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RATINGS: 118   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%.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerdedone (2609) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle Barrel 1 of 15. Pours inky dark black with a minimal tan head. Aroma of sweet bourbon, vanilla, chocolate and oak. Flavor was bold and sweet with oaky bourbon, dark chocolate, molasses, vanilla and some notes of coffee with a dry and boozy finish. Full bodied. oily texture low carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2014
A pretty solid Bourbon aged stout, has chocolate and espresso notes. A little bit of a fake chocolate taste but not too bad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nickls (1829) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle. Dark tan head, on a very dense black body. Bourbon, vanilla, and dark chocolate with slight roast in the aroma. Flavor is sweet, but not unexpected for what it is, slight fig, dark chocolate, vanilla and big on the bourbon. Medium to thicker body.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jayzz (323) - Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Smooth flavor with a definite whiskey finish, and slight bitterness. Dark brown color, and a brown foamy head.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
WanderinCelt87 (170) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Pours a opaque black with a small tan head. Aroma is straight malt with little hint of brown sugar from the malt. Taste is sweet and malty. Goes down smooth and leaves a clean after taste. Not too impressed but still a good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (1426) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2014 Bomber->snifter. Deep brown with moderate tan head. A: booze over coffee and chocolate. T: same, with molasses and licorice. Smooth. Boozy bitter aftertaste. Decent.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1842) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle shared by Jeff. Aroma is cocoa, oak, vanilla and some toffee. Pours deep brown with a nice hazy khakis head. Taste is roast espresso, vanilla, and a heavy oak. Finishes with just a hint of roast coffee and licorice. Very nice oak-aged stout. Would love to try some of the variants.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WhatAlesYa13 (5) - Alabama, USA - JAN 4, 2014 does not count
Very dark pour with a thin head. Roasted malt really comes through and delivers coffee and chocolate flavors. The bourbon flavors come out in the sweet carmel finish. A big beer at 11.5 ABV. This is one of the better DuClaw beers I’ve tried.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (1679) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2014
botlle pours black w/ ruby edges, khaki head that leaves some lacing. nose of chocolate, bourbon, oak. taste begins with chocolate and moves to bourbon, vanilla, oak. the bourbon lingers. full body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (2099) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Draft at bistro on bridge. Pours pitch black with minimal head and a ring of brown. The aroma has a lot of chocolate, some vanilla, some marshmallow. The taste has big vanilla, toasted coconut, chocolate, some bitter chocolatem


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