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RATINGS: 119   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%.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mike5326 (950) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Luvystypotables (709) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Dark chocolate colour not much head. Aroma of bourbon and malt. Smooth taste of bourbon, malt and a hint of smoke. Great palate of bourbon.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (3698) - Everett, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours a near black color with almost no head to it whatsoever. Nose is heavily laden with bourbon, and little else - it overwhelms the beer. Taste has some chocolate in there as well as roasting, but is also dominated by the oaky bourbon flavors. Good brew...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
srobi003 (58) - odenton, Maryland, USA - OCT 16, 2013
On tap at Duclaw-Arundel Mills Aroma-Huge vanilla notes, chocolate notes, dark fruit notes and bourbon notes. Also getting toasted coconut Appearance-Nearly pitch black, some dark red color. Mocha color head that faded quickly. I do see some alcohol legs too. Taste& Palate-Very sweet with at the front of the tongue with a slightly bitter finish. Body is medium-full and thick. I am also getting a little bit of heat Overall-Great beer overall fresh that I think will get better with age so I will be picking up a couple of bottles

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2356) - Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown pour. Caramel and bourbon aromas. Sweet with vanilla, caramel, cola, and booze highlights. Good body and mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8609) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of cola, bourbon, oak, roast chocolate, sweet malt, vanilla and caramelized sugar. Finished a bit boozy. Medium to full body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brystmar (1280) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2013
2012. Smells like bourbon. Dark baker's chocolate, smooth booze character, oaky bourbon on the palate too. Solid.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1369) - Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Black pour no head. Quite a bit of bourbon, slight heat on the way down. Bit of chocolate and a touch of smoke. Kind of thin for a ba stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reggiedunlop (3114) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Pours black with a medium mocha head. Aroma has dark fruit and some smokiness...touches of vanilla and and bourbon. Flavor follows suit...adds some bitter dark chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is very roasty/smoky with some booze and dark chocolate...warming.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 13, 2013
22oz bottle, Barrel 1 of 3/31/12 Batch, 11.5% ABV. Small tan head atop cola-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, Bourbon/vanilla, some vinous, light cocoa. Taste is sweet, Bourbon, some vanilla, alcohol, some rum, caramel, light wood. Sticky full body, low carbonation, light burn. Kind of a sweet mess.


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