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RATINGS: 746   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ansalon (1711) - 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!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ktwse (2321) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (2781) - San Diego, California, USA - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BiiruBierBeer (389) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Clownoisseur (334) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2014
2012 vintage bottle, poured into snifter glass. Appearance is jet black, minimal tan head that quickly fades to a ring, leaving some swirls of lacing. Nice legs on this beer as well. Aromas are dominated by bourbon. Light hints of roast, coffee and chocolate linger...but, the sting of bourbon keeps coming forward. The taste is more subdued than I expected in terms of the barrel inflection. Nice balance between a creamy chocolate and bitter coffee backbone. Nice roasted notes blend with the bourbon barrel character and harmonizes nicely with some oak, vanilla and slight alcohol notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jandd1983 (2922) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Cask at the brewery. It poured a black color with a tan head. The aroma was of bourbon, vanilla, oak and leather with chocolate notes. The taste was of bourbon notes, oak, vanilla, booze, raisins and coffee. Just awesome.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AdiBeer (1760) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Aroma: intense bourbon, vanilla, heavy bread and grain malts, prunes. Appearance: black, medium, creamy, beige head. Taste: heavy sweet. Palate: massive bourbon sweets continue, alcohol, same flavours as in palate, prunes, intense vanilla with caramel. Overall: incredibly nice Imperial Stout, the bourbon cask makes a massive difference. Pint at AleSmith Brewing Company, San Diego.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beergeek23322 (2589) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2014
10/16/2014. On tap at the brewery. Black with a beige head. Roasted malt, booze, chocolate, coffee. Complex, balanced and thick. One of the best imperial stouts out there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beardaxe (292) - - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jflopsu (719) - 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.

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