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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sitzds (318) - - FEB 15, 2014
On tap at Fordís Fish Shack in South Riding and served in a small snifter. The beer is a dark brown thatís 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricyclist (802) - Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Not a bad offering at all. A little light in body for sure, but itís got a nce flavor. The aroma is caramel and roast mostly but definitely has some dark berry-like fruit notes. Flavor follows, including the berries, but that could be a mental thing. Itís easy drinking for an imperial stout, almost too easy, but itís still good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4983) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Bottle shared by a friend. Darkest brown in color with a thin beige head. Malty nose with notes of bourbon, chocolate and licorice. Malty flavor with bourbon and chocolate before a roasty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (4003) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Fudge and oats with subdued bourbon accents. Mahogany, thick tan head, fair retention no lacing. Bourbon is more assertive on the front of the palate, but gives way to roasted malt notes and coffee. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5039) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a medium sized foamy brown head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was bourbon, coconut, chocolate syrup and sweet vanilla. The flavor was bitter and roasty with notes of coconut, vanilla, bourbon and marshmallow. Medium length finish. Moderately full bodied.The alcohol was well contained. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (2173) - Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Tap @ Bluegrass: Almost black with dark brown trim, a thin khaki collar outlines the top of the brew. Aroma with some mild roasted malts, toasted nuttiness, faint wood & a definitive, albeit not overpowering tannic presence. A touch of vanilla (maybe from the barrel) with a touch of ash. Flavor is sweeter than expected; some lightly syrupy molasses notes, dark cocoa, a bit of vanilla, overly roasted coffee beans, & some slight boozy oak towards the finish for a touch of robustness. Aftertaste mouth coating of dry coffee grounds & mild wood. A tad thin but pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
malrubius (1811) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 5, 2014
From old notes - bottle at a tasting -- Black with ring head. Bourbon chocolate woody aroma. Chocolate mild dark fruit sweetness woody bourbon finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (2031) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Nose is woody, slight mints. black with a light brown head. taste is more stout than barrel, a dark chocolate almost dark roast coffee flavor, but with a touch of booze, but very faint. meh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fitwitchik (360) - USA - SEP 27, 2014
Poured from a bottle into a snifter deep auburn brown with a thin white head. Aroma is roasted coffee bourbon. Flavor is initially fantastic. Caramel, brown sugar, bourbon, roasted malts but fades quickly. Maybe its an older bottle (?) Absolutely no booziness here for a 8.9%. Moderate carbonation thin to the mouth. Would like to try again with a fresh brew-not a bad brew at all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Palidor19 (2987) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Nice and dark with a small, decent amount of nutty, and dark malts. No hop bitterness and only a mild carbonated fizz, still good and still strong to drink careful ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"via Thomassova. Christened the new house with this brew. Looks good on the pour. The aroma and flavor is significantly different than most barreled stouts iíve had. Not a good thing really, but not bad either. Less booze, vanilla, and bourbon. More chocolatey, smoke, and a hint of tang which I though took away from an otherwise excellent brew. The luscious, smooth feel was the beers strong point."

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