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RATINGS: 131   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%.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (4797) - 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 (1004) - 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 (3697) - 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 (212) - 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 (903) - 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 (4596) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerdedDave (505) - - APR 18, 2014
black with very thin head; bourbon, roasted malt aroma; smooth, roasted malt flavor with notes of bourbon, oak, and espresso; smooth and pretty easy drinking for an 11.5% abv beer

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nehpets (23) - - APR 17, 2014
Very good bourbon aged imperial. Pours black with little head. This beer starts out with a slightly sweet taste on the palate, followed by a smoky roasted malt flavor. Finished well, but stayed on the sweet side for me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ed5388 (2197) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2014
Sampled at AC Beerfest (2014). Poured pitch black with a creamy dark tan head. Aroma is very bourbon forward, with notes of wet oak, chocolate, and sweet caramel. Taste mimics the nose with strong bourbon up front, followed by oak, roasted malt, chocolate, and in the finish lots of sweet caramel. Really solid.


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