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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
stevoj (3933) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Initially comes off a bit thin, but aroma and taste more than make up for it. Lots of vanilla, molasses, wood accents, slightly smoky. Slippery mouth feel, after burn halfway down the gullet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2011
22oz bottle, barrel #20/20, from grape & gourmet. pours a deep, dark brown with ruby highlights that sits black in the glass and is topped by a thick, creamy mocha head that has solid retention and leaves sticky rings of lace. aroma is great with big notes of rich oak, bourbon, vanilla, and toasted malts with dark chocolate, graham crackers, espresso, and toffee backed by subtle notes of licorice, raisin bread, and tobacco as it warms. flavor is absolutely oustanding with rich dark chocolate, sweet toffee, mocha espresso, and cinnamon buns up front backed by rich bourbon, vanilla icing, charred oak, and dark fruits with hints of coconut, toasted pecans, and brown sugar on the back end. palate is rich and full bodied with smooth carbonation and a long, lingering, semi-sweet, bourbon and toasted wood finish. overall, an excellent barrel aged imperial stout and the best beer i’ve had from DuClaw. actually, kinda surprised at the low ratings but maybe there is quite a bit of variation between the barrels but #20 is wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (6105) - Pennsburg, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RB1 (118) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansermadide (1526) - 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 that’s lightly woody and smooth. There’s a flavor of fresh wort in the finish, rounding off well with the dominating bourbon.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ughsmash (7508) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jayzz (481) - Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Smooth flavor with a definite whiskey finish, and slight bitterness. Dark brown color, and a brown foamy head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerdedDave (1351) - Beckley, USA - APR 18, 2014
black with very thin head; bourbon, roasted malt aroma; smooth, roasted malt flavor with notes of bourbon, oak, and espresso; smooth and pretty easy drinking for an 11.5% abv beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jde123 (775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2014
This is a really great beer. Pours rich and dark, minimal head, slightly strong, sweet aroma. Can really taste the bourbon barrel in this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
njager246 (697) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2014
A nice bourbon, chocolate, and roasted nose. Tons of chocolate and bourbon on the flavor, some coffee too! So good!

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