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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AKORN (126) - Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2014 Very dark color with almost no head. Definite smell of bourbon, chocolate and vanilla. Almost a Port wine aroma mixed in as well. Wood, bourbon, sweet taste, lite chocolate with good carbonation. This is a medium bourbon taste well balanced and I enjoyed this brew. A great beer

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Syndicate (72) - Idaho, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Poured a thin white head. Great nose of oak and light bourbon. Tasted it and all my hopes were dashed. Extremely thin with slight vanilla and raisin.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
boisebeerguy (75) - boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 10, 2014
12 oz bottle. The nose is of vanilla and malt. The flavor though is very light and thin. Slight coffee and oak flavor. Definitely not the type of stout Im used to.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1160) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2013
12oz bottle from Roof Brothers in Paducah, via ck1. Thanks bro! Pours black with a foamy brown head leaving some lacing. Aroma has cocoa, vanilla, molasses and some grape. Taste is of light sweet choc, light grape, caramel and faint oak. Medium bodied, dry and somewhat sweet - almost no alcohol presence. Finishes sweetly bitter and short. Now can understand why a bourbon barrel brew would not be an imperial.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
perldood (1) - - DEC 24, 2013 does not count
Disguised as a good stout... Pleasant aroma, mellow flavor that hits the right notes, thin head but nice color... Way, way too thin... And I prefer a less chewy beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tnkw01 (1021) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Tap. Deep dark color. Not much head. Aroma is burnt grains, vanilla, bourbon, slight coffee and chocolate. Taste is vanilla, roasted grains. Really good and tasty.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
chinchill (1602) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2013
12 oz bottle with bottled date notched of April 2013. Solid pssffft upon prying the tap, and the oversized bubbly head both suggest an over-carbonated stout. Given the appearance, the aroma suggests this could be an infected bottle: it smels dank and sour. There is a hint of bourbon and maybe the dank is just from the oak barrel. ... (sips)... Definitely over-carbonated. Well, its drinkable, barely, at best. ... (a few more sips) ... actually, I think Id rather pour this out and have a good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2013
On tap at GTMW 2013. Dark brown with ruby lowlights and a thin brown crown. Aroma of toasted malts, chocolate, oak, vanilla and bourbon. Taste is dominated by the vanilla with chocolate, light oak and roasted malts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1358) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Draft->taster at BBB Fest-Nashville. Pours near black with medium tan head. Smoke, roasted malt, bourbon, ash. Pretty good, but lacks depth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayseo (24) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Near black. Small tan head. A little lacing. Malty, chocolate, A little bourbon flavor the correct amount. a True stout drinker might look like this beer because it is a little thin but I like it a lot because it is well balanced and no aftertaste


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