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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6300) - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (2001) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Bottle shared by BVery! Dark black pour, meld of boozy chocolate, sweet brown sugar and good bourbon notes all the way through. Really nice, I’d probably trade for this.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHOFF43 (1760) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle shared by BVery, thanks man! Pours a dark black with small head. Aroma is oaky bourbon and roasted malts. Flavor is bourbon, oak, vanilla and molasses.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (1993) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2013
22 oz. bottle shared by BVery. Pours oily black brown with a wispy tan head. Aroma has soft marsh mellow vanilla and nuts. Taste is malty marsh mellow and mellow nuttiness with subtle nuts and vanilla with roasted malt and subtle bitterness. Palate is full and chalky with a dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (7382) - 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 (1755) - 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 (1317) - 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 (216) - 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 (7253) - 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 (581) - 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.


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