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RATINGS: 684   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nqbeer (1) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 31, 2012 does not count
Great Beer!!! Was not expecting how smooth, but thick the beer would roll across my palate. Nice tight beeds of carbonation. This is a party of melo- exploding flavor in your mouth. If you like RISís then get some. Amazing

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
FoCoBeerNut (1) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2012 does not count
Release #9... I have had this beer both on tap and from the bottle and have to say itís incredible. Initial aroma is that of chocolate but once you take it in a bit more it becomes more and more coffee like. I have a few aging and will respond 10 months when I think itís ready.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chef_brewardee (28) - Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted barley and chocolate malts. Appears very very dark brown, black with a quarter inch deep dark brown head, Very sticky. Tastes of coffee,chocolate, dark roasty malts. Very thick syrupy mouth feel. I enjoyed this one a lot. Very nice long sipper for the cold months. the coffee give a little caffeine buzz. Mmm tasty

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Someguy1_8t (7) - Woodland Hills, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013 does not count
Aroma - Strong coffee aroma! Aroma of wet oak, or wood grilling planks. Probably due to the whiskey barrel aging. You. Can smell this aroma from a close distance. Slight sweet vanilla and chocolate aroma. Hint of malt and booze. Taste - Taste of roasted coffee and chocolate as well as oak. Taste of sweet malt and booze. Overall- Great! Beer. I haver never had a stout like this.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Crompt (122) - York, South Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2014 Release #8. Iíve had many coffee stouts and many bourbon stouts but never have i had a whiskey barrel coffee stout. Smells amazing! Coffee and a hint of whiskey. This is almost a perfect stout for my flavor profile. Heavy on the coffee with a little hint of chocolate from the cocoa nibs and a nice smooth whiskey flavor on the back end. I could drink this whole bottle in 10 minutes it is so smooth and Iím shocked it is 12.5% ABV. Get this if you see it, you wonít regret it!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2013
Deuce to pint, release #10. Cracked this bad boy open to enjoy during the NCAA championship. Appearance is jet black and rather thick, slight tan head. Aroma is quite pleasant, roasted coffee. Taste is coffee to the max, bitter and dark, with some dark chocolate and a slight whiskey kick. Hard to find any flaws in this one...maybe a little biased as a coffee buff, but this beer was amazing.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
koleminer20 (2591) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 22 oz bomber. Release #17. 12% ABV. The pour is a nice black, thick, with a decent mocha colored head. The nose is beautiful. Very heavy on coffee with some hints cocoa, and some smokiness and woody notes with an ever so light hint of bourbon. The taste is a little opposite. It’s got heavy cocoa in the immediate taste. And the coffee almost tastes like more of an espresso with the little bit of whiskey on the late aftertaste. This is a pretty incredible stout. The aftertaste just lingers and lingers beautifully. (Original rating, 4.6, was based on Release #11, 11% ABV) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ebone1988 (1425) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Aroma is bourbon, chocolate, marshmallow, coffee, some booze. Appearance is black, with a tan head. Taste is bourbon forward, coffee bitterness, chocolate, marshmallow. Yum. Mouthfeel is perfect, soft carbonation, nice. Overall, this is real lovely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Chico_Swanson (9) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - FEB 22, 2014 does not count
22oz Bomber: Coffee dominates across the board but all the undertones of cocoa, whisky and smoke make this one hell of a special bottle. The carbonation is perfect and the stout goes down like a light but creamy coffee spiked glass of Ovaltine. Not much bourbon heat present which was surprising. This is a definite coffee stout to seek out. If you like Founders Breakfast, Peche Mortel and Victory at Sea ( yes, i know this oneís a porter).... you will love this brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
andyhwcinc (1853) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Purchased at Discount Liquors in Milwaukee, WI; enjoyed at home after work on a late March night. I really should have shared this bottle with friends, because upon first taste itís a beer that should be shared, and itís also very potent. Release #27, 11.5% ABV. Appearance is a thick, rich black with a moderate off white head that rims around the glass. Aroma of extremely rich espresso notes, cacao nibs, light lactose, chocolate, smoke, oak, light bourbon, just an epic aroma with a ton going on. Taste is one of those beers where you say "wow" upon first sip. Itís not overpowering but is powerful with its ingredients. Coffee notes are fantastic and add to the bitterness, light burning going down from the high ABV, smoke makes itself known a bit more, also a little bit of vanilla with a great sweetness and light syrup. This is one of the best out there, and gives Dark Lord a run for its money (at half the price, at least). Really happy that I tried this one out, now itís time to get sloshed on a work night!

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