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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jabic (405) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Ar: Charred wood and caramel - molasses and dark currants. Ap: Deep brown, almost opaque - very small light tan head - ring of suds. T: Burnt caramel, currants, and spicy black pepper - moderate sweetness - whiskey and wood, with some vanilla and cocoa - clean booziness - dried fruits, with cherry and raisins - medium-low mossy bitterness. P: Medium-full body - high carbonation, with a cream texture - finish is medium-dry. O: Very nice RIS, with a good balance of dark fruit, caramel, and alcohol flavors - barrel character is well-integrated, too.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (7924) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2013
Bottle at home, labelled as ’bourbon barrel’ Insidious, thanks to James (Jtclockwork) for the trade, 30/05/13. Pours mid black with a big tan head that soon dissipates to a pond atop the glass with edgeing for company. Nose is roast malt laced with bourbon, dark toffee, light roast, molasses, touch of bitter chocolate. Taste comprises dark toffee fudge, oak, sugars, chocolate, bourbon notes but well tempered in this respect, dark fruits, molasses. Full bodied, fine carbonation, sugars and light booze in the finish. An eminently drinkable BA impy. Smooth drinking and the alcohol is well integrated.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1101) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Great extra from budznsudz-thanks, Chris! Opaque with a coffee cream ring. Complex nose on opening of prunes, dark roast malt, vanilla, cola, sadly it fades pretty quickly becoming almost grapey. Taste is sweet upfront with bourbon and some oak then dark malt and a lingering bitterness. A tad thin but well done. If this is really $2 like I read in another rating it’s a screaming deal.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brystmar (1189) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Roasty, hearty malt base is blanketed in bourbon. Notes of coffee and toffee. A tasty, well-made shelf BA RIS that's a solid step above most of its peers. Helluva deal at $2/single bottle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2071) - Lakeside, California, USA - APR 22, 2013
12 oz bottle from trade. (But I can’t remember from who, sorry). Pours a dense black color with a small tan head that soon recedes to a film. The aroma is big and bold with dark fruits, licorice and vanilla. The taste is mild whiskey forward that accentuates a good stout. I get mellow bourbon, licorice, raisins and roasted grains. The palate is full and creamy with soft carbonation. The finish is long with lingering licorice and some whiskey. Overall: First rate BA impy. Loved it.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FishBizkit (234) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2013
Pours thick opaque black with a chocolatey brown halo in the class. Almost no head, but left a thin sticky lace. Nose of whiskey, cocoa, vanilla, toasty malts. Palate is average medium thick and alight alcohol tingle. Taste sweet, slight hop, vanilla, toasty cocoa. Abv is well hidden, and a tasty drinker. -Fish!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5527) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2013
Thanks to ericandersnavy for sharing this bottle. Dark brown pour with red highlights and a tan head. The aroma has a lot of chocolate and roasted malt, as well as some whiskey and oak notes. the flavor is similar. I get some maple and vanilla, as well as some whiskey, chocolate and oak. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (4704) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Bottled, as ’Bourbon Barrel’. Nose is full of cloying, inky chocolate with sugary grape and roast undertones, plum-rasin and very strong whiskey. Pitch pour with a light brown head. Taste is extremely sweet, thinnish light body with chocolate and prune/raisin, light caramel and earth, with a clear and specifically Bourbon finish, from the fumes to the steady, creeping warming in the chest. Faint vanilla and light grassy-spicy notes. Great to have a barrel-aged beer that doesn’t smother you with oak and vanilla. Maintains the warmth and changed mouthfeel without showing too much alcohol. Far too sweet, but this was an enjoyable drink; guess it’s true that impies really are easy to brew.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tmoney36 (15) - - MAR 23, 2013
Thick dark head. Sweet Chocolate/coffee aroma. Bourbon, smokey flavor followed by sweetness and finishes with a smooth oakey, coffee flavor. Much less bitterness than typical imperials. Great, unique imperial stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LtDan (1743) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Thanks Dak
Appearance: Pours dark brown with a tan ring around the edges.

Aroma: Bourbon, raisin and dark chocolate.

Taste: Dark fruit, bourbon, dark chocolate, char,wood. Very vinous.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, silky texture. Modest carb.

Overall: A bit on the sweet and fruity side for my Bourbon Barrel Impy. With that said, this should age well and is best shared amongst a few people.


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