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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.22   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Aged in California brandy barrels


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15777) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2013
19th September 2013
The Last Tasting at Bruce’s palatial pad. Thanks to Bruce for landing this whale. Opaque black - brown beer, good darkish tan head. Palate is viscous and smooth and slightly soft. Fine carbonation. Good dark chocolate, Bourneville like. Tangy dark fruits, fairly intense. Much lighter generic fruits on top. A little spirit but not really getting any clear brandy flavours. Finishes smooth with bitterish dark chocolate and nice mellow, barely-there chilli. Nice beer. Top 50? Not for me.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (14084) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle @ Beer & Ball Saturday, Odense. 13,000th Tasting. Pours black with a creamy head. Nose is roast, pepper, chocolate. Flavor adds wood, spices, cookies and pepper. Blue bounty. Smooth and velvetly soft. Really tasty stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (11590) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s in London - many thanks to...Bruce! Pours thick black with a moderate, brown cream head. Nose has chocolate, dark fruits, coconut, raspberries, soft wood. Medium sweet flavor with lots of gooey chocolate, jammy berries, fruit leather, a bit of burnt wood, bitter earth. Full bodied with fine, lightly creamy carbonation. Some alcohol heat on the finish, lots more jammy berries and other fruits, baking cocoa, charred wood, earth. Pretty solid.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlgk (11326) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle, huge thanks to tkrjukoff. Pitch black beer with a beautiful lasting brown head, really dark head. Wonderful aroma, cinnamon, chilli notes, vanilla, caramel, dark chocolate, figs, raisins, cocoa beans, milk chocolate, creamy, licorice notes, prunes, grapes, dades, toffee, cherry notes, bourbon, brandy, woody notes. Malty caramel flavor, cinnamon, lots of vanilla, cocoa beans, creamy, figs, licorice, brandy, figs, raisins, toffee, floral notes, bourbon, cherry notes, milk chocolate, prunes, some subtile chilli. Perfectly full bodied, with a long brandy finish, milk chocolate, cocoa beans, vanilla, lots of vanilla, creamy, licorice, figs, pepper, warming alcohol that is very well hidden.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (11258) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013
Odense Beer & Ball Saturday - Real Madrid vs. Valladolid. Black with a lasting brown head. Aroma of chocolate, raisins, dates and coconut. Very sweet roasted flavour with dried fruit, light and dark chocolate, and coconut. The pepper is quite subdued, though a little hot in the finish, which works very well, making it a great among the Hunahpus

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (11226) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle @ 10K + OT. Bottle from Dr. Owl, thanks. Black without much in the way of a head. Spicy, earthy ancho chile pepper all the way on this one. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and a touch of marshmallow. Slight brandy fruitiness. Sweet dark chocolate, vanilla, and graham cracker on the palate. A decent note of brandy, lots of smokey, earthy, spicy chile pepper. Slight bitterness. Good coffee note as well. Not as good as the double barrel, but well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (9528) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2013 Bottle shared at Bruce’s pad, another big thanks to Bruce for unearthing this one, 19/09/13. Pitch black with a thin dirty tan head that dissipates edgeward. Nose is roast malt, brown sugars, chocolate, subtle booze. Taste carries a boozey apple punch, muscavado sugar, dark chocolate, mineral notes, molasses, light spice. Full bodied, fine carbonation, light warming booze in the finale. Solid impy from a draw up there ^.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
adnielsen (9416) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Bottle with friends. Thanks Bill! Pours a deep brown appearance with a dark brown head. Really rich dark chocolate, light cinnamon, chili pepper, brownie, grape, light plum aroma. Nice mouth feel. Really fresh cocoa powder, vanilla, thick dark chocolate, light caramel, light fruity, plum, somewhat spicy flavor with a little more grape/plum fruity notes on the finish. Really fucken good.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (9401) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Huge glass staining pour...black with a reddish hued head. You know whats next. Tons of chocolate, spices, chili peppers, brandy notes, vanilla, toffee, oak....fucking yes.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopscotch (9355) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pours Dark Lord black with a small, creamy, deeply tanned head. The bouquet is a mélange of fudge, vanilla, dark chocolate and fruity brandy with less significant notes of cinnamon and cocoa. Ultra full-bodied and chewy with low carbonation. The lavish flavor is burnt, boozy, vinous and moderately bitter. Boozy, burnt, black mocha, finish. World class treatment of a world class imperial stout! Bottle courtesy of landhoney.


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