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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2011
Bottle. Poured a deep rich black with a large light brown frothy head that lasted about 3/4 of the way though the glass and produced some really excellent lacing. The aroma was strong of burnt dark chocolate malts, a medium leathery yeast with notes of roasted coffee, molasses, some chared oak and a mild dose of bourbon with a hint of vanilla. It tasted, (WOW) pretty awesome with a nice bitter coffee flavor from the onset and then slowly maturing into a nice chocolate, molasses, coffee medley with an ever so slight whiskey finish. Mouthfeel was kind of bold but not as full as I would have thought, more medium than full in body. The texture was absolutly smooth and creamy with a flat carbonation. Overall an outstanding stout, although I would have like a little more body and a tad more of the bourbon flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (2918) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mbgrayson (572) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jackl (5059) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewMstr (103) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (9263) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricyclist (918) - 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 (5066) - 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 (4170) - 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 (5136) - 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 (2511) - 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.

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