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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
We took everyone’s favorite Imperial Stout (sans coffee) and aged it for nearly a year in fresh Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels, which we then blended in an attempt to tame the bourbon beastliness. Creamy vanilla and smooth oak on the nose complement and round out the roasted, bitter chocolate characteristics. A kiss of bourbon booziness on the palate provides the perfect finish for this rich and decadent tribute to the dark months ahead. Be prepared…winter is coming.

TheEpeeist's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3604) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2013
25.4 oz bottle. Dark brown with a tan head that leaves cool tracery. Nose is molasses, bourbon and dates with light soy and smoke. Smooth medium body with a tang, finishing hot like a shot. Taste is dark chocolate, bourbon and watery roast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
toxichop (533) - South Gate, California, USA - NOV 28, 2015
2015 Bottle Pours completely black with a thin light brown head. Smell of rubbing alcohol, oak, molasses, and bourbon. Taste is of whiskey, oats, a hint of spice, a hint of vanilla, with a bit of soy in the finish. Mouthfeel is somewhat thin for the style. Almost no carbonation. Overall it goes down pretty smooth but not with the best flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (8949) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2015
Bottle - Nice barrel notes and roast. Deep jet with a beige head. Sweet, Woody notes and some chocolate with a touch of coconut. Barrel heavy, but decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (1752) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Bottle pour split at Matt’s. Pours black with a fading tan head. Smokey malt, espresso, big roasted malt aroma and flavor. Smokey finish. Nice imperial here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (16924) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2015
Tasting at Matt’s; 11% ABV
Black color. Dark caramel and wood aroma, some glue too. Good body strength, yet the mouthfeel is lean; nice degree of sweetness; the dark malt and dark chocolate flavor is very nice, with a touch of marshmallow in the end. Alcohol warmth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (10568) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2015
500mL bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is very complex, with notes of oak, vanilla, bourbon barrels, and chocolate. Flavour is along the same lines, with lush notes of vanilla, bourbon barrels, chocolate and some oak. Super cohesive and complex, with not too much sweetness. Barrel aging done to perfection. Really excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (4965) - Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2015
bottle, nice big roasty ashy stout. Light on the bourbon barrel flavors. Bitter and very roasty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (7864) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
"NO sign of 12% anywhere in this brew. Body was big, but not sticky or alcoholic. Not as deep as the best imperial stouts, but the bourbon aging was very nice - lots of vanilla, chocolate, and oak...and an odd but nice graham cracker flavor. Pretty nice rendition of a barreled stout."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (17672) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle at jackl’s tasting courtesy of GRG1313, thanks! Aroma of vanilla and caramel. Taste is boozy bourbon, cocoa, coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (4903) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2014
Chocolate nose. Black, medium tan head, good lacing. Dark chocolate flavor, dry. Alcohol not noticeable, little bourbon character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (6108) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle @ The WWGT2D? Tasting. Thanks to GRG1313! The pour’s deep brown with a tight creamy tan head. The nose is raisin and chocolate brownies. Roasted coffee. The taste is tart red fruits, blackberry. Really dark chocolate. Baked alaska. Plenty of vanilla. Roasted wood. Full body, oily. Actually pretty nice. Smooth, well-integrated flavors. Nice.

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