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RATINGS: 118   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%.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansermadide (1519) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ughsmash (7125) - 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!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHOFF43 (1749) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
srobi003 (58) - odenton, Maryland, USA - OCT 16, 2013
On tap at Duclaw-Arundel Mills Aroma-Huge vanilla notes, chocolate notes, dark fruit notes and bourbon notes. Also getting toasted coconut Appearance-Nearly pitch black, some dark red color. Mocha color head that faded quickly. I do see some alcohol legs too. Taste& Palate-Very sweet with at the front of the tongue with a slightly bitter finish. Body is medium-full and thick. I am also getting a little bit of heat Overall-Great beer overall fresh that I think will get better with age so I will be picking up a couple of bottles

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jayzz (321) - Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Smooth flavor with a definite whiskey finish, and slight bitterness. Dark brown color, and a brown foamy head.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerdedDave (297) - - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (20662) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2012
Bottle at Papsø. Pitch black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of dark chocolate and cocoa powder with notes of oak. Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate, oak and vanilla. Sweet finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13373) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2012
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Pitch black - offwhite head. Sweetness, oiley, burned, oakey, lakridskonfekt, wooden, high malty, bourbon, whiskey notes, nice classic bourbon barrel aged american imperial stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gpekar (463) - Florida, USA - APR 1, 2012
Barrel # 13 of 20 In Barrell 3/11/11 Out of barrell 9/19/11. Poured an opaque black with a one finger light brown head that settled to a thick film. A nice bourbon aroma was predominate along with some vanilla and a hint of chocolate. The beer had a thick silky texture and a good bourbon flavor and alcohol warmth right off the bat. There is a good amount of sweetness that comes through pretty quickly with milk chocolate flavor and roasted malt. All the flavors last well into the finish with a nice alcohol bite and good warmth. This ones a sipper to enjoy the bourbon flavor for as long as the bottle can last

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JPDurden24 (1564) - 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.


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