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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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2011: Imperial version of Twilight of the Idols brewed with coffee and spices, aged in Bourbon Barrels. ABV varies by vintage.



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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beernbourbon (1305) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Bottle shared by Peter at STL RB gathering, thanks man!! Usually at the long drawn out beer tastings, the beers that get opened towards the end tend to lose their edge and are less memorable for me. Wow did this one change my mind about that. Pour is deep, dark , cloudy brown with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavor are loaded with deep roasty malt, faint raisins, faint earthy spice, a touch of hay and a smooth rounded coffee note. This beer is so smooth and so well balanced. Again, I do love this brewery. Not sure if its their yeast, their style, or what. But all of their beers have an extra layer of depth that adds an indescribable earthy, rounded, spice note that I cannot get enough of.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WillRunForBeer (693) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle shared at Brown’s. Thanks, Nick! Pours nearly black with a bright golden brown head. Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate, tart dark fruits, cereal. Taste has darkchocolate, plenty of roast, bourbon, vanilla. Some coconut flavor in here that doesn’t quite belong. As it warms, the coconut disappears and is replaced by more prominant boubon and oak.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sammy (8679) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2014
There was some coffee, not so much bourbon because the whole IP was so balanced and tasty and drinkable. One of the best porters I have had. Thanks Tomtom for the hookup.Thick mouthfeel.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MIBRomeo (2559) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Nom nom nom thanks Kahn this is good stuff. Black and delicious. I want more. Gimmie gimmie gimmie

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonnyguns (914) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle shared with Mane Liquor lads :) Pours a black with a small beige head. Nose is coconut! Like a coconut has wacked you in the face. Milk chocolate and earthiness add to the nose. SO much coconut - El described this as a smoked ham with coconut. Fair bit of bourbon, dry cocoa and shit loads of coconut and molasses. Vanilla sweetness rounds it off. Fucking world class

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
maneliquor (3126) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2014 Bottle with a huge thanks to King Leighton. Pours black with little head. Nose is a big bang of coconut! Absolutely in-your-face coconut with dusty milk chocolate and a nice robust earthiness to it. I love coconut so I’m definitely enjoying this one. Taste is like a bourbony lamington - loads of dry & dusty cocoa, plenty of coconut, molasses and vanilla. Almost a little dirty and I like it a lot. Coconut-centric. Very classy beer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1291) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2014
Darkish brown with a tan head. Aroma is bourbon, liquorice, touch of vegetal. Full bodied, smooth mouthfeel, sweet on the palate. Taste is bourbon, dates, prunes, honey, very subtle hint of green pepper.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jesterdeal (1887) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle shared with the epic. Aroma is chocolate truffle, espresso, burnt honey, and vanilla. Pours black and thick with a small dark brown film on top. Taste follows suit with roast coffee, honey covered chestnut, chocolate truffle, and vanilla oak. Nice thick mouthfeel but not too sweet or roasty. The honey and barrel lend to this rather than overpower it. I am almost mad that one brewery can make so much good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (1892) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle via trade. Nose has an earthy, dirty, fruitiness to it. Pour is pitch black with a huge light brown head. Trying to find the coffee in the nose but it just isn’t there. Taste reveals more chocolate and cocoa, but still not coffee. only a slight vanilla note and alcohol warming (maybe beer, maybe barrel). A light cherry note as it warms. Definitely a lot of boost in this beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ineedbeer (751) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Bottled 10/2013. Aroma has moderate chocolate and medium light honey notes with some light roast. Some dark fruit esters, sweet berries and plums. Medium light coffee notes with some nuttiness and toffee. Light alcohol spice and bourbon notes. Pours black with a medium small, fairly thick mocha head with some reddish hues. Head recedes fairly quickly to the edges. Light lacing and fairly long legs. Flavor has some moderate sweetness with quite a bit of chocolate character. Moderate honey notes and light roast character. Moderate sweet berry, cherry and plum notes. Medium light bourbon and oak notes - both are fairly prevalent but not hot at all. Very light coffee character. Medium light bitterness with a touch of alcohol in the finish. Some toffee and caramel as it warms along with a touch more roast. Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium carbonation and a somewhat silky mouthfeel that ends with some stickiness. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, an amazingly enjoyable porter with some great complexity. The really impressive thing for me is how the bourbon and oak notes interact without being too hot. The coffee notes are somewhat muted, but add some slight complexity without dominating. Honey adds a good character that works well with the bourbon notes.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jrob21 (2580) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 17, 2014
With the crew and in conjunction with Twighlight, nice call to pair these together westmeister. The barrel adds some vanilla. The base beer is still recognizable on the back end with some roasty malt and bittersweet coffee. Syrupy sweet finish. A little more body and an extra point for the barrel since it complements and adds so well.


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