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RATINGS: 469   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, #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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (4950) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Nitro at the Denver taproom - listed at 12.2 percent - damn nice looking beer - seriously heavy and rich beer - thick, creamy mouthfeel - sweet, but with balancing roast and bitterness - the roast borders on char at times, and there is some raw coffee bean harshness at times - however, the good outweighs the bad here - rich bourbon notes, but the bourbon never overpowers and the beer never becomes boozy - a great sipper.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4940) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Pitch black with a khaki head. Nose is coffee, roasted malts, light vanilla, wood, and chewy. Thick palate, chewy roasted malts, coffee, vanilla, great finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1558) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2013
Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is coffee, coffee and coffee. Also muscovado sugar, honey, chocolate, vanilla. Taste is coffee, honey, vanilla, chocolate, muscovado sugar. Very good! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wrstlr152 (8) - California, USA - SEP 24, 2013 does not count
A decent stout with dark chocolate and coffee finish. The beer tastes like Speedway stout except this beer has a slight metalic aftertaste. Iíd give this beer a 6.5 out of 10.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kcorum10 (325) - Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Pours a black color with tan head. Aromas of big coffee, roast, and bitter chocolates. Flavors of much of the same, but a slightly more settled scale. I heard great things about this beer and was a little disappointed. Iím wondering if it was because of the 8 months it aged. I will try it again fresh and update if I get a different experience.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2013

Bottle 22fl.oz.

[ Courtesy of SecretWinterSanta ]. ABV: 11.9%. Clear dark brown black colour with a average to large, frothy, excellent lacing, mostly lasting, beige to light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, coffee, strong coffee, dusty coffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light heavy bitter with a long duration, coffee, sweet malt - cacao, dusty coffee. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130520]

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1392) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle (release #7). Black pour with an expresso colored head. Aroma is thin bourbon with vanilla, chocolate roast, coffee, cocoa, and hop bitterness into the finish. Taste is semi-boozy bourbon with vanilla giving way to a velvety chocolate heavy imperial stout that also has coffee, roast, some darker fruit notes about 2/3 in, and clean hop bitterness and pine on the finish. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (3837) - Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Poured a black color from the bottle, aromas of bourbon, coffee, roast, light chocolate, and some earth. Flavors follow suit, nice chewiness as well, a nice stout, great for a car ride, thanks Glen for the share.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ineedbeer (837) - Oakland, California, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Batch #9. Aroma is dominated by the scent of fresh coffee. The coffee has a hint of a green pepper aroma but it is very faint compared to some other coffee stouts on the market (Iím looking at you BCBCS). Moderate dark chocolate note also present with some faint whiskey character. As it warms the chocolate and whiskey become more prevalent. Whiskey note is still fairly secondary though. Pours dark brown but not quite black with a moderately thick mocha head with average retention. Once it recedes it lingers a bit on the edges. No lacing and medium long legs. Fairly sweet upfront with balanced coffee and chocolate notes. The chocolate hits first but then the coffee settles in and they share the spotlight. The finish is a bit more coffee forward than chocolate. Medium bitterness. Again the whiskey character is fairly light, only showing up a bit late palate and in the finish. Faint oakiness. Medium low alcohol spice note in the finish as well, but this is pretty smooth for almost 12%. A little more alcohol forward as it warms. Mouthfeel is medium full to full bodied with medium carbonation. Low but present astringency and medium low alcohol warmth. Thick but not quite creamy with a slight stickiness to it. Overall a very nice imperial stout with loads of coffee and chocolate. I would prefer a bit more whiskey and barrel character but maybe it gets in the way of the coffee and chocolate.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GoForShlomo (46) - - AUG 31, 2013
Strong coffee bean aroma; inky black appearance with a tan head; hoppy coffee taste with a touch of chocolate; fizzy on the palate with a touch of silk and a lingering finish; overall, a great stout for anybody that likes hops and coffee ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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