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RATINGS: 556   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


rangerred's rating

4
   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.


4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SaultSteMarie (4) - - MAY 23, 2015 does not count
Iím having this beer after a long day at work and damn is it fine. Pours dark as dick with minimal head. The coffee, cocoa and barrel aged flavors were so beautifully paired I had to punch the wall just to bring some disorder into my life.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhilJackson80 (489) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 22, 2015
22 oz boo. Tasted on 5/22/15. Bottle from LoneStar Liquor. Drank from Spiegal Stout glass. Amazing aroma & taste on this one. Really great balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rumproasts (3751) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Tap. Black with small head. Very rich malt with huge coffee. Mild bitterness in the finish. Complex and very tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (5158) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2015
This poured a dark brown to black with a tan head. Aroma was of lots of.coffee, chocolate, light green pepper and light barrel. Flavor similar, a little thing, but hides the booze very well, very drinkable. Great stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (2121) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Dark brown black pour with a medium brown head that quickly dissipated. Aroma of light whiskey, coffee, roasty malts. Taste is sweet with a slight acrid coffee bitterness in the finish. Slightly fudgey in the finish too. Very drinkable. Medium light body. Smooth. Lower carb. Digging it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (3789) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Black pour with brownish ring of head, fluffy. 22oz bottle poured at home from Blackwells. Nuts, coffee, roasty and milky aroma. Taste big. Cocoa, rich chocoate, rich coffee, and a hint of the whiskey barrels. Hides the big ABV - more like drinking a tasty coffee/cocoa smoothy than a heavy beer. Fantastic..

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dyetube (1279) - 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!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (2101) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GnarlyGnome (756) - 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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3535) - 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.


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