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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2010
12oz bottle. Poured a dark black color with a smaller sized tan head. Aromas of wood, some earthiness, roast, chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon. Tastes of wood, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, and dark fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 28, 2010
Thanks to hopdog for sharing this rare beer. Pours a very deep brown with a medium creamy/bubbly tan head. Aroma of bourbon, toffee, chocolate, dark fruits, vanilla and oak. Flavor of bourbon, vanilla, oak, chocolate and toffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thirdeye11 (5816) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2011 (Bottle marked 11/09 thanks to blutt59) Pours jet black with tan bubbles. Nose of vanilla, coffee, and sweet chocolate. Taste of bakers chocolate, caramel, cream, cocoa, with a thick and sweet finish with a moderate amount of bitterness. Slightly syrupy too. Rating: 8-4-7-3-15

(12oz bottle from the brewer - Re-Rate! deep ruby/brown with a ring of tan bubbles. Nose of rich maple, waffles, bourbon, rich chocolate. Taste of alcohol, maple, waffles, bourbon, rich chocolate, very decadent! Vanilla here too, so complex and flavorful. Thick body, coffee, vanilla, well carbonated, and an absolutely spot-on palate finish. Age has really done wonders for this beer. Now the 2009 vintage I would rate as: 8-4-8-5-17

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (5025) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2010
bottle marked 11/09 thanks to blutt59. black with an espresso head. bourbon, vanilla, roasted malts and more vanilla. great thickness with a nice vanilla/bourbon flavor with chocolate and roasted malts as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 16, 2010
Bottle marked 11/09 thanks to blutt59. Pours with no head over a deep brown body. Aroma of bourbon, alcohol and wet wood. Spicy wood, chocolate and some tar. Taste is coffee, wood, chocolate and alcohol. Syrupy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11586) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2009
’05 BA Got the Rocks RIS-12oz bottle @Pauls Gathering-pours no head and black color. Aroma is bourbon, lots of wood, dark malt-dry molasses, eathy. Taste is sweet dark malt, bourbon, lots of wood, molasses, earthy, alcohol hot, dark fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (8343) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2010 Bottle thanks to Sean! Pours black with a wooden brown head. Aroma has dark malts with notes of dark grain and chocolate with an underlying bourbon note. Flavor begins with dark malts, mainly coffee and chocolate, and a bourbon note grows through the finish. Nice and thick on the tongue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Bottle at Paul’s tasting. Deep dark black with a thin tan head. Huge bourbon and plums and caramel. Big boozy finish loaded with plums and prunes. Huge warming alcohol and chocolate and coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BBB63 (6474) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 3, 2009
Aug 2, 2007 MiBGF 07: Opaque with a excellent oily film on the sample cup. The aroma abounds with liquorice, molasses, smoke, bittersweet bakers chocolate, and a hint of bourbon and vanilla beans. The taste is a tour de force with a huge fruity character (mostly fig) supported by anise in the forefront followed by heavy notes of chocolate and vanilla finishing with a dash of smoke and coffee. Oh wait a minute and you will even find a brief moment of piney hops and acidity. YUMMY! The mouth feel is lush, oily and oh so dangerously drinkable for a big Impy. It goes big without making you gasp for air. It is a wonderful work of art I wish I could have a growler of. Almost all you would ever want for an Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2009
Thick motor oil pour with a thin dark tan head. Thick sweet molasses and coffee aroma with fruity berry notes. Sweet with milky and creamy caramel, coffee, and toffee.

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