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RATINGS: 135   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%.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2488) - 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 (8915) - , 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 (1289) - 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 (1515) - 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 (3218) - 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 (11637) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
abcfan (746) - New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2013
Well done! Pours black with a tan head. Huge vanilla, oak, bourbon aroma. Medium bodied with lively carbonation in mouth. Finishes sweet, sticky coffee and molasses.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigguns22 (709) - Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2013
Barrel 15 of 20 date out of barrel 9/19/11. Dark brown to black in color with a small tan head. Aroma is rich and full of bourbon. Sweet,chocolate,coffee and wood are the most noted flavors. A great dessert beer if you like bourbon.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (3437) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Growler split with some friends, from al’s, pours black with creamy beige head, light lacing. Aromas and taste of roasty barrel, bourbon, chocolate, char and molasses. Sticky palate, with a full body. Nice russian imperial stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Bottle:   Black, thin tannish head, little lacing.   Huge bourbon nose, sweet roasted malt, vanilla.   Smooth on the tongue, well balanced, lots of vanilla, bourbon, candied marshmallow.   Very well balanced, warming, roasty yet sweet.   Lots of chocolate like notes, graham crakcer too.   This one is very smooth, flavorful, yet mellow.   Great balance, feels like its aged a bit.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate, yet a bit silky.   Lots of chocolate, bourbon, and graham cracker on the finish.   The vanilla and marshmallow have disipated.   Like this a lot more than I thought I would.   Seems under-rated.



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