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Big Rock Chop House Bourbon Russian Imperial Stout
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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2011
12oz bottle huge thanks to thirdeye11 - 2009 vintage. Dark near black pour with a slight tan head. Huge bourbon aroma with roasted malt, maple, and lots of chocolate. Bit of alcoholic heat but crazy drinkable at 12% - flavors of wood, vanilla, and fudge.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (3163) - Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2011
Growler generously shared by Sean at 3F. Dark brown pour with a mocha head. Big bourbon nose. All kinds of smooth bourbon, dark roasted malts, baker’s chocolate, a little bitterness (maybe from the hops), and some molasses flavors. Good stuff, thanks IIB.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (5194) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2011
Bomber thanks to the sarro crew. Appearance: Black pour with no head. Aroma: Lots of molasses, chocolate and vanilla, slightly diacetyl and fudge. Taste: Quite sweet, lots of molasses. Generic big stout. Palate: Heavy bodied, med carbonation and creamy. Overall: good stout but I didn’t find the bourbon.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagunitasfan (1322) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 9, 2011
I do believe it was dak who set me up with this 09 bottle. Lots of tobacco and high boozy alcohol. Not much head or lace. Taste sharp alcohol sweetness bite. Malty and sharp. Not one of those smooth mellow stouts. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (14530) - San Leandro, California, USA - OCT 8, 2011
A: The beer pours almost black in color with a small off-white head. S: Absolutely smells like a glass of bourbon. Intense bourbon and booze aroma with a bit of vanilla and oak. There is a bit of actual roast and dark chocolate to it, too. T: The flavor is fairly intensely bourbony/boozy, too. There is a strong dark fruit aroma, mostly from the booze. A bit of charred oak and vanilla, and some booze. There is just a little bit of roasted malt and chocolate. And booze. M: Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. O: Definitely boozy, but pretty decent flavors and aromas.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (4324) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2011
(Courtoisie de JulienHuxley, brassin 2005, embouteillé en 2008) Le liquide a une robe brune très foncée traversée par des reflets rouges. Aucune construction mousseuse n’est observée. Le nez de cette bière est fait de notes chocolatées qui rappellent le fudge. La barrique s’exprime avec délicatesse : le fût donne des fruits et de la vanille tandis que le bourbon enrobe le parfum des grains rôtis. La bouche est similaire avec un mélange intéressant de malts rôtis, de chocolat, de toffee, de vanille et de petits fruits rouges. La sensation sur le palais est bien plaisante : le liquide a une certaine viscosité avec un pétillement très bas et une texture sirupeuse. La finale se fait davantage sur des notes de fût que sur une amertume de grains rôtis. Une belle chaleur s’installe aussi sur la langue.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodenbach99 (3759) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2011
Bouteille version 2005, merci Patrick et Julien. Bière brune avec des reflets rouges. Il n’y a pas de mousse sur cette bière. Le nez est fruité, vanillé avec des arômes de mélasse. Le bourbon est présent et joue les second violon. La bouche a une texture d’enfer. Le liquide est crémeux, sirupeux même. Les saveurs de bourbon sont agréables. Un vrai succès.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (4086) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2011
#3100! Bottle courtesy thirdeye11. 2011 batch. Pours a very dark brown that shades on maroon when held to the light. Aroma is of peanut butter, dark malts, dark chocolate. Flavor is roasted notes, lots of spicy alcohol, peanut butter again, And some pretty intense alcohol flavors.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Bottle from thirdeye11. Dark pour with a light brown head. Aroma is alcohol, chocolate, wood, and vanilla. Taste is vanilla up front, chocolate, lots of roast, and dark chocolate.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrob21 (3163) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 4, 2011
12oz 2009 vintage. Really glad I’m getting a shot at this since it is put together really well. Not so much bourbon that you feel like you are drowning in it, maybe that has to do with the age. Nice vanilla added to the overall experience though which is a good addition. More on the toffee gooey chocolate side of things with the stout part of this. Soy sauce and raisin aroma. Roasty malt and a little bit of heat on the finish. All of it is very smooth though and I need to force myself to take some time with it unless I down it and get drunk.


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