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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
Imperial Biscotti Break aged on Bourbon barrels for 9 months.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (2352) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
Pours a dark brown with a small beige rim that leaves low lacing. Nose is of cocoa powder, chocolate and fudge. Taste is slightly cloying with cocoa powder again, milk chocolate and some nuts. Body is medium-full, carbonation moderate and mouthfeel rich. Overall a simple and chocolatey strong ale, not bad at all (really good in fact) but simple.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (4096) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle (22 oz).

Appearance: Pitch black with a small dark brown head and little lacing.

Aroma: Chocolate, roasted malts, hazelnuts, bourbon, caramel, oak and vanilla.

Taste: Chocolate upfront followed by roasted malts, hazelnuts, bourbon, rich malts, caramel, vanilla, oak and light alcohol presence.

Palate: Full body. Medium carbonation. A bit oily mouthfeel. Chocolate-y and warming finish.

Overall: Not really better than the regular version, but it’s still a well balanced and super tasty beer. Alcohol is well integrated. Good complexity level.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (2732) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle shared by bnielsen13. Thanks Brad! Pours a black color with tan head. Bourbon, oak, vanilla, roasty aromas. Bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, slight booze flavors.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Huhzubendah (3084) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Many thank yous to mendvicdog for the share. Dark brown, near black body with an inch or so of foamy, dark beige cap. Lush aroma of roast and chocolate, oak and bourbon. A touch of vanilla. Incredible balance and simply beautiful flavors. A memorable beer. I would love to have this one again sometime.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UDBeernut (2236) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle I sat on for a bit, lucky it did not break or tsupmtin. Pours the part of any dark beer, khaki hued head that survives. Taste is sweet with fudge, bittersweet bakers chocolate, vanilla, oak, bourbon. Thick full body, syrupy. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
charule (1733) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle from trade. Poured black with dark tan head that dissipates. Aroma deep char vanilla bourbon brown sugar. Light carb med bod. Tastes rich oaky smoke choc vanilla, pretty bitter. Pretty good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Countbeer (5500) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2015
Bomber: Thanks Blazay: Shared, split in two but most ended up in my Duvel glass: Pitch black with a brown head. Aromas of bourbon, roast, vanilla, liquorice, butter, mocha, marzipan, fudge, Belgian chocolate, some wood. Great aroma! Flavour is a sublime mix of mocha, praline, bourbon, wood, vanilla, roast, chocolatr, hints of coffee and bitters. Very nice! Aftertaste is a mix of chocolate, mocha, bitters, bourbon... Low carbo, soft and light spicy close to silky mouthfeel and full bodied. Awesome stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (2894) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle via trade. Nose is muted when cold, probably should have had this a bit warmer from the bottle. Initially slightly nutty with a bit of almond. Pour is a straight black ink color with a light brown head. Taste is nutters complex. a very sweet chocolate, almost fudge flavor. light notes of vanilla and nuts. Dark cocoa notes as it warms. holy cow this is like barrel aged desert in a glass. The chocolate just continues to rise in a very sweet almost cloying manner. solid boost.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beermack (725) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 25, 2014
Bomber. Black, tan head. Aroma gives great bourbon, dark chocolate, mocha, brown sugar, sweet caramel, vanilla-tinged barrel. Taste is full of chocolate and deep caramel, loads of bourbon, deep roast malt, some lighter chocolate, good vanilla and heavier barrel notes. Light roast coffee. Medium full body. Finish on bourbon and chocolate, darker roasty stuff. Bit of booze too. Lingering chocolate, toffee and a bit of coffee, with a barrel sweetness. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 24, 2014
22oz. bottle. Aroma of sweet, dark chocolate, vanilla wafer, cookie, chocolate syrup, faint wood, bourbon, cherry, faint coffee, burnt sugar, and brownie/chocolate cake. Very dessert-like, apparently. Solid brown-black in color with a very slight head and sparse lacing. Flavor profile is similar to the aroma, very fudgy and chocolatey with plenty of dark sweetness, old wood, vanilla and a touch of fruity, cherryish tartness in the background, some light-moderate bitterness appearing late as well. Sweetness is luckily very much offset by the acidity and roasty bitterness. Thick and low in effervescence on the palate, huge in body. Very nice, perhaps even better than anticipated.

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