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RATINGS: 444   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 363   ABV: 12.1%
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Itís Big, itís Bad, Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, with Coffee and Cocoa Nibs.

Release #1 : 11.7% ABV
Release #2 : 11.3% ABV
Release #3, #15 : 11.4% ABV
Release #4 : 11.1% ABV
Release #5 : 11.2% ABV
Release #6 : 10.7% ABV
Release #7 : 11.0% ABV
Release #8 : 12.5% ABV
Release #9 : 11.8% ABV
Release #13 : 12.2% ABV
Release #14 : 12.1% ABV
Release #17, 18 : 12.0% ABV
Release #19 : 10.4% ABV
Release #22 : 10.2% ABV
Release #23, 27 : 11.5% ABV
Release #25 : 10.6% ABV
Release #24 : 10.5% ABV


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (900) - Poway, California, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Pours a pitch black with a gei finger kakhi head with nice lacing. Aroma is of roasted malts, dark roast coffee, bakers choolate, whiskey, burnt sugar, molasses, licorice, anise, and some light booze. Taste is about the same as the aroma with the additio of some vanilla notes and maybe a little more booze. Has full mouthfeel with creamy, oily mouthfel and a semi bitter, long, slighty boozy finish. Overall, a tasty BA imp. stout that could use a little less booze.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (812) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2013
On tap, unsure which release #, but it was a boozy 12%, poured a black hue w/ small head. Huge coffee aroma. Taste of roasted coffee, rum, brown sugar. Big bodied, boozy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hamilton23 (608) - Alpine, California, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Pours black as night with tan head. Aroma is loads of burnt coffee. Taste follows the nose. Way overblown burnt espresso.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (3351) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2013
Sample from bottle @sbwf13, 12,1% abv so apparantly its release #14. Deep brown with tan head. Aroma of coffee, nuts, acidity, chocolate and some raisins. Taste is a bit ashy, burnt sugar, raisin, coffee, roasted malt, and toffee.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4596) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle. Release #13 from WF Charlottesville. The pourís deep brown with a creamy tan head. The nose is charred hazelnut. Rich dark cocoa, chocolate. Ashy. Some burnt raisin toast. The taste is dark roast coffee. Peanut butter. Rocky road fudge. Bitter finish. Good sweet/bitter balance. Full body, soft carbonation. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jkwalking05 (3742) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2013
22 oz bottle. Black with an average sized beige head. Aroma is of coffee, wood, vanilla, whiskey, dark chocolate. Taste is of coffee, roasted malt, light smoke, vanilla, wood.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
travita (3954) - Frisco, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle. The look is dark, black in color with brown tinges, and has a tan head. The smell is coffee, rich, malt, roasty, chocolate, espresso, and cocoa. Smells great. The taste is coffee, roast, malts, cocoa, just good. Hits the right buttons.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trevor211 (1305) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2013
On tap at The Sixgill. Glossy black with a dark tan head. This one blends its component flavors wonderfully. Coffee is immediately apparent on the nose, with deep dark chocolate, vanilla, and oak following shortly thereafter. Really smooth palate, with just the right amount of bourbon (so many BBA brews overdo that), adding a bit to the sweetness. Nice and weighty. Really impressed with this one!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bill Becker (323) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Release #13. Thanks go to the crew at Craft Shack! Pitch black with close to a 2 finger head of foam, excellent lacing, this looks grand! The bittersweet chocolate nibs stand out in the smell big time. Accompanied by roasted malt and some coffee, the whisky barrel aging seems to be playing second fiddle and thatís fine by me. A chocolate delight on first sip, a get a big dose of coffee following closely behind and at times, dominates. The big ole alcohol is there and warming but itís not interfering too much as to detract from my session. Whisky is on the mild side and again, thatís okay in Bitterbillís book. Thick and creamy mouthfeel, very very nice. This a is a very delicious and satisfying brew! Thereís not much to knock except...the coffee gets really strong at times. Minor quibble. Major brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaveSpider (26) - - OCT 19, 2013
Smells like you walked into a coffee shop eating a chocolate bar. Looks dark and caramel colored, minimal head that disappears. Definitely taste the coffee, though not as bittery repulsive as most coffee stouts, very dark chocolate with a little vanilla from the oak. Wood flavor compliments beer but is not too noticeable. The sweetness of this stout make it delicious and overall i would say its the best coffee stout iíve had. Recomended.


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