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RATINGS: 382   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
750ml from DAK. Pours crude oil black with a thin tan head. The nose is sweet bourbon, vanilla, roasted malt and coffee. The taste is dark fruits, vanilla, coffee grounds and bourbon. Medium bodied. 4.0

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
msante79 (2211) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2012
12oz bottle from Mike. Pours near black with small dark tab head. Good looking beer. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit, chocolate, and roast. Amazing smelling beer. Flavors of bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, roast, and nice warmth of the ABV, but not boozy in any way. Body is fine and carbonation is right. Really solid beer. Probably the best I have had from DH.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2011
(750ml shared at Dak’s!). Pours oily dark brown with think khaki head. Aroma has sweet bourbon, vanilla and oak. Taste is sweet with some sour notes. Full bodied with oily texture. Good, but I had higher expectations of this one.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (2202) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle. Aroma nutty, bit of bourbon, wood. Taste is similar, light, roasty, bit of coffee. Great stuff

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StefanSD (2192) - Lakeside, California, USA - JAN 16, 2012
12 oz bottle courtesy of Dak. Thanks. Pours an opaque jet black color with a small brown head that quickly dissipates to a fine ring. The aroma is big and bold with lots of dark fruits, black malts and a bit o whiskey. The flavor showcases raisins, dates, plums, burnt malts, well balanced bourbon, a trace of vanilla and some bitter dark chocolate. The palate is full and smooth with soft carbonation. The finish is long with lingering bourbon and chocolate. Overall: This really hit the spot. I loved it.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
umich03jm (2179) - 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!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Homer321 (2150) - Rock Ridge, 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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Thanks GT2! Black pour with a sudsy tan head. Huge vanilla bourbon, caramel, toffee, milk chocolate, cocoa nib, and hints of booze lead to delicious barrel sweetness, finishing with cocoa nib and bakers chocolate like dryness. Thick rich palate with low carbonation. Excellent!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hallinghansen (2107) - Odense S, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2012 Trade from both Pantanap and Sean9689, thanks guys. Vintage 2011. Pours black with a medium brown head and beautiful lacings. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, very soft. Flavor is bourbon, dark chocolate, roasted malt, bitter coffee, dark caramel. Soft carbonation, creamy texture. Long finish. Very well balanced. This is amazing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcartamdg (2105) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Pours jet black with a dark brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla, oak and bourbon. Taste follows, slightly sweet and boozy, alcohol burn on the finish, lots of vanilla in this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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