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RATINGS: 679   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%

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
pempem (4) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 5, 2013 does not count
"Are you kidding me? Are you f-n kidding me? This beer is the most epic beer of all beers. A pitch black color with a tan head. The aroma is chocolate, espresso, caramel, and vanilla. The flavor is perfectly balanced with some german chocolate cake, espresso, coffee, and caramel. The aftertaste is somewhat sweet but the bitterness from the coffee balances everything"

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ads135 (4191) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Tried release #29 courtesy of Jay in 2014. Fantasticly coffee filled and chocolate. Deep, black, and rich.

   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jdshep (13) - Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2015
full review: http://t.co/DXsrUBLwT0 From start to finish this beer is purely enjoyable. The aroma swirls between chocolate and coffee as it enters the nose. On the taste, I get chocolate as it transforms into coffee, and finishes with the hints of bourbon and barrel. This is fully bodied and coats the back of the throat. An enjoyable after taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hoppopotomous (27) - youngstown, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2015
This is probably a top ten of all time stouts in my book..beautiful thick creamy khaki head..pours like used motor oil..smell is all the chocolate toffee roasted toasted notes you want..nice oak and bourbon notes..not to over powering..i also get a nice coconut hint..yumm...this is awsome stuff.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
plunkie (8) - - NOV 18, 2015 does not count
Espresso, chocolate and toffee on the nose. More chocolate, caramel and a hint of cedar on the palate. Well hidden alcohol. Tasty!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
colui72 (662) - HONG KONG - NOV 26, 2015
Paradise juice! Motor oil black with a beige head. Aroma of strong wood and dark malts. Taste of vanilla, coffee, wood, chocolate. The 12,5% canít be noted. Too good!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jeffreylee (17) - HHI, South Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2016
I grew up Southern Baptist. If they served this instead of grape juice, the pews would be filled. This is a big and bold stout with great bourbon and oak flavor. The pour is like a chocolate syrup, but with a touch of beige foam. The aroma is complex with a mix of bourbon, coffee, vanilla, and roasted hops. The initial taste is bold with the bourbon, oak, hops, coffee and caramel. As it sits in the mouth, the taste expands with a bit of roasted pecan added to the mix. The after taste wreaks heavenly of bourbon, hops and oak. Like the brewery, this is Epic.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (1181) - Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2016
Pours pitch black with a small brown foam. Smells strongly of coffee and chocolate. Taste is dry chocolate and roasted coffee. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Epic Big Bad Baptist finishes with a lingering roasty dryness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 10, 2011
THOUGHTS: Wow. Just an incredible beer. Nearly perfect. Definitely one of the best aromas from a beer Iíve ever smelled. Hid alcohol incredibly well until the finish It had a lot of things going on, but the coffee was the real star. All I can say is that is smelled and tasted like freshly crushed coffee beans. I could have sniffed this all day long. It also went great with a Dutch chocolate muffin. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a dark brown that was basically opaque black in the glass with an small, tan head that mostly diminished and left fair to good lacing. The aroma had tons of coffee. There was heavy strong coffee; less dark chocolate; a little burnt malt; hints of whiskey that increased as it warmed; vanilla; cigar tobacco; freshly crushed coffee beans; coffee with cream and sugar; and light alcohol. The initial flavor was light to moderately sweet; while the finish was heavily sweet, lightly bitter, slightly acidic and ever so slightly sour. It was like chewing on coffee beans. There was very strong-brewed coffee, crushed coffee beans, Hersheyís Special Dark, chocolate syrup, hints of vanilla, coffee with cream and sugar, a little whiskey that grew as it warmed, a little burnt malt, a little sour coffee and dark fruit, and dark chocolate cherry cordials. There was something a little funny in the finish and it did become slightly cloying by the end. The medium to full body was rather oily with soft, but tingly carbonation and a moderately alcoholic and lightly astringent finish.

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