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RATINGS: 520   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (3849) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 12, 2013
22 ounce bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of roast, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, burnt coffee, dark chocolate, and whiskey. Coffee becomes more pronounced as it warms. Very good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vaiz (3617) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2013
Bottle at home. Black pour, thin white head. Aroma of coffee, cocoa, some caramel, a hint of licorice and tobacco with wet sigar. Flavor is quite bitter, roasted, burnt malts, coffee beans and with a huge body and very smooth solid texture. Very intense and heavy brew.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
swesson (264) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Coffee, chocolate, what's not to like? This is a very good stout. Aroma is of strong coffee, perhaps espresso. Reminds me if an iced coffee. Head is of medium thickness and dark tan. Lacing makes consistent rings all the way down my snifter glass. Would pair very nicely with chocolate cake, but was great with a pizza, too! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (4097) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2013
Bottle @ home. Aroma is roasty malt, chocolate, some alcohol, vanilla, coffee and more. Flavour is deep roasty black coffee .alt roaat madness. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Release 23. Pours to a deep brown body with a deep brown head. The aroma is mocha. Lots of deep chocolate and coffee. The palate is rich but easy drinking. Not lingering.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarinEvelyn (630) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Release #23 strong aroma. very coffee-y, cream, sweet, roasted malt. very smooth and creamy taste. roasted malt, coffee, milk, and cream, chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2801) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2013
651 ml. bottle. Release # 14. Pours a thick, well retained, tiny bubbled beige head, with some lacing, over a black brown (SRM 40+) body.....nose is chocolate, coffee, cocoa, fig, plum, umami.....taste is light lactose type sweetness, with plum, fig, light soy, beef, whiskey, light vanilla, burnt coffee, chocolate, finishing with a soft bitterness......mouth feel light of medium, sticky, alcohol warmth present, carbonation adds tingle and light acid. The mouth feel is very light for the style and would really benefit from some non fermentables in the malt bill. The barrel was done with a light hand, and added complexity without dominating. The coffee and chocolate layers were a bit over the top and dominated all the others, creating a sweet mocha bomb rather than a beer of great subtlety. BJCP 8/3/14/3/7

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MIBRomeo (2568) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Dark pour tall small bubbled brown head good lacing. Mmm smells strongly of coffee light chocolate and a hint of vanilla. Full well coated creamy palate. Sweet rich chocolates a good load of coffee a hint of butter and vanilla lactose a whiskeybfinish. Delicious!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerbaaron (1453) - Arizona, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Release #23 vintage 2013. Pours black. Medium creamy brown head, fairly lasting with lace. Aroma is loaded with coffee, dense coffee with cream and sugar, milk chocolate, cocoa, sweet roasted malty, just an awesome coffee character. Flavor still has coffee but not as overt, nice sweet whisky, clean roast, chocolate. Medium to full body. Creamy. Pleasant alcohol warmth. Not quite as complex as I would hope for but stilt very very good. Whiskey barrel character shows up more and more with each sip, especially in the finish, overall stays in the background. I love coffee beers and this is a great one..

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrinkinWell (307) - - DEC 19, 2013
Beautiful beer. Pours jet black with frothy dark mocha head. Aromas of chocolate and roasted coffee beans. Hints of cocoa powder, vanilla, and caramel. Not too malty, not too sweet. Just about perfect.


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