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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   ABV: -
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An imperial stout aged in 21 year old bourbon barrels.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1348) - Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle; Pour is murky brown with a modest, fine bubbled khaki head into this snifter. It leads to a light haze, ringing the glass nicely - the ring retains well here. Thereís some light spotting presence. The nose is cacoa nibs , moving to dark fruits, bourbon barrel presence is quite nice. Caramel and brown sugar moves to feint booze. This is.... what Iíve always wanted out of the run of the mill central waters releases. The robust version that I felt was possible is here. The flavor profile is initial cream, bourbon barrel, dark fruits, brown sugar, moving to some bittering hop presence, with more cacoa nibs and caramel - Itís silky, thereís feint vanilla, but the barrel treatment masks the abv well here. What a terrific treat.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6011) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Thanks hopscotch: Was worried that this would be a bourbon bomb and while you do indeed get plenty of barrel notes there is a lovely aged character that I like. Good chocolate covered walnut and dark bread too. Aggressive brash mouth feel that is not too heavy nor rich but just right tonight. Perhaps the best stout I ever had from the land of cheese heads.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Experiment_Ale (992) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2014
At my place with friends thanks to TXBadger. Pours black with thin head. Aroma is fantastic complex roasted malts, complex bourbon, rich and smooth. Taste is delicious chocolate malt goodness, complex bourbon that is perfectly crafted. This stuff is the shit.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TXBadger (1334) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Pours black like oil with khaki colored head. Dark chocolate, bourbon, oak, roasted malt, and caramel notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more dark chocolate notes, very complex, very good. Great imperial stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8184) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle at Gouletís. Pours black tan head. Nose/taste of bourbon, roast chocolate, vanilla, toasted wood. Medium body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (7202) - Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2014
650ml bottle. Hah finally got to try this sucker. Dark pour, huge barrel notes of bourbon and oak in the nose along with sweet chocolate. Flavor is similiar, lower bodied for a stout but nice.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kermis (4922) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours near black with a ring beige head. Aroma of big bourbon, vanilla and boozy woody barrels with chocolate, roast and fudge. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deanso (5174) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2014
bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis, big thanks. No head or carbonation. Clear black pour. Very smooth. Some wood. Very well done

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (2701) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle (22 oz). From Evan, thanks! Black with a small brown head and little lacing and long alcohol legs. Aroma is of roasted malt, light fruitiness, moderate bourbon presence, vanilla, oak and dark chocolate. Taste is rich with roasted malt, bourbon, vanilla, oak, toffee, light fruitiness, dark chocolate and light alcohol warming. Full bodied. Low/moderate carbonation. Lingering chocolate/spices (light) finish. Very good balance. Rich, complex and tasty. The bourbon isnít overwhelming. Very good!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adnielsen (8963) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle @ Steveís house. Thanks to readbaron for sending. Pours a dark orangish brown appearance with a thin brown head. Smells like German chocolate cake, coconut, and caramel. Very dessert like but delicious aroma. Kind of gooey flavor but not that overly syrupy. Flavor is delicious. Lots of coconut, vanilla, dark chocolate, and whiskey. This is fucken fantastic.


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