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RATINGS: 455   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 363   ABV: 12.1%
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Its Big, its 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


HopHeadinAZ's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Draft: Pours almost black with a small tan head. The aroma is dominated by cocoa and coffee. The taste takes the cocoa and adds the warmth of vanilla probably from the bourbon barrels. The finish is a bit astringent possibly due to the high alcohol content. The beer feels lighter tha I would expect and I would say the mouthfeel is medium. This is a good beer in a category with so many great beers, something I would have again but not search out.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5539) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2014
65cl, Release 33, at 11.8%Vol, new exclusive American brew Anno 2011, with cacao and coffee, thx alot to Secret Santa!, complex Stout, roasted/alcoholic/malty and slightly spicy/woody/bitter, heavy, yet balanced, hazy, good head, very good brew, yet very expensive!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sitzds (299) - - OCT 11, 2014
Shared in red solo cups under the shelter on a beautiful Thursday. Opaque black with a thin tan head. Hard to tell much else. Aroma is awesome, cocoa powder, coffee, dark roast, a bit of vanilla. Taste is good but less of a superstar compared to the nose. Theres whisky heat, cocoa and roasted malt sweetness, and coffee bitterness. Medium body, oily texture, moderate carbonation, some heat and bitterness on the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jenhesteer (234) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
Bomber from the Brewery. My understanding is that this beer is a barrel aged version of their Jack Mormon with some minor changes. Pours a totally black hue with a medium brown/orange colored head. The aroma is a massive blast of coffee; sweet, milky and rich. Light vanilla as well. The flavor is also initially dominated by a very rich slightly bitter and mostly milky and sweet coffee, some later richness of vanilla and bourbon, even some dark fruit shines through. Fairly dry. Light butterscotch and caramel. The coffee is so aggressive it outshines some of the other aspects which are very nice including the barrel. As your palate adjusts the barrel is much stronger and it is overall a robust and rich BA Impy. Nice job guys.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hoppybeerlover (163) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
Bomber from the Brewery. My understanding is that this beer is a barrel aged version of their Jack Mormon with some minor changes. Pours a totally black hue with a medium brown/orange colored head. The aroma is a massive blast of coffee; sweet, milky and rich. Light vanilla as well. The flavor is also initially dominated by a very rich slightly bitter and mostly milky and sweet coffee, some later richness of vanilla and bourbon, even some dark fruit shines through. Fairly dry. Light butterscotch and caramel. The coffee is so aggressive it outshines some of the other aspects which are very nice including the barrel. As your palate adjusts the barrel is much stronger and it is overall a robust and rich BA Impy. Nice job guys.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
robgibbens (414) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle from a friend in Utah. Not much head, could my pour. Great black darkness and nice lacing. Dark roasted coffee bean aroma with chocolate. Nice roasted bitterness on the tongue. Finishes with chocolate, nice a smooth.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dr_MedievAle (185) - Alabama, USA - OCT 6, 2014
release #24: aroma: fruity coffees and chocolate. appearance: pitch black with little head. taste: rich and smoky bitter coffees, bakers chocolate. palate: lively carbo and deliciously velvet mouthfeel. this is one for the books.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BoruttaBrews (7) - - OCT 5, 2014 does not count
I was blown away by this beer! A big sniff of this beer filled my nose with a large dose of oak followed by slight coffee and chocolate notes. It looked dark like an imperial stout should. It tasted slightly sweet with strong coffee notes. I had it in Denver which might be the reason the coffee stood out. It also tasted like chocolate, and dark malt. The finish was a slightly whiskey flavored. Overall, a great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2146) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Coffee roast aroma. Black color with tan head. Deep roasted coffee flavors that balance well with the big malt body. Notes: on tap at the Denver Bicycle Cafe, by recommendation of Norvo Coffee ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx77 (1389) - Oregon, USA - OCT 4, 2014
On draught at BeerMongers. Deep black color. Aroma is coffee, cocoa nibs, and vanilla. Taste is similar to aroma, with some spice added. Really well balanced and flavorful.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gad905 (80) - - SEP 21, 2014
Keg at Aces & Ales, Las Vegas. Black, tan head shrinks to a ring. Massive bourbon nose, though not super-boozy. Not much else. Big sweet dark toffee and bourbon, with bitter cocoa and coffee, and some tannic woody dryness. First sip I wasnt convinced but its a grower.


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