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RATINGS: 658   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 381   ABV: 12.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 #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 (621) - 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 glassís 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 (716) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle. Dark black pour with small khaki head. Didnít taste much whiskey at all. Very nice and heavy coffee notes. Great body. Not what I was expecting but a very nice beer.

-- rated with beerbasher

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Release 23. Pours to a deep brown body with a deep brown head. The aroma is mocha. Lots of deep chocolate and coffee. The palate is rich but easy drinking. Not lingering.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHOFF43 (2020) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle by myself. Pours black with tan colored head. Aroma is amazing. Coffee and chocolate overwhelm my senses, just outstanding. Flavor is strong bourbon, lots of barrel but as it warms the coffee comes through nicely. Bitter chocolate compliments the coffee and bourbon. Really smooth, very drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewje41 (2621) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2014
#16. Very dark pour, very strong aroma. Very flavorful. Mostly coffee bean flavors with a lot chocolate too. Alcohol very well hidden. Very tasty beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (5005) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle (22 oz). Release #15. From a surprise box sent by kbudd19, thanks a lot! Pitch black with a medium beige head and some lacing. Aroma is intense with lots of coffee, roasted malt, and bourbon along caramel, vanilla, alcohol, chocolate and oak. Taste is moderately sweet (not cloying) and moderately to heavily roasted with bourbon, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, wood and a roasted bitter finish. Warming alcohol. Full bodied. Medium carbonation. Mouthfeel is viscous and sirupy, but also quite fluffy. A tad harsh, but quite complex and really tasty. Amazing sipper!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DenverLogan (1026) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2014
From bottle...release 17 - 12% - Denver #1307. Pours dark brown with swirling amber head with lace. Aroma of espresso, dark malts. Medium carbonation and big mouthfeel. Flavors of espresso, dark malts, bitter chocolate. Overall big, bold, flavorful, strong and tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Seabass1964 (28) - Paragould, Arkansas, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Pours a great dark brownish black with virtually no head. Aroma of coffee and Dark chocolate and a little bourbon alcohol. Taste is creamy dark chocolate and brewed sumatran, barely any bourbon flavor. Kudos to Epic for an epic beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RussianDragon (574) - - MAY 26, 2014
Pours a near black with lasting beige head. Aroma is roast, chocolate, spice, coffee, espresso beans, cocoa powder. Flavor is same, with whiskey and roasted char, wet cigar. Strong and potent coffee character without dominating the flavor profile. Medium to full-bodied with fairly low carbonation. Smooth on the palate with alcohol content very well hidden.


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