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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3346) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2012
12 oz bottle. Ebony with a foamy tan head that kicks up with a stiff pour. Nose is bourbon, vanilla, brown sugar, coffee and mild grape. Medium body with a tang. Warming; finishing thin. Taste is bourbon, French roast, unsweetened chocolate, prune and burnt sugar. Might smooth out with some age.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Phillies08Champs (691) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Bottle from Mike’s Tavern in Reading. Pours Black with nice head that fades. Nose is earthy soil notes, with brown malt, plums, and molasses. first sip is nice with sweet mild bourbon, roasted malt and good mouth feel, there is flavor here just not enough. finish is ok with mild bittersweet chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (2607) - California, USA - JUN 1, 2012
1 June 2012, bottle. Dark red/brown. Nose is oatmeal and med dark chocolate. Thin/med body and slightly fizzy. Sugary chocolate, vanilla, milk chocolate. Very sweet. Okay. Some bitter choc finish. Needs more alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4919) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2012 I am a sucker for this style. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a small foamy dark brown head that faded quickly and left decent lacing. The aroma was bourbon, toasty malts, anise and hints of coconut and vanilla. The flavor was bitter coconut, vanilla, roasty malts, faint anise, bourbon and a sharp boozy presence. The finish was long with bourbon and vanilla lingering. Moderately full bodied. Interesting.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darwenus (550) - Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Inky and entirely opaque, this brew pours with a small and brief head that crackles a bit and then fades quickly. The smell is rich and strong, and so is the flavor. Strong, bitter dark chocolate, hearty malt, crisp hops, and a big, oak finish. This reminds me of Weyerbacher’s Heresy, but smoother and with more of a kick. That bourbon, oaky quality is really present after the sip when I exhale. This beer is very, very good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcartamdg (1981) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Pours a dark black appearance with a mocha 2 finger head that disapates into a 1 finger steady head. Aroma is similar to bcbs. Oak and bourbon, vanilla and slight coffee/chocolate. Taste isnt as strong as aroma, not as complex as expected, great bourbon but not the best stout behind it. Smooth and lighter than the average stout. Not bad, especially for a bottle under $10, it’s not ivan but it’s not bad either.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dorwart (2374) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Growler. Nice strong medium brown head of fine bubbles that reduces very slowly leaving a thin sheet of foam over the surface. Very impressive head. Rich bourbon aroma with some butterscotch, vanilla, rich chocolaty malts and some cookie dough. Color is basically black. Body is a bit thinner than expected. Bourbon accents are very mild in the flavor unlike the aroma which smacks you in the face with bourbon. Some more vanilla and dough with mild chocolaty malts. Could use more malts the increase the mouthfeel and body of the brew. Light alcohol presence and warming. Finishes rich and chocolaty with a bit of lingering vanilla. A pretty damn good imperial stout which benefits from the bourbon barrel aging.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DalzAle (1984) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Bottle shared by portableparty! Dark black pour, a little spotty carbonation and a slightly roasty aroma. Flavor is also roasted dark chocolate malt, a nice bourbon balance, some sweet black cherry and boozy and creamy. Nice beer, would buy this locally if priced right at $3ish a bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (1911) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Bottle from watson1977. Pours black brown with a tight foamy khaki head that leaves a wispy film. Aroma is sweet bitter wood and fruit with malt all around. Taste is more noticeable bourbon and wood with soy roasted malt bitter chocolate and faint vanilla. Palate is full and slick with a drying finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9099) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Bottle. Super dark brown pour, chocolate colored head. Aroma is just loaded with chocolate, vanilla, brownies and bourbon. Flavor of bourbon soaked brownies, vanilla, dark brown sugar, pretty damn delicious!


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