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RATINGS: 488   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maarten1993 (1004) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2015
Drank at ZeeBra 2015 (21-6-2015), thanks Wouter for sharing. Very rich taste, excellent. Chocolate, vanille, caramel fuss. Reminds me of the Hunnapuh. Really liked it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Abio (1859) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2015
Expected more from this one for sure. Still very nice, but misses a boost, specially if you know how many alcohol is inside this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ed5388 (3206) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2015
12oz silver waxed 2011 bottle thanks to alexsdad from his 2015 FBW contest. Poured a thick black color with a small creamy tan head. Aroma of boozy bourbon, licorice, dark malts, oak, and caramel. Taste of syrupy molasses, roasted malt, strong bourbon, vanilla, barrel, slight oxidation, and a sweet toffee finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benzai (14108) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle @ home. Opaque pitch black color, average to medium sized a bit fizzy, quickly diminishing very dark brown head. Aroma is malts, dark malts, bourbon, vanilla, wood, oak, lightly sweetish and lightly alcohol. Taste malts, roasted malts, dark malts, bourbon strongly, vanilla quite firm, initially a light sweetness linked with the vanilla, changing in the middle to a roasted malt bitterness with a light alcohol burn, finishing with wood, more bourbon, slightly vanilla, roasted malts and bitterness. Medium body, soft carbonation. I would have loved it to be even more oily and thick texture-wise, but this is one hell of a beer. Magnificent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (1868) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2015 Bottle shared by Bursprak. Thanks buddy, you’re the man :) Pours pitch black with a big dark brown head. Aroma is pretty fruity, vanilla, dark chocolate, savory licorice. Taste is vanilla, light amount of roast, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, dark fruits, fudge, some licorice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brunomoreno (32) - BRAZIL - MAY 19, 2015
Dark and oily pour. Low tan head. Roast and caramel in equilibrium. Hints of chocolate and coffee, with bourbon barrel character in hints of coconut and vanilla. High and ticky body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (2500) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2015
Bottle, extra from a trade over on BA. Split two ways. Pitch black pour with a small tan head. Nose has vanilla, some dark dried fruits, fresh coffee, caramel and some salty licorice. Taste is smooth, vanilla, light roast, milk chocolate and some light fruity notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nisse666 (6246) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2015
Wee bottle as an extra in a trade with knickskicks - you rock! - cons 2015-05-12 Spring Hill - 11% and golden wax AR: caramel, bourbon vanilla, milk chocolate when poured scottish fudge AP: black on black, wee frothy diminishing dark brown head F: rich carbonation, heavy warming feeling, dark milk chocolate bar, scottish caramel fudge, bourbon vanilla, full bodied long and lasting flavors, great brew! And yeah - some american chocolate cookie cream ice cream

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Couch0508 (119) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2015
By far the best thing that Dark horse puts out. Great stout to get your hands on if you can.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nathan30533 (1018) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Yes, yes, yes please. This brew is aged perfectly in bourbon barrels and oh so enjoyable. Taste and enjoy.

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