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RATINGS: 345   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
njager246 (342) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2014
At mwbf. .. Poors dark with a mocha head, aroma is boozy mostly bourbon, taste has some much bourbon with some chocolate and heat... fantastic!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
budznsudz (554) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2014
2013 vintage. Black oily pour with a receding brownish head. Nose is tootsie rolls, vanilla, charred oak and black licorice. The flavor is black strap molasses, cocoa, vanilla soaked bourbon, and charred wood all floating on a pillow of marshmallow. Tasty as hell and worth the accolades it receives.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Rated on 7-24-2010. This draft beer pours a small light brown head with a short retention, opaque black body and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is roasted malt, bourbon, oak, and vanilla. The taste is lightly bitter, malty, roasty, some hops, and bourbon. The palate is tingly and this beer is medium bodied. This is a very tasty beer! It is a sipping beer, worth trying and a beer I would drink again.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1703) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown, with a small, brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, alcohol, and molasses. Flavor is roasted malt, coffee, hops, alcohol, vanilla, and just a touch of bourbon. Heavy, creamy body.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (1849) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle. Aroma nutty, bit of bourbon, wood. Taste is similar, light, roasty, bit of coffee. Great stuff

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (6145) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 11, 2014
2012 bottle. Nose of bourbon, coffee, wood barrel, chocolate, berries. Well managed bourbon character. Brilliant black with a beautiful, leggy, brown, lacy head. Woody, grainy flavor, coffee and chocolate, cola, great wood and roast. The bourbon here is well used. Lovely.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Johnsense (753) - - FEB 7, 2014
Dark brown pour, small head. Rich chocolate, bourbon and coffee in the aroma. Taste - prominent bourbon, dark chocolate, coffee, roast, bitter. Thick body, very smooth for its ABV. 2012 bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8354) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
Rich, coffeeish sipper. More bitter than malty, yet rich concoction. 2012 vintage. Chocolate, boozy in finish, bourbon on the nose.Very dark brown with mocha head.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Fjonpowers (1) - Marshall, Alabama, USA - FEB 1, 2014 does not count
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
keanex (1379) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle shared.
Appearance: Opaque chestnut body with a short brown head.
Aroma: Brownie batter comes to mind with coconut, bourbon, and a mild roasted coffee presence.
Taste: Bourbon is present throughout with coconut being prominent. Chocolate and roasted coffee are present on the finish.
Palate: Thick and syrupy.
Overall: Excellent stout, a bit boozy but at 14% ABV this barely shows it at all. I wish the chocolaty and roasty malt base were more present throughout as its excellent on the finish. Id definitely recommend this and would gladly drink it again.


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