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RATINGS: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Draught at the brewpub. Pours a thin dark brown without much head. Nose is vanilla, oak, chocolate, sugar, and a hint of roast. Tastes the same, but super sweet and one-dimensional. One would think this would be better.


2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
climberbob (227) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle. Dark w not much head at all. Good aroma. Oak & vanilla notes. Looks and smells good but watery and thin flavor. A bit disappointing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
sigh_borg (85) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Pours solid dark brown with small head that disappears quickly. Aroma is roasted malt, some bourbon/whiskey, vanilla. Taste is the same; not anything new coming through on the palate. Incredibly thin and disappears almost immediately from the palate. Mouthfeel is all wrong for an Imperial Stout. Overly carbonated. Not awful but the mouthfeel is so thin that itís not really pleasurable to drink. I regret buying a 4-pack of this. Maybe Iíll cook with it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (2946) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Pour tar black with a foamy light tan head. Aroma of grass, some roasted malt, and caramel. Vanilla, caramel flavor with some roasted malt, and hint of wood and some bourbon. Overly carbonated. Thin body-more like a porter. Decent beer, but still the worst bourbon-barrel aged imperial stout Iíve ever heard.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mbgrayson (576) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Pours very dark brown, with thin tan head. Aroma is malty, with notes of wood. Tastes of a solid stout, with a hint of whiskey barrel. Not very complex, and a light on body. This is a decent stout, and worth trying. However, less complex than most imperials, and the barrel aging is weak. Canít go íthumbs upí on this one.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jackl (5194) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle @ Home. Deep brown with a very frothy white head. Nose is bizarrely lemony. Pissy caramel and boiled grain. Taste is strongly acidic. Somethingís gone wrong. Lemon and caramel. Very thin and unappealing. Underweight, overly fizzy. A total mess.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewMstr (106) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Black stout and bourbon! What a combination! Bottle from the new house from a trip to Louisville, great bar good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (9433) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Keg at Beer Run, 11/18/14. Somehow I never rated this despite it being in regular rotation for years at my most frequented bar. Pours a clear dark red with a thin frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, mild roasted malt. The taste is roasted malt, chocolate, nuts, cherries, vanilla, whiskey. Medium bodied, low carbonation, slightly too sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricyclist (953) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (5080) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (4216) - 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.


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