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RATINGS: 629   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 381   ABV: 12.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 #12 : 10.8% 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
(...) Release #53 : 12.7% ABV


4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
WendytheWitch (1) - Egg Harbor township, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2015 does not count
I opened this bottle and the first thing i do, as I so with all beer I check the aroma. While not an amazing aroma, the beer itself is amazing! One of the smoothest Stoutís I have ever had. Initial taste is of Vanilla, then Smoke, Chocolate and Coffee. Minimal head with only some lacing on the sides. While not inexpensive I was very pleasantly surprised. Stouts typically are so brash, with the exception of Black Pumpkin, they assault my pallet at times. Thanks to Wendy at Joe Canals in Egg Harbor Township, my Guru, I purchased this bomber and I am thoroughly enjoying it. Do not miss this bottle of beer! Thanks Wendy. If you need advise on beer see Wendy!!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
revolution2718 (376) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Black no head. Nose is roast, coffee, burnt wood, char, a little chocolate. Taste largely matches, rich thick mouthfeel, chocolatey, char, roast. Not boozy. Good

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerbeer (2677) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2015
659 ml bottle. #51. Pours black with moderate tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, oatmeal, licorice and sweet roasted malts. Flavors follow same rich and dry almost biscuity. A hint of alcohol. Great!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (3860) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 11, 2015
Draft. Black and thick with brown foam on top. Huge aroma, bourbon, oak, chocolate, overripe dark fruits, coffee. Flavor is similarly big and bold. Medium sweet, good bourbon character, complex. Full and intense on the feel yet very smooth. Really a solid impy stout I must say.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
daleharshman (1009) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 7, 2015
Release #12 at 10.8%. Bomber purchased in Sept 2013 at Beverages 4 Less ($12.99), now enjoying more than two years later after cellaring. Pours black with a half finger of creamy and quite dark brown/mocha foam. AROMA of very earthy and dark (almost burnt) coffee, smoky dark roasted malts, dark artisanal chocolate, mild whiskey notes, with a bit of vegetal / chile spice on the end. FLAVOR has much of the same as the nose with a strong espresso element right off the bat, slightly burnt dark roasted malts, significant cocoa, and a little bit of boozy whiskey tang / sourness toward the finish. Really smooth with an exceptionally soft mouthfeel, though it finishes a little boozy. Not sure how much the aging may have helped in the quality here, but this is an exception impy. (604, 990)

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wordsworth (146) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2015
2015 bomber poured into snifter. Pours black as night with a thin white heat that dissipates into a soapy collar. Thin, webby lacing follows the liquid down the glass. A delicate nose of coffee, chocolate and bourbon prelude a huge palate of rich bourbon, fresh coffee, chocolate, molasses, oak and dark fruit. Slick, medium mouthfeel and light carbonation. The finish is medium and dominated by coffee. Almost no char taste typical in an imp stout. A very good, very big beer that comes out of the bottle kicking ass and taking names.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dal9000 (398) - Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2015
Release #56. Pours black with a thick tan whipped cream head. Initial aroma of coffee and chocolate. Initial blast of coffee that finishes with a sweet silky fresh brewed "perfect" coffee expresso. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
IloveIPAs81 (59) - - DEC 1, 2015
Pours black as 2 in the morning with a baige head. Smell is a shite load of coffee and booze. Taste is coffee bourbon and a bit of dry fruit. Super smooth for the abv. Bid bad ass beer awesome.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfinney23 (2529) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2015
Whoís afraid of the big bad baptist? Big coffee and dark chocolate with a bit of caramel and bourbon. Rich and smooth.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rollsrace (75) - - NOV 30, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2016 Release #56 11.9% strong coffee start. Very boozy. Has some bourbon notes. Smooth finish with bitter aftertaste. Some chocolate notes too. Worth the price. Second bottle makes me lower the scores. This time it was very strong coffee with very bitter aftertaste and barely no whiskey notes.


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