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RATINGS: 803   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.33/5   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CMUBEERMAN (426) - - JAN 12, 2011
I’ve tried a number of 2006 vintages over the years. Recent one was perhaps a little past its prime. Fantastic woody imperial stout aroma. Poured flat and black...not as thick as regular speedway. Taste was hurt by a little soy. Still a great beer.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
last1standing (15) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Oh boy just filled my bath tub trick or treat this baby ooooooooooh boy. Puts hair on my chest.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lasancan (21) - SPAIN - JAN 16, 2016
Roasted aromas of whiskey and wood. Deep dark beer with creamy brown head. The creamy roasted flavor is thick and carry the vanilla bourbon softly. Really good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gregwilsonstl (1712) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Smells real boozy, but doesn’t taste boozy. A lot of chocolate. Smooth. Vanilla. Thick. Bourbon at the end. Thx ibrew2or3. Totally lives up to hype, i want more. Shared w chris, miley, and goof.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
McNeillR (2032) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2016
Top marks to Benny H for this wan...
Thick black and a cushion of brassy tan head. Nose is rich sweet strums of melted toffee and booze, very little choc unless you’re reaching for it. All in this was a big steam ash of soft coconut, lightest drying choc and the best boozy sweetness I’ve had in a long time. A real hug of a mouthfeel, prices of bourbon on the linger. Came and went too quickly. Would have loved a cheeky blend of this and the Hawawawain.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle. Black with tight tan head. Glorious aroma, coconut, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, molasses, char. Taste is beautifully balanced, coconut, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, molasses, char, all in equal proportions and nothing overpowering. Silky smooth and creamy texture with moderately long finish. This beer is as close to perfection as you’re going to get

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuu666 (8371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle at the hanging bat. Pours black, nose is toffee, vanilla, coconut, chocolate, taste is similar, sweet, chewy toffee.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (931) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle. Vintage 2012. New Year’s Eve beer shared with my wife. Appearance is thick black with mocha head. Aroma charred oak, vanilla, and coffee. Taste is vanilla, fudge, followed by oak, with a bitter coffee finish. Medium mouthfeel. Tons of barrel character in this, lots of coffee flavour also, but the barrel is very prominent in this. It’s a much bolder version compared to the original. Very good, but a bit much for my lady.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
crajun (1123) - , Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2015
incredible aroma! molasses, wood (smoke?) vanilla, wood, bourbon. 5 for app and palate. Taste was velvet. this was bottled 10/13.... bourbon notes, chocolate, malt. warming alcohol burn at end. one of the finest beers ever! Thank you to a wonderful trader who sent this to me!!!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (6262) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2015
Well I more or less feel they have destroyed a very good beer. This must be heaven for barrel aged lovers. Because the barrel aging had destroyed most of the other flavors. And it have become an two dimensional beer. Whisky and chocolate. Ok. Nothing wrong with the beer. Just a bit boring. I have more of these bottles and will surely trade them for something more complex than this.
[Bottle from Systembolaget web order in Sweden]

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
spycow (21) - Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2015
This is a big bourbon barrel aged stout that has been good consistently one of the best. Deep dark colors and tastes right on point with not too much bourbon and the addition of coffee brings out some vanilla and chocolate flavors. Really great taste on the palate and a BA Bourbon beer that everyone should try. Cheers!


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