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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.99/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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Belgian Imperial Stout matured 9 & 21 months in bourbon barrels. 15%/alc vol. Conditioned in 12oz custom capped bottles and gift boxed. Only 40 cases produced, released at our pub only every other year.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (3875) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Thanks JCB. Light pour with one finger of tan head. Rich nose, raisiny, dark fruit, alcohol, prune, dark chocolate. Rich flavor with lots of prune, alcohol, burnt coconut, molasses, burnt sugar, and a medium full body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Thanks to JCB for sharing. Near black thin pour. Raisin, prune, port, hazelnut, and chocolate on nose. added fig and vanilla. Sweet. Thin palate. Great for a small pour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3340) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2013
12oz bottle. Thanks to Todd for sending our way... Pours a dark cola-ey pour, thin with reddish edges and not all that much of head while topped with a minimal film of head... Aroma of ash papery malt forward bomb. Aged for the most part with tootsie roll and nutty chocolate malt notes... Flavors are more of the same. Sweeter with tootsie roll chocolate notes. Somewhat flimsy body but nicer after warming. Not that deserving of the higher ratings but still nice regardless..

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3869) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2013
Bottle, thanks Kan! Pours black no head. Aroma is smokey, ash, metallic. Flavors sharp barrel notes, ashy cigar character, sweet plums. Really thinned out.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nimbleprop (4200) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Batch 1, 12oz bottle. Pours a translucent black with some wispy, beige head. Nose of cake icing, marshmellow, coconut, light wood, light malt, some vanilla, cakey. Flavor is sweet, vanilla, coconut, a lot of toasted marshmellow, birch sap, brown sugar, caramel. Sweet, but really smooth, finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 23, 2013
12oz bottle, thanks nimbleprop. Small beige head atop cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, molasses, roast, some raisin, alcohol, grapefruit, light milk chocolate. Taste is sweet, molasses, milk chocolate, some alcohol. Low carbonation, sitcky full body.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
biggirlpanties (155) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 1, 2013
355mL shared with GT2. Clear, deep brown pour. Weaker head, no thick foam. Nose is hazelnut oatmeal chocolate chip cookie. Taste is maple syrup and cinnamon. Palate is sweeter, not cloying/sticky. Overall was really nice for a dessert beer. I really liked this one!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (7898) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 1, 2013
355mL 2011 ed thanks to writerljberg. Pours deep sepia, clear, bubbles, no head formation. Nose is heavy bourbon barrel, woody, rich coconut, macadamia, buttered french toast, hazelnut ganache, yellow rum cake. Woah. Sharp impending alcohol like Baileys or Kalhua liquor. Slight Phenols detract. Taste is hazelnut cookie, oatmeal, praline, thick buttery baked goods. Very dessert heavy, no balancing bitterness, but in a 6oz sample it is quite enjoyable. Palate is a bit powdery, dry, chalky. But not cloying.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (9944) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Thanks for the bottle, Luke! Pours black as night with a dense tan head. Heavy roasted malt initially with lots of burnt sugar, dark chocolate, dark fruit, and vanilla. A light wood aroma and some mild bourbon. A hint of spice in there as well. The flavor is definitely on the sweet side with lots of sugar, molasses, vanilla, fruit. Good bourbon notes, slight oakiness, and a good bit of roast do balance out the sweetness fairly well. Very little, if any, alcohol presence.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
writerljberg (489) - Oregon, USA - AUG 9, 2012
25cL glass at Beermongers. 2011 ívintageí. A: Pitch black with a surprisingly creamy head. There are some medium legs for this one. N: Chocolate, caramel, vanilla, and oak. Thereís definitely some licorice and anise in here. And oh, yeah, I can smell the alcohol. I know for a fact that itís better integrated in the bottle, but Iím reviewing the tap here. T: Oh boy..lots of Belgian candi sugar, alcohol, licorice and chocolate. Heavy dark fruits such as prune and blackberry. Lots and lots of Belgian yeast. Super sweet and very much a Belgian stout. M: Highly carbonated and a medium to thin mouthfeel. Not really impressed here, though it fits with the Belgian yeast. So Iíll average what I want and what it probably should get for the yeast it uses. O: A lot of people really seem to like this one, but Iím not terribly onboard. Itís an extremely sweet confection, which if youíre looking for that, will fit nicely, but for me, Iím hoping this one changes as it ages in my remaining bottles.


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