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RATINGS: 442   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 363   ABV: 12.1%
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It’s Big, it’s 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


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2013

Bottle 22fl.oz.

[ Courtesy of SecretWinterSanta ]. ABV: 11.9%. Clear dark brown black colour with a average to large, frothy, excellent lacing, mostly lasting, beige to light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, coffee, strong coffee, dusty coffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light heavy bitter with a long duration, coffee, sweet malt - cacao, dusty coffee. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130520]

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16586) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor. Has a roasted malty coffee finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14830) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
8th April 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s Pad.Batch #7. Thanks to Colin. Opaque black - brown beer, tidy tan head. Palate is soft and airy. Light fine carbonation. Smooth dark malts with light oaky sweetness. Earthy coffee and a touch of vanilla. Mild tangy dark fruits underneath. Whisper of toffee before a smooth dry finish. Nice one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (14194) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 20, 2013
bottle at Jans ... deep black ... thin tan head ... big coffee ... heavy roast nose ... dark malts ... deep heavy roast ....massive coffee ... juicy roast ... big heavy roast ... light burbon... nice

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13373) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2013
Draught at Tadg’s Pub, Kyoto. Pitch black - brown head. Lots of coffee. Bisquit. Burned bisquit. Sweetness. Coffee with sugar. Acid notes from the burned malty. Ok - taste is not as good as aroma.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (12429) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 15, 2014
Dark brown. Big coffee aroma, but like a sweet creamy coffee. Rich, super sweet, again some coffee but it’s silky...chocolate, too, but again silky. Finish is warming and decadent. Apres-ski beer if I’ve ever had one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 6, 2012
(22oz bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, bourbon, caramel, and roasted malt. Flavor of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, wood, and roasted malt.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2012
22oz bottle, Release #9, 11.3% ABV. Smallish brown head atop viscous cola-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, some chocolate syrup. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, some cocoa. Bourbon really only comes out in the finish (a positive attribute here). Alcohol noticeable but not overpowering. Sticky medium-full body.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (11269) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Bottle. Black. Thick brown head. Nice cocoa aroma with no whisky, how is that possible? Nicely balanced whisky and chocolate taste, very complex and full of character.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2013 120306-22oz bottle-pours black with a thin brown head. Aroma is coffee grounds, dark malt. Taste is coffee grounds, dark malt bite. 2.8 ***************** 130322-22oz bottle shared by Sledutah @RBWG-JAX- 3..8


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