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RATINGS: 578   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 363   ABV: 12.1%
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

Someguy1_8t's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Someguy1_8t (7) - Woodland Hills, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Aroma - Strong coffee aroma! Aroma of wet oak, or wood grilling planks. Probably due to the whiskey barrel aging. You. Can smell this aroma from a close distance. Slight sweet vanilla and chocolate aroma. Hint of malt and booze. Taste - Taste of roasted coffee and chocolate as well as oak. Taste of sweet malt and booze. Overall- Great! Beer. I haver never had a stout like this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1295) - California, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Pours a near black with a tan head. Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, caramel, molasses and graham cracker aroma. Dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, caramel, vanilla, toffee, molasses, graham cracker, whisky, oak and soy sauce flavors. Full body and moderate carbonation and a chocolate and whisky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (14610) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2015
Bottle at SBWF2015. Opaque black color, small brownish head. Strong roasted coffee aroma. Full-bodied. Vanilla, coffee, coffee beans. Smooth. Covers alcohol well. Wellbrewed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2970) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2015
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate, licorice, pumpernickel, wood, raw sugar, toffee and grain. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of licorice, chocolate, biscuit, bourbon and wood. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Really nice!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerenberger (1576) - Fischer, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Amazing aroma! Chocolate, tobacco, coffee, slight sweetness. Yummy. Pours a thick black with a thin rapidly dissipating khaki head and no lacing. The taste is strong coffee, chocolate, tobacco, hints of wood and citrus. Wonderful. Medium-full body and medium carbonation. Overall, this was a robust satisfying stout. Well done Epic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
katrinaez (693) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Aroma is strong espresso and shine light chocolate milk. Dark black red color. Licorice is light and some oak. Imperial bitter and woody flavor. Coffee nibs are finishing and the mouth feel is even. Bottle

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dresden (1205) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 17, 2015
Bottle from Adam, thanks! Rock black with minimal head. Aroma is nice vanilla and lots of roasty good stuff. Some oak and vanilla flavors but a smooth bourbon and dark fruit flavour. Good stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
CacheManyHose (421) - HONG KONG - AUG 15, 2015
From Brewcraft. Had after Matt came back after a month away. Inky black, thin tan creamy bubbly head, spotty legs. Smells of heavy coffee, chocolate, smoke/ash, plum, boozy woody bourbon. Nose is very nice, almost like a black IPA. Taste is very bitter, a bit herbal, moderate spicy malt, bitter finish. Body is thick, slightly syrupy, spicy. A rare barrel aged stout that isn't too cloying or heavy. Really nice, with a lot of coffee and bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HKdIPA (489) - HONG KONG - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle from Brewcraft at home. Dark dark dark brown pour with sticky tan head. Aroma is big roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Some dried fruit too but not overpowering. Rich rich palate. Almost too rich but it works. Taste is bold roasted bitterness - coffee, dried fruit, some fresh fruit or berry flavors too, surprisingly. Quite boozy and sharp, but rounded out by vanilla toffee sweetness. Really good. Very much on the rich sticky palate side but still works. Great big stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
e303 (278) - - AUG 4, 2015
Bomber to tulip. Finally got ahold of this one. Pours black as night with a tiny almond head that runs away like it stole something. This smells like wood, coffee, and booze dunked in chocolate. It tastes similar with little alcohol burn and a nuttiness from the coffee in this batch. Really smooth beer. Dig it the most. Grab some of you see it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
coachd (362) - Missouri, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Smells divine. Coffee, dark chocolate, oak and booze. Everything I like. It also looks perfect. Pitch black with barely any foam. The little bit of head that does show through is a light tan color. Tastes like everything that is in the aroma. Some booze in the flavor, virtually no booze burn in the aftertaste. Plate is good, but I could have used a little thicker and creamier. This is an excellent imperial stout, on par with some of the most expensive and exclusive I have ever tasted. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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