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RATINGS: 434   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 19, 2013
Pours a pitch black with minimal head. Aromas of roasted malt, cocoa, vanilla, fruity esters, oak tanins. Taste is full of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, vanilla, caramel, oak, licorice, maybe some dark fruits. alcohol is definitly noticable. Carbonation is low with an oily texture. Would like to see how a year would do on this one. Happy to have more.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamChandler (3527) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Midnight black. ‹ber oily Licorice and tobacco big dark chocolate and maple Incredibly complex. Decadent. Not as boozy as bcbs but everything else is so close. Not as boozy is actually nicer. Itís this excellent balance of charred oak, vanilla and bourbon with a chocolate espresso roasted almond stout incredible

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aniela (3537) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2013
Bottle. Black beer with a minimal head. Dried dark fruits, choclate, malty, licorice, vanilla, coffee aroma with tar notes. Dried dark fruits, choclate, malty, whiskey, vanilla, coffee, licorice flavour. Lovely beer :-)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MeadMe (1453) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Pours a deep rich black hue. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate and wood. Flavor is chocolate soaked dark fruits, vanilla, and oaky bourbon. Nice full bodied and smooth drinking b

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (4037) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2013
tap at 2013 michigan winter beer fest. black and thick stout. intense big flavors of bourbon, chocolate malt and mild booziness. nothing subtle about this, but itís quite good.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
maxwelldeux (4160) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours a thick black color with a small head on it. Nose has a fair amount of bourbon in there with some roasting underneath. Feels thick and smooth in your mouth. Taste has some great roasting elements with some subtle bourbon and alcohol notes underneath. Gets even better as it warms. Wow.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (2920) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Pours a thick black from the bottle with thin film of a head and nice film on the glass too. Aroma of sweet chocolate and vanilla, a deep bourbon richness, and slight roasted malts. Taste follows, with hints of dark fruits and licorice. Very complex and wonderfully balanced. Damn good, thanks to the RBWG for the taste.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (4142) - Trois-RiviŤres, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
Huge thanks to Tom for sharing this. Inviting aroma of dark chocolate, licorice and a nice oak presence. Iím also getting dark fruits such as plums and dates. The fruitiness also stands out in the taste almost givingin a quad feeling. Palate is low carbed as you can expect from such a big stout but mouthfeel is sily and oily. It feels to me like a successfully new take on this very popular style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (3800) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2013 Bottle (12 oz) vintage 2011. Traded by Whatsarezaf, thanks Reza! Black with small dark brown head. Aroma is of vanilla, anise, caramel/toffee, chocolate, roasted malt and slight fruity notes. Taste is moderately sweet with tons of vanilla, fruits, caramel/toffee, anise/liquorice, chocolate. Slight roasted finish. Warming alcohol. Full bodied. Complex and well-balanced. Very good RIS.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mattmc1973 (478) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2013
2012 bottle, poured into a snifter. Pours jet black with a deep tan ring of foam. Aroma is HUGE. Smells of espresso, dark chocolate, vanilla, oak, bourbon, dark fruit. Taste is sweet and has medium bitterness. Mouthfeel is so rich and creamy. Smooooth. Fantastic beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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