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RATINGS: 116   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10451) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Bottle. Poured a black color with an average frothy light brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted dark chocolate aroma. Medium to heavy toasted dark malt, bourbon wood flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a interesting beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tcane7 (1657) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Ryan. Pours black with thin tan head. Sweet creamy chocolate, some bourbon, vanilla, hints of oak.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6009) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Sample from bottle. Black color, good light brown head, dots of lace. Nice bourbon / chocolate nose. Very nice bourbon, dark chocolate syrup, and vanilla aroma. Chocolate brownie. Big body, full and thick. Lighter carbonation, some warmth, little bitter. Light sticky in the finish. This is nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9438) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Tap. Pours black with a small, fizzy light tan head, short retention with no lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt with Bourbon, oak, and vanilla with prune and figs. Flavor is malt dominant with Bourbon, oak, and vanilla notes, figs and prunes with a sweet finish. Full body and light carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (5187) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Bottle to oversized tulip (thanks to ksurkin for this one). Looks decent; black with nice lacing. Smells okay; VERY boozy (but cheap booze). Taste and mouthfeel are very pedestrian - itís hot and boozy, and Iím curious to know what bottom-feeder in the bourbon market they got their barrels from. Overall, an okay beer, but itís a good thing itís a limited release...because it would collect dust on shelves if it werenít.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Aroma- massive bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, oak Appearance- black with a khaki colored crescent head Taste- bourbon upfront followed by slight roasted notes, vanilla, oak, some coffee Palate- medium-body, decent mouthfeel Overall- If this beer was dialed back on the bourbon a little and had more coffee and chocolate, this would be a pretty special beer. That being said it was a little rough.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2012
2012-08-18. Black, near headless body. 3+ Big sweet barrel aged aroma, vanilla, sugar, more vanilla. 7+ very sweet flavour, lots of vanilla, light barrel wood and roast. Super sweet, it is a bit cloying at times. 6+ very smooth, full bodied palate. Tough to drink, I think I might have enjoyed this more another time. Bottle, Campground Brewdown 2012

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5250) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Bottle sampled at Kramerís Campground Brewdown 2012. Pours a deep brown body with light lacing. Aroma is chocolate fudge. Mouthfeel is medium to light with notes of sweet chocolate, light bourbon, sweet chocolate malts, and light fudge brownie.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansermadide (1511) - Kyle, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Wowsers. This doll is soft, dark brown in appearance, with a medium brown colored head. Its aroma is smooth, of light bourbon, and tastes aged, mellow, and classy. The flavor is of moderate roast and moderately strong alcohol, but of bold bourbon thatís lightly woody and smooth. Thereís a flavor of fresh wort in the finish, rounding off well with the dominating bourbon.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (6970) - Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Outstanding beer. Super rich, the bourbon adds a noticeable kick to the coffee and cocoa notes. Think it was barrel 8.


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