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RATINGS: 685   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 381   ABV: 12.7%
It’s Big, it’s Bad, Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, with Coffee and Cocoa Nibs.

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

ABV may vary between batches: 10.2% to 12.7%

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Imaena (2231) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - FEB 28, 2016
Bottle. This is a really incredible impy with lots of coffee adn roast malt depth. Great brew all around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
demannu (380) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2016
Black color pour with brown head. Aroma is complex with booze, vanilla, chocolate, and coffee. Solid. Flavor follows with creamy chocolate, booze, and notes of vanilla. Coffee not as prominent. Has a slight burn in the finish. Palate is medium body, creamy with a bit more carbonation than I wanted. Glad i tried it but even more happy i only got 1.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alphadelic (2171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 21, 2016
On tap at the Festival of the Dark Arts - Release #62, A heavy stout with a freshly brewed coffee nose. It’s got one hell of a burn to it. Big, brazen stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christpuncher (2838) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2016
aroma of whiskey and coffee. flavor is well balanced, strong chocolate and coffee, with a slight whiskey bite at the end. pours black with a thick sticky tan head. had from a bomber in silverthorne colorado. solid stout

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hkkiwi (13) - HONG KONG - FEB 13, 2016
Draft at the Roundhouse Amoy Street. Served in a chalice, pitch black with a 1cm coffee brown head. Intense burnt caramel and coffee aromas. Yeasty. Rich and chocolately mouth feel. A little bit metallic on the aftertaste, but otherwise an excellent imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Boutip (5957) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2016
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a nice large dark brown foamy head with good retention. Aroma of chocolate notes with light vanilla and coffee notes is quite awesome. Taste is also a great mix of creamy chocolate notes with some vanilla and bourbon notes and light floral coffee notes which is well integrated in the mix. Body has nice creamy texture with good carbonation and no real apparent alcohol notes. Super well-balanced with great drinkability.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (6305) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Draft Extreme Beer Fest 2016. Pitch black, with an oily sheen on top. Aroma is real nice, Strong coffee bean, dark chocolate hints, and moderate roast.

I’m not sure how this would translate into a bottle but the sample in front of me is really nice! Mild roasted malts, charred grain. Chocolate covered coffee bean, with a very oily slick texture. Very mild bourbon character. Fuller/ dense body with a smooth level of carbonation. The sum of all the parts equals, enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vandc01 (345) - North Branch, USA - FEB 3, 2016
22oz bottle pour at home. Relase #63 Aroma is dark chocolate, cacao, dark fruits - very good. Pours jet back with a thin head that goes quickly. A hint of coconut at the end. Very well done beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ktwse (4104) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2016
Pours black with a finger of tan head. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, muscovado... Amazing nose. Taste is chocolate and coffee bitter up front followed by a velvety milk chocolate sweetness and then a rich bourbon boozy finish. Rich, creamy body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (3768) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
Sample, 1-ounce, during the Great American Beer Festival, savoured on September 24 2015; eye: black, opaque, ring of brown head, slight lacing; nose: burnt, calcined, roasted barley, espresso; mouth: burnt, calcined, roasted barley, espresso, acidity, acridness, calcined finale with burnt presence, full body, good carbonation, harsh texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Échantillon, 1 once, en fût, durant le Great American Beer Festival, sous le nom Surly Darkness 2014 - Bottled, savourée le 24 septembre 2015; œil : noire, opaque, anneau de mousse brune, très légère dentelle; nez : brûlé, calciné, orge torréfiée, expresso; bouche : brûlé, calciné, orge torréfiée, expresso, acidité, âcreté, finale calcinée avec présence de brûlé, corsée, bonne carbonatation, texture râpeuse; en résumé : bien

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