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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Much like the "sweet light crude oil" from the eastern plains of Colorado this beer pours a deep black with a tantalizing off-white head. Aromatics of sweet malt and bourbon envelope the nose like the sunset of the eastern plains. The malt profile continues through the palate from beginning to end with subtle hints of chocolate, coffee, and of course bourbon. This is a true beer for the malt and bourbon lovers alike.


UncleKorm's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UncleKorm (1084) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2012
On tap poured a deep black hue w/ a large burnt-brown frothy slowly diminishing head. Bold aromas of whiskey, caramel, chocolate, and vanilla. Initial flavor is light sweet and finishes with a light acidic roast. Taste is roasted malt, whiskey, caramel, chocolate, and vanilla. Full bodied, creamy texture, and soft carbonation.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hanuta06 (397) - Washington, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Serving: from tap at Brouwer’s Cafe.. Aroma: moderate oak. Appearance: no head and no lacing. Dark-brown body. Taste: heavily sweet, alcohol, raisin and oak initial flavor and finish with long duration. Palate: medium-to-full bodied with oily texture and soft carbonation. Overall: excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jake65 (2898) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 16, 2015
Bottle, Boise imperial stout tasting via JohnGalt1 – thanks Toby! Pours a deep dark brown with a small ring of beige head. Pleasant aroma of heavy roast, cocoa, espresso, and a light bourbon barrel presence. Smooth and silky, well rounded layer of flavors. Especially the silky chocolate. Moderate roast, minimal bitters as the bourbon barrel sweetness swirls through the glass. Some vanilla. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PartyFowle (668) - - APR 14, 2015
Bottle. Deep black, the viscosity of milk. One finger of big bubbles the color of brown sugar. Nose: cocoa powder, fig, a touch of smoke and espresso. Lots of caramel. The vanilla and smoky oak in the barrels add a lot of sweetness. Sweet and tangy flavor, too. A touch of licorice, lots of caramel, a hint of cocoa. Raisins. Ethanol fills the nose. A smooth blend. The medium-light body is a touch thin. Mild, tingly carbonation. Some alcohol burn in the nose, but very low for 11 percent. Very smooth. Overall, more like a bourbon-aged stout, than an imperial stout. It’s also the rare beer that’s better cold -- booze comes out a lot as it warms.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (3663) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 11, 2015
750ml bottle thanks to Toby. Pours out pitch black with a small head. Nose is metalic roast malts chocolate coffee vanilla. Taste is more of the roast malts some nice vanilla milk chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (9566) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2015
On tap at Chuck’s, pours black with a very small tan head. Nose brings out huge notes of bourbon upfront, followed by vanilla and cocoa. Flavour is all bourbon and booze upfront, with a huge amount of heat and bourbon, with secondary notes of vanilla and cocoa. Way too boozy and bourbony but it works in small amounts. Very good for what it is.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SHIG (3968) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Draft: Poured pitch black with tan head. This had strong boozy aroma with vanilla. Taste is sweet sticky boozy bourbon.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (6178) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a dark brown with small beige head. The aroma is booze and caramel malt. Medium mouth, dark chocolate, light roast, strong bourbon, very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarinaMarket (224) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2015
A little hot like I like it. Bourbon, vanilla, wood & cocoa. Heavy malt but balanced with alcohol enough to make this very enjoyable. Tasted at 55F.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbastard (788) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2015
750 caged and corked. Very dark brown pour. Chocolate nose with some booze. Wood flavors, bitter chocolate. Bourbon and vanilla in the background. Little bit of acetone in the finish. Some heat also in the finish. Ok but I wouldn’t get it again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1961) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Pours black like oil with the same viscosity and dark tan head. Bourbon, big on the nose, with just a little vanilla and cocoa, some oak; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more bourbon.


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