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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (4922) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2014
5/VII/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ RBBSG III (Gent) - BB: n/a, 2013 vintage (2014-742) Thanks to JefVerstraete for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark brown beer, small irregular big bubbled head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of bourbon, caramel, vanilla, sweet, bit sugary, alcohol. MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: lots of vanilla, bourbon, caramel, little bitter, some chocolate. Aftertaste: lots of vanilla, more caramel, sweet, milk chocolate, dried fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6087) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle: Deep near opaque hue with fading frothy tam head and some lace. Noyes of bourbon, vanilla, oak, chocolate fudge, roasted coffee and some golden raisins as well. The taste seems sweeter than its counterpart I think because of the vanilla aspect of the beer. Oily and slightly thinner bodied as well. I still liked it but I liked the base version better.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Marsiblursi (3021) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2014
(Bottle) Pours black with a brown head. The aroma holds boatloads of oak with tones of woodshop, vanilla, cocoanut, toffee and some dill. Malty notes of creamy dark chocolate, some balanced burned hints, dark bread and black berries. Undertones of raisins and brown sugar. Fiery? Yes! But balanced so. Yet creamy, round and balanced with a near perfect balanced profile. The flavour is near medium sweet, medium to heavily bitter and tiny acidic on the finish. Flavour starts woodsy with a creamy dark chocolate and some cherries in the middle and a finish of wood, bitter hops and dark bread. The mouthfeel oily, fiery, numbing, velvety and round with a soft to medium carbonation. Full bodied. Fantastic!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
_angst_ (2872) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2014 Bottle received in trade. Thank you biggsbowler! 2013 vintage. Pours oily pitch black with a creamy and fizzy dark mocha head that leaves a small trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is intense and malty with roasted malts, vanilla fudge, liquorice fudge, high quality dark chocolate, charred wood, dark roast coffee, toasted coconut, high quality bourbon, toffee, caramel and hints of hay. Taste is slightly sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, toasted oats, vanilla fudge, charred wood, high quality dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, chocolate covered cherries in brandy, toasted coconut, charred wood, warming bourbon alcohol, toffee and caramel. Mouthfeel is soft, velvety, round, very tiny boozy hot and full bodied. Finish is slightly sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, pumpernickel bread, vanilla fudge, high quality dark chocolate, brown sugar sweetened dark roast coffee, charred wood, toasted coconut, caramelized hazelnuts, hay and liquorice fudge. This is all it ever needs to be. not complex or hard to understand. just simple and the best in every discipline. the balance is breathtaking! I’m out of words… I’m pretty sure I can die without regrets now…

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (1988) - 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 (6830) - 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 (1480) - Ghent, 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 (5789) - 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 (4164) - 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 (8563) - 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!

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