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RATINGS: 530   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 363   ABV: 12.1%
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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 #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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Wiesbaden, Hesse, GERMANY - JAN 10, 2012
Bottles from Az Wine Co. Pours coffee black with a ruby tint around the edges and a beige head. Smells warmly of bourbon and coffee roast. Tastes of balanced flavors of each with an added note of cocoa. Arguably the best beer in Utah, and one of my favorites of the year.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (7770) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Sample at the 2012 Cincinnati Brew-haha, labeled as the "Epic Breakfast Stout". A pretty-much-black-brown color, nice brown head. Good lace. Awesome, spiced strong Turkish coffee aroma. Lighter, crisp carbonation, long aftertaste. Good bitterness, nice smooth and creamy body. An excellent "breakfast stout".

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericdevin (961) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Release #8. 22 oz bottle from 16 Tons in Eugene. Pours dark brown bordering on black, totally opaque. Very little head, some slight lacing. Nose is very potent, lots of coffee. Thick, viscous mouthfeel. A nice balance of bitterness and coffee, thick without being sweet. Well done.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kco (50) - USA - OCT 20, 2012
Definite coffee aroma. Very dark opaque color. The coffee and chocolate dominant the flavor almost over the top. But not quite. Not my favorite but good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arkurzynski (1653) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2013 Big thanks to motortoddhead. Black pour with off-white head. Amazing nose of smokey/green/earthy/salty coffee, chocolate, and faint vanilla. Flavor is lightly-smoked coffee beans, salted dark chocolate bars, and light vanilla cream. Palate is surprisingly middle-of-the road, which makes this extremely drinkable. Nice smoky, roast coffee finish. Beautifully complex and extremely tasty. Re-rate: Very rich. Especially toasty coffee and buttered chocolate. Missing salty/smoky feel of aged version. Reality rate -0.5.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Toadvine (72) - Arizona, USA - NOV 30, 2012
22 oz bomber. Release #8; 12.5% abv. Pours midnight black with a short-lasting mocha colored head. Heavy coffee and cocoa aroma. Aroma also has a nice malty note. Flavor is intense: coffee, alcohol, whiskey. Wonderful beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (1956) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Bottle at the BA Buffalo bottle share. Pours jet black with a thin tan head. Nose and taste of coffee grinds, chocolate, and cocoa. This has the right amount of coffee. Not astringent, just perfect. Body is big and full.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crispy34 (426) - Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bomber bottle, #8. Aroma is very coffee and dark malt. Maybe a little sweet smell from the bourbon. The appearance is black with a tan head. The taste starts coffee and cocoa nips and finishes dark malt covered by coffee. I hardly get any whiskey in the flavor. The palate is ok. Overall, a really good beer. Would buy if i could. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6466) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2013
22. Thanks, Shawn! Pours jet black with a dense and creamy burnt tan mousse atop. Big roasty coffee nose with lots of heavy cocoa presence. Creamy thick body with subdued carb. Roast, campfire, coffee, and cocoa on the mid palate. Very intensely flavorful, explosively powerful. Harmonious combinations. Great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oyamac (30) - Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Aroma: dark chocolate followed by expresso. Appearance: dark, thick oil with small head. Taste: great balance of coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. Palate: nice, thick beer. Overall: very solid beer. Definitely livens up as it get closer to room temp. Very solid, well balanced stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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