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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
2010 Vintage: Gold Wax
2011 Vintage: Silver Wax
2012 Vintage: Copper Wax
2013 Vintage: Dark Brown Wax
2014 Vintage: Blue Wax

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (7587) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle thanks to Luke. Pours a jet black color with a medium white head. A super sweet boozy nose. Charred wood, boozy, chocolate, heat, dark fruit. Solid. Hot.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (4637) - Trois-RiviŤres, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle thanks to FX. Black pour with thick brown head. Aroma is boozy, really roasty, winey notes, nutty aroma, not as powerful as many imperial stouts, but also seems more complex. Taste is sweet nutty flavors, chocolaty, roasty, light coffee notes, winey. Palate is full bodied with good carbonation. Nice is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (4234) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle (22 oz). Vintage 2013. Shared by Fux, thanks! Pitch black with a small beige head and little lacing. Aroma is really winey (not sour though) and quite decadent because it smells like a dark chocolate and dark fruits cake with roasted malt/coffee, vanilla and light spiciness. Taste is also of a fruit cake with a nice winey presence and itís also very similar to a fruitcake combined to a decadent brownies. Thereís also notes of vanilla, hints of spiciness with a warming finish. Full bodied. Low carbonation. Mouthfeel is somewhat winey, but also oily. This is a really decadent RIS. Rich, complex and tasty. The balance isnít bad all. Nice fruitiness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (6136) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 24, 2014
THX!!! to fux. 2013 Vintage. Pours an oily black with only some mocha bubbles on the side as a head. Nose is incredible, thick vanilla cake, brownies, chocolate chip cookies & cake, bourbon. Tastes like brownies, chocolate cake soaped in whiskey and rum, vanilla, very sweet, rum cake, palm sugar, melted milk chocolate, warming bourbon finish. Low carbonation, very oily. This is amazing, believe the hype.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (4952) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAY 23, 2014
Thnx to fux ! Pours black , no foam Smell is bourbon , oak , roasted malts . High carbo Intense roasted taste , oak , chocolate , bourbon, bitter , coffee . Very nice !

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Advocate_Ames (539) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2014
Aged 1 yr. Pours a deep dark brown with a mocha foam head that ends up hugging my glass. The Finest Hr has a rich aroma full oak, pleasant booze, vanilla, almost chocolate milk like, mild to medium notes of roasted dark sweet malts. In tasting I noticed a nice warming heat from the alcohol, medium vanilla, mild bitterness, defined sweet caramelized malts, and chocolate. The finish had a weak lingering bitterness, a soft acidic sweet malt taste, and a minor dryness from the alcohol. Overall this was a solid beverage with a great balance of flavor and surprisingly it was very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheAlum (6487) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2014
Bottle shared at Duntís Tasting (Chicago, IL). Pours a rich deep blackish hue, opaque with midnight ominous hues, a touch of brown glow on the bottom and edges. Brown head stays as a decent layer, sticks around and laces ok. Aromas are hot, firm oak and spirit, a bit carmelized and toasty, decent roast, touches of vanilla and warmth. A bit sticky, faint brown sugar, oak and coffee roast. Initial is firm and thicker bodied, a touch of soap, firm tannic oak and spirit. Vanilla, toffee and toast, caramel and sweetness. Middle shows a bit of body but it is a bit overdone. Some decent spirit, caramel and toffee, gentle bakers cocoa and chocolate. Backend is a bit fudgey, vanilla and spirit. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2014
100th rating for this beer. 2014 bottle, blue wax. Pours a deep brown color with amber highlights around the edges and a small beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate, syrup, soy, vanilla, oak, molasses, and whiskey. Flavor of chocolate, syrup, soy, vanilla, oak, brown sugar, a little bit of dark fruits (dates, mostly), and molasses. Medium-full bodied, with low to moderate carbonation and a chewy mouthfeel. Big, tasty imperial stout. Very well done.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ryanfolty (2207) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2014
March 24, 2014 - bottle at Churchill. Black pour with almost no head. Aroma was sweet, chocolate, wood and bourbon. Taste was consistent with the aroma. Some initial heat that moves quickly to the sweet chocolate and then finishes with woody alcohol. Super smooth going down and medium to full body. 2014 vintage.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MadIndian (2663) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2014
2013 Bottle coutesyof SJ. Thanks for this brother. Nice notes of wood, chocolate, roast, Earth, smoke and vanilla. This bold brew left me wanting more.

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