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RATINGS: 769   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.33   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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
conway (1991) - - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle. Pitch black with a 1 finger mocha head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, licorice and a hint of brown sugar. Taste is a little fusel up front, giving way to oak barrel, coffee, vanilla, waffle cone and chocolate. Rich and sticky. Fantastic.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Inbreak (2760) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2015
27.06.2015, 0,75l bottle @ home:
Nice brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich, mild bourbon, dark malts, oak, dark sugar, coffee, grass, vanilla, minerals, licorice, burnt caramel. Taste is slightly rich and dry, mild bourbon, grass, minerals, coffee, licorice, dark malts, burnt caramel, dark sugar, vanilla, hints og butterscotch far back in the aftertaste. Medium bitterness, slightly dry and syrupy mouthfeel. Nice one.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lilja (2092) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2015
Flaska från SB. Smak och doft av kaffe, bourbon, fatkaraktär, vanilj, marsipan och torkad frukt. Kärv, fin sötma, stor beska. Fina smaker i en bra balans. Gott!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vignale (2497) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2015
Flaska från SB. En maffig IS med en extra dimension av kaffe och bourbon. Drucken tillsammans med Fiftyfifty Eclipse Elijah Craig 18y som referens. Alesmtih är lite stramare, mer kaffe (såklart), lite mer beska och något större spritighet och bourbonen slår inte igenom lika mycket. Vilken som är godast? Hugget som stucket men som dessertöl där den lilla extra sötman och bourbonen kommer till sin rätt vinner nog Eclipsen denna giganternas kamp. fantastiskt gott hur som helst.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
zootfinster (213) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2015
A great beer. Very malty and almost thick. I personally prefer Bells Expedition Stout but that’s just a personal opinion

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mstrcrwly (647) - New York, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Oct 2013 bottle poured into a snifter..cauldron black with medium light brown head..aroma of coffee,bourbon,chocolate,licorice,vanilla..initial coffee/chocolate flavor followed by bourgon,licorice,vanilla,dark fruits..then bourbon lingers nicely on the palate but not excessively..superb.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Aniela (3537) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2015
From my backlogg: Bottle in London 2014. Black with an brown head. Vanilla licorice dark fruits chocolate whiskey malty roasted tar aroma. Roasted woody tar licorice whiskey dark chocolate dark fruits vanilla hoppy coffee spicy flavour. This is love in a bottle :-)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lillunken (50) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2015
Flaska från systembolaget. Svart färg med lite skum. Väldigt mycket Bourbon i både doft o smak. Vanilj, kaffe och svagt rostade toner finns där också, men Bourbon-tonerna tar över det mesta. Kanske blir den bättre med åldern, denna var från hösten 2014. God, men inte som förväntat.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
linusb (107) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
A: Loads of bourbon on the nose! Vanilla, chocolate, coffee, liqourice. T: Salty. Follows nose very well. Oak. O: Creamy feeling. Loads of bourbon. A little too much of the bourbon Barrel aging, very nice though!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
LizardCincy (1) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2015 does not count
Smooth finish, especially if let sit for a bit after opening. Complex flavor of coffee, bourbon, chocolate.


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