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RATINGS: 482   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 363   ABV: 12.1%
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Itís Big, itís 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


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - OCT 6, 2011
Pours dark chocolate yet a bit head shy only revealing a thin pancake the recedes slowly leaving behind a creamy lace and a satin sheen for a canopy with a smudge in the middle. Smells strongly of espresso, chocolate and cigarettes. Full nectar with good carbonation creating a very creamy mouthfeel. This brew is severely charred with tons of bitter cocoa. The Bourbon is only mildly perceptible. The finish lingers long and intensely. Overall: this brew is strongly flavored. One of the most intense Iíve had of itís kind. Good balance for such a beast yet still over the top in style. If this brew were an animal Iíd call it a yeti with a chip on his shoulder.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bgburdman9 (858) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Good thing I like coffee because this comes off more as a coffee stout rather that a BA stout. Not much bourbon or oak at all, but lots of coffee. Bitter, roast, chocolate coming through. Good beer but not what I was expecting.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (4204) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2011
22 oz bomber from EZ. Poured a good looking pitch black body underneath a frothy beige head. Aroma is the strongest coffee aroma Iíve ever had, some light whiskey notes coming out with more warming. Sorry Epic Iím getting zero chocoalte under all this coffee. Palate is nice with a fuller body and strong carbonation and a touch of alcohol heat throughout. Flavor is baiscally burnt toast and malts, loads and loads of coffe and whiskey, with a lingering coffee flavor. This is a good good beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11063) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Draft sample at CBW 2011. Poured black color with a average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted dark chocolate, coffee and alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy dark chocolate malt and coffee flavor with a medium to heavy dark coffee and small alcohol bite finish of long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a standout beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (2540) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Bottle shared thanks to Dmac. Pours out dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is of intense, in your face coffee, then some coffee, and then some more coffee, light roast. Taste is a kick-ass black coffee with some light sweetness in there and a very slight tell of some bourbon notes on the finish. Really tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9437) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 19, 2011
Poured at whole foods Mayo. Black, light brown head. Aroma? Coffee, coffee, coffee and coffee. Flavor is coffee, coffee and more coffee!! Awesome.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7077) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Bomber courtesy of douglas88, thank Doug! Pours dark mahogany with mocha like foam head. The aroma offers up rich dark roasted coffee, chocolate chip cookies, molasses, dark roasted malts and near burnt malts. The taste is similar with rich dark roasted coffee mixing with molasses, chocolate fudge brownie and some booziness. This is nice and rich with loads of coffee and milder levels of dark roasted malts and chocolate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4137) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Pours an inky black with one finger of dark tan head. Nose is loaded with coffee, smells like chocolate covered espresso beans taste. Very fresh black coffee and unsweetened chocolate with a mild showing of whisky. Rich and full flavor with an almost overwhelming coffee character. Light whisky heat. Bitter coffee finish. Full bodied.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbastard (726) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 6, 2012
This is really good! Aromas of coffee, wow! lots of coffee and then chocolate and roastyness. Coffee flavor is the most prominent thing first. Then comes the rest, burnt bitter chocolates, mild sweet malts, vanilla and whiskey take a back seat, but they are there. Alcohol is overpowered by all this flavor. Silkiness full palate. Dry finish. Very good!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftycarl21 (2254) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 22, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2012 Draught at Churchkey. Black pour with a small film of a dark beige head. Nose and flavor are absolutely full of cocoa nib, espresso, dark chocolate, and surprisingly restrained bourbon. Booze, not super rich on the palate. Quite good!


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