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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bartlebier (1734) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - APR 20, 2014
(2012-US backlogged in abstinentia) Pint draught @BBC Downtown Theatre, Louisville KY 1709/2012. Vanilla and artificial oak-forward smooth rather than Imp stout, with decent bourbon notes, some cold coffee and alas that typical thin and runny brewpub mouthfeel that makes all of the forementioned bland and a bit of a chore to down.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Livendadream (119) - New Mexico, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Btl pours an opaque deep dark murky brown color with a thick creamy beige head that fades quickly leaving bits of lace on glass. Aromas of bourbon,molasses,vanilla,chocolate,dried figs and a hint of wood.Tastes of sweet toffee,baking cocoa, a bit of vanilla,oak???, bourbon, dried figs and dates. Light to medium body, smooth but watery mouthfeel, low carbonation, slight tingly finish. Its hard to believe this beer is 8.9% abv. The alcohol is hidden very well but unfortunately this beer is just way to thin. The flavors are not bold and do not pop. The stouts I like are usually chewy with lots of texture and flavor that is out of this world.This one is boring,bland and definitely unappealing.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sitzds (293) - - FEB 15, 2014
On tap at Ford’s Fish Shack in South Riding and served in a small snifter. The beer is a dark brown that’s nearly opaque, but shows some cola highlights when held to the lamp. Minimal head once it got to the table which settled to a sheen. Clearly a barrel aged beer from the aroma which is deep with vanilla and oak. There are roasted malt, molasses, and char notes as well. Taste is not exciting and leads off watery. It is moderately sweet with vanilla, molasses, and a dusting of cocoa. It is also moderately bitter on the finish with espresso, oak, char, and roasted malt flavors. A weak medium body, thin texture, moderate carbonation, and a sweet woody finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sloth (2489) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Small tan head, short lived but with fair lacing. Black color. Faint bourbony notes in the nose. Thin bodied, soft carbo. Faint bourbon flavors, roast. Lightly sweet malts, roast. Dry, bland finish. No body home! Props to neohippie2 for the bottle.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AKORN (141) - 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 (89) - 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 (81) - 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 I’m used to.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1296) - 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 (1117) - 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.


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