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RATINGS: 483   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16/5   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1979) - 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

4.2
   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

4.6
   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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (18221) - 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.

3.7
   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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (12219) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle, many thanks to Adrian from BA. It pours opaque black with a small tan head. The nose is smooth roasted malt, sweet coffee, toffee, chocolate, fudge and vanilla. The taste is roasted malt, treacle, burnt sugar, cocoa, vanilla, oily, oreos, rocky road, earthy and bourbon with a dry, roasty finish. Full body and fine carbonation. Smooth, well-balanced and dangerously drinkable.....

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (5957) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUN 25, 2013
bottle obtained in a trade ( 2 times, 2 dioffrent people. thnx guys ! ) 2011 vintage, at home, in my talisker bowl/glass . seriously. stouts in this, is the best ! pours black with a red glow, when you pour it in front of the light . small brown, fading foam. smell is oaty, not that intence , actualy. and i get no bourbon. so i think my fear of ’ another bourbon overkill stout’ was uncalled for ... taste rather low mouthfeel . AWSOME ! shit , why diod i trade my other bottle? bourbon is perfectly blended here. no overkill, but so there, in a good way ! buttery, oaty, robust feeling, perfect carbonation, vanilla ,... everything you could want from a bourbon BA impoerial stout, and than even better. im amazed !

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2013
Shared by Kermis. Poured a deep brown with a small tan head. Aroma of vanilla smooth sweet bourbon with dark chocolate and coffee grinds. Full body, flavour of the aroma with fudge and roast malt in there as well.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
deanso (8623) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2013
Sample shared at the doerak beer festival. Thin tan head. Clear black pour. Lovely smooth brew.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kermis (9995) - F*#k The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2013 Bottle shared at Doerak beer festival. Pours black with a ring beige head. Aroma of massive bourbon, vanilla, milk chocolate, light roast, coffee, molasses, fudge. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light bitter, superbly balanced. Full bodied with very soft carbonation.


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