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RATINGS: 597   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 363   ABV: 12.1%
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

   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
colui72 (420) - HONG KONG - NOV 26, 2015
Paradise juice! Motor oil black with a beige head. Aroma of strong wood and dark malts. Taste of vanilla, coffee, wood, chocolate. The 12,5% canít be noted. Too good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlmostHome (48) - Gulfport, Mississippi, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Draught in warm glass. Love this. Very dark. Great dark beer with very nice head. Dwfintely would get again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (662) - New York, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Release #59, bottled 10/09/15, and clocking in at 12.3%. Pours pitch black, nice tan head. Aroma is freshly ground coffee. I feel like Iím walking by 50 different varieties of coffee beans at Whole foods with this aroma. Chocolate is prominent, and some whiskey but itís mild. Iím somewhat congested at the moment, but as it warms, I finally get that whiskey-aged noted. Flavor is way more whiskey-heavy, chocolate is so prominent, that coffee bitterness absolutely pops as well. Very well-done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerRenter76 (426) - Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Release#55 @ 12.7% ABV Bottle#2658. Aromas is all fresh coffee grounds, no other aromas detected. Rich almost syrupy body with just enough carbonation, nice. Flavor is also all about the coffee grounds, there is some faint chocolate towards the finish with some booze.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tysongillmore (351) - 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

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (1412) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ron (3171) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MunBro (886) - 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.

   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.

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