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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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2010 Vintage: Gold Wax
2011 Vintage: Silver Wax
2012 Vintage: Copper Wax
2013 Vintage: Dark Brown Wax
2014 Vintage: Blue Wax


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sarlacc83 (890) - Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2012
22oz bottle of the 2012 courtesy of HopHead84. Thanks! Took a nice full pour of this since I brought it to a tasting. A: Pitch black with a quarter inch mocha head. Slides off the glass. N: Lots and lots of fudge. A little bit of prune. Caramel, vanilla, plenty of well integrated bourbon. T: Sugar, bourbon, chocolate. Plenty of ground coffee. Alcohol is evident but it doesnít detract. Some sweet cherry and molasses. M: Coating and decently thick. O: Really glad to try this. Big and round and sweeping. A full snifter is more than enough, so I was glad to share with some BAís.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (31592) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2012
22 fl oz Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is dark malty and dense dark fruity. Smooth dark malty and liqourice. Toasted malty and sweet caramelish to liqourice. Smooth malty finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10950) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Bottle shared by brew3crew. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted, cherry, vanilla, licorice and woddy bourbon alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy toasted malt and cherry flavor with a heavy dark fruit sweet and alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. This is a standout complex beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b3shine (5709) - Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2012
Bottle to snifter (thanks brew3crew). Looks good; pitch black with low carbonation and thin lacing. Smells great; woody and boozy. Tastes damn good; much like it smells with a nice mouthfeel. GOOD STUFF!!!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - NÝrresundby, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2012
Bottle of 2012 vintage. Pours a pitch black color with a tan head. Aroma is of bourbon, oak, vanilla, bourbon soaked raisins, dark fruits, dark chocolate, tobacco, roasted malt and coffee. Flavor is quite complex and follows the nose, lots of bourbon, oak, vanilla, again the bourbon soaked raisins, coffee, roasted malt, liquorice, tobacco, dark fruits and dark chocolate. The body is full with a creamy mouth feel. Overall a great blended Imperial Stout!

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2012
2012 vintage. Copper wax. Poured into a snifter. Hopefully drinking this will be a fine hour for me as well. 3.0 A: Black color. Two fingers of light brown, frothy/foam head. Retention was below average, even for a beer this big, and no lacing was left. 5.0 S: Damn is this a fine smelling brew. Barrel aging is done to perfection. Bourbon and barrel give off tons of vanilla, nearly as much oak, leather, peat, melon rind, and a collaboration of generic dark fruits. The base itself offers lots of chocolate and caramel, molasses, and coffee. The beer and barrel combine to form an almost creme brulee aroma. 4.5 T: The taste if mighty fine as well, but it doesnít have the power found in the nose. The creme brulee thing is definitely back though - vanilla, chocolate, cream, coffee. Lots of oak from the barrel with leather, light peat, and fruits from the bourbon. Lots of caramel with lesser amounts of molasses. Quite the tasty treat. 4.0 M: This was the only thing I wasnít a huge fan of (that I care about anyway). Medium to heavier medium body. Too much carbonation, which I tried to remedy with occasional swirling. Lacking the creaminess that I want. Edit: Iíve found that it gets creamier as the carbonation dissipates. Bumping score to 4.0. 5.0 D: I love bashing beers that donít live up to their hype and/or pedigree. However, I have not a bad thing to say about this. Itís a wonderful beer through and through. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-22-2012 02:14:14

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5644) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2014 65cl, Vintage 2014 (blue wax), at 13.5%Vol, new exclusive American brew, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex Stout, roasted/alcoholic and slightlyspicy/sweet, not too heavy, balanced, hazy, good head, very good brew, yet very expensive!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madvike (2784) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2012
2012 bottle shared by cptnspeed1...thanks Brad! - Pours black with a dark brown head. Nose is whiskey, milk chocolate, pretty sharp with light fruitiness. Taste is molasses, dark chocolate, and a mellow booziness. Butterscotch. Smooth, with nice carbonation. Decent, but the angles are too sharp in this one for me.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (2455) - Florida, USA - APR 25, 2012
Bottle, 2012 vintage. Joan Jett black pour with a chocolate head. Enticing bourbon, vanilla, and oak aromas. Nice lacing, good carbonation, and a bountiful body. In fact I think I just came up with a new rating system for body. Iím going to start thinking about in terms of the voluptuousness of a beautiful woman. So for example this would be Sofia Vergara or 8 out of 10. Ok back to the business, this is one hell of a beer. Booze, sweet caramel, cacao, vanilla, and oaky notes with a slightly bitter roasted finish. Itís still pretty hot and a year or two of aging might be the way to go with this beast.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle shared at Palate Rapist tasting. 10í vintage. This was definitely infected but I really enjoyed it. It was a nice twist to the night. Had the chocolate malt happening with the sour funk I enjoy.


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