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RATINGS: 449   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
demmbonz (707) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2013
I think I enjoy the regular version of this beer better. The aging is subtle and I would never guess it was bourbon barrels. More oak and wood. Very nice palate. Underwhelmed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 8, 2013
A - Dark brown-black with thin finger of frothy chocolate head. Fades fairly quickly. S - Sweet roasted chocolate and caramel malts, oak, vanilla, Bourbon, molasses, black licorice, some booze. T - Sweet roasted chocolate and caramel malts, oak, vanilla, Bourbon, black licorice, molasses, dark chocolate, coffee, earthy hops, and some booze. M - Full bodied with mild carbonation. Smooth and fairly thick with a sweet and warming finish. D - Great barrel aged imperial stout. Super smooth and rich.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (3536) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 31, 2013
(Critique chaotique du extreme beer fest 2013): Cuir, vanille, bourbon dans ce qui pourrait passer pour une bourbon county, un peu plus crémeuse, peut-être moins chocolatée.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bootsjohn (68) - Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2013
12 oz bottle from a trade with a Michigander. Poured into Teku stemware. Enjoyed in the presence of James Bond. I poured this hallowed stout just past the curve in my glass. A small khaki head rose just under half an inch above the surface of the liquid, which is extremely dark, opaque, and ominous in appearance. The warm aroma of cacao nibs, bitter dark chocolate, freshly made bold coffee, and a whiff of Kentucky magic. There’s even a prominence of caramel in the nose as the brew warms. Taste is, not surprisingly, fantastic. Rich milk and bitter dark chocolates move in tandem with the bitter hop backing. Bourbon is so well integrated you often forget this beer was aged in bourbon barrels. Bold espresso briefly appears without adding considerably to bitterness level and disappears into the signature vanilla/oak barrel character. There is simultaneous abrasiveness and refinement that put this’d in a league of its own. For being only a few months old, this magnificent ale shows grand maturity and undebatable quality. Mouthfeel is perfect for my taste. Body is full and amply carries the beer’s immense character. Carbonation is present throughout the liquid. My tongue is left coated with a chocolate oil slick feeling. This is one of the best stouts in existence. I want more but don’t have the ammo to acquire it. Glad to enjoy a bottle for now.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
knickskicks (999) - - MAR 27, 2013
Black, tan had with some red hues. Really nice looking. Nose is huge chocolate, bourbon, barrel, dark fruits. Taste is tons of bittersweet chocolate, some vanilla, dark fruits, a little bit of bourbon. Light booze and a touch of eggcream to the finish. Smooth, sticky mouthfeel.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamChandler (3920) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Midnight black. Über 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. It’s this excellent balance of charred oak, vanilla and bourbon with a chocolate espresso roasted almond stout incredible

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, 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 :-)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MeadMe (1514) - Fishhawk, 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (4290) - 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 it’s quite good.

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