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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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This imperial recipe begins with a big, rich stout packed with chocolate and coffee malts as well as oatmeal, and ends after a very generous hop addition. A portion of the brew was then aged in Bulleit Bourbon barrels and the remainder was aged in our cellar. Before sending out the 2009 vintage, the two were blended for the perfect winter warmer.


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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2012
25.4 oz bottle. Dark brown with a layer of forced tan bubbles. Even cold I got hit with huge bourbon and chocolate notes while pouring a glass. Close inspection reveals vanilla and prune. Medium body with a hot tang. Taste, as well, is dominated by the bourbon with minimal sweetness; port and black licorice. Although whiskey-forward enough else going on to keep it interesting.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HuskerTan (1582) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Draft/Fest. A- Green apple. A- Black color, black liquid, tan head. T- Alcohol, green apple. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, tart finish. O- Can’t believe they didn’t sample this before the fest and it was still a special release. Tons of green apple and a bit tart. Definitely had some infection going on. Unless they soured this beer like they have to it in the past.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (5328) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 22, 2016
750 ml. bottle. Pours black with an average tan head. Aroma of malt, bourbon, and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, bourbon, chocolate, and barrel. Well crafted.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerandbourbon (7) - - FEB 7, 2016 does not count
A. Pours black with a small foamy head that rises to a creamy tan body that leaves some residual lacing. S. Vanilla, oak, some creaminess, coffee roastiness T. Chocolate, a bit of vanilla, some harsh booziness on the tail M. Medium body, low carbonation that keeps the booze on your tongue. D. Eh.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ICEatALAMO (1299) - Troy, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle 0105/2256. The pour is black with lacing. The aroma is full, dark fruits. The taste is bitter chocolate, and some burnt wood. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (4202) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2015
Large shared 2013 bottle of "Territorial Reserve Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout". Pours clear and dark red brown but nearly black in the glass. The barrel aging may be a bit overdone, but some RIS flavors still show. 12% ABV is partially hidden, especially in the aroma.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (3460) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2015
2014 bottle thanks to soonerchamps. Black pour with a small foamy head that fades to a big bubbled ring. Big burnt caramel and bourbon aroma. Also some chocolate, coffee, oak, and dark fruit. Taste brings loads of sweet molasses, caramel, vanilla, and oak along with some chocolate and coffee beans. As it warms, some red wine and dark fruit really show up too. Big booze in the finish which is a little more than I like. Really nice and complex but just a tad boozy for me to love.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Handypaul (422) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with a thin beige briefly lasting head that leaves some lacing. aroma is heavily of bourbon and Kahlua.full body, Strong flavors of bourbon, black licorice and molasses with a weaker flavor of red wine. Has a sweet taste, average carbonation and a lingering better finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bartzluke (594) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 9, 2015
Tried a vertical of ’11, ’12, ’13, and ’14 in four ounce sniffers from tap at about 55 degrees. Rating above is for 2001, my favorite. 2012 is very sour. 2013 is candy sweet. 2014 is the most attractive in appearance of the four and subtlest in flavors. 2011 blows the others away in taste and smell though.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beachmaster (444) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Bomber into a tulip glass. Pours an inky black with a very small brown head that quickly fades. Nose is bourbon, dark malt, and cocoa. Taste is dark malt and chocolate, with a nice bourbon top note. Little carbonation, and a smooth, long finish. Thick mouth feel. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (3922) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Pours an opaque black from the bottle with thin tan head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of bourbon vanilla sweetness, hint of cocoa. Taste is similar, nice barrel notes with hints of soy on top of the vanilla. Good stuff.


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