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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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An imperial stout aged in 21 year old bourbon barrels.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisSc (255) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2014
22oz bottle into tulip. Park Rapids,MN pours very dark, no head. aroma is cocoa, coffee, alcohol. taste is bitter with sweetness underneath. palate is thick and rich. long finish. overall this beer is really nice. very rich in flavor and texture.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (2146) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Aroma is full of wood. Tannin smelling. Light chocolate. Tate is initially bitter with lots of wood. Lots and lots of alcohol warning. This tastes and feels more like a 15%

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (8987) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle @ home from trade with mista. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized dark brown head. Aroma is lovely: deep malts, deep bourbon, roasted malts, lightly a touch of alcohol, wood, slightly liquorice, a hint of vanilla. Taste malts, light to moderately roasty, wood, bourbon strongly, vanilla, a slight hint of sweetish chocolate, moderately bitter, some liquorice. Oily texture, medium to full body, soft carbonation. Very nice!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
markextrae (1322) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2014
shared bottle by a friend. poured a pitch black colour with a small mocha coloured ring, leaving a nice lacing on the side of the glass, sweet dark bakers chocolate, chocolate chip cookies, caramel, roasted malts, vanilla, oak, mocha, chocolate brownies, nice sweet complex bourbon, chocolate fugde, boy this was one tasty beer! real complex mouthfeel, very enjoyable!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
humlelala (1039) - DENMARK - DEC 5, 2014
(65 cl bottle courtesy of my beer saint Ryan, thanks a bunch! No visible BBD and I don’t think I would have cared much about it anyway) Bottle opens with a muted fizzle. Initial aroma coming from the bottle is bourbony. Served at 45 degrees fahrenheit. Poured into burgundy glass. Body appears black with a dark golden brown hue. Little head formation. Some specks of tan head floating in the middle as well as a ring at the edges of the glass. I swirl. Head regenerates somewhat leaving specks of lace around the sides of the glass. They slide back down into the glass. There’s a bigger island of toffee head in the middle of the glass. Doesn’t take long for it to emulate Atlantis though leaving behind nothing but a Nazar-eye shaped formation. In short: Weak regeneration and some fleeting lace. Aroma has notes of bourbon and a little oak with complimentary hints of coconut, vanilla and sherry. Rather fluid impression on the palate - definitely more olive oil than crude. Very soft carbonation. Body is medium heavy and there is some sweetness, which is however kept in check well by alcohol and some bitterness. Quite a sippable palate. Finish is definitely warming with flavour notes that embody bourbon, roasted malt and some sweetness. Quite good and definitely holding its own relative to the Parabola that I tried a few weeks ago thanks to the same gentleman as mentioned in the above. I raise my glass to you, sir! Girlfriend says: "It’s good. It’s very concentrated in taste."

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4708) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle shared by Ryan. Really quite delicious. Brown-black body. Beige head fades away after a few minutes. Rich and sweet, big brown sugar notes. Mollasses. Malt syrup.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gopherfan99 (615) - CROATIA - NOV 12, 2014
Pour at Happy Gnome beer dinner; black with a khaki head; aroma is dark chocolate, roasted malt, bourbon, and wood; taste is roasted malt, bourbon, vanilla, oak, toffee, light fruitiness, dark chocolate and light alcohol; has a dry bitter finish; very nice imperial stout; best beer of the night

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (7244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2014
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out huge bourbon barrels above anything, with light roast, but the bourbon totally dominates. Flavour is decadent and complex, with huge bourbon barrels that totally dominate, followed by dark fruits (raisins), and alcohol. The bourbon is huge on this, leaving little else other than the raisins and alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 6, 2014
19/X/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ Beuk’s postponed Firestone Walker and other nice beers allowed as well tasting (Brussels) - BB: n/a (2014-1232) Thanks to beuk87 for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark brown beer, small beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: cocoa powder, dark chocolate, toasted coconut, roast, bit dusty. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: lots of coffee, bit sourish, sugary, alcohol, little bitter, dried fruits. Aftertaste: bit hoppy, cocoa powder, bourbon, little bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6336) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Bomber. Pours a dark brown color with a tiny white head. A huge malty nose, almost like a dark lager with light bourbon. The flavor is awesome: huge bourbon, vanilla, oak, sugary sweet fruit. Again, not too much like a stout, I’d believe that this could be a barley wine. Huge sweet toffee and bourbon. Very good. Mellow despite being hot and big.


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