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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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 (3272) - Swarthmore, 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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (2532) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2014
On tap at Boulder Strong Ale Fest (2014). Pour is deep black with a frothy tan head and good lacing. Vanilla, roasted malt, light cocoa, bread, caramelly, and woody aroma. Taste is espresso, bourbon, toffee, caramel, cocoa nibs, light alcohol, and oak. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Really smooth and delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (2449) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2014
Bottle @ tasting, courtesy of me! Thnx to flunkminnow for shipping me this! Pours a pitch black beer with a thin, beige head on top. Aroma is oaky, licorice, slight chocolate and has some vineous characters in there as well. Flavor is quite sweet with some bourbon oak, chocolate and again those vineous characters going on. Really interesting beer, combo between bourbon, beer and wine. It worked out really nice!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (7219) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle shared by MrHangover. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized light brown head. Smell amd taste malts, roastyness, liquor, a touch of wine and oak wood. Nice stuff! Maybe a bit highly carbonated but surely nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (3682) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is wine, red fruits, malt, some candy like notes. Flavour is huge red fruits, smooth wine notes, candy like notes, crazy combination between wine, barleywine and stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deanso (5024) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2014
75cl bottle courtesy of and shared with mrhangover. thin tan head. Clear black pour. Lovely imperial stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (4750) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to Mrhangover. Pours near black with a small tan head. Aroma of red berries, chocolate, roast, vanilla and caramel. Flavour is is light heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhilJackson80 (294) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Bomber. The beer pours to a deep black color with a large tan head. The aroma has a pretty strong whisky smell to it with hints of chocolate & dark fruits. The taste is more subtle than the aroma would make you think with a nice smooth well balance flavor full of cocoa, chocolate & some mild whisky in the background. Overall this is a great Imperial Stout for my taste. Very easy to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2013
750ml bottle. 0269 / 2256. Poured a black color with an off white head. Chocolate, wood, dark fruits, vanilla, and some lighter bourbon. Medium alcohol in the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bricktop86 (550) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is cherries, brownie dough, and whiskey. Taste follows nose

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (1997) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Pours a rich burnt umber color with a finger of khaki foam. The nose is sweet chocolate, toasted caramel and a trace of bourbon soaked marshmallows. The palate follows with big soft sweet notes of bourbon, maple, caramel, toasted oak, coffee and chocolate sauce. A velvet body with a long sweet finish that gets a touch artificial in the linger but is very tasty !


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