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RATINGS: 679   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 381   ABV: 12.7%
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Itís Big, itís Bad, Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, with Coffee and Cocoa Nibs.

One Big Bad Imperial Stout with Cocoa nibs and Coffee beans. Each seasonís release uses a different dark roasted coffee.

ABV may vary between batches: 10.2% to 12.7%


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (8069) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2016
65 cl bottle (11,7%) @†ISKTR í16
Release #39, 11,7%, SLC#2142
Aroma has vanilla, licorice and sweetness. Flavour has mocha, jalopeno-like vegetables and vanilla. Also some licorice. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (6447) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2016
650ml bottle @ ISKTR. Pours pitch black with a small bubbly light brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, coffee, cocoa, bourbon, vanilla and chocolate, hints of vegetables and spices. Taste is sweetish, roasty and oaky with some bourbon, coffee, cocoa and chocolate. Finish is heavy with some roastiness, licorice, coffee, chocolate, bourbon, cocoa and vanilla, hints of syrup. Quite heavy.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mezr (100) - California, USA - AUG 18, 2016
Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a snifter. Very dark brown with a minimal brown head that quickly dissipates to a thin film. Aroma is immediately roasted coffee and cocoa, but surprisingly none of the alcohol (12.7% ABV) comes through. Full body and thick on the palate and just the right amount of stickiness. At first very sweet, but then has a nice, long and increasingly bitter finish. Very slight alcohol warmth comes through at times in a pleasant way.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Iznogud (2505) - CROATIA - AUG 8, 2016
On tap at Popeye, Tokyo. Pours black with small brownish head. Roasted, malty, lots of coffee, cocoa, bourbon notes. Sweet, with bitter finish. Smooth, oily. Medium to full bodied. Great.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tstamba (735) - Maryland, USA - AUG 7, 2016
Bomber to a tulip. Black as tar with thin brown foamy head that fades quickly. Lots of coffee and cocoa on the nose. Flavors add caramel, vanilla, oak and a hint of bourbon... Smooth finish... Outstanding BBA RIS!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AlfSt (27) - - AUG 6, 2016
Beautiful black imperial stout. Pours black as the night without a lot of head. Full bodied stout. Quite lovely.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blahbobbyblah (83) - Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2016
It is Friday and 100 degrees. Came home to this. Taste of coffee. Strong and that is needed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2016
Iíve had this beer many times, including at the brewery in SLC, and it seems to taste better every time I try it. Itís rich and silky and filled with notes of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, oak and sweet whiskey. Whiskey isnít overpowering like some BA beers out there, either; itís a great addition to the flavor mix. Nice roast, too, plus the perfect level of hop bitterness, which adds to the beerís wonderful balance. Just delicious.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsporrer (715) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2016
Pours a very dark brown to black with a thin tan ring. Very strong coffee aroma. Taste has some cocoa, lots of coffee and whiskey flavors. Not really my favorite style of stout. OK but a little too much coffee and booze.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jtw (1153) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JUL 13, 2016
Wow, even on a hot summerís night this is good stuff. 22 oz bomber, and it pours out exactly the way a big stout should look. Deep almost obsidian black with a rich tan head, light carbonation. Creamy chocolate and coffee nose accompanied by classic roast stout notes. No evidence of alcohol despite its hefty 12.5%. Just a hint of booze on the tongue, but itís well met with cocoa and coffee, some licorice and pepper, and just enough tannic and roasted malt acidity to cut through the thick malt. Hops presence is properly buried in the background, contributing only bittering balance without stealing any attention away. Excellent imperial stout.


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