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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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%.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (5557) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Rich deep dark brown coloured body with a thinnish light brown head. Aroma of alcohol, raisins, figs, vanilla, oak, bourbon, earth, roasted malt and more alcohol. Full-bodied; Super strong roasted malt flavours with alcohol, bourbon, oak, vanilla, coffee and earth notes with hints of oatmeal and caramel at the finish. Aftertaste is strong and pungent like you’d expect with a very deep roastiness and some coffee bitterness amongst the sugars and bourbon flavours. Overall, a nice Imperial Stout with some good rich complexity at the finish, but at lot of strong flavours throughout. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Tyson’s Corner (Falls Church), Virginia on 14-November-2013 for US$13,99 sampled at home in Washington on 24-December-2014, Christmas Eve 2014. Nice with a year on it, perhaps would have been better over more aging, but wasn’t super harsh or bitter. Date in Barrel: 19-March-2013 // Date out of Barrel: 25-September-2013 // Purchased: 14-November-2013 // Sampled: 24-December-2014.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
njager246 (697) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2014
A nice bourbon, chocolate, and roasted nose. Tons of chocolate and bourbon on the flavor, some coffee too! So good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (1377) - Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2015 Draft at their Bel Air brewpub, served in a tulip glass. Deep opaque dark color with very minimal dark tan head. Aroma of strong roasted malt, nice bourbon, oak, vanilla, molasses, chocolate and slight sour dark fruit note. Taste adds notes of coffee, caramel, dark chocolate, light coconut, dried fruits and alcohol. Heavy body, low carbonation, rich, thick, sticky with sweet oaky roasty finish. Might be the most bourbon’y stout I’ve ever had, very tasty. Wish a bottle at the store wasn’t so much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jde123 (773) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2014
This is a really great beer. Pours rich and dark, minimal head, slightly strong, sweet aroma. Can really taste the bourbon barrel in this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (2210) - - DEC 10, 2014
Bottle. Dark cola with a frothy mocha head. Aroma is cocoa and bourbon barrel. Taste adds lots of caramel and vanilla. Thick and oily. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Tap, pours black with low head. Aroma is rich roast and bourbon, taste is similar with a bit thin and boozy finish, tasty but needs more roast body

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Bomber shared by Kinz at the 21st Richmond Gathering, 11/1/14. Pours a dark brown with a thin head. Aroma of chocolate, nuts, roast, honey, mild booze. The taste is roast, chocolate, citrus, stone fruits. Medium bodied, mildly hot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hfmejias (1260) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2014
22 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured dark, deep brown, nice, foamy tan head, lots of spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of malts, wood, bourbon, some coffee and chocolate. Taste of bourbon, malts, combined with some dark fruit notes, some vanilla and chocolate notes, it is quite boozy and it does has a sticky finish; however it is super enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep brown color with a thin creamy brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, bourbon, vanilla, molasses. Flavor is boozy, bourbon, vanilla. Big flavor with a lingering sweet vanilla and bourbon. Definitely the best thing I’ve had from duclaw.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (5982) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle: Thanks jdb288: Served in a Chouffe glass: Black beer with a small (light) brown colored beer. Aroma is liquorice, spice, rose(hip), hints of red fruit, wood, roast, some chocolate, hint of coffee and bread. Flavours of liquorice, bitters, mocha, some plums and prunes, roast, light bourbon, light alcohol burn, rye, some dark chocolate, liquor, hint wood... Aftertaste is liquorice, wood, malts, light roast and liquor tones. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel and a full body. Bourbon fades pretty quick and anstrange Imperial Stout is what is left...

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