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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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A ful bodied, single barrel bourbon aged imperial stout with smooth roasted malt flavors and rich aromas of espresso and dark chocoloate. Aged for 6 months inside charred Kentucky white oak bourbon barrels with cocoa nibs to add the natural vanilla and caramelized sugar flavors of the wood, and the bittersweet chocolate, and slick, velvety mouthfeel of the cocoa to the beer. Its time to savor some...Sweet Justice.


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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigguns22 (703) - Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2013
I think the best of retribution yet the cocoa nibs are like hops and it adds a great bitter note that none before it have and it cuts the sweetness greatly. If you like dark chocolate this is for you and me.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenDV138 (1611) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2014
From notes, consumed 8/14/2013. 22 oz bottle poured into a Belgian snifter. Barrel aged from 3/21/2012 to 9/21/2012. Black with half a finger of tan head that fades quickly. Aromas of milk and dark chocolate, cocoa, bourbon, vanilla, coconut, coffee/espresso. Tastes of big bourbon, cocoa, dark chocolate, vanilla, burnt sugar. Medium-full body with a dry and warm finish. Good but expensive. Enjoyed this more than the Cocoa Vanilla variant.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9355) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle... Pours midnight-black with a creamy, brief, khaki head. The complex bouquet is a swirl of dark chocolate, toasted oak, vanilla, bourbon, maple syrup and pouch tobacco. Full-bodied with lively carbonation. The flavor is a bit too sweet, offering a mélange of dark chocolate, molasses and dark candy sugar. Lengthy, sweet, chocolaty finish. I enjoyed the other treatments of this beer, but this one was totally cloying. Fairly enjoyable, but drinkability is low. Bottle courtesy of ygtbsm94!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (3402) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 27, 2014
This gem was tasted at Dark Lord Day 2014. Pours black with a tan head. Nose of oak chocolate, ripe fruit and hops. Full body and smooth creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is very rich and complex with the chocolate and ripe fruit dominate but the hops hang in there to the bitter sweet finish. Really really good.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ndfreak77 (112) - USA - FEB 7, 2014
Pours Dark brown almost black with a nice cocoa aroma. Sweet cocoa flavor is balanced with coffee and bourbon notes. Very tasty! Maybe one of the best stouts that I have ever had and I really like stouts. Unfortunately, the restaurant that I was at saw fit to charge 20.00 for 22 oz. I hope to find better value at the beer distributers. Would definitely be worth 40-50 dollars for a case.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwmiller16 (110) - Delaware, USA - DEC 24, 2013
22 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a bit of tan foam. Nose is boozy, but not overpowering hints of cocoa. Medium body with big chocolate notes and roasty caramely finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9984) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy brown head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is oak, prunes, and dates, bourbon, roast and chocolate malt with earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with bourbon, oak, dark fruits, light hops and bitterness, and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stumpyiliz (216) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Medium body stout. Tan head that lingers on the sides of the glass. Aromas of charred oak, cocoa and bourbon. Taste is sweet dark chocolate with very little bourbon up front. Lingering boozy finish with a dryness lending to the flavor on the palate

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoworsummer (2290) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2013
Draft at DuClaw. Pours rich dark brown. Strong flavor. Tastes of alcohol. Too intense, hard to taste the coco.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ret12 (452) - Maryland, USA - APR 13, 2013
Had this one as well as the vanilla cocoa and they were both amazing, very smooth with a warm sweet chocolate whiskey finish


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