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RATINGS: 436   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Homer321 (2744) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle thanks to my Midwest hook up. Nose full of booze. Taste is a chocolate bomb with a smooth booze flavor. Holy cow this is good. Very solid backbone without being too sweet. No alcohol burn. Solid

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (2733) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle. Aroma nutty, bit of bourbon, wood. Taste is similar, light, roasty, bit of coffee. Great stuff

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (2708) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - MAR 1, 2015
2012 bottle. This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was basically a pure jet black color with barely any head and left some splotches of light lacing. The smell was mainly sweet chocolate with a light roast. Light coffee surrounded a gentle woodiness. Bourbon never really reared itís head. The taste was basically the same leading into a mostly roasty quality of aftertaste and a semi - dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a good sipping quality about it. Carbonation was barely there but Iím not worried since it was a 2012 bottle. Overall, I say for the year of the bottle everything was pretty smoothed out and balanced with lack of bourbon. I bet if I would have had it fresher I would have noticed the bourbon. Still, a mostly good beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle at a tasting at Butler's place. Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma is slightly roasty with some dark fruits. Flavor is slight roast with some molasses and dark fruits. Really nice beer thick mouthfeel. Some bourbon and oak noticeable. Thanks to Craig. Really great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2011
Growler shared by a generous individual during One Funky Afternoon on 4/2/11. Dark viscous pour with a thin beige head. Aroma is bourbon oaky tannins and roast. Nice velvety body. Vanilla, bourbon, bakers chocolate, and dark fruit. Really nice base beer and an even better BA version!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbfobes (2686) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2011
On tap at GTMW 2011, pours black with a thin head and some spotty lacing in the glass, aroma was very strong with bourbon and a good amount of chocolate, the flavor is full with chocolate and oak with a finish of bourbon, I really enjoyed this one.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukaduke (2685) - Gray, Maine, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Pours a deep rich black color with a two finger mocha foam that sticks and floats with great lasting power. On the nose there is a big dose of vanilla, fudge, marshmallow and some deep bourbon touches. On the palate its velvety smooth and amazingly rich. Big chewy fudge and roasty chocolate on the front end with a rich complex finish that flows with smooth sweet flavors that match the nose nicely..... a pleasure to drink till the last drop !

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sloth (2636) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Medium sised tan head with fair retention and some spotty lace. black/brown edged color. Nose is nice with mellow whisky and roast notes, little coffee and chocolate with a little huskyness . Full bodied and a bit chewy, soft carbonation, little oily, dry on the palate. Tastey well balanced blend of roast, whisky, light cherry notes, bourbon and wood showing as it warms. Fairly dry long finish, lasting and warm. Solid BA Impy. Stout. Props to Robert @stateline for sharing this one.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gription79 (2608) - 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
jazz88 (2605) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Bottle. Thanks to Cbuk1013. This is a nice step up from the standard version (which was great) without being flagrantly barrel aged. Perhaps the aging from 2011 helped. This beer has more body and richness on the palate with some added complexity to the aroma.


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