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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Named after the patron saint of Barley’s, this is a big Imperial Stout that pushes alcohol to the State limit of 12%. If you can get it in the cask or firkin, you’ll be experiencing the joy of barrel-contioned ale--conditioned in a retired Jack Daniel’s barrel. Perfect autumn sipping ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stoutchap (416) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Cask at Barley’s Smokehouse. Opaque deep brown - with the barest of mahogany notes, a persistent foamy tan head. Tar, malt, and a little alcohol. Most unique Imperial I’ve had in quite some time. The traditional notes are there - roasted malts, tar, and coffee - buried somewhere in the middle. The overwhelming note is somewhat acidic and reminiscent of a strong wine. Ends with a bit of an alcohol note (although very subdued). Very interesting and tasty - although not you’re traditional flavor for and Imp. Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2008
Growler from Schroppfy - thanks! Nice looking dark brown color with almost no head. Aroma is thick with bourbon, oak, vanilla, and chocolate. Flavor has a little coffee, chocolate, and way too much bourbon. The subtle oak notes and vanilla that should be there are overwhelmed by the whiskey taste - is it due to the Jack Daniels barrel (I think Weyerbacher uses them too and they are sometimes overdone too). Good effort, just tone down the whiskey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeweyDell (159) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2007
On cask at Barley’s Smokehouse. Very dark color, lasting dense tan head, beautiful lacing... very appetizing-looking. Aroma is woody, chocolatey, sweet. Taste is much more powerful... lots of bourbon, oak, chocolate, alcohol. Almost like a Scotch Ale in it’s sweetness, a little overpowering with the bourbon flavor. Nice beer, unique... just a bit too much for me. P.S. This was my 100th rated beer... I felt like I was accomplishing something great, and I got NO MUSIC. I am a failure as a beer rater.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 9, 2007
Cask at the smokehouse. Pours black with a nice compact tan colored head and a large stream of bubbles rising to the top. Nice appearance. Aroma is bourbon. I literally could not pick out any beer characteristics in the nose. If I were blindfolded I would think I’m smelling a shot of whiskey. Taste is also straight bourbon. The mouthfeel is nice and silky and creamy but the taste is all bourbon. Certainly the most whiskey-infused beer I’ve ever tasted. Too much for its own good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Cask. Pours dark brown almost black, but some light passes through, with hardly any tan colored head. Aroma is oak, bourbon, soem coffee, roast and chocolate, but those flavors are hard to pick out over the bourbon. Flavor is mostly bourbon and oak, with some chocolate and roast notes coming through as it warms. Palate is medium to full bodied, mildly carbonated, finishes warm and bourbony. Huge let down, I was expecting good things based on what everyone said about the tap version. On cask the boubon flavor is way overwhelming and renders this beer useless, even as it warms to basically room temp, the stout flavors hardly penetrate the bourbon. Big disappointment!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Saint Joan’s Revenge
Date: 10/23/2006
Mode: Growler
Source: Tasting

black, whispy beige head, light fruity malt aroma with a touch of roasted malts, creamy body, rich malt flavor, slight sweetness, nice ripe dark fruit character, touch of roasted, light bitter finish

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bgburdman9 (857) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2007
This was really flavorful and it actually seemed like it may have been aged in a some sort of wine barrel from the vinous notes it gave off. Was not as dark as other imperial stouts but i had no idea this was 12%. I drank this down really fast. Flavor had some chocolate notes, maybe some whiskey, dark fruity vinous notes. Very tastey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2007
Had at Barley’s Mini Real Ale Fest 2007! This beer was truly bizare! Very strong smell of whisky up front. Taste of chocalate and some sweet coffee. Very thin. Drinkable, but the flavor was just a bit too intense for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2007
Pour is black with a thin brown head...smell is sweet and roasty with lots of sweet chocolate flavors...some earth fruit sweetness too...sweet and chocolatey...seemed a little overly sweet...alcohol not really obvious though...but it still seems a touch one sided...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 20, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2007 Sampled from a growler on 11/1/06: Pours a viscous opaque black with a thin, frothy, wispy-lacing light tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate and sugar plums with some sweet caramel complexity. Body starts with a thick, sweet dark caramel maltiness and plum and raisin complexity toward a slightly warming, dark fruity, milk chocolate finish. Well-balanced, smooth and enjoyable.

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