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RATINGS: 404   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   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 : 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


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
IluvatarMilan (231) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle #2 @ ZZT: BBT1 - awesome imperial stout with a rich chocolately aroma, roasted malts; taste is vastly full-bodied, powerful, coffee. Simply wonderful.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joes (70) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle (#2) @ ZZT VIII - BBT I. Nice brown head on a oily black beer. Dark chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts and hint of bourbon in the aroma. Smells great! Sweet chocolate, coffee, vanilla again in taste. Bourbon comes up nicely in the backtaste. Great beer. Thanks Countbeer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer (4042) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle@ZZT8: BBT1: Release #2: Medium to smaller brown foamy head on top of a pitch black colored beer. Aromas of chalk, toast, coffee, chocolate, roast, tar and rye. Flavours of coffee beans, coffee, chocolate, bitter, roast, vanilla, chalk, yeast, bread, cacoa, light mocha and some chalk. Aftertaste has lovely coffee beans, light vanilla, bitter, light dry, roast and bread. Low carbo, soft silky mouthfeel, full body and a creamy light oily texture. Delicious!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DutchDrebus (3490) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle (release number 2) @ ZZT8:BBT1 thx to countbeer. pitch black colour, oily, light brown head. Smells coffee, cocoa, wood, lovely deep. Tastes very rich. Chocolate, coffee, sweet, chocolate ice cream, vanilla. Full body, silky, soft carbo.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUL 8, 2013
6/1/13 notes: draft. Big coffee on nose, fresh, with hop accents makes for pungent aroma. Flavor is dominated by strong black coffee elements, some vanilla bean, bitter chocolate. Body is medium, a bit on the thinner side of RIS, more like Storm King. Solid coffee forward RIS.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GIJOE (472) - Monterey, California, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Black as used motor oil, foamy chocolaty head with sticky lacing. The aroma is burnt toast, anise, and notes of toffee. Flavor is quite bitter, almost like melted dark chocolate on burnt toast. Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Not my favorite stout, but definitely interesting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sliqjonz (31) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Huge coffee taste & aroma. Pretty light in texture, but still full bodied. Pretty roasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (5869) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2013
22 oz. bottle from Root Cellar. Release #1. Pours a deep, dark brown, though not totally opaque, with minimal head. Darker than the Imperial Stout. Aroma of rich coffee, charred oak, cocoa nibs, and subtle bourbon. The bourbon is subtle in the flavor, too, as it seems to pick up more of the oak than the bourbon, but coffee is what leads the way. Some cocoa nibs and vanilla, as well. Medium-bodied, with modest carbonation and a smooth, roasty mouthfeel. Improvement on the regular Imperial Stout, and a nice barrel treatment.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (701) - - JUN 1, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2013 Release #3 - almost 2 years on this bottle. Black pour, small mocha head that didnít lace. lower carbonation. Big barrel aroma, but as this warmed got a lot of vanilla, fresh ground coffee, molasses. Taste was similar - Whiskey and coffee at the forefront with neither overpowering, as this warmed vanilla, roasted malt, dark toffee, dark chocolate all coming through. Very little alcohol detected except for a bit of heat at the end. Full body, slick mouthfeel. Deadly sipper while watching the rain fall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zickbeer_ye (221) - Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Petey, earthy, smokey coffee, dark chocolate. Light brown head. dark black body. Malty, earthy, dark chocolate, black coffee and dry spice with some alc in the end. Dry with malt bitterness and some heat at the end


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