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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%.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (5742) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle. Definitely the night cap. Thick and meaty, this carries its whiskey barrel roots right up front in every aspect. The aroma is quite subtle, actually, hinting only at a rich, warm beer. And this drinks with an exquisitely well balanced character ... the oak-laden whiskey character is so finely interlaced with the warm, chocolatey beer that you’ll want to wish that everyone who tries this can do it so well. Very, very good! (#5344, 11/24/2013)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Big and boozy. Cocoa dominates with an astringent roast back end. Sticky sweet. Meh.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StoutDr (44) - Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2013 This was a surprise gem! Fragrant aroma of malt, oak and bourbon. Pours black oil dark and thick. Minimal dark oak head. Flavor is complex and evolving on the palate. Smokey, oak, bourbon, mocha, vanilla, hints of fruit and bread. Slight bitterness of imperial on the aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Westchesterco (945) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Poured from a bottle it is a dark rich chocolate brown with an ecrue head. The atoms is of Bourbon and the taste has the Bourbon flavor redonatinv through it with tones of licorice and vanilla. Yummy

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3251) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2013
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours black with a tan head. Bourbon nose. Flavors of bourbon, oak, vanilla, with some licorice. Dense mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation. Bitter, boozy finish. Quite tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6175) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Pour out of bottle at Zwanze Day 2012, thick brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought thick dark chocolate, lots of roast, sweet molasses, nice coffee bean notes as well in there go into some spice, earthy tones with a hint of dark fruits, nice vanilla, oak and bourbon come through. Taste is thick oak, bourbon, and vanilla notes into caramel, nice dark chocolate, coffee notes come through, finishing bitter, roasty.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vlan1 (194) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - NOV 1, 2013
on Tap @ Duclaw. Extremely dark brown but not totally black. Small amount of head with little to no lacing. The nose hinted that this was going to be a bourbon bomb. Not to say that the bourbon wasn’t noticable and the 10.5% was not hiding anywhere, it was not bad. Lots of chocolate and coffee undertones but lots of astringent alcohol sweetness as well. Was also a bit syrupy in the mouthfeel dept. A good BA Stout. Just needs a bit of refinement.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (3554) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Tap at Arundel Mills location. Pours deep, dark brown with tan beige head. Aroma is bourbon, oak, vanilla, roasted malts, light earthy notes, plums, and some faint spice. Flavor is dry, roast malts, chocolate, oak, light earthy bitterness, some dark fruit esters, and faint bourbon; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2140) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Draft. Pours opaque black with a thin tan head. Smells like alcohol, syrup, chocolate. Tastes like alcohol, tobacco, raisins, and light chocolate. Medium body and low/medium carbonation.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mike5326 (907) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, short lived frothy tan head. Phenolic sweet malty smell. Thick body velvet texture great bourbon malt flavor and a smooth finish.


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