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RATINGS: 413   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bule (1065) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
12oz bottle pours a dark brown color without much head. A little harsh at first with spirit booziness, but this blows off very quickly. Bourbon stays in the back ground, subdued. Perfect level of sweetness to balance the licorice and mild hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stoutnick (679) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2014
2013 vintage bottle - trade with bursprak! Bottle to glass pour a little uninspiring - dark with almost no head - looks thin. Aroma is big bourbon, some spicy oak from the barrel and disconcertingly, a tangy vegetable extract. Taste has lots going on all at once - bourbon sweet, spicy oak, strong tobacco in background. Bit of dark choc and cherry in the mix also. Dry finish. Overall, think I prefer the base beer to this treatment but all round this is a solid barrel aged stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SHIG (3823) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle at Anchorage Dec ’14 Tasting: Poured a dark burgundy brown with a bubble head. Aroma was vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, and malts. Taste was very boozy strong roasted malts and chocolate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Pitch black pour with minimal head. Big bourbony aroma. Great blend of bourbon and chocolate. Texture is a tad thin but super smooth. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChrisSc (368) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2014
12oz bottle into tulip. Park Rapids, MN. 2013 Vintage. black color. Zero head. Smells very barrel aged. Oak, coconut, coffee, chocolate, vanilla. Flavor is very strong. Chocolate bitter. Mouth feel is rich and full. Carbonation is very soft. Long finish. Overall, really well done. Flavor and aroma are top notch. The body is a little thin for my taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Salmoniform (1192) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Dark hue with brown head that settled to a ring. Aroma is oak, toffee, chocolate, vanilla, slight cola, molases. Mouthfeel is great with a full body and crisp carbonation. Taste is sweet with a nice wood tannin following and slight ethanol finish. Overall this is a great brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Krej (149) - USA - NOV 22, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2014 Had this as a sampling on tap at their brewery tour. I?m writing this on the drive home because there wasn?t enough time to drink all the beers and write a review. It was very strong, you could definitely feel the alcohol. Kinda chocolately and you could taste the four roses barrel aging. Very good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EamonTheGreat (157) - USA - NOV 21, 2014
Amazing aroma. So bourbony. Very dark malt flavors and slight bourbon flavor. So smooth. On par with BCBS. Great BA Stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gEUS (1338) - Linden, BELGIUM - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle, as a gift of the ever kind Dennoman. Pours deep black, small beige head. Aroma is closes to fresh american cookie dough: the chocolate mixed with cookie alike and candi infused dough. Nice. Some subtle mocca coffee notes as well. Beautiful. Medium body, toasted and roasted notes are leading the dance, with a tiny smoked undertone. Taste is coffee and cacao bitters. Interesting & special beer. One of the beeter BBA American beers ever tasted!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Clownoisseur (339) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2014
2013 bottle poured into a snifter. Appears black and oily with a one-finger creamy brown head that lingers for a minute before settling into a ring around the glass. Aroma is lots of wet oak bourbon upfront, raisins, chocolate, roasted nut and black licorice. Taste is, as expected, pretty boozy. The bourbon simply dominates this beer. Some base flavors of roasted malt, dark fruit and bitter hops sneak in, but far too briefly. As this warms, it feels like my palate is being splashed with gasoline in the finish, muting the other flavors. A good beer, but too sharp for me. I like a bit more subtlety and balance to these big beers.

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