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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2288) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Black pour with a thin khaki head and thick striped lacing ...aroma of bourbon, chocolate, coconut, roasted malts, oak and vanilla .... tastes of caramel and roasted malts, light chocolate, coconut, dry oak, very light bourbon and vanilla .... has a nice chocolate coconut flavor with a good touch of vanilla and a bitter bite .... abv hidden well ... finishes dry oaky and chocolatey with a light lingering bitter bite .... solid bbl imperial definitely highly drinkable

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
budznsudz (554) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Pours black with a tan head of foam that recedes quickly. The aroma has a nice roasty character with vanilla, wood, and bourbon notes. Taste is roast, some dark fruit, vanilla, and toasted bread. Medium body with a nice slickness on the palate with average carbonation and a long boozy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
odinstyr (559) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Pours a dark brown with a small brown head. Smells of chocolate, vanilla, woody, licorice, bourbon. Taste is sweet, mildly bitter - bourbon, chocolate and vanilla, woods, mild grassy hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrgratz (113) - New York, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Bottle from Capones.. Pour is a dark dark brown with light tan head that forms a small collar around the glass..lighter brown to the edges. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts, cherry, bourbon, maple wood. Taste is slightly sweet.. bourbon, vanilla, wood, molasses, toffee, maple syrup. Mouthfeel is thin and sweet. Short hoppy bitter finish.. Consistency is too thin.. decent beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (2564) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Deep black body, thin bubbly khaki head, spotty lacing. Nice bourbon forward nose with vanilla, oak, chocolate and soft roast, flavor is less impressive as it is less well integrated and developed. Medium to full bodied, smooth carbonation, silky, minimal abv burn.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ICEatALAMO (913) - Troy, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle. The pour is dark. The aroma is light bourbon and some smoke. The taste is a little light. Not a ton of bourbon until the end. An overall solid beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikem409 (1478) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is super ash and coco. Taste is thick Smokey chocolate

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (2508) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Notes from the first release - cork and cage. Aroma is very light with some smoky malts. Pours dark mahogany with a tan head. The flavors bring malty chocolate notes; roasted and bitter notes round it out as well.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5591) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Oak and bourbon up front roasted malts dark bittersweet chocolate and light fruity notes. Black pour with a nice creamy brown head with great staying power. Wood and roast up front dark bittetsweet chocolate dark fruit and moderate bourbon notes. Vanilla and brown sugar. Woody roasty finisg with bourbon essence lingering. Nice beer with great balance smooth carbonation and good barrel notes.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Pours opaque with a small tan head and some lace. Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee, wood, alcohol. Taste is sweet malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel, bourbon. Full body, sweet bourbon finish.


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