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RATINGS: 379   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
maxwelldeux (3791) - Everett, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours a thick black color with a small head on it. Nose has a fair amount of bourbon in there with some roasting underneath. Feels thick and smooth in your mouth. Taste has some great roasting elements with some subtle bourbon and alcohol notes underneath. Gets even better as it warms. Wow.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MBrausen (69) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Big thanks to Dougofthefuture for holding this great tasting! Poured from a bomber into a snifter A. Pours a dark charcoal color with a caramel head about 1mm thick. Settles as a nice foamy ring around the glass S. Sweet chocolate dominating the smell, noticeable bourbon, caramel and light fruit T. Sweet and sugary, but not overbearing at all. Very very malty, with dark chocolate and a slight toffee finish. M. Medium body, coarse and dry finish O. This is true a top shelf beer. It’s sweet but not over done, very malty but not dominating the whole beer, the chocolate is at a good level, and a nice light coffee finish. This is a beer I will be looking to get more and more of. I suggest everyone try this!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PoppaK (6) - - MAR 6, 2012 does not count
A very nice Imperial Stout. Comes out strong and swinging, but mellows with a few sips. An excellent Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Fjonpowers (1) - Marshall, Alabama, USA - FEB 1, 2014 does not count

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
riseagainstme (48) - Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2012
2011 release...Just delicious, Nice vanilla caramel chocolate taste with a slight hint of bourbon but enough you know its there. Very smooth

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Aroma- incredibly huge bourbon, massive dark fruits which consist mostly of plums and blueberries, some roasted notes, more barrel qualities Appearance- outer space black with a nice tan head, massive alcohol presence Taste- melded tastes of bourbon, oak, plums, figs, milk chocolate, more barrel hits, roasted barley, alcohol heat and more bourbon at the end, silky fucking smooth Palate- full, creamy, out of this world Overall- Maybe my favorite beer, I’m not sure yet but it’s probably the one. Sensational everything in this beer. Will need to get again for sure.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
knickskicks (762) - - MAR 27, 2013
Black, tan had with some red hues. Really nice looking. Nose is huge chocolate, bourbon, barrel, dark fruits. Taste is tons of bittersweet chocolate, some vanilla, dark fruits, a little bit of bourbon. Light booze and a touch of eggcream to the finish. Smooth, sticky mouthfeel.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ebone1988 (262) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Aroma is bourbon, marshmallow, vanilla, chocolate, malt. Appearance is dark, dark brown head. Taste is bourbon, vanilla, malt, sweet chocolate aftertaste. Mouthfeel is thick, soft, lovely. Overall, this is definitely a top notch beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
koleminer20 (744) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Special tap room at Dark Horse. Holy damn. The pour is jet black with a dark khaki head. The lacing is nonexistent. The aroma is crisp vanilla with a dark licorice complexity and beautiful bourbon notes. The flavor is booming work vanilla and bourbon with a common imperial stout complexity. There is beautiful licorice and roasted malt character and this is just great. I love this beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
mjw1200 (13) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2011
A= Very dark color pour, not much on top, caramel color. S= Not overpowering, had to get real close to get a good smell. Smell vanilla/bourbon. Also smell some of the coffee. T = Exceptional. Layers, of chocolate coffee some caramel and vanilla. Alcohol is very present, but I wouldnt have it any other way. It is going to be hard to let this beer age, but I think it will be worthwhile. M= Thicker than most beers with this much alcohol. Some stronger stouts seem to be to thin, but this one holds up. It lingers in my mouth leaving the great taste to stay around.

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