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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zakoon (223) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 24, 2015
355ml bottle enjoyed @ home, 2014 bottle thanks to Jdizzle1. Pours pitch black with a tiny light brown head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, bourbon, caramel, vanilla, oakm chocolate and cherries. Flavour is light sweet, medium coffee bitterness. On the salty side. Full bodied, crazy oily, soft carbonation. Finish is acidic coffee, smooth and long.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlasgowTAD (479) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - APR 17, 2015
Bottle received in a trade with tferillo, cheers! Pours pitch black with a notable brown head which soon recedes to a bubbly ring around the glass. Aroma is jampacked with vanilla, malt sweetness, roast malts, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, slight cinnamon spice and mild coffee. Taste is vanilla, oak, leather, molasses, burnt sugar, slight creme brulee, raisins, dried fruits. Theres a hint of ginger spiciness and almond velvetiness. Full bodied with sticky and oily mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (2881) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 15, 2015
Bottle, Boise imperial stout tasting. My first taste of the night, this was a solid opener. Near black pour and small brown head. Nose is bourbon, espresso, and chocolate malt. Heavy roast and espresso, lighter in vanilla and some bourbon. It hints at woody, but overall very smooth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IrishBoy (3944) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 14, 2015
12 oz bottle from xdtfx. Nose is vanilla, chocolate, oak, roast, and a hint of molasses. Black with a medium cinnamon tan head. Flavor is lightly sweet and peppery with a hint of char along with the aromas present in the nose.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (5894) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2015
2012 bottle grey wax thanks to Tom. Pours black with beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is roast, wood, vanilla, bourbon. Slick mouthfeel, dark chocolate, wood, vanilla, roast, lingering bitterness, very impressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
blipp (6880) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 10, 2015
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Sweet bourbon, vanilla, light roasted malts, chocolate, and a quick easy finish. Balanced, not at all over the top. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
simont1 (401) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2015
2013 Vintage. Pours very dark with a thick brown head. Aroma is complex, roasted coffee, chocolate, deep roasted with some faint oak bourbon character. This is a deep roasted solid stout, and you completely feel that the base beer is phenomenal, but it overpowers the bourbon character a bit. A very complex bourbon barrel-aged beer, not completely driven by the bourbon barrel, with a thick lasting mouthfeel, but something just feels missing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2015
Bottle courtesy Jess P. 2014 Vintage. Pours an opaque black/brown, little bit of tan head. Aroma very oak-forward, with some dark chocolate and vanilla notes, caramel, too. Body is full and roasty, with finish full of vanilla and oak, sweet but with a bruising almost acerbic oak character as well. Wow...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MacBoost (1488) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2015
2012 vintage. Waxed. Pours black with a minimal tan head. Aromas of marshmallow, oak. Not much bourbon in the nose. Some vanilla. Taste is sweet but not hot at all. Is this 14%? Jesus. Drinks like 7%. Easily chugable. Round flavors of coconut, vanilla, s’mores. Almost no carb. Really exceeded expectations. World class.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
popery (1640) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 7, 2015
2014. Thanks, ineedbeer. The beer is wall to wall black with a small light brown head. The bubbles fade to a ring after a couple minutes. The aroma is silky chocolate milk. Big vanilla. Plenty of caramel in the background. Mild oak. Medium bourbon, sweet and rich. Some booze. The taste is sweet with milk chocolate and vanilla. Mild roast. Creamy full flavor. Medium to moderate bitterness in the finish. Smooth mouthfeel. Very easy to drink for a big barrel-aged stout. Tasty stuff.

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