanília-kókusz fagylalt kikönnyített, alkohollá varázsolt verziója, mazsolával megszórt, whiskyvel locsolt kávéfolyam, mennyei malátalikőr. Nem a hétköznapok itala, de hozzá illő alkalom nem sok van egy átlagember életében. A jellemzés megírása itt már kevésnek bizonyul, ezt egyszerűen érezni kell.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PMgep (248) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2016
Bottle at home. Really nice, black colour. Roasted aroma with chocolate. Taste of coffee, alcolhol and roasted chocolate. nice

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wombat23 (687) - Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2016
Draft at the source on 6/30/2016. Almost black with a tan head. Aroma of bourbon, dark malts, and oak. Taste is bourbon, chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, oak, and coffee. Fantastic.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mzaar (2796) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2016
Flaska. Svart öl med gulbeigt skum. Dofter av hasselnöt, choklad, kaffe och alkohol. Smakinslag av kaffe, trä, vanilj, rostad malt och choklad. Alkoholen är konstant närvarande. Fyllig kropp, torr avslutning.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Savage_Night (421) - California, USA - JUL 5, 2016
Pours black with a small frothy brown head that fizzes away leaving an oily spotty cap, small ring and minimal lacing. AROMA: loads of bourbon, dark rich malt, coffee, chocolate, roasty, spices, herbal hops, molasses, brown sugar, dark dry fruit, slight raisin, vanilla, smoke, herbs, earthy, boozy and black peppercorn. TASTE: boozy, Oak barrel char, dark rich malt, coffee, chocolate, roasty, spices, hop spice, molasses, brown sugar, soy sauce, dark dry fruit, slight raisin, vanilla, smoke, herbs, earthy and black peppercorn. AFTER TASTE: rich roasty malt, bourbon notes, chocolate, coffee, spices and hop resin with a medium-thick rich boozy sweet finish.


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