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RATINGS: 681   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 381   ABV: 12.7%
Itís Big, itís Bad, Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, with Coffee and Cocoa Nibs.

One Big Bad Imperial Stout with Cocoa nibs and Coffee beans. Each seasonís release uses a different dark roasted coffee.

ABV may vary between batches: 10.2% to 12.7%

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jehoesefat (363) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 25, 2016
Tons of cocoa aroma with a bit of whisky/alcohol in the background. Pours thick black with a tan head. Bitter coffee flavor with an oaky/chocolaty finish. Good stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
italianjohn (2906) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2016
Black pour with a thin off white head .... Aroma is awesome and of coffee, dusty chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, bourbon and light oak .... Taste is of coffee, dry oak, bourbon, vanilla, roasted malts, rich chocolate and dark cocoa .... The balance of the flavors is what I love about this brew ... Finishes dry and oaky with lingering coffee, roasted malts and cocoa with light bourbon and slight warming .... Sessionable for almost 12%

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keenano (26) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 22, 2016
Pours jet black from the bottle, with a thin light brown head. This just looks like a big bad beauty. Aromas of dark chocolate, some smoke, slight metallic, bourbon. Palate opens big, with only a very small booze kick throughout. Big chocolate, cocoa; the wood opens up as it warms. Good, not great

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (2129) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 18, 2016
Soy sauce color, aroma and taste, with some cardboard notes. Very rich chocolate, not too astringent, but warming alcohol throughout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2016
Bottle from Pear Delicatessen & Shoppe, Seattle; Release #34, 12.7% ABV; Whiskey Barrels
Pitch black color; the beige head is not very persistent. Strong coffee and roasted malt aroma, a bit earthy and creamy. Strong body, but also with strong alcohol perception; modrately sweet; the flavor is very strong, roasted malt and dark chocolate in equal parts, then coffee; a bit more silky in the final, this could be the Bourbon, and with an alcohol kick.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
xblanchard29x (31) - Alabama, USA - MAY 11, 2016
Bomber from Hot Rods. Dark brown creamy head. Big notes of chocolate, coffee, Whiskey. My new favorite beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bbbeer (745) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Very dark brown with medium beige head. Aroma coffee and chocolate. Full body with creamy mouthfeel and some booze in a good way. Cocoa flavor, some coffee, roasted nuts, very smooth and drinkable, sweet but balanced, nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (3977) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2016
sample from bottle, shared by a kind soul at quintessence. poured a black colour with a tanned head. nose of roasted coffee, sweet chocolate, fudge, vanilla, charred oak, ashy, dry cacao, light but subtle bourbon barrel notes. taste is sweet. medium to full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rougeau13 (2622) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2016
Bottle from whole foods with a thick frothy beige head with plenty of lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate, whiskey barrel, coffee, and molasses. Very smooth and somewhat fluffy medium-full bodied. Taste is full of bitter coffee and boozy barrel with some, pepper?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AgentAle (1538) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 12, 2016
Intense aroma of licorice, toffee, caramel, vanilla, espresso and bourbon. Taste is very deep rich malts , very viscous and almost chewy. Full body flavors of raisin s, chocolate, espresso and toffee. Light faint tart bitterness to round it out. The high abv is hardly overpowering and surprisingly smooth. Appearance is black with a medium beige head that retains quite well. Fantastic beer.

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