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RATINGS: 252   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).


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernbourbon (1326) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Pour from growler thanks to John, thanks for the opportunity man! Pour is dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma and flavor are pretty straight forward and solid with notes of coffee, light roasted malt, faint vanilla, and a little alcohol burn. Nothing over the top, just a solid barrel aged stout.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu (6812) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Handbottle from foppa78- thanks a ton, Mat, for this mega long-time want! Pours a deep, not quite opaque cocoa brown with some amber around the edge and a small, wispy khaki head. Notes of oak and whiskey lead the way in the aroma, with notes of coconut, chocolate, and roast. The flavor has more pop to it, with whiskey, caramel, coconut, oak, molasses, and a hint of brown sugar. Both the nose and flavor are smooth and boozy. Medium-bodied, with smooth, chewy mouthfeel that warms the palate. Seems like more than 9.5%. Warms the chest a bit, too. Really nice barrel-aged stout.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reggiedunlop (3218) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Pours pitch black with a medium creamy tan head. Aroma of smooth bourbon and awesome notes of toasted coconut, vanilla, and chocolate. Flavor is very roasty...burnt/bitter...some oaky bourbon. Mouthfeel is light/medium with a very roasty warming finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (1721) - 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 (2440) - 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 (1603) - 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 (3474) - 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 (8981) - 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 (3930) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Thanks to mat, rich malty dark imperial stout, very interesting barrel characteristics.


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