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RATINGS: 364   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.


bittermestupid's rating

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bittermestupid (247) - Canton, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2012
This pours thick and extremely black with a thick brown mocha head. Bourbon, coffee, chocolate fudge, marshmallow, vanilla, tobacco, molasses and raisins on the nose. Vanilla, coffee, bourbon, chocolate fudge, tobacco, brown sugar, dried dark fruit and booze taste. Thick on the palate and a great long bourbon roasted finish.


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DocJitsu (968) - Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Pours an opaque, very dark brown with a rich red-brown-tan colored head. The head falls way too quickly. Otherwise, I could’ve stared at it for a long time and be pleased. Oak, light bourbon, sweet vanilla, dark caramel, and coconut aromas. Viscous and chewy. Some alcohol warmth comes through. The aromas are noted in the flavors they blend so smoothly and remarkably. A masterpiece of a beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiiruBierBeer (173) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Smell is bourbon, chocolate, and slight alcohol. Taste is the same. Light to medium carbonation with medium body.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BroSpud (1698) - , Massachusetts, USA - SEP 15, 2014
12oz bottle with 11% ABV printed on label. Pours dark black with a creamy tan head. Oily thick mouthfeel. Lots of flavors going on with this one which change as it warms. Dark fruits, chocolate, coffe, licorice, cherry, bourbon. Very complex. Great impy.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dr_MedievAle (170) - Alabama, USA - SEP 12, 2014
vintage 2012. aroma: loads of toffee and bourbon-soaked oak, milk chocolate, swirling at the end with vanilla and english leathers. hops have faded considerably, but leave a suggestion of pine in the background. appearance: pitch black with dark brown head that disappeared with quicksilver-like alacrity. very noticeable auburn hue around the edge. pretty boy, this one. taste: baker’s chocolate, sweet dark fruits (raisins, dates), bitter and earthy, fruity coffees, light soy sauce and sweet vanilla with an astoundingly robust and deep soy finish. the soy comes in and kind of cleanses the palate of the intensely sweet dark fruits. outstanding. palate: medium bodied, slick, flat carbonation. long and satisfying finish. man, wish i had another one...going to have to hit up the trade system.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsquire (3478) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2014
This pours an oily black out of the bronze waxed bottle with only the faintest brown ring for a head. Big warming alcohol nose with lots of dark fruit and dying campfire notes. This is a big, rich, alcoholic bourbon barrel enhanced imperial stout. Great oily mouthfeel,dark caramel, toffee and malt sweetness, chocolate and coffee flavors, with dried fruit and a long alcohol and hop burn in the finish. Very nice use of barrel aging in this one.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McNeillR (1230) - SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Dark brown, nice tan wee ringed head. Dank farm sack and soft sweet bourbon. Rich nutty milk choc disappears quickly, oily and soft bitter roast. Neat milky dark malt and soft chewy sweetness adds all to a bright mouthfeel. Finishes similar, smooth fatty bourbon and a rumble of raking dark malt.

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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenH (2342) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle thanks Craig! Black with tan head. Nice aroma, vanilla bourbon, chocolate and ash. Taste of licorice, vanilla, chocolate and ash. Sweet amd bitter

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (14539) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
bottle at home ... deep black ... thin tan lacing ...dark malts .... soft chocolate ... dark roast malts ... big bourbon nose ... dark sweet toffee chocolate malt roast ... soft sweet malts .. soft toffee roast ... soft smooth roast ... nice juicy fruits roast

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (2314) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is chocolate, vanilla and toffee, taste is rich chocolate, sweet, vanilla and toffee, chewy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Experiment_Ale (1004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2014
At Justin’s house warming party. Pours black with almost no lacing. Aroma is complex bourbon, thick delicious chocolate malt, top notch. Taste is smooth complex chocolate malt,


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