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RATINGS: 774   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
finol (2495) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2015
Bottle. Heavy stout, lots of bourbon, alcohol, chocolate, coffee. Don’t drink it too cold.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Malin_aiisa (231) - SWEDEN - APR 30, 2015
bottle. black, brown head aroma; coffee, caramel, smoke Taste; alcohol, salty, smoke, oily feel, chocolte, coffee. fizzy

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
larsniclas (6129) - Billdal, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2015
Bottled from Systembolaget. Thx RoNo Pitch black with a small, beige head. Huge, roasted aroma with vinous chocolate and coffee. Rather sweet with liquorice and some rad in the flavour.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Tstamba (424) - Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2015
Bomber to a snifter. On the occasion of my mothers 80th birthday. Thick black pour with thin tan head. Sweet toffee, vanilla, dark chocolate and espresso on the nose. A full, rich, complex, layered flavor profile. Balanced with a a boozy finish. My top rated beer to date!!! Fantastic.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DCLawyer (1866) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2015
Bottle share. Black with small tan head. Wonderful aromas and tastes of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, oak, booze. Smooth palate. Just an outstanding beer in my favorite style. Ties with aged BCBS Coffee for my favorite beer of all time.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
koleminer20 (999) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2015
750 mL bottle shared with ebone1988 for his 300th rating because I'm "fucking awesome." The pour is a viscous oily black with a dark khaki colored head and a few clingy spots of excellent lace. The aroma is really something else. The bourbon and the vanilla really dominate up front. But the complexity that falls in with the chocolate and the toasted malt and coffee are just incredible. There is a mild pakiness going on with a touch of smoke on the back end. Just everything is hope for. The flavor is really good. There is a beautiful bourbon heat up front and it rolls through a plethora of pleasing flavors. Vanilla and chocolate, roasted coffee and smoked oak. The levels of complexity are great. The mouth feel is a touch thin. I like the soft carbonation and the syrupy clinginess of the beer, but I think the bourbon takes a little away from the thickness of the mouth feel. The aftertaste is incredible. Lingeringly laced with coffee, oak, and bourbon. AleSmith kills it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ebone1988 (369) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2015
Beer #300, shared with koleminer20 because he’s fucking awesome. Aroma is unbelievable, vanilla and chocolate dominate, then barrel, then coffee and roast. Appearance is jet black, thick, tan head. Taste is roasted malt, some booze, coffee, barrel, chocolate, vanilla. Mouthfeel is smoky aftertaste, very thick, viscous, great carbonation and only a touch boozy. Overall, this is an unbelievable beer.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Cool_Bond (2003) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2015
Heavy smell of cocoa and dark coffee. The taste is dry, cocoa, coffee, sweetness, oak barrels and soy. Strong bitterness in the aftertaste that fills the mouth forever. As I have longed to taste this beer. High expectations I had too. And I was not disappointed. Celestial good beer. A beer you can sit for hours and enjoy. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SlovakSniper (3894) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2015
Belle bouteille qui me tombe dans les mains à Portland. Gracieuseté de tom10101. Merci à toi généreux camarade. Je t’en dois une maudite bonne. Superbe bière à la robe foncée dégustée avec rodenbach99. Très content d’avoir bu tant de sublimes bières avec toi au cours des dernières années mon ami! Phoque, on est vraiment chanceux! La tête brune est sublime et elle se colle en petites pointes de diamant sur la paroi de mon verre. Lorsque je le tourne vers la lumière, je me rends compte de la viscosité de cette potion rare et cela me plaît énormément. Je m’empresse donc d’y plonger mon grand pif et le choc est brutal. C’est tout simplement sublime. C’est profondément riche. Un enchevêtrement de café, de chocolat, de bourbon caramélisé, de vanille, de noix de coco grillée et de sirop d’érable foncé comme un tout moléculaire qui me rappelle le parfum aphrodisiaque du sexe féminin. Siboire, ça sent les licornes et le sourire de Karen O, la voix de Mila Kunis, les jambes de Gisele, le cul de Bar Refaeli et la parfaite imperfection de Scarlett. Je sécrète subitement de la phényléthylamine. C’est peu dire. C’est comme une passion subite. Je pourrais passer des heures au-dessus de mon verre sans bouger, sans pouvoir arrêter de rêver, de parler et d’écrire. Mais bon, il faut y aller. Je trempe mes lèvres. Une véritable sensation de bien être et d’apaisement. Les jambes d’Emily Haines qui se lovent autour de ma langue. Jane Birkin qui a encore 26 ans. Debbie Harry qui rote son dernier bourbon. Iman qui défile à la cabane à sucre. Binoche qui postillonne du chocolat et moi qui ne s’étonne pas de cette concoction et de ses saveurs salaces qui s’évaporent de ma bouche lorsque je tape cette phrase sur le clavier de mon téléphone : «Chaque bière est un sexe. Y avez-vous pensé quand vous respirez dans mon verre?»

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rodenbach99 (3573) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2015
Une bouteille partagée avec SlovakSniper. Une robe brune avec une mousse durable, un visuel quasi parfait. Un nez d’une profondeur et d’une complexité rarement égalé. Un mélange de whiskey, de bourbon, de vanille, de café, chocolat épicé. Une bouche chaleureuse, un peu chaude, une texture presque huileuse. Des saveurs complexes de chocolat, café, des épices nobles. Difficile de croire que c’est fait avec grain, des houblons et du café.


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