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RATINGS: 699   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.32   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Special Markings: Gold foil neck and white numbering above rear label. Some bottles have paper labels, some do not.


dreadnord's rating

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Pours dark and black with a small brown head. Nose is toasted nuts, roasted coffee, vanilla, dates, plums and molasses. Taste is sweet with a heavy dose of bitter and a pinch of tart. Decadent. Mouthfeel is slick and oily. Big alcohol warming. Huge heavy body and a very long finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jimsal27 (244) - New York, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Awesome brew! Rich choclate, bourbon and coffee aromas. Huge dark choclate flavor with coffee and bourbon notes. Takes an awesome beer to the next level.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (86) - New York, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Another perfect brew from folks at Alesmith. Roast, toast biscut and bourbon nose and flavor. Loved the added dimension of the barrel aging. Some slight sherry character also added to its perfection.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Desverger (2094) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle@Craft Clerkenwell (RBESG 10/08/2014) - black coloured pour with tan head. Dark roasted malty aroma and taste, slight burned malty notes, with chocolate, treacle, caramel, vanilla, dark dried fruits, thick mouthfeel, bourbon wooden nuances throughout. Beautiful.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kathouse (1015) - Nevada, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Make no mistake, this is a BIG beer. Pours black with a deep brown head. Aroma is heavy chocolate, coffee, and some burnt toast. Adding bourbon and oak aromas to the chocolate intensifies the aroma. Chocolate and coffee are still present but sharpness of the malts are subdued. Alcohol and bourbon take over. Think I’ll stay with the Vietnamese version.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3991) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle shared at tasting. Big chocolate and creamy stout with light taste of cocoa throughout and some barrel age. Nice.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
joes (90) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2014
Much better than the original beer. More complexity but in the same time very ’soft’ or silky. Some of the things I found in aroma and taste: dark chocolate, coffee, licorice, dark fruits, wood (barrel, but also fresh cut wood), vanilla, .... Very well balanced, very good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
northropfrye (2208) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 26, 2014
2013 bottle. Bottle shared with cards04. Dark black body with brown quickly fading head. Aroma of bourbon, warm malts, biscuit and booze. Taste is bourbon first then cocoa and faint touch of coffee and tomatoes. Less coffee-centric than the original. A touch of booze but quite smoothe palate. Excellent beer.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cards04 (1758) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 26, 2014
This is one special beer. Pours black with quickly receding tan head. Aromas are heaven. Vanilla and bourbon dominate. Than some nutty aromas come through with caramel in there too. Flavors are more chocolate than coffee for me. Bittersweet chocolate, some coffee, boozy heat as well. Awesome stuff.

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Getbetter (839) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - AUG 24, 2014
From a bottle at hotel room before going to day two of fuck yeah festival 2014. The pour Is dark brown with a white head , above average c02 compared to other bba beers . The great presence in aroma and taste is bourbon yet the aroma is more strong than the taste or palate with a ton of coffee and chocolate. This is my standard of a bourbon barrel aged Russian imperial stout.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndySnow (3275) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: RBESG 14 Small Tasting.
Appearance: Black colour with a small tan head.
Aroma: Dried fruit, apricot, tropical fruit, raisin, vanilla.
Body: Full body, low carbonation. Oily thick mouthfeel.
Flavour: Vanilla, dried fruit, apricot, chocolate, alcohol, roasted malt, some whiskey.


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