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RATINGS: 643   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 381   ABV: 12.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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
(...) Release #53 : 12.7% ABV


3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tysongillmore (361) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Charcoal and water. But strong... Find something else strong. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
plunkie (8) - - NOV 18, 2015 does not count
Espresso, chocolate and toffee on the nose. More chocolate, caramel and a hint of cedar on the palate. Well hidden alcohol. Tasty!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (1557) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 15, 2015
The label is faded, but I think itís Release #50: 12.6%ABV; bottle to pint glass. Primarily coffee with some dark chocolate, soy, and a touch of sour. Opaque black with a thin creamy tan head. Taste is primarily coffee, but I get some booze, although itís not necessarily bourbon. I get lots of toasted malt and soy as well. This is exceptionally smooth for 12.6 percent. Iím going to be toasted myself by the time I hit the bottom of the bottle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ron (3390) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2015
On tap at Mojoís Sports Grille with Erica. Strong roasted malt aroma with coffee, chocolate, some bourbon and vanilla. Pours black with a thin light brown head and no lacing. Starts with rich roasted malt and chocolate flavors and a medium body for an imperial stout. Finishes smooth with some vanilla and bourbon but roasted malt and coffee dominate the palate with a little alcohol burn in the ending.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2015
Welcome to the dark side! Inky black pour with a brown head. Huge nose of malts and coffees. Flavour was dark chocolate, espresso, coffees, and roasted malts with a nice boozy sweetness from the whiskey barrels.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JesseMartineau (91) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 7, 2015
Seriously worth the cost, 650ml bottle of the 12.6% Aromas of coffee and dark chocolate, just beautiful. Taste is so will balanced between the coffee and the chocolate.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wombat23 (321) - Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Shared 22 oz. bottle. Release #55 (12.7% ABV). Pours brown black with a creamy two-finger tan head. Heavy lacing. Chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt aroma. Taste is similar to smell, chocolate is a bit more prominent than the coffee. Finish is sweet and alcohol-warming, with a slight bitterness. Nice balance. Alcohol is surprisingly well-hidden despite the high ABV.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rosskyle (384) - - NOV 6, 2015
Bottle. Sweet coffee dark chocolate cherry aroma. Dark black color with a brown head. Heavy body that coats the mouth. Very smooth. Dark chocolate flavor upfront with a whiskey middle and a coffee finish. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
darbeer75 (259) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Aroma: sweet, roasty, chocolate; Appearance: black with tan head; Taste: heavy, sweet, chocolate, coffee hints; Palate: full body, creamy texture, long and sweet finish; Overall: too sweet; would possibly buy again if in the mood for dessert

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reebtogi (5347) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 1, 2015
Release #50: 12.6%ABV. 650ml bottle pours black in color with a 2 finger light brown head that retains well and leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark cocoa and roasted grains with whiskey and notes of coffee and licorice. Taste is a dark chocolate malty sweetness with a roasted grain and coffee bitterness with a bit of whiskey and licorice in the finish. Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, a very nicely crafted ale that is well balanced and very tasty. Highly recommended.


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