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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 444   ABV: 14.8%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (6602) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle - Nice barrel notes, coconut and chocolate notes. Jet brown with a decent beige head. Chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and a long cocoa finish. Rich and very nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wedgie9 (2501) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 2, 2015
From notes. Tasted on 3/16/13 from a corked and caged 750mL bottle at our epic Bottleworks tasting with Curtis, Jedi, and crews from Knoxville and Nashville. Pours super dark brown with an average brown head that leaves thin lace. The nose is classic, very good barrel aged imperial stout with plenty of roast, coconut, vanilla, bourbon, maple, tons of caramel, and dark chocolate. The flavor is dominated by the oak and bourbon, a bit hot, with the dark chocolate malt and coffee bitterness balancing all of the sweet vanilla, maple, and caramel. The body is massive and creamy with just under average carbonation and a long bourbon barrel finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7134) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 1, 2015
75cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Sarro. Cheers Kyle! Bottle # 460/1502, batch 11580. De couleur profonde brune foncée laissant un filament doré au verre. Le col est quasi inexistant. Arôme offre de profonde notes de bourbon de de chêne. Un bouquet de mélasse est très présent ponctué par une pointe de soja. Bourbon s’ouvre au fur et à mesure avec un supplément agréable de la vanille. Un fruité noir reste dominant et le côté vanille peine à percer. Palais est super épais et très relevé avec ses presque 15%. Cette épaisseur de mélasse renforcée par une dose impressionnant de malts grillés et caramel confèrent à la bière des vertus e fruits noirs rappelant les figues et les dates. Cette pointe de soja reste également présente avec un résiduel boisé.Cette impression de lourdeur n’est pas aidée par une effervescence moyenne voire faible. Le Bourbon garde une belle part de cette bière sans vraiment marqué le coup avec le boisé, tout comme la vanille. C’est du lourd, et une bouteille qu’il est vivement conseillé de partager en 6 voire 8 personnes pas deux comme nous avons fait! Intense, complexe penchant dans l’extrême. A cote de cela, une Bourbon County Rye Vanille était sublime. Par contre avec cette version de Bell’s, l’accent prime sur cet effet des fruits noirs et de la mélasse qui à la longue sature le palais.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (4938) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle thanks to Tom. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong chocolate, dark fruit, wood. Thick mouthfeel, chocolate, roast, dark fruit, light booze, really enjoyed this one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kermis (6077) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma of bourbon qualities upfront, vanilla and boozy woody barrel, molasses, chocolate, leather, tobacco, fudge and light soy. Flavor is heavy sweet and light bitter. Warming alcohol in the finish. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deanso (6103) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2014
bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Big thanks No head or carbonation. Clear black pour. Nice bourbon notes. Very smooth. Excellent

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
orangesol (941) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Served on-tap at Pope’s Anniversary Party.

A - Pours murky dark brown with a nice one finger tall off white head, quickly dissipating down to a light film, leaving small webs of lace on the sides of the glass.

S - Smells of warm bourbon, toffee, caramel, vanilla, chocolate, oak and toasted bready malt. It definitely smells sweet but the bourbon really helps to keep it in check, awesome smell.

T - Starts off with a big sweet kick - mainly the caramel and toffee along with the vanilla chocolate combo - quickly being joined by the oak and bourbon as well as the mildly toasted malt. Finish is pretty sweet with some mild heat, lingering long after the finish.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Sweet, slick feel with some oak tannins and boozy dryness lingering long after the finish. Not as boozy as I expected it to be.

O - I had wanted to try this one since the day they announced it and I have to say it really did not disappoint. The base flavors are still there and the bourbon complements them very well. I would love to try this one again in the future and see how well it ages.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ataraxia (407) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Very dark ruby brown, translucent, with beige lacing. Charred oak, vanilla, sticky molasses, figs, pear, dark fruits, unsweetened chocolate, licorice, and some soy sauce. Taste is a heavy bittersweet flavor. Smooth, a bit oily, full-bodied, and decently carbed. Long bitter finish with moderate booziness

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
seymour (1561) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - APR 29, 2014
Shared at Ehren’s backyard bottle share, thanks! Poured from 12oz bottle into a sampler glass, dark brown with tan foam. Bready, toasty, roasty, definitley boozy, hints of hardwood, vanilla, molasses, black liquorice. Full bodied, well-balanced, medium carbonation. Lingering complex aftertaste. Delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2014
75cl, Bottle 491/1502, no mention of ABV, as Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9000, new exclusive American brew Anno 2012, thx alot to Dirk for sharing!, very complex brew, alcoholic/spicy/sweet and slightly roasted/fruity, yet not too heavy, very balanced, hazy, nearly no head, top class!, yet very expensive!, WOW!


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