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RATINGS: 441   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


4.1
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fakebeersnob (142) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mark_Eck (656) - - MAY 2, 2014
Pours black. Aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Taste is coffee, malts, some vanilla and bourbon hints. Amazing taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deekyn (1168) - 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.

4.3
   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.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2014
Tasting at Nya Tröls. Batch #28. Superbly balanced with a slight dominance from the coffee. One of the best imperial stouts i’ve had.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doghair (257) - Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2014
Lots of milk chocolate, bourbon and vanilla in the aroma. Bitter chocolate, coffee, oak and bourbon. Bitter coffee flavor that hangs around more than I’d like . Nice stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (8276) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
Bottle split at Bruce’s pad via an IP trade big thanks to _Angst_, 08/04/14. Release #7. Black with a moderate tan covering. Nose is big spice, bitter roasted blast, peppery, light smoke, nice coffee bean waftings, chocolate, vanilla essence. Taste comprises a big coffee hit, spice, faint green pepper, dark chocolate, espresso, light booze, subtle bourbon BA twang. Medium + body, fine carbonation, light roasty tones and subtle booze in the close. Super solid coffee BA impy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
8th April 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s Pad.Batch #7. Thanks to Colin. Opaque black - brown beer, tidy tan head. Palate is soft and airy. Light fine carbonation. Smooth dark malts with light oaky sweetness. Earthy coffee and a touch of vanilla. Mild tangy dark fruits underneath. Whisper of toffee before a smooth dry finish. Nice one.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (6713) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
Bottle thanks to Colin. Batch #7. It pours near black with a small tan head. The nose is rich roast, dark chocolate, soy sauce, vanilla, umami, wood and dirt. The taste is earth, roasty, toast, soy sauce, dark chocolate, tar, charred wood, alcohol head, treacle and earth with a dry, earthy finish. Medium-full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Ho hum imply stout.


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