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RATINGS: 449   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Damico (3003) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2012 Pours dark thick chocolate black with a big creamy caramel head and great head retention ( even in a sampler glass). The aroma has notes of creamy toffee and coffee smooth bourbon blended so well. The delicious flavors of smooth bourbon with no alcohol bit and fresh roasted malts shine through excellently on a creamy full body - absolutely awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOLTZ7555 (2999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2012 Bottle shared by dcshiller @ Dak’s Final Four Tasting. Thanks Dave! Dark mahogany pour with a light caramel head. Surprisingly, this one stained the glass a bit so knocked it up a point in appearance. Nose exceeds the flavor on this one and shows notes of chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, burnt caramel, and bourbon. Little wood in the nose as well. Flavor is a bit more subtle and has some slightly sour notes on the back end. Still shows the bourbon, barrel, vanilla, and ashy qualities. Really good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
umich03jm (2993) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reynolds314 (2989) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 22, 2012
YES! This is a bourbon barrel aged imperial stout. Aroma was outrageous with loads of vanilla oak and roast. The taste is lucious and amazingly rich and medium sweet with a dry roasty finish. Want more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
keepersj12 (2985) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Pours black with no head. The beer coats the glass as you swirl it. The aroma is full of chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, roast malt and a bit of coffee. The flavor has all of these in various amounts. This beer is best a little warm. I had this on the sidewalk at Hawthornes during Philly Beer Week.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Homer321 (2982) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ktwse (2961) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - DEC 23, 2012
12oz bottle. Rating #202. This was pretty damn tasty. Lots of stuff going, nice barrel character, bourbon, vanilla. Great stuff. (2595)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbfobes (2811) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukaduke (2793) - 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 !

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