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RATINGS: 434   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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This beer is a big and full bodied Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels with lots of roasted malts, but very balanced with heavy hops. Brewed with a top secret root, this beer has an amazingly complex flavor that you must wait for.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bittermestupid (247) - Canton, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2012
This pours thick and extremely black with a thick brown mocha head. Bourbon, coffee, chocolate fudge, marshmallow, vanilla, tobacco, molasses and raisins on the nose. Vanilla, coffee, bourbon, chocolate fudge, tobacco, brown sugar, dried dark fruit and booze taste. Thick on the palate and a great long bourbon roasted finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
tderoeck (6158) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2015
22/VI/15 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - BB: n/a, 2014 vintage (2015-810) Thanks to JefVerstraete for sharing the bottle!

Little hazy dark brown to black beer, big creamy beige to brown head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: malty, roasted, coffee, earthy, bit sourish. MF: ok carbon, full body. Taste: bit sweet, caramel, lots of chocolate, bit sugary. Aftertaste: mocha, vanilla, caramel, dried fruits, little bitter, milk chocolate, slightly sour, very balanced and nice, lovely beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
berntholer (1347) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2015
dense beige head. coffee coloured. aroma is vanilla, bourbon, roasted malts. taste like aroma, chocolate, boozy with a long finish. dense silky mouthfeel, rather soft carbonation. praline in a glass! bottle / 2013 edition

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (3159) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2015
Bottled. Pours opague black with a small, lacing tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, dark fruits, vanilla and bourbon. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry, slightly bitter with some alcohol. Full bodied, oile texture and soft to flat carbonation. An excellent Impy. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (2830) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2015
Botle @ ZEBF 2015. Aroma of coffee and vanilla, with subtle roast. Taste is quite nice, with thick bourbon booze vanilla, coffee, chocolate and smooth roasted malt. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (2082) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2015 Pours a dark dark brown with a small beige rim that leaves few lacing. Nose is of coconut, vanilla, rich caramel and chocolate. Taste is of chocolate, grapes, alcohol, vanilla and chocolate. Super oaky/barrel flavor, a bit too much for my taste. Body is full and carbonation soft. Alcohol is a bit hot. Good but not great, a bit rough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (2041) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JUN 23, 2015
Bottle from a trade. Many thanks! Black, brown foam. Soft carbonation. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, vanilla, some fruitiness, and bourbon. Well balanced. Not too sweet. Good!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maarten1993 (485) - - JUN 21, 2015
Drank at ZeeBra 2015 (21-6-2015), thanks Wouter for sharing. Very rich taste, excellent. Chocolate, vanille, caramel fuss. Reminds me of the Hunnapuh. Really liked it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Abio (1770) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2015
Expected more from this one for sure. Still very nice, but misses a boost, specially if you know how many alcohol is inside this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ed5388 (2515) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2015
12oz silver waxed 2011 bottle thanks to alexsdad from his 2015 FBW contest. Poured a thick black color with a small creamy tan head. Aroma of boozy bourbon, licorice, dark malts, oak, and caramel. Taste of syrupy molasses, roasted malt, strong bourbon, vanilla, barrel, slight oxidation, and a sweet toffee finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benzai (9915) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle @ home. Opaque pitch black color, average to medium sized a bit fizzy, quickly diminishing very dark brown head. Aroma is malts, dark malts, bourbon, vanilla, wood, oak, lightly sweetish and lightly alcohol. Taste malts, roasted malts, dark malts, bourbon strongly, vanilla quite firm, initially a light sweetness linked with the vanilla, changing in the middle to a roasted malt bitterness with a light alcohol burn, finishing with wood, more bourbon, slightly vanilla, roasted malts and bitterness. Medium body, soft carbonation. I would have loved it to be even more oily and thick texture-wise, but this is one hell of a beer. Magnificent!

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