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RATINGS: 405   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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This beer is a big and full bodied Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels with lots of roasted malts, but very balanced with heavy hops. Brewed with a top secret root, this beer has an amazingly complex flavor that you must wait for.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fritz123 (1227) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle shared with Edgar and Vanessa. Pours a thick, dark, oil in a small snifter with a half finger mocha head. Nice aroma with oak, bourbon, dark chocolate, roasted malts. The taste was splendid with dark rich notes of chocolate, roasted malts, some bourbon and oak barrel, and dark fruits. Not overly boozy tasting or not too sweet like so many BA Imp stouts. Just a great balance overall. Thick, creamy mouth and a full body. Finish is actually delicate and not harsh. Nicely done.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOSSbrewer (2244) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle at a tasting at Butler's place. Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma is slightly roasty with some dark fruits. Flavor is slight roast with some molasses and dark fruits. Really nice beer thick mouthfeel. Some bourbon and oak noticeable. Thanks to Craig. Really great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlovakSniper (3543) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2015
La robe est rouge foncée comme du sang épais séché sur le bitume neuf. La mousse brune naît et meurt avec une certaine lenteur. Cette ténébreuse représentation n’est pas seulement d’une inquiétante étrangeté mais aussi d’une préoccupante beauté. Je plonge le pif avec avidité: vanille, réglisse, caramel, chocolat en pépites, bourbon, noirceur, fruits noirs et fesses bombées, bois, brownie et douce peau d’ébène. Je mouille ma langue: dessert chocolaté, bourbon caramélisé, contours boisés, amertume de café mocha, raisins épicés, vanille et douceur atténuée. Sur mon palais, un corps au coeur riche sans grande vie mais plein d’humanité qui colle sur ma lèvre et qui me lévite. En finale, le déjà-vu de la complexité façonné par une main qui dompte un cheval de verre foncé. (Vintage 2013, 11%)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (3541) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Poured at my bottle share last night. Black with thin tan head. Thick pallete. Big creamy whisky and choclate taste. Delicious

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (2156) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Tasting in chicago...this stuff is incredible. ..creamy van8lla..alcohol.. Chocolate...love

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldFur (12) - - JAN 16, 2015
Black, thin tan ring of a head. Nose is toffee and barrel, vanilla, roast, dark honey, burnt malt. Flavor is bourbon, vanilla, honey, big roast, chocolate. Alcohol is quite present, especially in the finish. Nice but huge.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopwine (470) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Nose is deep chocolate and oak. Flavor is mounds bar, chocolate covered cherry, hazelnut, wet oak, ash, char, bourbon heat peaks through on backend, lingering semisweet chocolate. Pretty sweet. Lishers

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
alex_wlv (4) - - JAN 14, 2015 does not count
An incredibly smooth yet full flavored bourbon barrel ages imperial.The bourbon taste is very distinctive but never overwhelming.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (2971) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2015
The aroma is very subtle bourbon, chocol(e, vanilla. Tthe appearance is dark black, thin head. The flavor is chopcolate, vaniilla, lightly more bourbon. Medium in body, thinner than expected. The finish is sweet, light bourbon, light roast, pine. Booze burn after a few seconds. Nice overall.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (4213) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Sweet chocolate, roasted, bourbon aromas. Nice sweet flavors, chocolate, marshmallow and bourbon.


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