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Bootleggers Imperial Phoenix
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
This is a pilot batch of "Imperial" Black Phoenix with a higher gravity, extra chipotle peppers, as well as the new additions of black pepper and some smoked malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 14, 2015
On tap at their place on 5/8/2015. Called "Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout." I believe this is it. Pours dark brown with a thin mocha head. Aroma is oak and chocolate and bourbon. Slightly try. Interesting. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (3244) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle. Black with tan head. Rich roasty aroma of licorice and chocolate. Taste of vanilla, coconut, licorice, roasty. Sweet. Nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (9998) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle thanks to Craig. It pours darkest brown with a small tan head. The nose is rich, roasty, coconut, vanilla, toasty, candy, wood and light smoke. The taste is bitter-sweet, roasty, treacle, caramel, light spice, coffee, pepper, alcohol and light smoke with a dry, spiced finish. Med+ body and fine carbonation. Rather tasty actually. Mighty decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (18513) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle at home... Deep black... Thin tan lacing.... Dark roast... Dark malts... Soft chocolate roast... Deep dark roast... Light chilli.. Light toffee malts... Light licorice

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Getbetter (983) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - SEP 8, 2012
From bottle, very dark brown, thick body, Chocolate is the first note that hits me then pepper, sweet, no head, rich.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (4898) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Bottle courtesy of a kind soul at the Tampa Weekly Tasting. Pours a stout brown with a tan head. Nose is roasted malts, slight earthy peppers, chocolates, and earth. Flavor is similar- roast, chocolate, peppers, and earth with coffee. Medium in body and interesting overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcartamdg (2573) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Pours dark black with no head. Aroma of dark chocolate and coffee. Taste follows. Not bad, there is an off taste there that turns me off. Not my favorite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (8121) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 20, 2012
Draught at the brewery. Bigger pepper and coffee character compared to the Brandy barrel aged version, though not as smooth and creamy. Still a nice beer, though for me the additives were a bit much.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ChiefBeer12 (81) - Irvine, California, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Bottle. Perfect aroma. Has chocolate milk, bourbon, wood, smoke, hints of bacon. My only complaint on the opaque black brown appearance is the head is fairly thin (possibly I effed up the pour in my excitement to drink it). The flavors are incredible and change as the beer warms. It starts off as mostly coffee, bacon, smoke and chocolate with some spice. As it warms the bourbon and spice become more apparent. The finish goes on and on and on... It’s coffee, spice, chocolate, bourbon, wood, bacon... And orgy of flavors - I’m bitter I have only one more bottle!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ANGRYCPA (50) - - MAY 1, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2012 22 oz bottle. Strong bourbon nose with some maple overpowering all else. Pours a jet black with no head at all. Flavor is smoke, black licorice, coffee, and booze before finishing with some bite from the chipotle peppers. Pretty heavy stuff, par for the course from an imperial, Chiefbeer12 is getting my second bottle.

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