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RATINGS: 722   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.32   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.


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4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JAN 18, 2009
750ml bottle, #70/447 2007 version. Another dark black impy. Virtually no head to speak of. Subtle bourbon and vanilla notes, very nice. Oakey, with vanila and bourbon as well, very smooth with a little alcohol in the finish. This gave me a happy ending. Wow.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (11526) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kkleu357 (362) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick (8680) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Sample at the Uber-Kurt (10,000) Celebration on 12/13/2014 (2013, 2009 and 2007 (#167/447) bottles). Review is for the most recent, as it was past prime by the 2007 bottle. The beer pours inky black with a medium thick foamy khaki head that diminishes gradually to a film. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, bourbon and chocolate. Full-bodied with flavors of oaky bourbon, chocolate malt , vanilla and coffee. The finish is oaky vanilla and chocolate liqueur. Excellent beer all around.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
_angst_ (3051) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle received in trade. Thank you bytemesis! Pours black with a rather small mocha head that doesn’t trace much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty with roasted malts, burnt caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, charred wood, roasted coconut, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, hay, moist soil and bourbon alcohol. Taste is sweet, slightly bitter and malty with roasted malts, burnt caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, charred wood, roasted coconut, dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, moist soil, soy sauce and bourbon alcohol. Mouthfeel is round, soft, viscous, creamy, slightly boozy and near full bodied. Finish is slightly sweet, slightly bitter and malty with roasted malts, burnt caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, charred wood , dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, moist soil and bourbon alcohol. Really good!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_MedievAle (198) - Alabama, USA - NOV 25, 2014
2014 vintage. this was incredibly disappointing. how can a superior non-ba stout like speedway actually deteriorate upon contact with a bourbon barrel? what kind of wal-mart brand of bourbon was sitting in those barrels? aroma: bourbon, some oak. non-descript bourbon and oak. appearance: dark black w/ creamy brown head. taste is just bourbon and oak. not much chocolate. no coffee. little vanilla.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mR_fr0g (3976) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle shared at the RBESG 2014, grand tasting 10/08/2014 Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell. Huges thanks to Bruce for this one. Aroma is big chocolate, rich dark chocolate, layered in oak and bourbon booze. Viscous oily, opaque black with a lasting medium tan head. Flavour is toasted coconut, vanilla bean and oak, rich dark choclate and smooth deept raost. Nicely integrated Barrel character really adds to the base beer. Palate is Thick and velvety, smooth carbonation and hint of sweetness.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ansalon (1617) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2014
Pours black with a medium tan head. Very nice pitch black that’s kinda matte black. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, muscovado sugar, slight alcohol fumes and some slight berry tartness. Taste is incredible! Complex, yet amazingly well integrated: chocolate, coffee, bourbon, slight vanilla, muscovado sugar, some hints of berry tartness. Mouthfeel is smooth and velvety with almost no carbonation. Just bloody amazing!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ktwse (2239) - SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2014
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, muscovado, chocolate, dried dates and prunes, raisins, very sweet, very good! Taste is an odyssey of sweet bourbon barrel coffee, vanilla and chocolate imperial stout. Boozy and sweet lingering finish. Rich creamy body with soft carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (2299) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
Un liquoreux festin caféine aux assauts décadents de bourbon et de chocolat noir et gras. L’amertume est longue mais ne bouscule pas. Dessert incontournable.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BiiruBierBeer (246) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Pretty straight bourbon smell. Full body with low carbonation but not what I would call thick or oily. Taste is nice chocolatey, malty, and bourbon.


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