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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Our Imperial Oatmeal Stout aged in 15 year old single use Kentucky Bourbon Barrels. The roasted and chocolate malts compliment the smooth oats to bring you a stout delight wrapped in gentle embrace of Bourbon Barrel aged warmth. A touch of sweetness dances in balance with the hops to finish with a wave and then she’s gone.

Down & Dirty: 2-Row, Roast Barley, Crystal-60, Chocolate, & Carafa-2 malts with Flaked Oats and Magnum, Wilamette & Cascade hops. 9.5% ABV

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (1643) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle at RBSG 2014. Thx to everyone for sharing today’s bottles! APPEARANCE: clear brown beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: bourbon, caramel, sweet. TASTE: bourbon, alcohol, sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2014
Bouteille 66cl @ RBBSG III, courtesy of Jef, this beer rocks! De couleur noir, huile de moteur, col léger café au lait, doré au verre. Arôme est profond au niveau Bourbon, tout simplement divin. Caramel, et chocolat accompagnent le tout. Palais est ici aussi, juste super avec ample présence du Bourbon qui donne complexité, léger boisé et une agréable touche vanillée. Malt grillé, note chocolaté avec une certaine épaisseur de bouche venant de l’avoine. Une bière à boire lentement, complexe et tellement savoureuse. Le tout est huileux et épais. On en oublie presque les houblons qui ici servent plus de support et de balance en y ajoutant une fine amertume.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (1193) - BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle @ RBBSG, 2014. From a trade, many thanks lurkaholic! Oily black colour, dark brown foam. Low carbonation.Nose of roasted malts, caramel and bourbon. Sweet (maybe a bit too) with light bitter finish. Well balanced and complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mora2000 (5539) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2014
2012 bottle drank in June 2014. Thanks for 5000 for sending this bottle my way. Dark brown to black pour with a tan head. The aroma has a ton of bourbon notes as well as some chocolate, oak and oats. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of bourbon and cream notes, but they are complemented by some nice chocolate notes. There is a bit of barrel character in the flavor as well. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very nice beer. Very glad I got to try it.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (3573) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2014
650 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBSG III. 2013 Vintage. Thanks to JefVerstraete! Black, thick mocha. Thick liquorish bourbon, mocha, goo nose. Taste is bitter roast, liquorish, wine leaves, warming, thick bourbon, molasses, caramel, coffee. Thick, rich decadent. Wowza.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benzai (7287) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2014
Sampled @ RBBSG III. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized brown head. Aroma is malts, quite some bourbon, vanilla, dark malts. Taste malts, dark malts, slightly roasty, clearly bourbon, some vanilla. Oh this is lovely. Oily texture, medium body, medium carbonation. Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (1493) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle...Pour is dark black with a thin head...Nose is bourbon, chocolate, burnt wood..Taste is oak, dry, chocolate, fudge, lactose, chewy

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikem409 (1476) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Notes. Pours thick black with solid cola head. big chocolate and oak aroma. taste is very chewy lots of vanilla and toffee, sweet oak and boozy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (3880) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Generously shared by one of the fine Portland RB folks at a tasting - Pours dark brown with a tan head. The aroma has oats, deep roast, chocolate, alcohol and soy. It has a medium / full body with light carbonation. The flavor starts off with heavy roast, chocolate and coffee. The finish is really roasty and shows a bit of the bourbon barrel. Quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (3563) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 14, 2014
boom laser show. Big rich chocolately body that overwhelms the strong fudge brownie batter flavors of the bourbon barrel aging. Awesome beer, balanced alcohol levels

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