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RATINGS: 569   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 363   ABV: 12.1%
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


arondee's rating

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arondee (598) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Pours like an oil can. Thick and black and syrupy looking with a small brown head. The aroma is strong espresso. It smells like coffee beans to me. The taste is COFFEE. Thereís also a good amount of alcohol going on here. The coffee is extreme but not over the top. Iím not usually a fan of java / coffee stouts but this is pretty well balanced. A good beer that Iím glad I tried but a bit too much coffee for my taste.


4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
coachd (320) - Missouri, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Smells divine. Coffee, dark chocolate, oak and booze. Everything I like. It also looks perfect. Pitch black with barely any foam. The little bit of head that does show through is a light tan color. Tastes like everything that is in the aroma. Some booze in the flavor, virtually no booze burn in the aftertaste. Plate is good, but I could have used a little thicker and creamier. This is an excellent imperial stout, on par with some of the most expensive and exclusive I have ever tasted. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
emusche (57) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Pours almost black with a robust almond head. Aromas of coffee and alcohol. Taste is big coffee, malt, and booze. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Prolitariat777 (54) - St george, Utah, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Black pouring light tanning she brown head. Aroma of bittersweet chocolate and roast. Flavor similar bittersweet chocolate and roast coffee and espresso. Rich thick mouthfeel awesome.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cobaink2 (177) - seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2015
Release #13 deep dark chocolate pour. Coco, figs and star anise I can detect with some vanilla and some nice barrel aging. Love it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidezdonz (59) - , HONG KONG - JUL 14, 2015
A 22oz bomber from release batch #46 with a brew date of 24th September 2013 and a packaged date of 8th December 2014 and poured into a snifter glass. The beer poured an opaque black colour with a one finger brown head that dissipated fairly quickly leaving a thin whispy layer and spotty lacing. Strong aromas of chocolate mixed in with coffee, caramel and vanilla. There is also a hint of whisky alcohol aroma. Taste is much like the aroma. Chocolate and espresso coffee dominate followed by hints of slightly burnt caramel and vanilla. There is also some roasted malts and oakiness but not a lot of whisky even though its aged in whiskey barrels. Full bodied, light carbonation, smooth. Overall, Iím a sucker for coffee, whisky and beer (my three favourite drinks). Now put together into a single drink, although the whisky is not so prominent here, this brew is fantastic. Itís right up there with Founders Breakfast Stout and Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break. Another must buy beer to add to my list.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (1098) - GREECE - JUL 10, 2015
660ml bottle at home, version 12.1% ABV. Black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, milk chocolate, cocoa, light coffee, spicy - like cinnamon or nutmeg, light wood and alcohol, vanilla, dark fruits. Sweet and bitter taste, chocolate and cocoa like aroma. Full silky creamy body with soft carbonation. I loved this!!!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
musinj6 (466) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Pours a dark black with tan head with good retention and has heavy lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate, espresso and whisky. Miley bitter with a boozy sweetness. Woody, chocolate , hint of black cherries. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Long smooth subtly boozy finish .

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cosmo6644 (86) - Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Weekend bottle share, aroma is some chocolate and coffee, taste is whiskey and tons of chocolate, some nibs, a little chalky finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dinkle50 (1134) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Jet black pour with a single finger espresso head. Aroma is full of chocolate and bitter coffee. Very dry for the style. Just a hint of booze. Lace present.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aniela (3613) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle. Black beer with an beige head. Roasted ashy cocoa leather tar coffee vanilla aroma. Roasted ashy coffee tar spicy dark chocolate fruity licorice flavour. Really a nice one :-)


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