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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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This very special beer was brewed as a Double Strength Imperial Stout. Imperial Stouts being very big beers to begin with, that puts this at the strength of a barleywine. The Original Gravity is 27.5 P/1118, then the hopping level is very hard to define, though there are enough hops to achieve 100 IBUs in a smaller beer, this beer still has a distinct sweetness due to a high percentage of unfermentable sugars. After fermentation, this beer was aged in old whiskey barrels from the McCormack’s bottling plant in Weston, MO, hence the name Owd Mac’s (owd being a British regional colloquialism for old).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrewFace (947) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Growler share thanks to Homer321. Sticky, smooth, sweet, barrel. Sticky sweet, thick, roasty, syrupy. Yummy, boosty, and Yummm.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (3005) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Via trade with RobertDale. The aroma is chocolate, whiskey, vanilla, licorice, molasses. The appearance is deep black, small tan head. The flavor is chocolate, whiskey, vanilla, licorice, molasses, brown sugar. The booze is subtle, nice, and not overpowering. The finish is whiskey, lightly sweet, lightly roast, pine. Medium in body, a bit light for this style, actually odd for this style. That’s the only thing off putting about this beer. Glad I got to try this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1857) - Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2014
32 ounce howler. Another amazing top 100 hookup from bob. Black pour with a minimal tan head. Aroma is subtitle oaky vanilla dominant bourbon. Taste is mild bourbon. Very smooth. Roasty. Dark fruit, dark sweetness, maybe molasses. Very good stuff but not quite sure that it is top 100 material.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Clownoisseur (357) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Poured from a 32 oz. Free State growler (thanks Dustin!) into a Kuhnhenn snifter. Sits in the glass, near black, but has some transparency to it....thin mocha head. Aromas are of roasted malt, molasses/maple syrup and a little bit of booze...all very light, imo. Nothing robust about this nose. The taste is a different story. A work of art, really. Has very nice hints of anise, coffee and chocolate flowing over the roasted malts. A very nice sweetness to this gives me hints of maple syrup and oak....maybe a dash of vanilla in there. The slick and oily mouthfeel gives this one the texture I desire...yet it keeps a medium thickness to the body. Not "heavy" like some other Imperial Stouts...just balanced. The finish lasts a mile! The barrel character is so in synch with the profile that you don’t really notice it until the very back end....waaay back. A slight warming feeling. Very, very nice beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sarlacc83 (1342) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2013
From Douglas. Thanks! A: Pitch black with a thin ring of cappuccino head. Great legs. N: Chocolate, char, vanilla. Touch of soy, prune, and licorice. T: Hefty bitterness with a sweet backing. Black licorice comes to mind. Tasty. M: Oily with a very heavy and dense mouthfeel. O: Reminiscent of Expedition. Recommended; I’m glad to have tried this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deyholla (8034) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Pours pitch black with a yellowish brown head that dissipates to the edges and laces nicely. Aroma has a combination of sweet and bitter chocolate supported by dark grains, a bit of roast and a hint of dark fruits. Flavor has sweet dark grains and chocolate up front that are balanced in the finish by bitter chocolate, dark grains, a bit of roast and a hint of dark fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
M82 (394) - Kansas, USA - SEP 29, 2013
On tap at KC Beer Fest 2013, huge, velvety dark chocolate dominates on a silky smooth, rich body with enough carbonation to keep this monster moving

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11454) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2013
@RBWG-JAX Grand Tasting-still-black that sheets. A-sweet roasty/molasses-dk malt, whiskey. T-follows. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madvike (3089) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2013
On tap at GTMW 2013 - Wow...no line for a RB top 100 beer. Crazy. Pours black with a tan ring of head. Nose is sweet, with brown sugar, soy sauce, and medium roast. Same taste--real sweet with brown sugar, molasses, soy sauce, and a little bourbon. Thick, slick, and low carbonation. I missed this one a couple of fests ago, and I think I would have liked it better then.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MotherBrother (800) - Aalborg, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2013
Tap @ GTMW 13. Pour is black, with a reddish hue, and have no head to it at all. The aroma is packed with chocolate, coffee, licorice and some dark fruity notes.. Slight boozy with faint woody notes. The taste is pretty sweet, with a light roasted bitterness. The body is somewhat (compared to "Imp. stouts") thin/watery, but with an oily texture, and a rather flat carbonation. Pretty nice and complex.

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