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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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Imperial Biscotti Break aged on Bourbon barrels for 9 months.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2014
16th January 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Big thanks to Bruce for securing another of these bad boys. Opaque dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is soft and airy. Nice smooth dark malt with a little dry dark chocolate. Mild caramel. Dark malt cream. Fruity bourbon, mild spice. Light touch of dark fruits. Rich and tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13304) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (11861) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2014
Bottle shared in London - thanks Bruce for this gem. The nose has sharp chocolate, some cherries, burnt marshmallows. Medium to big sweet flavor with rich, creamy chocolate, chocolate cake, s’mores, vanilla. Full bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Moderately warming to finish, lots of chocolate creme, decadent chocolate cake, soft vanilla. Wonderfully rich and complex while still exceptionally drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (11552) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle @ RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting. Black pour with a small tan head. Some graham cracker, fudge, and bourbon. Decent vanilla and lots of roasted malt...a bit of ash. Maybe some burnt sugar, decent coffee. Flavor has lots of sweet sugar, bourbon, and vanilla. Some graham cracker, dark chocolate, and fudge. Good roasted malt and coffee bitterness. Subtle oak/char. Not sure it’s an improvement on the original.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (11512) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11076) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle shared by b3shine. Poured black color with an average to large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted coffee, dark malt, vanilla, dough and bourbon alcohol aroma. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy dark roasted coffee sweet bourbon flavor with medium to heavy complex sweet finish of long duration. Better version of a standout complex beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (10200) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2014
Pour at WTF poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, oak and light roastiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark chocolate, bourbon, oak, vanilla and light roastiness with a smooth lingering chocolate bourbon finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theydon_Bois (9930) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2014
Bottle shared at Bruce’s pad, big big thanks to our host with the most, 16/01/14. Pitch black with a dirty tan head that thins then retains. Nose is big old roasties, minerals, earthy, bitter chocolate, marsh mellow, lightly burnt toffee fudge. Taste comprises decadent chocolate, light pepper, mellow chocolate fudgedom, gooey niceness, light bourbon trace. Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, smooth on the palate, spot on. Well tempered sweetness and lightly warming in the closure, great balance and pitch. Top draw!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9520) - 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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (9464) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle @ Armin’s palace, courtesy of Supermarket Foco, Pours a deep brown appearance with a dark brown head. Big graham cracker, dark chocolate, spicy aroma. Goopy, milk chocolate, Hershey’s, coffee, vanilla, a touch woody flavor. Fucken tasty but quite strong.


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