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RATINGS: 684   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 381   ABV: 12.7%
It’s Big, it’s Bad, Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, with Coffee and Cocoa Nibs.

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

ABV may vary between batches: 10.2% to 12.7%

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstraw (1965) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2014
#8 Tasted at Jerry’s 09/14. Black with scant, brown head, minimal lacing / Milder nose of cigar box, coffee, bourbon barrel / Medium to full body, surprisingly lively, moderately sweet but dry on the finish with excellent balance and bitterness underneath / Complex, elegant, dusty flavors of roast coffee, tobacco, chocolate, caramel, restrained bourbon barrel / Superb, and doing nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsnicholas (524) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle (22oz $12): black with nice one finger head. Strong coffee smell.. Taste is strong coffee and slight chocolate and slight bourbon. I am not a coffee fan so this was not a brew I will get again. The coffee taste mostly hides the bourbon.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beeratarian (219) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Up there with the finest! Coffee, chocolate dominate. Dark and rich. Tasted next to expedition and other imp stouts. A real standout. Probably the best coffee stout on market!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhamp9 (1685) - Corinth, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Black pour with a brown head. Really strong coffee and dark chocolate aroma. Taste is coffee, dark chocolate, and faint whiskey. Full slick body with a slight alcohol warmth. Other than that the ABV is completely hidden. Very good, but would be phenomenal if I got more barrel from it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beardaxe (293) - - NOV 13, 2014
Poured from bottle into snifter glass. Wonderful aroma filled with sweet dark chocolate and coffee with a moderate whiskey background. Flavor follows suit. Rich chocolate flavor, strong coffee, and pronounced whiskey barrel. This is not a subtle beer but it is well balanced. Good mouthfeel with moderate carb, almost thick body and light oily texture. A winner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (2565) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Release #38. Pours black almost oil like, with very dark tan head. Whiskey, roasted malt, atrong coffee, and some chocolate on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with whiskey and coffee notes. Time will help this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dodgrblu (732) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 8, 2014
22 ounce bottle from Market of Choice in Ashland, aroma is chocolate and boozy barrel, whiskey does not overpower. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle..Batch 37..Pour is dark black with a tan head..Nose is dry chocolate, spice, vanilla, bourbon, oak..Taste is vanilla, dry, oak, dry chocolate, nice body..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berntholer (1589) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 2, 2014
quite dense beige head leaves lacing. coffee coloured. aroma is coffee, boozy. taste is coffee, boozy, bit salty aftertaste is long coffee. alcoholwarmth and burn in the finish, rather soft mouthfeel, medium carbonation. solid stuff. bottle 65cl / batch #33

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisSc (464) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2014
On tap into tulip. Minneapolis. Appearance: dark black with small head. Totally opaque. Aroma: dark chocolate, black coffee, vanilla bean, heavily toasted malt. Subtle bourbon. Taste: dry. Bitter dark chocolate. Palate: medium/ full body. Thick texture. Long finish. Overall: a really enjoyable stout. Didn’t getuch bourbon, but a high quality beer.

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