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RATINGS: 681   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 381   ABV: 12.7%
Itís Big, itís Bad, Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, with Coffee and Cocoa Nibs.

One Big Bad Imperial Stout with Cocoa nibs and Coffee beans. Each seasonís release uses a different dark roasted coffee.

ABV may vary between batches: 10.2% to 12.7%

Jcarb28's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jcarb28 (97) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - AUG 21, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2014 Dark black on the pour with a creamy, light brown head. Strong coffee bean aromas right off the bat. Roasty, sweet chocolate flavors with a toast coffee flavor left on the palate. Overall, Amazing stout!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebastokrator (75) - - OCT 13, 2016
On tap. Pours deep black with moderate amount of tan head. Nose is bourbon, with notes of milk chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Taste follows the nose: lots of bourbon and chocolate. Very creamy and surprisingly easy drinking - the alcohol is well hidden. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (4206) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2016
At Hopishop 2016. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, booze and coffee. It smell thick already. Rich flavor of thick roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and a soft smooth boozyness. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
talionis (7) - Pflugerville, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2016 does not count
Release #36 12.4% abv Brewed 12/2013. Barreled & then bottled 9/2014. Drinking 9-21-16 for 65th birthday...Unabashedly coffee forward with underlying chocolate base. Roasted malt harmonies. Still slight but delicate bourbon nose and vanilla whispers, not much as Iíd like, but still tantalyzing, much like the brief whiff of the perfume memory of a long lost love on the night wind, a heartache that floats for a moment to the surface only to slip quietly away once again. The scent of old leather, like a library of well loved books and subtle hints of latakia tobacco, war stories of brothers-in-arms, and the night falling inward with its dark embrace.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bulldogops (2270) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 18, 2016
Rating #2141 - 2015.10.31 - Black as the belt of a bible thumping Albertan in a karate class, with a weak tan head that caps nicely. Aroma is heavy roast malt and dark roast coffee, molasses. Huge cocoa, espresso notes, Taste is heavy on roast malt and coffee flavours, pronounced sweetness, well bittered. J.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjg74 (3023) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 6, 2016
Bomber from Casa De Oro. 12.3% version.Pitch black in color. Sweet roasty coffee notes up front along with a bit of whiskey. Whiskey and a sugary roast up front. Decent amount of whiskey throughout. Just a slight hint of alcohol. Very smooth and easy to sip. Quite well balanced. All of the flavors seem to mesh really well. Good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyhawk (3) - California, USA - SEP 4, 2016 does not count
Release 13, opened 9/2/16. Surprisingly amazing after this long in the bottle and not-perfect cellering. Still has subtle coffee notes after 3 years. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rdixon77 (2353) - Georgia, USA - SEP 3, 2016
Awesome. On tap at brewery over summer with its son. Just a solid ba stout. Chocolate coffee dark fruit bourbon. Warming. Not smooth palate for a big boy. Great stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
natejgood (482) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - AUG 30, 2016
Pours thick and dark in the glass with a nice dark head. Almost a motor oil beer, but not quite. Aroma of dark bitter chocolate, cream and dark fruit. Dark, sweet chocolate flavor with some cream, coconut and coffee. Smooth and creamy on the tongue with no alcohol taste. Very good beer if you are looking for a thick, powerful, flavorful stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (10611) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2016
22 oz bottle at the ISKTR 2016, Hervanta, Finland. 11.7%. #39. SLC #2142. Courtesy of tiong.
Black color with a small tan head. Chili, coffee, roasted malt and vegetables in the aroma. Strong roasted malt, sweetness, vanilla and coffee in the flavor. Rich.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lacho (73) - USA - AUG 22, 2016
Pours very thick and dark with a thin caramel head. Strong aromas of espresso coffee and dark chocolate are immediately present; same goes for taste. Looks like burnt oil. Taste of coffee, dark chocolate, roasty burnt toast, with a little vanilla and some dried fruits way back. Really good beer, reminds me of the Rasputin and Narwhal, both great beers. Alcohol is present throughout.

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