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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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Patience. Justified.
A full-bodied, Single Barrel Bourbon-aged Imperial Stout with rich aromas of espresso and dark chocolate, and smooth roasted malt flavor. Aged for 6 months inside charred Kentucky white oak bourbon barrels to add the natural vanilla and caramelized sugar flavors of the bourbon soaked wood to the beer. Each bottle run is drawn from a single barrel, making each batch a unique drinking experience. ABV from 10.5% to 11.5%.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopTsing (441) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
From the bottle pored a very dark heavy brew with a dark brown head. Powerful flavors of malt, cocoa, toasted coconut and mild hops.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13208) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle. Opaque brown color. Aroma of vanilla and cocoa. Taste has vanilla, brandy, bourbon, butterscotch. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kinz (3362) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Richmond 21st, Slight charred wood aroma. Flavor matches, a note of chocolate, unique in the tangy burnt note. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (4920) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle pour @ the 21st Richmond Gathering. Deep brown pour with a small head. Strong chocolate, cocoa. Roasted malts. Raisin cake. Taste is pretty damn hot. Loads of espresso. Dark roasted coffee. Crème brulee. Huge burnt brown sugar character. Full body, oily. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tia (1010) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle @ RG 21. Dark brown. Boozy, chocolatey smell. Taste follows. Also a little bitter and a hint of sourness. A little heavy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3795) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Sweet malts, barrel, marshmallows, roasted aromas. Sweet dark malts and marshmallow tones, caramel as other sweet tones.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ricoslim (116) - - AUG 5, 2014
Got in trade thanks to WanderinCelt. Another great bourbon barrel stout. Nice dark pull. Terrific aroma, nice and boozy. Vanilla stands out most in taste and the aroma.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Weezel (213) - Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Pitch black with a cocoa tan head. Huge vanilla and sweet roast coffee in the aroma. Taste is a little bitter with smooth vanilla and big coconut flavors. Balanced but has real depth. Well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sarlacc83 (938) - Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle from Jim. A: Light less black with a thin mocha head. Lacing. N: Caramel, bourbon, vanilla extract, coconut, chocolate, and some espresso. T: Quite sweet with mild bitterness. M: Slick and oily. Heavy body. O: A solid BACK RIS. Soft and sweet, reminiscent of Bourbon County Stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (4672) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2014
This one poured a dark dark brown with a beige head. Aroma was of bourbon, milk chocolate, and mildly roasted barley. Flavor was similar, very nice barrel integration and tasty stout.


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