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RATINGS: 643   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 381   ABV: 12.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 #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
(...) Release #53 : 12.7% ABV


oyamac's rating

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oyamac (30) - Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Aroma: dark chocolate followed by expresso. Appearance: dark, thick oil with small head. Taste: great balance of coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. Palate: nice, thick beer. Overall: very solid beer. Definitely livens up as it get closer to room temp. Very solid, well balanced stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rougeau13 (2424) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2016
Bottle from whole foods with a thick frothy beige head with plenty of lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate, whiskey barrel, coffee, and molasses. Very smooth and somewhat fluffy medium-full bodied. Taste is full of bitter coffee and boozy barrel with some, pepper?

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AgentAle (1383) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 12, 2016
Intense aroma of licorice, toffee, caramel, vanilla, espresso and bourbon. Taste is very deep rich malts , very viscous and almost chewy. Full body flavors of raisin s, chocolate, espresso and toffee. Light faint tart bitterness to round it out. The high abv is hardly overpowering and surprisingly smooth. Appearance is black with a medium beige head that retains quite well. Fantastic beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (1181) - Iowa, USA - MAR 31, 2016
Bottle. Pours black with brown head and nice lacing. Nose is some coffee, chocolate and cigar ash. Taste add some fudge and vanilla. Delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frax (47) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Bottle from Bacco. Release #61. Pours black with a thin brown head, light lacing. Dark chocolate aroma, some burned coffee. Raisin and bourbon notes, also a woody chocolate? I don’t know what wood tastes like but I imagine it is something like this. A long bitter coffee bite through the finish. Overall very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
electrotype (559) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2016
Ça fraie son chemin en moi sans obstacle... Un stout vanillé, caféiné, bien rond et sans grand défaut! On pourrait demander un peu plus de présence d’alcool fort, mais ce serait vraiment pour faire la fine bouche. Et ce liquide tire à 12.7% ABV? Jamais de la vie! Trop bien intégré cet alcool. Excellente bière.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mariuspoenari (703) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2016
Review from memory - shared at a tasting about a year ago. Pitch black pour with a fluffy tan head. Smells of roasted malts, coffee and dark chocolate. The notes are reflected in the taste, as well - not much barrel going on here, but a top notch stout nonetheless.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
patrick767 (3918) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 5, 2016
tap - Pours black and smells of dark roast malt, chocolate, and especially coffee. Mmm... coffee. It has a big, rich flavor of that same roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Sweet and full bodied, it’s an excellent beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gregwilsonstl (1824) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Dark chocolate. Lots of coffee. Somewhat peppery. Tasted in line at a SP release.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Imaena (2157) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - FEB 28, 2016
Bottle. This is a really incredible impy with lots of coffee adn roast malt depth. Great brew all around.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
demannu (321) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2016
Black color pour with brown head. Aroma is complex with booze, vanilla, chocolate, and coffee. Solid. Flavor follows with creamy chocolate, booze, and notes of vanilla. Coffee not as prominent. Has a slight burn in the finish. Palate is medium body, creamy with a bit more carbonation than I wanted. Glad i tried it but even more happy i only got 1.


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