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RATINGS: 108   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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (3657) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Shared bottle. Pours almost black with an average tan head. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, and malt. Taste is bourbon, dark chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, and oak. Just a touch too much bourbon for me.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (4672) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle: Vintage 2012: Served in a Chouffe glass: Small brown head. Black beer. Aromas of bourbon, roast, alcohol, hint of liquorice and liquorice wood. Flavour of oatmeal, cake, bourbon, wood, light vanilla, light spice, bitters, some roast, hint of liquorice and mocha/toffee tints. Aftertaste is bitter malty, movha/toffee and some oat roast.... Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, almost full bodied and a creamy texture.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsordr (1206) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Draft sample at FoBAB 2014 pours opaque black. Nose Bourbon and sweet malt. Taste generic bourbon barrel aged lighter stout. Nothing stands out but nothing off putting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Clownoisseur (247) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Sample pour from bottle at FOBAB. Pours a dark brown, near black, thin brown head. Aromas of bourbon, roasted malt, chocolates. Taste is a lot of barrel character...bourbon, oak, vanilla...very thin body that does not hold up the barrel. Falls short in the back end, a bit watery with bitter chocolate bourbon lingering.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5812) - Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle at FoBAB. Pours dark brown in color with a thin beige film. The aroma and flavor have bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit, hints of roasted malt, pretty sweet, a bit thin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (1466) - Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Sample from bottle at FOBAB. Wasnt bad, it was just too much barrel, and that completely overpowered anything else. Probably would be more enjoyable on its own, but lackluster at this festival.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrFecesious (1065) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 4, 2014
2014 bottle. Almost black with a heavy brown cap that vanishes quick. Aroma of vanilla, smooth bourbon, wood, coffee, raisin. Taste is sweet, and warming bitterness. Creamy, dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (1364) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
Dark brown with a good light brown head. Aroma is chocolate, bourbon, dark fruit, caramel. Full bodied, slightly velvetty mouthfeel, smooth on the palate with a little booze on the finish. Taste is chocolate, bourbon, wood, dark fruits.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Homer321 (2035) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle via trade. Nose is boozy and woody and vanilla with a lot of cocoa and chocokate. Very inviting. Pour is pitch black with a very large brown head. A light oat aroma. Holy freaking balls is this god. Super smooth and a ton of chocolate and rich luscious velvet cake and brownies. This just keeps getting better with every sip. Could use a touch more roast but this is darn good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastiefan2k (2497) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Taster at brewery. Headless black beer. All bourbon aroma. The beer seems thin under the bourbon. Flavor supports that belief. Thin undercarbonated beer flavor with nothing but bourbon. Thicker feel on the tongue. Nothing original on this and not fun.

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