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RATINGS: 433   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   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 #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
EdInSaltLake (584) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Coffee, dark chocolate roasted aroma; bourbon, vanillaReally strong aroma. Flavor is chocolate-y, roasted malt, sweet/molasses, bourbon, vanilla/oak. A little jalapeno-ish character in aroma and flavor. Dry coffee flavor is prominent in the finish/aftertaste. (Release #12)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3102) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Release numero uno. Dark brown pour with a smaller brown head and thick lacing. Big aroma of dusty coffee nibs, baking chocolate and espresso. Flavor is buckets of espresso coffee nibs to the point of bitterness. Finishes a touch boozy. Tasty but big.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbfobes (2270) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Release #27 at 11.5% abv, randomly stumbled upon a bomber, pours pitch black with a thin light brown head, some legs in the glass but nothing crazy, aroma was of heavy coffee and chocolate, a slight touch of whiskey and vanilla, but dominated by coffee more than anything, flavor is like a melted chocolate coffee bar, booze really comes through too but isnít overpowering, man this thing is sweet, but the coffee does even it out some for it to not be overboard, mouthfeel is a little lighter than I was expecting, but geez, good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (1868) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Black pour, medium brown head. Aroma is big espresso and cocoa. Light whiskey. Flavour is dark roast coffee, cocoa, bakers chocolate. Silky body. Light vanilla oak towards the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
devman171 (880) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle pours black with nice tan head and low carb. Aroma is big coffee and roast with some oak. Taste is similar with a thinner body and a smooth finish

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nsanders (484) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Tap at Pizza Luce. Black with a light brown head. Cocoa, cherry wood, alcohol, smokiness and alcohol. Taste is sweet to start, but has a cough syrup aftertaste. Body is light for an imperial stout with a foamy feel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1111) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Draft at Butcher and the Boar. Pours a jet black color with a big tan head. Aroma is roasty, coffee, some chocolate. Medium to heavy on the palate with creamy carbonation. Flavor is bitter, coffee, roasty, sweet, chocolate, vanilla, some nuttiness, with a bitter, coffee finish. Good, but very coffee forward.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Chico_Swanson (9) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - FEB 22, 2014 does not count
22oz Bomber: Coffee dominates across the board but all the undertones of cocoa, whisky and smoke make this one hell of a special bottle. The carbonation is perfect and the stout goes down like a light but creamy coffee spiked glass of Ovaltine. Not much bourbon heat present which was surprising. This is a definite coffee stout to seek out. If you like Founders Breakfast, Peche Mortel and Victory at Sea ( yes, i know this oneís a porter).... you will love this brew.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ebone1988 (203) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Aroma is bourbon, chocolate, marshmallow, coffee, some booze. Appearance is black, with a tan head. Taste is bourbon forward, coffee bitterness, chocolate, marshmallow. Yum. Mouthfeel is perfect, soft carbonation, nice. Overall, this is real lovely.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (2532) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2014
On tap at the Denver location. Pour is pitch black with a frothy brown head and great lacing. Big coffee, earthy, cocoa, toasted bread, somewhat grassy, figgy, and bourbon aroma. Taste is raw cocoa, fresh espresso, somewhat creamy, light vanilla, earthy hops, whisky, and oak with a smooth aftertaste. Creamy mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Nice breakfast stout and extremely quaffable for 12%.


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