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RATINGS: 251   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).


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ungstrup (29699) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2005 [GABF 2004 first beer!!!!] A pitch black beer with no head. The aroma is sweet roasty with notes of alcohol, chocolate, and coffee. The flavor is also very sweet with notes of prunes, alcohol, coffee, and chocolate, leading to a very dry, woody finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2006
(Handbottled 35,5 cl) Pours completely black and opaque with a pretty much absent head. Also the carbonation pretty much got lost in the handbottling process. Fat aroma of roasted malt and dried fruit - very vinous, sort of like the Amarone of the beer world. Extremely full-bodied, pours thick like tar. Wonderfully complex woth lots of raisins, sweet roasted malt, oak, vanilla, bourbon and a burning alcohol. Even without the carbonation this is a grand beer indeed. Wauw. 191206

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (15013) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 29, 2008
UPDATED: APR 2, 2009 3 Year old Hand Bottle !!! ... at Fins, and Thanks to Casey WOW. cant belive how well this held up. Wish id tasted this along side a fresh as i struggle to think the Fresh could be much better...Deep Deep brown (not black) ...Big meaty rich toffee malt nose ... soft carbonation (but it was 3yr old) ... rich deep and complex ... nice soft roast malt... def a little vanilla ... A little spirit and a little wiskey ... im glad to see the description mentions it as there were definit whiskey tones ...again a little meaty tones ...This was a pleasent sipper and i do hope i can get a fresh sample of this:-)

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr (13040) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2013
A huge thank you to RobertDale for sending us this growler, thank you sir! Pours pretty much black, small tan head. Aroma of espresso, dark bitter cocoa, subtle licorice. Taste is thick and rich oily bittersweet cacao, burnt espresso, anise, vanilla. Delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2005
(Tap at brewery) Pours a very dark brown body (almost black) with some deep mahogany highlights and a spare tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, and coffee. Smooth, chocolately, slick & oily, and a bit thin for an Impy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11674) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
Growler at RBWG 2013 Grand Tasting. Thank you! Pours clear, dark brown with a thick, yellow-brown cream head. Standard dark malt nose, hints of alcohol and cocoa. Big sweet flavor, boozy kick, burnt wood, earthy bitterness, some cocoa. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warm finish, lots of dark malt sugars, earthy and burnt leafy bitterness, some sugar chocolate, decent stuff overall.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
argo0 (11595) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2009
12oz bottle, thanks ygtbsm94. Minimal tan head atop black body with brown edges. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some raisin, alcohol. Taste is sweet, milk chocolate, caramel, molasses, raisin/prune, some Port, Sticky full body, no carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11391) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 16, 2010
Thanks to ericandersnavy for this. Pours black with a few brownish bubbles. Smells an awful lot like sweet bourbon and burnt malt. Full bodied. Tastes an awful lot like sweet bourbon and burnt malt, and there is some definite oak. I also think there is a dark fruit aspect - and I’m going for dried plum pit. Damn, but it is a tasty thing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11173) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10986) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Hand bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a clear dark brown color with a minimal frothy brown head that mostly diminished with minimal lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate, wood and alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy sweet wood and dark malt flavor with a heavy dark sweet and small alcohol bite finish of long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a standout beer.


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