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RATINGS: 718   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beardaxe (199) - - OCT 15, 2014
Poured from 750ml into snifter. Overwhelming bourbon aroma. Thin bodied. Lots of bourbon and not much else. Harsh carbonation. Way too hot for 12%. The base beer seems lost in all this. Not sure if this was a bad bottle or improperly stored (1.5 years old bottle procured in a trade), but it was not awesome. I was so hyped for this and was massively let down.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jflopsu (604) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Pours a dark black with brown head. Has a strong bourbon, coffee, and chocolate aroma. Starts a little sweet with cocoa but turns to really strong bourbon and dark liquors, some coffee and malts. A strong coffee, liquorish, and dark liquor aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (4672) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2014
2012 bottle shared by Brad. Oily beige head. Black brown opaque body. Rich caramel booze tones. Excellent cocoa, vanilla, barrel tones. Rich, a slow sipper. Almost approaches birch tones every so often.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RasmusOtt (1233) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle from 2012. Thanks to Matt for hooking me and ma bros up! Man have I been looking forward to this?? Oh yes! Pours Pitch black with a brown lasting head. WOW the aroma. Oh boy! The aroma just have everything you want from a bourbon barrel aged imperial stout. Lots of fresh coconut, vanilla, oak, fresh speedway stout coffee, nice and smooth milky chocolate, fudge, some oak as well which contributes to such a nice and decadent note. Also some weak buttery notes and some sweet dark fruits as well. Taste has lots and lots of sweet bourbon notes. I get tons of coconut, dry oak, vanilla, weak buttery notes, smooth and creamy milk chocolate, roasted coffee, dark dried fruits and some fudge as well. This is one delicate decadent imperial stout. Smooth gentle and balanced. I really really like this beer :) !

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vestergaard (431) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle, 2012! Pours da pitch wiv big, brown, bubbly, long lasting head. Aroma has .. here we go: Vanilla, chocolate, fresh coconut, dry oak, molasses, gasoline, semi roast, speedway coffee, toffee, caramel, dark, sweet, dried fruits. Taste has milk chocolate, sweet, sugary fruityness, again lots of coconut, some roast, coffee, sweet toffee, caramel, lots of bourbon, vanilla and so on. Actually no extraordinary flavors, but just a lot of coconut, and an excelent balance. Only thing to mention is a slightly sugary ending. Extremely smooth body and low carbonation.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Klimaet (267) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2014
Batch ’12. Bottle shared with vestergaard and rasmusott. Pours pitch black with a dark brown mocha head. Aromas of smooth bourbon. Results in a vanilla sweetness, coconut, fudge, dark sweet fruits, dark roasted coffee beans, milk chocolate. Taste is pretty strong roasted coffee up front, fudge, vanilla, bourbon, coconut, milk chocolate sweet dark fruits. Oaky dry roasted finish.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2014
"man...anything i criticize in this brew is nitpicking, but i am comparing it to the best of the best of the best. i can make a case that it is my favorite barreled stout, which is my favorite substyle as well, but i can make that case for BA Blackout, Abyss (certain years), Firestone 13...as well. bourbon slightly more prevelant than i though it would be, especially side by side with a 2009 "regular" speedway. that said, every sip gets better, and it’s great from the start...bourbon, chocolate, cofee, roastyness, and an ever so slight touch of hops. ridiculously smooth, like glass, though maybe thinner feeling than the base, though not to a fault. i definitely overpayed for this, but don’t regret it. definitely in the upper teir of barreled beers, impy stouts, and really all beers."

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dr_Fellini (501) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle to glass. Thanks Dennis for sharing! Pours a pitch black color with a creamy brown head. Extraordinary aroma of roasted malts, vanilla, bourbon, oak, chocolate. Even better flavor with the same notes, lots of barrel-aged goodness with a fantastic roasted malt background. Creamy mouthfeel, long lingering bourbon, vanilla, chocolate. There’s a reason this consistently gets rated so highly. Unreal.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jfb (4023) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2014
(bottle) black in colour with a frothy brown head. aroma of soy sauce, some vanilla and mango, with notes of hazelnuts, dark chocolate, fudge, cornflakes and a hint of alcohol. flavour is mostly fudge and alcohol, with lots of brown sugar, some light toasted malts, more hazelnuts and a medium toasted-bitter finish. heavy-bodied with average carbonation.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jimsal27 (255) - New York, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Awesome brew! Rich choclate, bourbon and coffee aromas. Huge dark choclate flavor with coffee and bourbon notes. Takes an awesome beer to the next level.


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