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RATINGS: 550   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   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 #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

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Release #10. Poured into a snifter out of a 22oz bomber. Pours inky black with just a small dark tan head that fades to a ring around the side of the glass. Pretty decent lacing considering the abv. Coffee is quite prominent in the aroma with hints of dark chocolate. Lots of roasted malt that seems slightly burnt. There is vanilla and just the slightest hint of whiskey buried way in the background. The coffee carries big time into the flavor mixed nicely with cocoa creating almost a mocha character. Lots and lots of heavily roasted malt that borders on being a bit acrid and charred. There is still just a little bourbon in the background that I wish was a little more prominent. Nice vanilla and caramel touches too. The alcohol is well hidden with just a slight warmth in the back of the throat with a creamy and just slightly sticky mouthfeel. Overall, a very tasty imperial stout but one that is not quite Earth-shattering. I donít know if I would go out of my way to pick this up but if you do come across it, it is worth drinking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dyetube (1264) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2015
Just fyi, Mine says "release #40, 11.5%alc vol..., DEH# 1917". Bottle from Choice Beverages. Pours black with a thin khaki head. The aromas are cocoa, chocolate, cold coffee and whiskey. The mouthfeel is dry, roasty and bitter with a heavy body and good carbonation. Phenomenal brew. Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (2027) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2015
April 15, 2015. Bottle (#12, 10,8%) at Oliver Twist.
Black with a small brown head. Aroma is coffee, cocoa, roasted, some ash and dark fruits. Taste is light to medium sweet, medium roasted bitterness, coffee dominates with some cocoa and caramel notes. Finish roasted coffee, slight spicy, some dry roasted notes. Medium to full bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GnarlyGnome (721) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2015
This is really good...heavy... big... delicious. Full of all the bourbon coffee flavors that you can hope for. Chocolate finish... tasty stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3533) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 21, 2015
Wife dug this rating out of some unknown corner of the house while cleaning.
Pours basically black with a small head and good lacing on the glass.

The aroma is coffee and some maple. Itís roasty, itís sweet smelling, itís chocolaty. The bourbon barrel is pronounced but well controlled.

The flavor is coffee and chocolate dominantly, Itís got some vanilla and generally bourbon barrel character. The bitterness balances the sweetness to some degree.

Pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (1046) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
Tap at Devil Craft Hamamatsucho, Tokyo. Looks the part: menacing black, rich brown head. Aroma like a good cup of coffee. Taste is roasty, coffee, dusting of baking chocolate to round it off. Sticky maltiness, some dryness. Bit heavy going but nicely powerful and flavourful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidobutai (484) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2015
Poured from a bottle at room temperature. Nice head and outstanding lacing. Delicious coffee aroma, caramel, perfect ABV, stings just a bit going down.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike5326 (1100) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2015
Poured from a room temperature bottle. Dark brown color, full tan head. Phenolic roasted malt aroma. Full body with a creamy bourbon chocolate malt flavor and a nice finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Petkus331 (325) - Redford, Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2015
Aroma of saffron, vanilla, wet coffee grounds, dark chocolate. Appears like coffee with caramel foam and lace. Wet coffee grounds really stands out and dark chocolate for taste. Palate is ordinary. Overall, great aroma, the rest is rather ordinary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
firstsip (576) - Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2015
Tap. Super dark black. Really nice lingering layer of tan head. Espresso chocolate nose. Rich, syrupy body. Apparent booziness, bourbon sweetness, rich chocolate. Perfect with something sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (20606) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2015
Bottled (release 12, 10.8%) at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Pitch black, small head. Huge coffee aroma. Sweet with full body and rounded mouthfee. Coffee and treacle. Black pepper. Black pepper, crude oil and tobacco. Somewhat edgy.

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