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RATINGS: 2147   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
A bit of backwoods pleasure without the banjo. This strong stout is brewed with a hint of coffee and vanilla then aged in oak bourbon barrels. Our process ensures that strong bourbon undertones come through in the finish in every batch we brew. We recommend decanting at room temperature and best enjoyed in a brandy snifter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gegwilson (2526) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2015
Bottle from the Dram Shop in Sheffield. Pours inky black with a nice frothy beige head. Nice smoky bourbon aroma. The taste is rich chocolate, spice, bourbon and coffee. A bit too much bourbon for my tastes, but still fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kavu (3474) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2015
Shared 0,355l bottle @ Vihreš Haltiatar. Pours very dark brown with a low tan head. Aroma is sweet roasted malts, alcohol and coffee. Flavor is sweet roasted malts, coffee, alcohol, chocolate and hops. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RexTalionis (3306) - FINLAND - DEC 11, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown in color, tan head. Bourbon and vanilla in aroma. Bitter coffee in taste, vanilla and more smoother chocolatey notes later on. Drinkable but feels perhaps a bit too sweet. Later on it evens out and the brew is quite enjoyable mix of chocolatey and vanilla notes. Good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
neongolden (1012) - LinkŲping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2015
(355ml 2015 bottle from Systembolaget web order) Pours pitch black with a fairly small tan head that lingers with lots of spotty lace. Aroma of bakerís chocolate, roasted cacao, light coffee grounds, some roasted cereal grains, fairly soft whiskey notes, a little vanilla, oak and ash floating in the background. Palate is a little sweet at first a mix of bittersweet chocolate, caramel, strong coffee, bourbon with vanilla and coconut. Bitterness fed by lots of charred oak, coffee, bitter chocolate and roasted malts dries the beer out substantially, supplemented by a bit of bourbon booze. Lots of dry bourbon notes in the finish and aftertaste, some roasted malt, cacao and coffee bean notes as well. Roasted notes last for ages. Medium-full and creamy with soft carbonation. Very nice balance to the beer, not a sugar bomb or a whiskey bomb, with great bitterness. Lovely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Humlehode (401) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2015 Pours pitch black with brown lace. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, citrus, oak, whiskey. Intense and heavy, but very well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jokestereo (155) - SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2015
Pours black with a thin line of nougat colored head. Aroma; Cocoa, roasted malt, dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, coffee. Flavours; Cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate woth a vanilla and sweet bourbon finish!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sjohnny (451) - - NOV 29, 2015
Coffee, vanilla, booze. Black with a thin dark tan head that fizzles away pretty quickly. Coffee, cocoa, vanilla, glassy smooth. Boozy. A little edge on the finish. So good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybion (103) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle, 355 ml. Acquired from The Keanís Head, Nottingham. Bottled 23/3/2014. Pours black with a small amount of medium tan head. Thick brown lacing is present. Aroma, 5-10 minutes out of fridge: The effects of the barrel aging are immediately apparent on the nose with a prominent bourbon and oak notes permeating right through the rest of the aromas. Espresso and generally dark coffee notes are right at the forefront, with a strongly roasted/almost burned edge to them. Deeper in, chocolate becomes more prominent; thinking milk chocolate or milk chocolate digestive biscuits. Slightly burnt/smokey edges from the malt too. Tiny hints of roasted meat and a little bit of pipe tobacco. Virtually no detectable alcohol. Approaching room temperature: some nutty and oaty, cereal-y notes start to emerge, also quite roasted. Roasted peanuts perhaps. Chocolate notes becoming less bitter and closer to full-on milk chocolate like youíd get in chocolate bar, specifically cadburyís. Vanilla starting to emerge too. Peanut butter maybe as well? Little bit of alcohol now. Taste: bitter coffee and bourbon throughout with dark chocolate, pipe tobacco, brandy/cognac, maybe some muscavado sugar or navy rum initially. The rum and brandy stick around on the edge of the tongue while the coffee and bourbon permeate across the palate. More bitter notes in the middle, burnt malts and espresso. Finish/aftertaste is more coffee and a little bit of biscuit or cereal, though not quite as bitter at this point, with much of the bitterness having been left on the tongue. Somewhat more of an abrupt/dry finish than expected. Quite dry. Bit of alcohol taste and a significant warmth, as expected, though no burn whatsoever. Lots of vanilla emerges later on, and the cognac notes become more prominent. Chocolate/chocolate biscuits also become more noticeable in the aftertaste, which starts to lengthen. Palate: absolute delight; full body, thick, oily texture, minimal carbonation, no alcohol burn, smooth as you like. Pretty fantastically crafted brew overall, with a brilliant mixture of flavours while definitely tending more towards the sweeter side of things, and probably the best barrel aged beer iíve had, thouh not quite the best imperial stout iíve had in general. Well worth the somewhat inflated price I paid for one of the few bottles available here in the UK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tekstr1der (289) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 27, 2015
On tap at Springvale Publick house, forgot to review. While I donít enjoy whiskey, I wasnít going to pass this up. Pours jet black with thin mocha top. Aromaís of whiskey dominate, but malty roast comes through as well. Flavor is similar - almost too much whiskey-ness for me to handle. But... I can very easily discern that had this not gone into a barrel, it may be my favorite imperial stout yet. So smooth and creamy mouthfeel, itís notably quality brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
knasputte78 (276) - SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2015
Svart och lite trögflytande. Doft av choklad och torkad frukt. Djup smak med alkohol på slutet. Många lager av smaker, fint med bourbonlagringen. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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