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RATINGS: 442   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   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


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lb4lb (2532) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Smell is chocolate and pepper, ashy jalapeno. Taste is chocolate roast. Light body thin low carbonation. A bit sweet. Drinking beer. I don’t know.people are talking.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RussianDragon (456) - - MAY 26, 2014
Pours a near black with lasting beige head. Aroma is roast, chocolate, spice, coffee, espresso beans, cocoa powder. Flavor is same, with whiskey and roasted char, wet cigar. Strong and potent coffee character without dominating the flavor profile. Medium to full-bodied with fairly low carbonation. Smooth on the palate with alcohol content very well hidden.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (470) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle release # 13. Black no head. Aroma is strong black coffee with a hint of bourbon. The taste adds sweet bourbon, oak, and chocolate. Light carb with a sweet finish and warm alcohol presence. Great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mbgrayson (532) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - MAY 23, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2014 Release #24, 10.5 % ABV. Pours a super dark brown, with a decent dark tan head. Aroma is a wonderful mix of bourbon, anise, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is similar: smooth, rich and quite excellent. The chocolate comes thru more in the taste. Very drinkable, thumbs WAY up!. This is a truly great imperial stout.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (3926) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2014
Draft - Sweet chocolate, vanilla and light roast coffee. Jet black with a beige head. Bittersweet chocolate and bitter coffee. Sweetness in nose is lost which is too bad and the boys is a bit light,

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Caytinator (939) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2014
5oz taste at the brewpub. Pours black, incredible lacing, strong adhesion. Taste is rockin the coffee a little more than the cocoa, but about even, not as much bourbon, but it’s muscled out, not forgotten. Palate is sticky; it’s rich, bold and takes no prisoners. Beware the baptist.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kambei70 (588) - - MAY 18, 2014
2014 bottle to a tulip glass. Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma is vegetal spicy peppers, chocolate and coffee. Taste milk chocolate, roasted peppers and malt. A medium-full mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jahshuwuh (376) - USA - MAY 18, 2014
A pretty dark but not quite black color with a bit of cream colored head. Smell is earthy coffee, vegetal, almost peppers. Taste is a lot of roasted earthy coffee, chocolate, roasted bitter, some caramel malt. Coffee is the king of the party here but it's a good coffee flavor and is balanced by just a bit of the sweet chocolate and caramel malt. Medium mouthfeel bitter doesn't stay on the tongue. Alcohol is hidden well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeremyh70 (694) - Missouri, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Pours an opaque black with a khaki head with good retention and lacing. Aroma has big coffee and some vegetal character along with chocolate. Roasty flavor with espresso and dark and milk chocolate. Some alcohol and bakers chocolate in aftertaste with a mild roasted bitterness. Mouthfeel is oily with with a medium/full body and low carbonation. Standard tasting coffee stout but I would like to try a fresher bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmcgavin12 (486) - Madison, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Pours a dark black with light lacing tan head. Moderate to heavy malt with some coffee and hints of bourbon. Great aroma overall. Taste is heavy sweet with a long lasting bitter duration and a slight bourbon kick at the finish. Complex and delicious, overall an amazing beer.


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