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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


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reynolds314 (2248) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 14, 2014
What an amazing Imp stout. Pours pitch black with khaki head that lingers a bit. Aroma is bourbon up front with vanilla, cocoa, brown sugar, light roast, and a bit of booze. Taste is really rich and moderately sweet with lots of oaky bourbon and rich milk chocolate and molasses. Some moderate dark fruit at the end. Overall great beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
48FanInCali (706) - California, USA - APR 3, 2014
2013 - wow this stuff is awesome. Never had an oatmeal stout with this much body. Lots of chocolate, fudge, vanilla, and somewhat even keel on the barrel. Extremely smooth and well balanced. Very well crafted.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (8941) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Finally I got to try this. Thanks to 50belair for sharing at Pegs. Pours a nice dark brown color with a medium brown head. Nice bourbon and vanilla notes, some fudge, roasted malt, well crafted and well barreled. Nice stuff!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (2172) - Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Bottle shared at Peg’s. Dark brown pour. Dark roasted malts, chocolate, and caramel notes. Mellow bourbon, oak, and vanilla low lights. Good body and mouthfeel. Another solid ale from the Fremont crew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (1966) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2014
2013 Bottle, can’t remember from whom (IP Seattle) but greatly appreciated. Black with a generous brown head that fades to pretty much nothing. This was enjoyed over an hour or two so had lots of time to develop and open up. Huge amount of bourbon with vanilla and oak up front, burnt malt, bittersweet chocolate, a touch of salt. Silky and full body, mild carbonation, fresh, sticky, quite tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (1520) - Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Kevin! Dark, but not quite black as there are some notable shades of brown; creamy, tan head settles quickly to a thin collar around the edges. Aroma filled with slick milk chocolates, light coffee, warming bourbon, reminders of Kahlua & Creme, & a touch of vanilla in the back-end. Taste is very smooth, never hot, though the bourbon certainly warms the throat & belly just a bit. Oak, milky cocoa nibs, smooth oatmeal, hint of earth, & a chocolate cake-like aftertaste. I was expecting a pretty rough, hardened bourbon bomb, but this beer actually makes for a fairly decadent dessert beer. Sweet, not overly so, & balanced well by the bourbon heat & barrel treatment. Very nice.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - FEB 14, 2014
From notes. Bottle share courtesy of Bytemesis. Thank you! Rich, roasted malt, vanilla, coconut, dry coco and brownie. Alcohol is a bit hot at this time.. and needs time to integrate. In comparison, drier and hotter then B- Bomb. --- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5656) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 7, 2014
2012 bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Deep roast malt, vanilla, dark chocolate aromas. Medium bodied with soft co2. Dark chocolate fudge, vanilla wafer, dark roast malt, bourbon flavors___warming finish___good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
barn0216 (396) - California, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Pitch black, not much head, sticky on the glass though. Rich figs, almond, chocolate, some roast, wood. Alcohol shows up in the flavor, cherry, coconut, dark roast, ash. Very similar to abominable but less alcohol edge and more char.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5358) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 4, 2014
65cl, Vintage 2013, as Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star, new exclusive American brew Anno 2011, from De Bierkoning Amsterdam, very complex Stout, roasted/alcoholic and slightly spicy/woody, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, nearly no head, very good brew, yet very expensive!


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