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RATINGS: 630   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 381   ABV: 12.7%
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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


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garlic_of_Doom (597) - SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle from Dennis, thanks! batch #8 Pours black with a dark brown head, rests down and clings to the glass’s edges. Aroma has dark chocolate, coffee, bourbon, roasted malt and slight smoke. Taste has dark chocolate, loads of very roasted malt, sweet notes, slight alcohol and a slight tart note. Full body, medium carbonation. Dry, bitter after taste. Batch #17, also from Dennis. Aroma has so much more dark chocolate and freshly ground coffee than batch #8! Taste is also more chocolate focused. Even better than last time.
Solid BA stout!.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
demmbonz (710) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Bomber to snifter. Absolutely delicious. Dark pour with coffee and booze in the aroma. Huge chocolate flavor. More chocolate milky sweetness than coffee. Awesome whiskey bite. Love this.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (5580) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours opaque black, medium tan head, dissipates leaving decent lacing. Aroma is rich, cocoa and coffee, molasses, ashtray. Flavor is hella ashtray, deep deep raosted malts with hints of smoke, baking cocoa, molasses and a vanilla finish, graham crackers. Light plus sweet, fully bitter. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. Not a lot of bourbon here, but pretty damn solid nonetheless. Somewhat hot.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steverus0 (248) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Incredibly solid and pleasant brew. Poured into a stemmed pils glass from a growler pull. Thickly bourbon and coffee on the nose with some sweetness lingering not too ft behind. Obsidian black in the glass with minimal head in part because of the time in a growler (2-2 1/2 weeks, but unopened). Some bourbon and tobacco on the palate, with plenty of dark coffee to boot. Goes down smoothly with a pleasantly high effervescence that definitely helps this brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (7521) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2015
damn, this is very rich .. . smell is about the same as the original but mouth feel and richness are greatly increased .. . tar, cooking chocolate, and full espresso coffee, so much coffee goodness .. . a great improvement on a solid beer .. . last dynamo game of the season, come on lads!
Earlier Rating: 3/2/2013 Total Score: 4
pours a horrid black beer .. . mild foam .. . lots of deep tar mostly .. . slick full mouthfeel, oily finish .. . intense beer for so early in the morning .. . Ahhh, yes! Cuban Bee!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerRenter76 (473) - Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Release#55 @ 12.7% ABV Bottle#2658. Aromas is all fresh coffee grounds, no other aromas detected. Rich almost syrupy body with just enough carbonation, nice. Flavor is also all about the coffee grounds, there is some faint chocolate towards the finish with some booze.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerbeer (2693) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2015
659 ml bottle. #51. Pours black with moderate tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, oatmeal, licorice and sweet roasted malts. Flavors follow same rich and dry almost biscuity. A hint of alcohol. Great!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
seymour (1800) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - DEC 23, 2015
Shared a bomber bottle, into a nonic pub glass, at Mike C-Z’s 40th birthday party, thanks Maltser85! This was batch 20 from 2013, 10.5% abv, with Caffe Ibis coffee and cacao nibs. It poured an opaque black colour with thin but persistent tan head, some lace. Malty, bready, nutty, hint of caramel, toasty, roasty but not severely charred, dark chocolate, medium roast coffee, some bright acidity and stone fruit notes, whiskey barrel aging contributed earth, toasted wood, booze, vanilla, black pepper. Amazingly, some high-alpha American hoppy bite remains even after extensive aging and everything else going on. Extremely complex, less smooth than the finest stouts (I’d add some unmalted grain for body, mouthfeel, head retention) but better than most. Medium body but unimpressive mouthfeel, low carbonation, lingering multi-layered stout aftertastes. Love the name. Big concept, well-conceived and executed. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
tylox (1) - - DEC 30, 2015 does not count
On tap @Elizabeths Station in Bellingham, WA. Incredible dark chocolate notes. Love epic, they make some amazing Brews.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mstrcrwly (827) - New York, USA - JAN 11, 2016
batch 50 poured into a snifter..jet black with a thin medium brown head..huge aroma of bourbon,vanilla,cocoa,oak,coffee..tastes of bourbon,vanilla,cocoa, licorice..little boozy but real good.


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