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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (4402) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7324) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5016) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansermadide (1450) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (6339) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2086) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JUN 11, 2012
22oz bottle. Pours a very deep brown with a mocha colored head that falls to a thin collar and leaves nice lace. Massive boozy and bourbon aroma with roast malt, brown sugar and milk chocolate. Big sweet flavor with bourbon, vanilla, maple, chocolate, dark fruit, and some lingering alcohol through the finish. Mouthfeel is thick with smooth carbonation and a drying finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2012

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, chocolate, coffee, light hoppy. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate ot heavy bitter with a long duration, sweet chocolate, alcohol, bourbon, vanilla, light oak - wood. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120202]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2012
22oz bottle. Date in barrel 03/77/2011 and out of barrel 09/19/2011. Barrel no 08 of 20. Poured a dark brown color with a smaller sized brown head. Aromas of oak / wood, roast, vanilla, some bourbon, and some dark chocolate. Tastes of vanilla, bourbon (more than aromas), caramel, chocolate, dark fruits, molasses, and brown sugar. Alcohol content overall well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RB1 (117) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2012
22oz. bottle shared by Dak. Pour is dark brown/black, with moderate tan head. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla and some sweet fudge. Taste is sweet, medium bodied, bourbon, big vanilla, molasses and some raisins. Finish is very sweet, bourbon, vanilla and some really nice heat. Great ale.

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