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RATINGS: 436   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kambei70 (561) - - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jahshuwuh (355) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeremyh70 (666) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmcgavin12 (473) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 15, 2014
Dark brown. Big coffee aroma, but like a sweet creamy coffee. Rich, super sweet, again some coffee but itís silky...chocolate, too, but again silky. Finish is warming and decadent. Apres-ski beer if Iíve ever had one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Pours an oil black with large mocha head. Aroma is coffee, cocoa, light bourbon, some vanilla, and dark malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fakebeersnob (137) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Had on tap. Pours dark with no real head. Smelled dark chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Very smooth tasting. For a high ABV I did not get an alcohol taste - but did feel it later. Nice balance of chocolate and coffee. Not an overpowering bourbon or whiskey taste to it. I did get the feeling in my head later that night and next day that I get whenever I drink even small amounts of whiskey though. Unsure why as this would not appear to be enough. I did tick it down a notch for that, but for others that never have this affect it will be fine. Great beer that I am glad the bartender stated I need to try.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mark_Eck (500) - - MAY 2, 2014
Pours black. Aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Taste is coffee, malts, some vanilla and bourbon hints. Amazing taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deekyn (1135) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 29, 2014
From short hand notes. Opaque cola pour with no real head. Simple and standard. Toasted and vegetal malts abound with very slight chile and vanilla. Where's the whiskey barrel? All the workings of a good beer, but just doesn't hold up.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jahouse (13) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 28, 2014
Near-black color. Head is light brown with hints of red. Pronounced coffee and chocolate aromas with slight blueberry notes. Sweet taste with flavors of chocolate, coffee, and raspberry. Bitterness is light. Overall flavor is balanced like a good cup of coffee. Ends sweetly on palate. This is a great beer.

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