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RATINGS: 355   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Bottle 2011. Aroma has notes of bourbon, chocolate, espresso, dark dried fruits, molasses and wood tannins. Just lovely. Black hue with a small brown head that mostly diminished and left little lace. Flavor is very sweet and medium bitter. Palate is very full bodied and oily soft. Overall a really nice Impy. The bourbon is upfront but blends well and does allow the other flavors to come through. Very nice. This one surprised me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sisuspeed (62) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Thanks to Mike for the bottle! Poured into a Duck-Rabbit snifter. Body is darker than dark with a thin ring of milk chocolate foam on top. Leaves a few patches of lacing behind. Lots of sweet honey bourbon on the nose. Vanilla, oak and chocolate rise up from the glass. Smells like a bourbon soaked chocolate dessert. The flavor is filled with fudge and honey bourbon. Still has some nice roastiness like the base beer, but much sweeter from the barrel aging. The body is slick and on the thicker side, but lacking in adequate carbonation. Some booze throughout. Overall, this is an excellent bourbon barrel stout. Could use a few more bubbles and a bit more complexity, but definitely tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (10738) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Black in color with a nice viscosity and a finger of dense brown head. Heavy on the bourbon and vanilla, as expected. Great chocolate character with hints of roasted malt, caramel, and molasses. Pleasantly sweet, but not cloying. Great milk chocolate and vanilla flavors all the way through with tons of bourbon as well. Not too heavy on the oak, but a little bit is present. Mild roasted malt and caramel flavors.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hallinghansen (1934) - Odense S, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2012 Trade from both Pantanap and Sean9689, thanks guys. Vintage 2011. Pours black with a medium brown head and beautiful lacings. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, very soft. Flavor is bourbon, dark chocolate, roasted malt, bitter coffee, dark caramel. Soft carbonation, creamy texture. Long finish. Very well balanced. This is amazing.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4126) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Bottle at a recent tasting... Poured pitch black with a light tan head. Chewy chocolate characters and vanilla with some malted roast, oak and bourbon. Quite nice on the palate, smooth mouthfeel from the soft carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kzoobrew (13) - Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2012
Deep black and opaque body. Two finger mocha colored head sits atop. The head recedes slowly. A substantial amount of lacing is left clinging to the walls of the glass. Bourbon aroma is very prominent. Sweet bourbon aroma, rather soft boozieness. Big chocolate and caramel aromas meld seamlessly with the bourbon. Moderate roast and vanilla noted. The flavor starts out bourbon heavy before a healthy dose of chocolate floods the palate. A rather assertive roasted malt flavor begins to emerge on the midpalate. The caramel flavor is much more subtle in the bottle version than on tap. Flavors are well integrates though not nearly as much as the tap version. A bit of heat on the back is noted but not obstructive. Full bodied Imperial Stout. The carbonation levels are low and appropriate. Very silky, soft texture. The finish is long and enjoyable. Reviewed from a bottle this time to compare the the tapped version. Unfortunately I do not know the age of the keg, the tap version does seem slightly smoother. Very drinkable Imperial Stout. Despite the heat the alcohol is hidden rather well. Impressive beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoBoChamp (5382) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2012
36cl, Vintage 2011, no mention of ABV, new exclusive American brew, thx to Secret Santa!, very complex Stout, roasted/alcoholic and slightly sweet/spicy, not too heavy, balanced, hazy, small head, very good Winter brew, top class!, yet very expensive!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnnnniee (2278) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Sampled at EBF on Saturday afternoon. Pours a solid black with a decent tan head with some retention. Smell is heavy on the bourbon with lots of chocolate and roast, and some vanilla and wood. Taste is chocolate bourbon and roast. Thick body with a creamy smooth mouthfeel and a light level of carbonation. A big thick stout, one of my favorites of the day.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2012
(12oz bottle, 2011 vintage, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours an opaque black body with a spare brown head. Aroma of chocolate, fudge, roasted malt, vanilla, bourbon, and caramel. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, bourbon, light licorice, and caramel with a dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2012
A Sim rate (Extreme Beer Festival, Boston): Great palate. Delicious dark chocolate but a bit too heavy on the bourbon.


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