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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   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


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13198) - London, Greater London, - MAY 17, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s, London. Many thanks to Bruce. Pours oily black-brown with a thick, tan cream head. Roasty malt nose, rich bread, toast, dark fruits, raisins. Big sweet flavor, rich dark malts, some torched wood, a bit of hard alcohol, sturdy roast, ripe dark fruits. Full bodied with fine carbonation, lightly warming finish, some dark chocolate, moderate roast, dark roast, dark fruits, raisins especially. Lovely beer.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoulderbroken (2475) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 18, 2015
Bottle. Aroma is boozy, fruity, nice. Taste is great, so smooth, little bit of coffee, vanilla. Very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jinroh (624) - ESTONIA - APR 18, 2015
Pours dark brown, thin layer of very brown foam. Aroma has vanilla, booze, bit of bourbon, alcohol. Taste is also very intense, warming, beautiful alcohol bite. Cocoa, chocolate cake soaked in bourbon. Beautiful.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TimE (3786) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 17, 2015
Pitch black color. Tootsie rolls rolled in chocolate quick, with lots of vanilla and coffee. The mouth is insane with a shot of espresso, mocha, bourbon. Like a bourbon milk shake that is very full body. The bourbon, chocolate and espresso just lingers forever. Amazing.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wheresyourball (529) - El Cajon, California, USA - MAR 25, 2015
2014 bottle. Pours black with a small brown head that disappears quickly. Nose is vanilla, bourbon, wood, coffee. Flavor follows; gets better as the beer warms. Creamy full mouthfeel and very well balanced. Awesome beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (3506) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle, shared by a kind soul, in a location remote of my dining room.
Pours basically black with a small head and very little lacing on the glass.

The aroma is bourbon heavy and oaky but with some nice dark chocolate and even a little bit of port wine character.

The flavor is plenty dark fruit and dark chocolate forward. The beer has some mild tobacco and some bitter cocoa. The bourbon is well controlled and works as one aspect of the whole as opposed to dominating the flavor of the beer.

Very nice stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thirdeye11 (5711) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2015
(22oz bomber) deep espresso brown (near black), wispy tan bubbles. Nose of bourbon, dark chocolate, charred wood, marshmallows, smells great. Taste is heavy on bourbon but it’s integrated really well, burnt marshmallow, dark chocolate, medium alcohol, medium thick body, great linger.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jake65 (2847) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle, 2014 vintage. Pours a jet black and topped with a creamy brown head. Nose is inviting with espresso, dark chocolate, roast, and barrel. Thick and creamy mouthfeel with big roast flavors amongst the bourbon barrel and dark chocolate notes. Really silky and layered flavor. Top tier impy stout. Along with the 25 month old APA they got me for Christmas, this was from my in-laws. Yep, they did me right on this one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnnyJ (4759) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle. Black pour, with a tan head. Chocolate, bourbon, caramel, brown sugar, char, vanilla, alcohol, bitter roast, and somewhat boozy. Nice beer, I like the BBA Abominable better.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GRM (3199) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2015
Sample, draught, during the Great American Beer Festival (Denver), as Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star, savoured on October 2 2014; eye: black, opaque, tiny ring of dark brown head, light lacing; nose: bourbon, woody, roasted barley, light burnt barley, light brown sugar, alcohol; mouth: bourbon, woody, roasted barley, light burnt barley, light brown sugar, alcohol, alcohol warmth, finale in roasted barley with presence of alcohol, full body, mildly sweet, alcoholic texture; overall: quite fine FRANÇAIS Échantillon, en fût, lors du Great American Beer Festival (Denver), sous le nom de Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star, savourée le 2 octobre 2014; œil : noire, opaque, petit anneau de mousse brun foncé, légère dentelle; nez : bourbon, boisé, orge torréfiée, léger orge brûlée, léger cassonade, alcool, café noir; bouche : bourbon, boisé, orge torréfiée, léger orge brûlée, léger cassonade, alcool, café noir, chaleur d’alcool, finale en orge torréfiée avec présence d’alcool, corsée, moyennement sucrée, texture alcoolique; en résumé : bien bon

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (2807) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Pours a deep brownish black from the bottle with thin ring of tan brown head that leaves light lace but slips down the glass. Aroma is boozy, but not quite sweet, bourbon, chocolate, vanilla awesome. Taste is all that, intense and big but smooth and creamy, sweet and balanced at the same time, wow, very nice.


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