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RATINGS: 563   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   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 #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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2942) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 15, 2013
The beer is dark brown, nearing blackness. Atop the beer rests a half inch of dense, beige head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, spice, coffee, espresso beans, cocoa powder. Fabulous flavor following the aroma. 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. A top-notch Imperial Stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
koleminer20 (979) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 22 oz bomber. Release #17. 12% ABV. The pour is a nice black, thick, with a decent mocha colored head. The nose is beautiful. Very heavy on coffee with some hints cocoa, and some smokiness and woody notes with an ever so light hint of bourbon. The taste is a little opposite. It’s got heavy cocoa in the immediate taste. And the coffee almost tastes like more of an espresso with the little bit of whiskey on the late aftertaste. This is a pretty incredible stout. The aftertaste just lingers and lingers beautifully. (Original rating, 4.6, was based on Release #11, 11% ABV) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrHangover (3139) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
Pours a pitch black beer with a medium sized beige head on top. Aroma of bourbon, smoke, ashes, roast and vanilla. Flavour starts off very mild, coffee and roasted tones, but it ends very complex with the bourbon backing up the flavors, in stead of overwhelming them. Big smokey, oaky notes finishing up this beer. Long sweet and sticky finish. This is an epic finisher.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (6844) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
Draft sample at Epic Brewing taproom, Denver. Pours near black with a ring beige head. Aroma of massive coffee, roast, dark chocolate, cocoa, light Bourbon/vanilla and molasses. Flavour is light heavy sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Unlike a lot of bourbon BA beers itís not dominated by the bourbon, itís there subtlety in the aroma and initial flavour and hanging around in the long sweet finish. Awesome.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (4869) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle. Black pour, with a small tan head. Very heavy on the coffee flavor, bitter roast coffee, whiskey, booze, and chocolate in the background. A big beer, boozy and sweet.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dogfish120love (1031) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Pours an opaque dark brown. The aroma is very coffee forward, followed by bourbon and lastly chocolate. Rather sweet even on the Imperial Stout spectrum. Incredible

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikedR (1551) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Wow, nice! Strong chocolate notes up front, yielding to coffee beans at the tail end. Not sweet, just somewhat roasty. Not particularly chewy, but smooth drinking. A hint -- just a hint -- of the whiskey throughout. No alcohol heat, which is amazing given release #13's ABV of 12.2%. A. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (4548) - Arizona, USA - OCT 9, 2013
draft at far bar, this was epic, drank like coffee, coffee bitter overwhelmed and bourbon and chocolate were in the back. This is a bad ass slow sipper

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Concealer (937) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Bomber. Dark brown, near black with a tan head that lasts. Aromas of dark roasted coffee, roasted malt, light bourbon, and subtle chocolate notes. Flavor is espresso, chocolate, roasted malt, and bourbon. Medium to full bodied; smooth. Lingering coffee flavor.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Experiment_Ale (1088) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2013
At Choice City Butcher & Deli. Pours black with gray creamy lacing. Aroma is big bourbon, chocolate, huge roasty malt. Taste is silty smooth chocolate, vanilla, big roasty malt, bourbon is in there, but it doesnít burn at all. Awesome BB imperial stout. Would drink again, And again, and again!


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