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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   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).


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (1555) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Growler thanks to my KS trading buddy Bob. Excellent beer that I enjoyed over several days. Dark brown pour and a thin tan head, the nose is wood with molasses. Great balance of booze, whiskey, wood and malt. Glad to have this, on of my favorite recent barrel aged brews that I've had.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reynolds314 (2333) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Nice looking pour into a tulip glass. Black with mocha head. Aroma is chocolate coffee and light soy? Taste is lightly sweet and roasty with a light acidic element. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikem409 (1487) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Growler. Pours black with good tan head fade fast. Aroma of vanilla and brown sugar barrel. Taste is sweet hot but ease out after warming nice stout!

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MrChopin (3288) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2013
translucent red-amber, no head. Medicinal nose is watery, hot, heavy sugar, washed out mint. Flavor is burnt sugar, then cherry and oxidation, finishing sweet, hot, cardboard, and a mess. Thin and sticky.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2013
big thanks to Robertdale for this...roasty chocolate aroma, char, sweet malt, has me excited... extremely unique taste, the finish is very bitter chocolate ice cream, roast, vanilla, hard to describe to some extent I want to see its just plain weird...ok experience, certainly doesn’t meet the hype, but one more rar one down

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Thanks to peteinSD for the chance to try this beer. Pours a dark brown color with a bit of a wispy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, whisky, oak, cherry-like fruits. The taste is roasted malts, vanilla, oak, whisky, raisin, chocolate, anise, coconut, faint herbal hops. Slight-lingering bitterness, medium-full bodied. Very nice stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (3714) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Thanks to mat, rich malty dark imperial stout, very interesting barrel characteristics.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SHIG (3587) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Bottle thanks to foppa78: Poured a deep black with a finger beige color head. Aroma was strong vanilla air freshener and soft roast malt. Taste is amazing vanilla and almond joy candy bar.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6022) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Growler thanks to jcnielsen! I wanted this beer for some time. Pours a very dark color with a medium beige head. A big nose of bourbon and wood. An enormous flavor of bourbon, wood, lots of heat, tobacco, vanilla. Really this is a mellow brew in some ways, drinkable. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9820) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Growler shared by adneilsen (thanks Aaaron!) poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of roastiness, coffee, cocoa, oak and light bourbon. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roastiness, bitter chocolate, oak, vanilla and light bourbon with a smooth lingering roasty finish.


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