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RATINGS: 620   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 567   ABV: 18.9%
Aged in bourbon barrels for over a year, this extremely rich stout has picked up flavors of vanilla, burnt caramel, toasted oak, prunes, and sherry-like oxidation.
2009 Batch: 19.5% ABV
2010 Batch: 18.2% ABV
2011 Batch: 18.3% ABV
2012 Batch: 19.2% ABV
2013 Batch: 18.9% ABV

ICEatALAMO's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ICEatALAMO (1144) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2013 The pour is black with little head. The aroma is mostly that of sweetness. The taste is full bodied, and has a lot of heat (rememberf this is a ’12 bottle). Seems like age would do this beast well. But at the same time it is a damn tasty beer right off the back. The middle of the drink you get a lot of heat that follows it throughout the rest of the drink. A decent amount of sweetness, that is why I could understand that some people may not get it. The alcohol is somewhat hidden because there is so much going on. A lot of prunes and dark fruit in the taste for sure. A mild vanilla. Overall a solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zakoon (279) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2015
750ml bottle enjoyed @ a friend’s cottage, thanks to douglas88. Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma is prunes, dates, raisins, plums, vanilla, bourbon, wood and coconut. Flavour is sweet and light bitter. Full bodied, thick texture, soft carbonation. Finish is sweet and vinous. A highly enjoyable slow sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hirigalzkar (2569) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle. Vinous aroma with milk chocolate and bourbon vanilla in the background. Extremely sweet taste. Notes of caramel, toasted cocao and vanilla. Warming alcohol in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
finol (2524) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle from a trade. Heavy black without a head. Heavy brew, sweet bourbon, rum raisin, coconut and thick mouth feel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Malin_aiisa (278) - SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle. Thanks finol Black, brown head minimal. Aroma of deep cherry coffee, chocolate caramel. Taste sweet nice lovely, coffe, chocolate , hints of cherry vanilla. Love it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stoutnick (752) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2015
2014 bottle. Caramel brown pour - surprising light colour for an impy. Aroma is vanilla, oak, mild bourbon. Taste is wowwow - dark fruits galore - prunes and dates. Also booze, mild bourbon, toasty vanilla, marshmallow. Great stuff and genuinely surprising.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
eManu (495) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 1, 2015
2014 bottle. Pours a black mahogany body with a very thin biege head. Aroma is fantastic, roasted malts, coconut dark chocolate. Flavors again is fantastic, full flavor, maximum taste, roasted malts, espresso coconut chocolate, rum and bourbon, liquor, spices. definitely a WOW beer, amazing balance of flavors, texture and Aroma. Extremely complex. Amazing wonderful stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (10572) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 30, 2015
courtesy of Dave Santiago; 2014, 19.7% - black beer with a fast vanishing foam; roasted aroma of vanilla, Borubon, black cherries, apples and plums; chewy, umami and lively palate , full-bodied, sticky; very bitter; roasted chocolatey finish, notes of plums and burning alcohol - huge stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
boxofrane (2444) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle shared by Dwayne at craft ale house. Pours pitch black with almost no head to speak of. The aroma is loaded with dark chocolate, milk chocolate, molasses, dark fruit, alcohol. The taste has a load of dark fruit, big chocolate covered cherry, tons of chocolate and obviously a bit of heat. Amazing brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Desverger (4277) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle shared@CBC Clerkenwell, London (03/06/2015) - pours black with tan/beige head. Sweet and roasted malty aroma and taste with chocolate, coffee, treacle, dark dried fruits, some vanilla, bourbon infused wooden notes, roasted finish. A very overt boozy beast :)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Couch0508 (119) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2015
This was really boozy. Booziness aside, it had a great flavor. Do not drink this one alone.

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