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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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
BVery (5612) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Bomber. Very dark pour with reddish highlights. Smaller head. Bourbon and wood aroma. Taste is spicy bourbon and molasses. Really nice! Thanks budznsudz for the trade!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikem409 (1461) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Bottle. Barrel 12 of 15. Thanks Kerry. Aroma of massive vanilla and coconut. Pours jet black thick, with thin tan head. Taste is tons of vanilla and oak lingering chocolate and booze. Man this is fantastic.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bth122 (1139) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Black color with very little head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, oak, irish cream or something simular. Thick bodied. Creamier texture. Chewy. Warming alcohol. Medium light sweetness. Complex. Very nice. Would get again. Thanks brother-in-law!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stumpyiliz (212) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Amazing black pour with thick creamy caramel colored head. Very big bourbon notes on the nose with vanilla and dark roasted malts. Taste is very much the same with a medium thickness to the mouthfeel. I am glad I got to try this one.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ughsmash (7001) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Bomber, Bottled on 9/19/11, Barrel #4 of 20. Poured thick, inky black with not much head sticking around. The aroma picked up a decadent blend of sweet bourbon, vanilla, molasses, and chocolates, with accents of rye and coffee.. great! The flavor held serve.. syrupy, darker chocolates, molasses, vanilla, and bourbon at the core, with peppery alcohol and sticky bourbon barrel around.. finished sweet and thick, with barrel well-balanced against the base beer. Heavier-bodied with low carbonation on the palate.. smooth and creamy feel.. held the alcohol in check very well. Awesome!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
budznsudz (461) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Pours very dark brown with a nice tan head that fades to a ring around the glass with nice lacing. The aroma is chocolate and bourbon with sweet licorice and a splash of soy sauce. The flavor is creamy chocolate with big notes of bourbon up front followed by a dry boozy finish. The taste lingers on the palate for a while. Low carbonation on this one. This nails a lot of what I want from a barrel aged stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2232) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Barrel no 1 of 15 ... date in 3/21/2012 - date out 9/21/2012 ... Black pour beige head .... aroma of vanilla, bourbon, oak, woody, abv and sugar/dark chocolate with a roasted coffeeness too .... taste is boozy, with vanilla, wood, bourbon and sugary with roasted coffee/dark chocolate and oddly a nutmeg/cinnamon spice to it .... a bit boozy .... interesting brew mouthfeel is a bit thin and oily/slick

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AxlLives (286) - Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2013
22 oz bottle - 2012 bottling. Pours creamy black with medium tan head, very creamy not a lot of lacing. Big roasted notes in the nose. Vanilla, maple, smoked malts, touch of espresso and sweet cocoa. Taste is alive with roastey goodness, vanilla bean, bitter coffee at the finish. Bourbon notes as well as dark dried fruit. Touch of heat at the finish as expected. Medium bodied, creamy. Good brew, not killer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7481) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Draft at the brewpub and bottle. Poured turbid black. with minimal tan head. Nose was dark malt, anise, oaky bourbon, and tasted as it smelled. Well hidden -OH.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
[4727-20120818] Bottle. Roasted soya sauce aroma. Brown black body with a quick foamy off-white head. Sweet roasted soya sauce flavour has a lot of barrelly oak wood in it. Full body. Not bad. (7/3/7/3/13) 3.3
(@ Campground Brewdown 2012, Millmont, PA)


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