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RATINGS: 446   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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TURDFERGUSON (3954) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2012
UPDATED: APR 18, 2013 Bottle at Lee and Mandy’s. Dark brown/black with a small tan head, lots of legs and lace. Nose is strong coffee, roast, some light cocoa sweetness, oak, bourbon, faint notes of vanilla. Flavor is good and full of coffee roast, but a little less complex, some mild notes of bittersweet cocoa and bourbon. A little too full of coffee and roast for this rater, even though I usually prefer that over overt sweetness. Pretty good stuff. rerate: have come to love this super roasty coffee bourbon stout over the past year. Much more than KBS.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (4996) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Dark black in color, tan head. Nice big coffee and dark malt aroma. Very good thick Impy Stout. Nice dark roasty malt flavor with good bourbon and oak aged flavor. This was one kickin brew. Thanks Doug.

1.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
MBrausen (69) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2012
Poured from a bomber into a Town Hall Sniffer. A. Pours a deep dark black, mild mocha head about 1 finger thick. S. Extremely heavy coffee. Almost like fresh coffee beans. That is really the only smell coming off of this beer. Extremely strong. T. This beer tastes of of pure coffee beans, after they have been used to make five batches. Strong toffee, bitter, lots of coffee. It really is overbearing. M. Coarse, thick bodied. Slightly dry finish. O. I did not like this beer at all. It is overbearing wet coffee grounds through and through. It is just too much. This is one of the two beers I have ever poured out. I would not suggest this beer to anyone.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 10, 2012
Bottles from Az Wine Co. Pours coffee black with a ruby tint around the edges and a beige head. Smells warmly of bourbon and coffee roast. Tastes of balanced flavors of each with an added note of cocoa. Arguably the best beer in Utah, and one of my favorites of the year.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbeatty (1026) - New York, USA - JAN 9, 2012
Bottle, release #1. Black pour with tan head, decent lacing. Aroma has coarse coffee grounds, heavy roast and cocoa powder. Taste begins with strong roast and cocoa, vanilla floating in the middle, melding into bitter coffee, whiskey detected in the finish. Medium full palate, smooth. Overall very bold flavors, but titled too heavily for my tastes towards extreme roasted bitterness, and the coffee nose ends up a little stale, not well integrated. One and done.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JAN 7, 2012
22 oz. bottle (release #1) - Pours dark brown color with a one finger thick tan head. Light spotty lacing. I just can’t pin this aroma down. Wood? Flavor is wood, roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Not gettin’ much barrel unless it’s the odd wood I’m smelling. Full body. A good beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbastard (689) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 6, 2012
This is really good! Aromas of coffee, wow! lots of coffee and then chocolate and roastyness. Coffee flavor is the most prominent thing first. Then comes the rest, burnt bitter chocolates, mild sweet malts, vanilla and whiskey take a back seat, but they are there. Alcohol is overpowered by all this flavor. Silkiness full palate. Dry finish. Very good!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4025) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Pours an inky black with one finger of dark tan head. Nose is loaded with coffee, smells like chocolate covered espresso beans taste. Very fresh black coffee and unsweetened chocolate with a mild showing of whisky. Rich and full flavor with an almost overwhelming coffee character. Light whisky heat. Bitter coffee finish. Full bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DesertDevil (528) - Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2011
On tap at Whole Foods Watering Hole in a chalice. Pours out very dark brown with a thin tan head. A very strong aroma of fresh, roasted coffee beans and dark roasted malts. A slightly sweet taste of cocoa to start, with a hint of molasses leading into a dry coffee finish that lingers for a while. Medium body with a very smooth texture. A nice, smooth imp. stout, but the coffee tones are so dominant that it holds the beer back from reaching its utmost potential.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6905) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Bomber courtesy of douglas88, thank Doug! Pours dark mahogany with mocha like foam head. The aroma offers up rich dark roasted coffee, chocolate chip cookies, molasses, dark roasted malts and near burnt malts. The taste is similar with rich dark roasted coffee mixing with molasses, chocolate fudge brownie and some booziness. This is nice and rich with loads of coffee and milder levels of dark roasted malts and chocolate.


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