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RATINGS: 520   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 363   ABV: 12.1%
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It’s Big, it’s 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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 29, 2013
22oz bottle. Pours jet black with almost no head at all. Tastes like burnt coffee. Getting some chocolate but not much. I like coffee but it's too prominent in this beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
demmbonz (615) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Bomber to snifter. Absolutely delicious. Dark pour with coffee and booze in the aroma. Huge chocolate flavor. More chocolate milky sweetness than coffee. Awesome whiskey bite. Love this.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silphium (3186) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Bottle. Murky brown-black body, thin to medium beige head. Strong roasted coffee bean nose, about as close to the real thing as I have sampled. Strong prickly tannic bite in the body with huge coffee beans. A very tasty coffee stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1478) - Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Bomber. Deep garnet with a small, dark head. Smells like straight espresso beans. Tastes just like chocolate covered espresso bean. Not getting much aroma or flavors from the barrel aging.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ContemplateBeer (1619) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Aroma: Lots of whiskey barrel character with dark chocolate and waffle cone. Appearance: Oily pitch black pour with creamy mocha head. Flavor: Mostly matches the nose; chocolate dials back a bit, letting the whiskey character (vanilla and waffle cone) shine through. Palate: Medium body, oily texture, flat carbonation, long finish. Overall: Not the best BBA beer I’ve had, but has enough interesting character to keep the party going.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Spiritualgreen (6) - Boulder, USA - NOV 17, 2013 does not count
This beer is amazing! It smells of coffee, tastes of coffee, whiskey and cocoa. Very smooth for 12%. I have drank five of these this season. Everytime as enjoyable as the last.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (3209) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
Bomber courtesy of rlgk. Pours very dark brown, almost black, with a rather small frothy goldenish brown head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. smell is sweet with roasted malts, tons of dark roast coffee, green bell peppers, black pepper corns, charred wood, bourbon, bitter chocolate, alcohol, vanilla fudge, and hints of dates. Taste is sweet and bitter with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, bourbon, milk chocolate, charred wood, vanilla fudge, green bell peppers, moist soil, chocolate milk shake, hay, alcohol and coffee hard candy. Mouthfeel is round, tiny roasted tart, slightly sticky sweet and medium to full bodied. finish is sweet and bitter with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, green bell pepper, bitter chocolate, bourbon, vanilla fudge, moist soil and alcohol. Completely dominated by the coffee but it works out nicely.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (11748) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle at "Darkness comes to town", 131116. Black beer with a decent beige head. Roasted ash aroma, cocoa, leather, tar notes, cigarettes, some peat and hay. Roasted ash and cigarette flavor, coffee, espresso, peat notes, tar, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, fruity notes. Roasted coffee tar and licorice finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4128) - SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
Pours jetblack with a small tanned head. Aroma is dry ashy chili roasted. Flavor is as aroma. Chocolate. Coffee nicely bitter

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4807) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Batch 3. Big brown-black body. Beige head. Bacony burnt smoked chocolate coffee aroma. Massive flavor, bigger than expected. Chewy bourbon sugar. Really nice, albeit a little overly sweet.


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