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RATINGS: 406   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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
italianjohn (2420) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Black pour with a dark tan head ...... a mix of chocolately and roasted aroma with a smack of bourbon .... lots of chocolately and roasted taste very smooth with a bourbon and oaky addition to an already silky mouthfeel a bitter warming bourbon finish and as this one warmed up the bourbon was more evident .... loved every sip of this brew and the abv was minimal in the taste .... great looking beer as well

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (2418) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle. Aroma nutty, bit of bourbon, wood. Taste is similar, light, roasty, bit of coffee. Great stuff

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gription79 (2408) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Notes from a tasting held in April 2011. Thanks to Eric.
Aroma: bourbon, vanilla, dark stone fruits, roasted malts
Taste: roasted malts, vanilla, marshmallow
Overall: An amazing beer, rich and complex.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hirigalzkar (2404) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle. Sweet, burned sugar vanilla and moccha notes in aroma. Salmiak, tobacco and alcohol notes in taste. Warming. Balanced.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
umich03jm (2404) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2013
2012 bottle from trade with rayl101. Pours dark black in color with a small dark brown head that fades quickly. Aromas is delicious. Subtle bourbon, sweet rich chocolate, caramel, light roast, soy sauce, and light tobacco. Taste is amazingly balanced for a BB imperial stout. All of the aromas come through at different times. Silky smooth finish, slightly boozy. Fairly thick mouthfeel. Great imperial stout. Really excited to see what could happen with a couple years in the cellar on this. Thanks Kevin!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 12, 2012
12 oz bottle from fear025, thanks a ton. Pours black with a small, creamy, dense, tan head that quickly fades to a ring. Aroma is big bourbon/oak up front with semi-sweet chocolate, coffee and black malt. Flavor is rich chocolate, boozy bourbon, bitter roast and vanilla oak. Full body with a soft, creamy mouth feel. This is a fantastic beer, the barrel aging is executed perfect IMO.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2011
hot and intensely raisiny and with huge vanilla this is a warming beer in a sniftyter. toosweet. palate fairwithsome carbonation , but welcoming. Buttered toast element. sweet firey ...ok...

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ontbeertaster (2348) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle, pours black with tan head, 2012 bottle, aroma was sweaty, taste was also sweaty and vingaery with a bourbon finish, sadly I believe our bottle was infected with something. Definitely will give this one another chance down the road. This one as is was a drank pour for us

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ktwse (2321) - SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2014
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, light molasses, heavy bourbon barrels, light cherries and dried fruit. Taste is big sweet, bourbon and vanilla, warming alcohol finish. Body is rich and creamy with soft carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2010 Tap at dark horse. Black as possible. No head. Huge caramel, milk choco, bourbon, vanilla, and smoke. Massive milkiness. So good. Thick mouthfeel and ridiculously rich. Amazing. One of the best made.


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