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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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2011
bottle at ccb tasting. poured brown/black with a tan head. aroma and flavor were fudge, chocolate, oak, and bourbon. body was medium with soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (4170) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2011
This poured a dark brown color with a smaller tan head. Aroma was lots of bourbon, as well as sweet chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor was also very bourbon forward, roasted malts and chocolate are there, seems to be a little bit of diacytle hiding underneath the bourbon but still a nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10409) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Draft sample at MBGWF 2011. Poured black color with an average brown head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy sweet chocolate, bourbon, wood and vanilla aroma. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted sweet bourbon flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of long duration. This is a standout smooth brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (5260) - Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2011
12 oz. bottle 2009 vintage. Pours black with a medium sized tan head. The aroma had a big dose of chocolate with bourbon, vanilla and wood. The flavor was more chocolate and roasted malt, bourbon, vanilla and wood. This had a nice balance to all of the flavors. I would love another shot at this.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RyanMM (411) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Bottle, 2010 Vintage, consumed October 2010.

Black, opaque. Lots of vanilla, oak, milder chocolate and coffee on the nose. Surprisingly light on the palate. Good carbonation. Slight soy note. Moderate, lingering tart and bitterness on the finish, along with a peppery note. Thinner mouthfeel, savory. Really freaking good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2010
12 oz bottle; 2010 vintage; thanks to flandersned for the trade; pours thin, dense black with trace tan head; sweet bourbon and vanilla on the nose mixed with heavy charred malt; quite sweet and roasty; texture is smooth, flat and medium heavy mouthfeel; lots of barrel, but not overwhelming; quite hot and sweet though on the finish; more bitter and astringent the more I drink

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2010
12oz bottle, dated 11/09, courtesy of iceicebaby on BA. thanks, sean! pours black with a thin, bubbly cap of brown foam and light rings of clay colored yeast. aroma is great with massive bourbon initially that mellows slowly allowing notes of soy, cigar smoke, dark chocolate, and light coffee to emerge with hints dark fruits and toasted wood. flavor is damn tasty as well but actually a bit tame (in a good way) after the aroma with smooth, woody barrel notes, mildly tart dark fruits, and roasted malts up front backed by light coffee, cocoa, and sweet, vanilla cake batter with hints of toasted coconut as it warms. palate is smooth and medium bodied with light carbonation and a pleasant boozy warmth without being "hot". overall, a very nice barrel aged imperial stout. lucky to have tried it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mattmc1973 (477) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Draft sample at the Michigan Brewers Guild Fall Fest. Listed as "Flying Buffalo Bourbon Stout". Filled to the top of my tasting cup, biggest sample I had all day! Black with reddish-brown tinge and frothy tan head. Aroma of huge bourbon, wood, roasted malt, chocolate, toffee, and dark fruits. Taste is roasty and bitter, with some sweetness, and lots of bourbon. Creamy and oily mouthfeel. Pretty good!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1164) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Got to try a bottle of this a while back thanks to, "hannont". I think it was an ’06. Colour... absolute darkness with no head! Nose... soy sauce, BBQ sauce and roasty malt. Palate... LOADS of dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, hints of Bourbon and a looooong sweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2010
Another rarity from hoppymeal. Pours an oily black with a bubbly tan head that recedes to a small collar and leaves some legs along the sides. The aroma is definitely dominated by the bourbon up front. There is also lots of dark roasted malts, bakers chocolate and some sweet vanilla. The taste is also big on bourbon and vanilla with less of the underlying beer showing through. It’s definitely sweet and boozy. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and extremely slick with the bourbon barrel character dominating. Bakers chocolate and toasted black malts are hiding out under the bourbon. Serious alcohol burn going down. This is a bourbon bomb of a beer with the taste starting and finishing with bourbon with only a bit of imperial stout in between. As a bourbon lover, I like it, but as a beer lover I could use a bit more balance.


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