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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 444   ABV: 14.8%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sarro (134) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Pours a slightly red copper tinted black, but you can still see through it against light. Thin head. Smell is sweet licorice, oak, vanilla, toasted malt and wood, prunes, and figs. Taste is long lasting bourbon heat with notes of sweet chocolate, molasses, and finishes with a strong booze note. Full bodied mouthfeel with low carbonation. Dry alcohol finish. Overall, very good and a huge improvement on Batch 9000 between the mellowed aging and added barrel character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Huhzubendah (3542) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Shared with friends. Served alongside Bell’s 9000. Dark brown body with a small beige head. Aromas of toffee, molasses, bourbon, caramel malt. Super tasty. Yes, sir! Lovely flavor. Boozy in the best way. A superb beverage.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
joshwoodward (575) - - SEP 22, 2015
Delicious, but a little too sweet and boozy for my tastes (and I like sweet and boozy stouts).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
njager246 (697) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2015 Tap at hop cat, Aroma is bourbon and chocolate, the taste really explodes on this chocolate, cherry, molasses, bourbon and oak blend together beautifully. .. wow

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (6731) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Dark roasted, spice, fruit, perhaps licorice aromas. Chocolate, roasted, licorice, some booze and bourbon flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose and taste of bourbon, chocolate, alcohol soaked licorice and oak - full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (12890) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wedgie9 (2638) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9348) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (10519) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kermis (11220) - Where the wild whales are, 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.

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