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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%.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2085) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34282) - 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]

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (8796) - 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.

4.2
   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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
IrishBoy (3805) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Bomber from Sloth from 2011 Barrel # 11/20. Nose is chocolate, vanilla, light bourbon, and oak. pitch black with a small cinnamon-tan head. Flavor is rich lightly sweet chocolate, lots of vanilla, and hints of bourbon. Excellent stuff, wish I had a case! Kind of like a less sweet Black Tuesday.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5274) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Opaque black with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, smoke, vanilla, bourbon, and light alcohol. Taste of vanilla, roasted malt, some char, bourbon, and resiny alcohol.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JPDurden24 (1548) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Same tasting with Dak and Schiller. This was a very dark brown pour with a tan head. Nice aroma of Fudgy sweetness combined with bourbon, vanilla, and dark fruits. And I agree with others this has a nice sweet flavor with with Bourbon, vanilla and it is just a wonderful imperial stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Shared by Dak. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla and fudge. Taste is mostly sweet. Medium bodied and sticky. Really good. One of the most surprisingly liked beers of the tasting.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lamas (1347) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 26, 2012
22 oz. bottle. Mine says 9% ABV. Date in barrel: 03/11/11. Date out of barrel: 09/19/11. Barrel #12 of 20. A jet-black pour with a thick chestnut/mocha head. A rich aroma of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, a charred woodsiness, potting soil, molasses, and some smoke. Goes down relatively medium-bodied and pretty sticky. Incredibly sweet taste-wise. The flavor starts with lots of caramel, chocolate, brown sugar, dark fruits (raisins, plums, & blackberries), molasses, and vanilla. Some bittering roasted coffee, smoke, and some charred earthy qualities are present at the end. Warming alcohol is present from start to finish. WAY too syrupy sweet for my taste. Almost medicinal.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8941) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Black color, light brown head. Aroma is very sweet, fudge, molasses, raisins, bourbon, vanilla. Very sweet flavor,raisins, bourbon,molasses, vanilla.


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