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RATINGS: 481   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   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


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beardaxe (263) - - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1510) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dodgrblu (627) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1732) - 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..

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berntholer (1045) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisSc (235) - 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. Didnít getuch bourbon, but a high quality beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrunkSanta410 (311) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Tap at the brewery. Pours a dark brown / black. Thin khaki head. Aroma is cocoa, licorice, vanilla, black coffee, toasted malts. Thick, complex aroma. Taste is complex, cocoa, vanilla coffee. Toasted grains, malt. Faint sweetness. Palate is thick bodied, medium carbonation. Syrupy, with nice mouthfeel and complex, changing aftertaste. Like a good espresso. Fantastic beer. Canít tell that it has such high ABV.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Listigovers (365) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
Very thick almost syrup in the air aroma. Lots of dark chocolate and maybe a hint of cherry. Pure black, thin dark brown head. Lots of small bubbles, they seem to mix the beer into your tongue. Very full bodied, coffee, desserty, warming alcohol heat. Great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2014
65cl, Release 33, at 11.8%Vol, new exclusive American brew Anno 2011, with cacao and coffee, thx alot to Secret Santa!, complex Stout, roasted/alcoholic/malty and slightly spicy/woody/bitter, heavy, yet balanced, hazy, good head, very good brew, yet very expensive!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sitzds (318) - - OCT 11, 2014
Shared in red solo cups under the shelter on a beautiful Thursday. Opaque black with a thin tan head. Hard to tell much else. Aroma is awesome, cocoa powder, coffee, dark roast, a bit of vanilla. Taste is good but less of a superstar compared to the nose. Thereís whisky heat, cocoa and roasted malt sweetness, and coffee bitterness. Medium body, oily texture, moderate carbonation, some heat and bitterness on the finish.


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