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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Our special version of Imperial Stout, aged for 28 months in Old Heaven Hill 14 year-old bourbon barrels for our 15th anniversary celebration.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ataraxia (370) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Opaque, almost black, thin beige head. Chocolate, fudge, roasted malts, a bit of cloying vanilla, plum, brown sugar, and oak. Taste is bittersweet with a good amount of bourbon heat, smoke, and wood. Thinner in body as expected of Central Waters stouts, average carb, but lacking in smoothness. Finish is more bitter, woody, and a little astringent.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
budznsudz (557) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Dark cola like pour. Zero head. Strong bourbon and wood aroma with a hint of vanilla. Taste is sweet bourbon, vanilla, caramel, ash, roasted malt, and wood. Beautiful representation of the style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (3170) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle thanks to demmbonz, shared with friends. Pour is deep ruby black with minimal head, brown, and just a bit of lacing. Aroma is quite bourbon forward, with strong chocolate and vanilla overtones as well. Flavor is medium sweet, medium bitter, lots of vanilla, cocoa, oak, dark roasted malts, bourbon. Some astringency present, and a bit hot. Full body, low carbonation. Nice Stuff.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Huhzubendah (2553) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 1, 2014
I acquired this recently via trade. Very excited to try this, based on the rave reviews. typical big stout appearance. Near black with an oily beige head. Fantastic aroma. Bourbon and oak in abundance. Vanilla, chocolate, roast. Dark chocolates and bourbon. So smooth. Just silky on the palate and teeming with flavor. Beautifully balanced. Dangerously easy to drink. Mild warmth in the finish. I understand the high review average. This beer rocks.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4610) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle @ The HUGE Tasting. Cheers to Bruce for the pour. The appearance is deep brown with a tight dark brown head. Burnt cinnamon brownies on the nose. Accents of spicy cinnamon and boozy charred wood. Flavors of strong coffee. Spiced chili chocolate, more caramel. A bit thin on the body, soft carbonation. Solid.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ICEatALAMO (940) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle. The pour is a dark brown. The aroma is nice sweet bourbon, very nice. The taste is sweet bourbon and very nice. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (8727) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle at MENTAL Friday, big thanks to Bruce, 03/01/14. Extremely ark mahogony brown with a moderately appointed light tan head that thins to a swirl. Nose is dark toffee fudge, light roast, earthy cocoa, bourbon suggestion. Taste comprises dark chocolate, toffee fudge, nutty, light bourbon strokes, light spice. Full bodied, fine carbonation, sweet closure with booze evident. Ok impy but thought the booze could have been better integrated, it stands out a little too much for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2014
3rd January 2013
Mega tasting at Bruce’s pad. Another Brucie bonus! Clear deep amber - brown beer. Small pale tan head. Palate is light and dry and crispy. Little bit pissed now! Fruity bourbon. Dark fruits. Barrel induced vanilla. Bourbon spice in the finish. Nice!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6871) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle thanks to the host at the super-massive-mega tasting. It pours near black with a thick light tan head. The nose is toasty, cocoa, earth, plenty of vanilla, wood and coconut. The taste is smooth, roasty, earth, bourbon, wood, toast, spice, warming alcohol, rich chocolate, burnt toffee and brown sugar. Medium+ body and fine carbonation. Smooth and slick. A bit clunky and sweet, but solid enough.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maneliquor (3116) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle at the big tasting. Finally moved up to the table with the big boys. Big thanks to the host once again for this barrel aged goodness. Pours black with a small tan head. Nose is big vanilla bean and very woody with light spice and milk chocolate. Bourbon is quite in your face as you would expect being aged for that long. Taste is white chocolate and milky vanilla, loads of dark fruits, aniseed and light roast. Quite bourbon forward and it gives you a good kick of the ABV. Considering the amount of time in the barrels, this has been done very well. Nice stuff


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