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RATINGS: 488   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2014
2013 12oz bottle with silver wax pours a dark black with a tan head. Not much barrel taste here. chocolate and a bit of a vanilla taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle from the most recent release. Thanks a lot JR! Pours dark with a nice tan head. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, chocolate and coffee. Taste has hints of bourbon, oak, vanilla, coffee and roasted malts. Has a nice smooth mouth feel. Great full bodied imperial stout!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DesertDevil (685) - Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2013
2011 bottle (thanks for opening it, daknole!). Sweet and vinous nose of mellow bourbon, funky molasses, anise, and charred oak. Pours dark brown with traces of maroon. Sweet milk chocolate taste with light whiskey, caramelized brown sugar, and vanilla bean. Viscous body with slick mouthfeel; the alcohol is well-hidden. Good, but not as great as many other barrel-aged imperial stouts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2013
2012 Bottle thanks to jstax...Pour is dark black with a nice tan head..Nose is nice chewy caramel, spices, milk chocolate, coffee, some alcohol, marshmallow...Taste is nice chewy caramel, vanilla, nice bourbon, light sweetness, nice milk chocolate, bitterness..alcohol is very hidden in the taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beechner224 (1024) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle from DrewFace! Nice. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is chocolate and bourbon. Taste is sweet, chocolate, sweetness. Good, but a bit sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrewFace (967) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Pours a very deep dark blackish, color. Big sweet malty roast character with a touch of bourbon in the aroma. More big malty sweet , roasty flavor. Bourbon, alcohol hotness, very tasty overall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
A deep dark stout with a thin dark brown head. In aroma, wonderful chocolate malt with vanilla, bourbon barrel, light soy, beautiful. In mouth, a beautiful sweet chocolate malt with angels, vanilla, espresso coffee , pinot de charente, alcohol warmth pleasing the mouth, wow, just plain good. On tap at End of Everything beer fest Dec 22 2013.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Pours a near flat black. Aroma is bourbon and roast. Taste is big full bodied roast with a nice sweet booze finish

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Vintage 2011, thanks Jamie! pours a dark, inky black ale with just a little bit of mocha rim. No lace. Aroma bursts from the bottle with cocoa, cake batter, caramel, oak, bourbon, bourbon...did I mention bourbon? Taste follows suit with cocoa, cake, vanilla, caramels, hints of tannin, praline and even a little bit of....bourbon! I can’t believe this beer is 14%, it is sooo well hidden, insane. Really lovely flavor. Mouthfeel is liquid oil. Really smooth with full body and low carb. Im really impressed with this beer overall. Wish I had more of theses puppies. Damn fine brew. Serving type: bottle 02-09-2012

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Inbreak (4719) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 08.12.2013, 0,35l bottle (2012 vintage) @ home:
Small brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is very rich and sweet, dark malts, mild bourbon, salty licorice, toffee, oak, grass, vanilla, dark sugar, hints of coconut and unripe banana. Taste is rich and sweet, dark malts, mild bourbon, licorice, oak, dark sugar, coffee, grass, toffee, vanilla, hints of coconut and alcohol. Longlasting mild bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Very very nice, mild and balanced this one, very close to perfection!

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