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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle through trade, nice black pour with a thin tan head. Aroma of chocolate, licorice, and a bit of spice/cinnamon. Taste is relatively the same, wish the body was a bit thicker. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (7069) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle @ The Croydonia Tasting. Paul, we’re forever in your debt. The pour’s brown with a small head. The nose is dark roasted chocolate. Cocoa. Sweet rocky road fudge. Bourbon, sweet caramel. Notes of vanilla. The taste is similar. Nice smooth notes of coffee, roast. More sweet vanilla and toffee. Nice, supple. Great balance for the style. Nice and oily, full mouthfeel. Overall, a top tier effort. Better than expected. Great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Pours black with a finger khaki head. Smell cherries, peat, slight roast. Pretty sweet smell. Taste is smooth vanilla, dark fruit, roast, coco. Very well rounded, rich and complex. Pretty easy drinking for how full bodied it is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AirForceHops (6301) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 16, 2013
12 oz. silver wax top bottle, 2012 vintage. Got in a trade with Phatdog1, awesome brew Craig!! Insane pitch black color, thin tan head. Aroma is really complex, dark fruits, a nice subtle bourbon and oak character with swirling licorice tones. The flavors of the stout are nicely complex. Plums, milk chocolate, licorice, roasted barley, oak barrel, vanilla and anise with plenty of sweet bourbon in the finish. Nice warmth of the alcohol without any booze flavor or harshness. Full bodied with carbonation levels are low and appropriate. Very oily and slick texture. Amazing brew and really a bottle or keg with just enough age to mellow the bourbon makes this a winner! Fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theydon_Bois (17229) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle at the Croydonia Tasting, massive thanks to Paul for splitting this big impy want, 13/07/13. Pitch black with a thin dirty tan head. Nose is bitter roast malts, dark chocolate, woody tones, bourbon notes, molasses, dark toffee, light boozey waft, brown sugar. Taste comprises bitter chocolate, sugar, well pitched bourbon, chocolate maltesers. Full bodied, fine carbonation, smooth and caressing on the palate, finishes with a little alcohol but well pitched and not warming. Great impy, the alcohol and bourbon level is expertly integrated and the feel is smooth and eminently drinkable backed up with a solid flavour profile. Top Bollocks !!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1996) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2013
On tap at Dark Horse Brewery, Marshall, Michigan, pours a dark black pour with a small head. Nose is deep chocolate and dark coasted coffee. Taste is fruity, with chocolate and some cherry flavor. Finish is mildly bitter and sweet. Well balanced, and full of flavor. Quaff Score 8 / 10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zgaier (1889) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2013
On tap at Dark Horse Brewery. Pours pitch black with a brown head and nice aroma of chocolate and dark fruits. Taste is sweet, lots of chocolate, dark fruits, liquorice, coffee and bourbon notes with a roasty, burnt finish. Excellent stout, lots of complex flavor

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dctriman (59) - USA - JUL 15, 2013
Well balanced bourbon stout. Enjoyed this immensely. Bourbon flavor is always present but not overpowering. Texture is very thick. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (18711) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle shared at the Croydonia July 2013 Tasting - East Croydon. Thanks to Paul for this one. Pours oily black with a frothy tan head. Nose of chocolate cake, brownies, a bit of dark wood, hints of alcohol. Big sweet flavor with rich dark malt character, light char, dark chocolate, some dark fruits, raisins, light booze, mocha, chocolate syrup, decadent chocolate cake. Full bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Moderate warmth in the finish, tons more dense chocolate cake, mellow earthy bitterness, brownies, oily chocolate, light burnt wood. Lovely, balanced but still rich and complex. Superb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2013
2012. Pungent, delicious roasty malt and bourbon aroma. Damn, smells great!

Healthy stout base is smoothly integrated into the bourbon & booze. Far better than fresh when it was a bourbon bomb. I'm a convert.

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