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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
Imperial Biscotti Break aged on Bourbon barrels for 9 months.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle, courtesy of b3shine (thanks a lot Beau!), shared at game night with Parksy, phantomhennes, and heavylaevy. Viscous near black with brickish highlights and a dense brown head. Amazingly complex aroma, sweet with notes of treacle, almond, vanilla, and subtle light sweet smoke. Densely flavoured, complex palate; dark caramel, chocolate, vanilla, toasted marshmallow, coffee, sweet bourbon notes, leather, light wood smoke. The balance here is nearly perfect, thanks to the heaviness of the base beer. Oddly enough, I found this to be less sweet/cloying than the original. The barrel character really elevates this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (7582) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Bomber from Beaumont. Pours a jet black color with a medium thick brown head. The aroma is heavy woody bourbon. As sweet as the base is it is amazing that the barrel dominates this beer with huge bourbon heat, vanilla, tobacco, coffee. The barrel is just amazing up there with the best treatments. The base dries out and is almost a tobacco earthy tar heart now. Wonderful. This is a beast. The longer I drink it I get more ashy smoky barrel. Damn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1419) - sacramento, California, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours black with not much head. Taste is lots of bourbon and dark malts

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
marcus (7994) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Bottle from Beer Revolution. Pours near black with a transient tan head and a marvelous treacle, vanilla and boubon aroma. There is a full-bodied dark molasses flavor that blends perfectly with the bourbon. This is an exceptioal beer that is beyond deScription.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (12951) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Bomber shared by Marcus. Pours very dark brown with a golden rim of bubbles. Aroma is huge. Aroma is huge. Mixed chocolate, bourbon, coffee, wood and ... Full bodied. Bourbon and booze come first, followed by all those things in the aroma. Amazing ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Tar-black pour with no head. The nose is a lavish interweaving of bourbon, vanilla, fudge and toasted coconut. Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and tickling carbonation. The flavor is a sumptuous swirl of chocolate crème, espresso, graham, bourbon, burnt marshmallows and vanilla. Hot, bourbony finish. Awesome brew! Thanks to landhoney for his generosity!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (6097) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle at Churchkey a nice break from the Night of the Living Ales #4. Thanks iphonephan! Poured a near black color with a wispy dark tan head. Aroma was bourbon notes, lots of dark chocolate, roasted malts. Some coffee. Flavor was dark chocolate, roasted notes. Bourbon, raisin notes. Very smooth, very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (17657) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle courtesy of iphonephan, thanks! Opaque black, small brown edge head. Aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla. Taste is boozy licorice, dark chocolate. Decent. Big.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iphonephan (4985) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2014
From a bottle at ChurchKey in D.C. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of Plums and bourbon. Flavors of chocolate, coffee, prunes and licorice. Boozy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomashall (367) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle shared at Darkness day. Pours black with no head. Strong bourbon and alcohol smell with some vanilla. Taste rhe same with some burnt sugar and molasses notes. Good stuff.

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