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RATINGS: 780   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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DSG (8610) - Tel Aviv, - APR 24, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks troganmi for this bottle! Bottled 26/3/13. Black with a small brown head. Great aroma full of coffee, bourbon, some vanilla, a coconut note and a bit of dark chocolate. Bittersweet flavor, roasty, coffee-ish, with dark chocolate, bourbon, coconut and vanilla. Full-bodied with a mild warming boozy finish. Great stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvikar (4070) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 26, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks DSG. Pours black opaque with a brown head, aroma of bourbon, caramel, coffee, congac, brandy, coconut and wood, flavor of coconut, cognac, scotch, wood, dark chocolate, coffee, thick, full bodied. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (4282) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hirigalzkar (2569) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle. An Imperial Stout on the heavy side (both texture- and taste wise). Complex taste with note of milk chocolate and coffee. Notes of salt in the aftertaste. Not as sweet and vanilla dominated as a lot of bourbon stouts tend to be.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (1330) - GREECE - MAY 17, 2015
750ml bottle shared at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Black color with brown head. Roasted malty aroma, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, light coffee, dark fruits, dried fruits, wood, vanilla, alcohol. Moderate to heavy sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Full silky body with soft carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lilja (2185) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2015
Flaska från SB. Smak och doft av kaffe, bourbon, fatkaraktär, vanilj, marsipan och torkad frukt. Kärv, fin sötma, stor beska. Fina smaker i en bra balans. Gott!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
conway (2061) - - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle. Pitch black with a 1 finger mocha head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, licorice and a hint of brown sugar. Taste is a little fusel up front, giving way to oak barrel, coffee, vanilla, waffle cone and chocolate. Rich and sticky. Fantastic.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tvangsgut (5) - Figgjo, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2015 does not count
Good stout.…………............ Nice Color and smell! A. Good choise for a stout!!!! Tvangsgut

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gyllenbock (5913) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget. Black with a tan head. Nicely balanced with bourbon, coffee, malt, light vanilla and some dried fruit. Quite sweet and with a big body. A very nice beer to sip.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2004
Jet black, not a lot of head, but this beer just coats the glass with a dark brown glaze. Smell was dark fruits, chocolate, coffee, alcohol, soy and worcestershire. Smooth and vinous - mouthfeel was almost like a plum wine - especially combined with the prune juice flavors down the center of my tongue. Burnt wood edges, dark chocolate and espresso, alcohol at the back that was like whiskey. Finished oaky and dry, lingering bitterness and warmth all the way down my throat. Very good, but not earth shattering - the alcohol that kept creeping in kept this from being better. (Thanks for sharing this, Rockinout John!)


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