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RATINGS: 784   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.33   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
neongolden (846) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2015
(Bottle sample @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Mar 21 2015) Pours pitch black with a decent tan head and some lace. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, toasted coconut, raw sugar, dark bittersweet chocolate, some sweet black coffee. On the palate it is similar, heavily barrel influenced with wood and whiskey, coconut, cocoa and coffee grounds, fading into a woody, earthy, bitter chocolate/coffee finish with pervasive notes of bourbon lingering, touch of hops and faint but noticeable alcohol heat. Medium-full oily/creamy body with soft carbonation. Rich and unctuous, maybe a little heavy on the barrel characters vs. coffee, especially compared to the regular version, coming across a little sweeter and less bitter. Feels great in the mouth and not at all boozy. I really like this but will leave my bottle for a little while, think it will improve with a bit of time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Melker (244) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2015
Shared a bottle with a friend. Black beer, medium brown head. Aroma of milk chocolate, coffee, vanilla, bourbon, juniper berries. Medium sweetness and bitterness. Sticky oily texture. Alcohol is noticeable. Great beer, great quality but I prefer the non barrel aged version.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hackobock (2292) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2015
March 13, 2015. Bottle at home. (Rating #1900)
Black with small dense brown head. Aroma is lots of bourbon and coffee, vanilla, chocolate, alcohol, wood. Taste is sweet and bitter chocolate, coffee, warming alcohol. Finish has coffee, some bourbon notes, bitter chocolate. Medium to full bodied, creamy texture and average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpongeRuiner (963) - Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2015
A solid black color. Bubbly dark mocha head. A strong aroma of chocolate. Extremely creamy. A touch of alcohol strength in the end. Really good. Very smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoworsummer (3496) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Draft at the brewery. Pours very dark brown with a fizzy bubbly light brown head. Tastes like strong alcohol, slightly sweet and slightly astringent, woody, earthy, nutty roasted malt. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like booze, woody, earthy, and dark fruits.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (4384) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Tap at brewery. Pours opaque black with creamy tan head. Aroma is bourbon, oak, vanilla, chocolate, earthy notes, and some dark fruit notes. Flavor is dry and malty with rich chocolate and roast character, tons of bourbon and vanilla, some oak, and faint hops. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pilsnerrogge (2655) - Finspång, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2015
Black with a mid sized head.
Aroma is coffee, soy sauce, ash and Bourbon.
Taste is toffee, soy sauce, Bourbon, chocolate and some alcohol. Warming finish.
Over rated.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vjohans (533) - SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2015
chocolate, coffee, alcohol, vanilla, woody, black, black, hazy, brown foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kryon (1973) - SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2015
Pours black with low brown head Aromas are brilliant! Loads of bourbon, vanilla, coconuts, coffee, chocolate, alcohol Taste is a dream as well. Muscavado, vanilla, bourbon, coffee, chocolate, alcohol Warming and creamy body with a nice medium bitter moderately burning alcohol finish. Brilliant!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tcon25 (309) - Duvall, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2015 First off, absolutely amazing beer to try been looking for this one for a wile. Thanks Andrew for splitting it with me. Found this beer at engine house #9 in Tacoma, black pour thin head, Bourbon aroma, great flavor of chocolate some coffee still taste a little hop, cinnamon, licorice, and definitely the bourbon flavor, you can taste the ABV but it’s not overwhelming, this beer can only get better with some more age, hope I get the opportunity to try one with some age some time.

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