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RATINGS: 350   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16   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.


mwbrady12's rating

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Great appearance and inviting chocolate aroma leads to a balanced taste, strong on bourbon, and satisfying mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dfonorow (1349) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle share in Orland Park. Pour is viscous black with no head. Aroma and flavor of semi-sweet chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, coconut, and charred wood.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (5936) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
355 ml bottle. Thanks tiong!
Pours pitch black color with a small beige head. Nice bourbon-y aroma, roasted malts, dark roasted malts, caramel and some vanilla. Vanilla and some tar on the flavor, licorice, roasted malts, dark chocolate and bourbon. Dry finish. Nice balanced slow sipper. The original Plead the 5th was slightly better though, excellent anyway.
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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (6030) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
355 ml bottle. Pours a pitch black colour with a beige head. Aroma of roastiness, soy sauce, wood and vanilla sugar. Flavour of roasted malts, rich roasted coffee, dark chocolate, sharp and strong pungent wooden notes, vanilla, salty licorice and bourbon. Full bodied and thick mouthfeel. A bit harsh as well. Alcohol comes through. Barrel is very strong here. Not my favourite, but still a big beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (3679) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
355ml bottle from a trade, thanks Hugonaut13!

2012 vintage - Pours pitch black with a brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, bourbon, wood, vanilla, oak, cocoa and dark chocolate. Taste is roasty, heavy with stingy bourbon notes, wood, vanilla, oak and dark chocolate. Finish is warming, sweetish and stingy with notes of roastiness, wood, oak and vanilla. Quite aggressive with the bourbon notes, but still pretty balanced and complex barrel aged imperial stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
laiti (5556) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
35,5 cl bottle vintage 2012 (11%) @ olio, bottled 306-12. Thanks tiong!
Aroma has cocoa and sweet bourbon tones. Also some licorice. Strong stinging alcohol notes on palate – numbs the tongue rather quickly. Flavour has alcohol, cocoa, dark chocolate, vanilla and whiskey. Too sweet and too much alcohol here. Sometimes those two balance each other but this is not the case. I wonder how stinging the alcohol was in the 14% version...

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ColovianTrader (248) - - JUL 3, 2014
Sweet bourbon and chocolate aroma. Loads of vanilla, blended with flavors of bourbon, caramel, espresso, oak, raisins and brown sugar. Hints of cherry tartness. Flavors really come out as it warms. Really really good beer. A must have for bourbon barrel fans.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ontbeertaster (2308) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle, pours black with tan head, 2012 bottle, aroma was sweaty, taste was also sweaty and vingaery with a bourbon finish, sadly I believe our bottle was infected with something. Definitely will give this one another chance down the road. This one as is was a drank pour for us

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Criz (69) - - JUN 29, 2014
12oz pour into tulip. Pour a pitch black with a tan head that only survives around the rim. Aromas of vanilla, coffee, booze, and oak. Tastes of black coffee, toasted malts, and sweet booze, finished by caramelized sugars. Low carbonation, medium mouthfeel with a bitter finish. Awesome stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hirigalzkar (2242) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle. Sweet, burned sugar vanilla and moccha notes in aroma. Salmiak, tobacco and alcohol notes in taste. Warming. Balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
indianabeerman (40) - Indiana, USA - JUN 23, 2014
had on tap at the brewery. pours a dark brown with minimal head. aroma is coffee and bourbon. tastes of coffee and bitter chocolate with bourbon. this beer is very good


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