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Big Rock Chop House Bourbon Russian Imperial Stout
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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagunitasfan (1313) - 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 (9918) - Orange County, 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 (2807) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, 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 (2968) - 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 (3671) - Fort Worth, 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 (2524) - 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 (2350) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 2, 2011
Courtesy of markwise. Pours nice and clear mahogany with tan head. The aroma offers up yummy levels of caramel, toffee, some mild dark roasted malts and sweet malt balls. The taste is smooth yummy goodness with caramel candy mixing with burnt toffee, rich chocolate brownie, mild oak and some fabulous vanilla notes. Wow wow wow. Love this stuff. All the flavor components team up and come together wonderfully. I could, and should, drink this all night long and the next night too. Well done!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (3210) - Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2011
Thanks for Markwise for the share. This was an unbelievable beer and was amazing. Pours a dark brown with smells of chocolate, vanilla and bourbon. The flavor follows the same aroma profile.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markwise (4280) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2011
Thanks to hoppymeal for sending this one down- awesome, Derek! Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Nose is booze, roast, chocolate, mallow, toasted coconut, vanilla, bourbon, and all-around general goodness. Flavor is similar with chocolate, vanilla, toasted coconut, mallow, and smores. Balanced overall, for a 12% beer. Medium in body and full of deliciousness. This one is a home run.


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