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RATINGS: 362   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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ebone1988 (230) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Aroma is bourbon, marshmallow, vanilla, chocolate, malt. Appearance is dark, dark brown head. Taste is bourbon, vanilla, malt, sweet chocolate aftertaste. Mouthfeel is thick, soft, lovely. Overall, this is definitely a top notch beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Caterwaul (51) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Now this is a good-ass beer. It’s like biting into a powdered, freshly baked, dark-chocolate eclair, with a kahlua-infused custard filling. also, there’s a hint of almond to it, too. the mouthfeel is just like chocolate milk. it’s super comforting and pleasant!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
libertine (209) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2014
pours opaque black with just a tiny ring of brown head. no lacing is left on my snifter.bourbon, chocolate, espresso, and vanilla are hitting my nose. anise, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, old coffee, and wood are the flavors im picking up. very full bodied. almost flat in carbonation. oily, slick mouthfeel. and a bitter finish. my 2013 vintage is 11 percent, not the 14 the description says. but non the less the alchohol is well hidden here. this is fantastic. read a few reviews and people criticize the bourbon here. for me the bourbon is present but not overpowering and well balanced. got to be careful because i know this is a sipper but i want to drink it a bit too fast

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pcstuck (64) - Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2014
2013 bottle poured into a snifter. Pitch dark black with almost no head. Nose is full of chocolate and vanilla with a hint of coffee roast. Subtle boozyness in the aroma. Slick and smooth mouthfeel. Slightly sweet dark chocolate and vanilla with roasty coffee finish that is slightly bitter which goes well the booze. Great brew

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
olr1984 (1076) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2014
2013 12oz bottle with silver wax pours a dark black with a tan head. Not much barrel taste here. chocolate and a bit of a vanilla taste.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle from the most recent release. Thanks a lot JR! Pours dark with a nice tan head. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, chocolate and coffee. Taste has hints of bourbon, oak, vanilla, coffee and roasted malts. Has a nice smooth mouth feel. Great full bodied imperial stout!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DesertDevil (525) - Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2013
2011 bottle (thanks for opening it, daknole!). Sweet and vinous nose of mellow bourbon, funky molasses, anise, and charred oak. Pours dark brown with traces of maroon. Sweet milk chocolate taste with light whiskey, caramelized brown sugar, and vanilla bean. Viscous body with slick mouthfeel; the alcohol is well-hidden. Good, but not as great as many other barrel-aged imperial stouts.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Errl (1585) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2013
2012 Bottle thanks to jstax...Pour is dark black with a nice tan head..Nose is nice chewy caramel, spices, milk chocolate, coffee, some alcohol, marshmallow...Taste is nice chewy caramel, vanilla, nice bourbon, light sweetness, nice milk chocolate, bitterness..alcohol is very hidden in the taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beechner224 (669) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle from DrewFace! Nice. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is chocolate and bourbon. Taste is sweet, chocolate, sweetness. Good, but a bit sweet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrewFace (783) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Pours a very deep dark blackish, color. Big sweet malty roast character with a touch of bourbon in the aroma. More big malty sweet , roasty flavor. Bourbon, alcohol hotness, very tasty overall.


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