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Big Rock Chop House Bourbon Russian Imperial Stout
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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hotstuff (4861) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2008
Draft at Big Rock Chop House & Brewery.Small tan head that fully diminished, virtually no lacing, opaque, no visible carbonation, and a black hue. Nose was bourbon, alcohol, oak, dark fruits, roasty, some caramel, dark chocolate, and vanilla.Wow! It was hard getting past the aroma as it was fantastic!!The flavor was bourbon, vinuous but not overly so, malty, chocolate, caramel, roasty, vanilla, and some licorice. Smooth mouthfeel and medium-full body.Wow!! Delicious! Extremely quaffable, nicely done, enjoyable to drink, nice balance, my favorite beer of the day at this establishment, definitely will have this one again if it is available, and absolutely worthy of a try.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thedm (5608) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2008
Finally a decent beer to rate. Been a long time since I have had one as good as this. This draft brew from the brewery poured a large sized head of finely sized dark brown colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a opaque no visible carbonation and an excellent lacing. . The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and strongly tingly at the finish with a strong bourbon aftertaste. The strong flavor contained notes of hops roasted malt vinous dark malt coffee and bourbon. The vinousness was there but very well hidden. It gave me the beer shivers which to me is a sign of an excellent beer! A wonderful best in class brew. This brew makes my top 20 brews of all time list.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2008
Tap at HDG DOTD. Deep black in color with no head. Roasty oaky vanilla flavor. Caramel notes. Malty roasty bourbon flavor. Chocolatety caramel notes. . Full bodied. Wow. Very drinkable. Enjoyable beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2008
On tap at Hop Devil Grill, NYC. Nice bourbon aroma, lots of chocolate and some dark fruit. Pitch black, thin small brown head. Silky smooth impressive mouthfeel. Great balanced bourbon taste that does not overwhelm. Strong, alcohol present. Almost a little too sweet. But on the whole, a fantastic bourbon impy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2008
Tap at HDG Daze of the Devil. Pitch black beer with a thick brown head. Aroma has loads of raisin, oaky and quite rummy aroma over rich dark chocolate, raisins and plums. Flavour is great with loads of rich roasted malt, sweet licorice, and a lingering bourbony barrel character. Rich sweet palate, lingering figgy sweetness with a soft roastiness rounding it off.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2008
Tap at HDG for the strong ale fest. Probably the best beer of the day. Pours a pitch black body with a thin lasting tan head and nice lace. Aroma is tons of coffee, tobacco, and bourbon noticed from 1 ft away- nice! Sweet syrupy caramel malts, tons of chocolate, and roast, and big with the bourbon, but no real alcohol yet. More tobacco, chocolate, roasted dry acrid malts- blends really well with the moderate bourbon- and some syrupy and almsot oily licorice, tar and tobacco. Nice smooth almost oily mouthfeel with a nice warming light burn in the end. Nice BA impy stout!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2008
Tap at HDG Daze. Nice dark color. Pretty much pitch black. Aroma of crazy bourbon and alcohol. Not much else on the nose, the bourbon covers up the malt sweetness. Faint vanilla or malasses maybe but its a struggle. Taste is more smooth than I expected. A lot of bourbon but was not hot at all. Nice when warms a bit but still took me some time to drink. Very good overall.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaxxDaddy (415) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2008
Tap at HDG. Pours pitch black with no head. The aroma is a hard hit of bourbon followed by some roast. Pretty promising. Unfortunately, the bourbon element dominated this beer. Some oak and vanilla as well, though when warmed up for about 15 minutes, some chocolate finally came through. Maybe I should’ve waited another 15 minutes for this one...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2008
on tap at HDG DOTD II. Opaque black in color with a small brown head. Aroma: bourbon, chocolate, roast, vanilla in. Taste is a nice mix of bourbon, chocolate, roast, wood, vanilla, molasses and some light alcohol. Full bodied, and complex. Bourbon was very much in the forefront but didn’t completely overpower the taste. I thought this was my favorite of all the beers on tap that day.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmac (5467) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2008
Draft at HDB Daze of the Devil II. Pours a viscous solid black with a small tight chocolate brown head. Aroma is excellent with tons of bourbon booziness, vanilla, chocolate and a slight touch of wood. Medium bodied with bubbly cahmpagne like carbonation and lots of alcohol warming. Lots of bourbon coming through on the flavor with some vanilla and a slight bit of chocolate. As much as I enjoyed this the aroma was far superior to the flavor, just like how Chuck D was far superior to Flavor Flav.


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