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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   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 (13826) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (7700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle at Dad’s for the half marathon tasting. Pours a deep brown with a thin tan head. Big bourbon and roast, warm chocolate and cocoa. Medium bodied, warm and toasty. Cocoa, warm roast, chocolate, warm bourbon. Sweet with vanilla and long nutty malty roast.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (2658) - Gray, Maine, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle shared thanks to JBPortland ! Pours a rich viscous burnt umber color with a finger of khaki foam. Spice fruit cake, thick creamy chocolate cake frosting, coconut, cinnamon, spent coffee grains, soft bourbon soaked vanilla. Yum !

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (3826) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 26, 2015
2014 release. Belle couleur et surtout belle tête de mousse. Au nez, délicieux parfums de chocolat et de fruits avec une touche de vanille. L’alcool est toujours bien caché dans la série des DS. L’effet des malts noirs se fait sentir. En bouche, le stout est équilibré. Le côté choco, le fruité qui me rappelle la cerise et le bourbon plaisent à mes papilles. Au palais, le corps est riche et crémeux. La finale se fait sur une douceur teintée d’une noire amertume.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TXBadger (1884) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2015
2014 bottle shared, thanks to Experimental_Ale. Pours a very dark brown almost black like oil with the same type of viscosity and khaki colored head. Bourbon, oats, oak, vanilla, and some light spice on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with bourbon warmth and roasted malts.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (1142) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 22, 2015
22oz bottle 2014 vintage pours oily dark black brown with smallish dark head. Nose is rich dark chocolate, bourbon dark fruit, toast spice, vanilla, glazed donut, almond, praline. Taste is silky creamy mouthfeel, rich balanced vanilla chocolate sweetness, coconut, bourbon spice. Finishes creamy and moderately sweet with lingering vanilla, cream, dark chocolate, cake, bourbon. It is crazy how much the barrel treatment took the base beer to a whole new level. Very impressed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (6869) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours near black with a beige head. Bourbon sweetness, mild roasted malts, and some raisin and prune-like dark fruity notes. Good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (1217) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 5, 2015
draft, thick black, big roast and well balanced bourbon, dry and roast with light burn on the finish

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenDV138 (3213) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at Meridian Pint for the Founders/Fremont SAVOR event. Black with tan head. Aromas of whiskey, chocolate, oak. Tastes of chocolate, whiskey, caramel, roast, oak. Medium-full body with a dry finish. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (5159) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Bourbon bomb - over barreled. Some roast and dark chocolate but lots of whiskey. Pours black with OK head and lacing. Sweet, boozy finish. Two at meridian pint thanks to gendv138.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (2550) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Bottle pour at What the Funk 2014. Pours a black color with off white head. Boozy, vanilla, bourbon, oak, roasty, cocoa, boozy aromas and flavors. Others were really digging this beer, but I thought it was a little too boozy for my taste.


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