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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Brewmaster’s Reserve


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bockyhorsey (2626) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2009
Bomber. Mostly bourbon aroma with some chocolate. Black body with tan head. Bourbon flavor with alcohol presence and texture was thin for an Impy Stout. Dry coco residue left on palate. Rather ordinary for me anyway.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - MAY 21, 2008
Bottle - Wow, this is really dark, no light esacping here with a small tan head. You can really pick up a lot of heat from the alcohol here, coffeecake sweetness mixed with some choclate and vanilla icing. This is really not bad, but lacks balance and body. Looking forward to the bourbon barrel version.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
22oz bottle. Opaque black, thin tan head. Aroma of rich roasted malt. Flavor has a bit of chocolate and some dried fruit. One of the better beers I’ve had from Full Sail.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2768) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 24, 2008
A black apperance with a tan head. A big ol chocolate and coffe aroma on this one. The flavor caught me off guard. I get alot of marshmellows in this one. Along with chocolate, coffee, and some smokiness. The finish is slightly bitter. Nothing great but a pretty good stout.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2008
Black with small head. Dominated by fusel alcohol in the taste and aroma. Coffee, chocolate and dark fruit try to come through, but this is just way too harsh. Hopefully a year in bourbon casks will turn it into a gem again. Bitter finish.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2007
Thanks to David Noble for this taste--After aging over a year, this beer still held up nicely from bottle--Poured a deep dark, opaque black body with a nice little tan head. Complex notes of vanilla, chocolate, cream, and dark fruit. Somewhat boozy in the finish, but mostly just heaven sent!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2007
(Draught) Pours a black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, caramel, and toasted marshmallow. Flavor of chocolate, vanilla and some dark fruit.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2008 Date: 03/04/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

black, thin fine brown head that can be easily revived, sweet bourbon aroma, rich bourbon flavor with lots of sweet vanilla, a bit fumey
-------- /> Date: 04/29/2006
Source: tasting

picking up a lot of rich chocolate flavor to balance out the bourbon,
-------- /> Date: 05/20/2006
Source: tasting

lots of sweet vanilla in the aroma, nice ripe dark fruit character,
-------- /> Date: 09/21/2006
Mode: bottle

tons of hot bourbon flavor in the first sip, all the sweet vanilla and chocolate from prior samples but over shadowed by the bourbon this time around, the bourbon never slows but the rest almost catch up, a bit of bitterness from the oak
-------- /> Date: 03/22/2008
Mode: bottle
Vintage: 2006

Aroma: sweet chocolate and bourbon aroma,
Body: creamy body,
Overall: lots of sweet bourbon and vanilla aroma balanced with rich chocolate, light bitterness,

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 9/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 18/20
Rating: 4.2/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: ***+/4

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (33406) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2006
A deep red beer with a fast dying light brown head. The aroma is sweet alcoholic and malty, combined with notes of chocolate. The flavor is sweet malty with primary notes of chocolate, leading to a dry end.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (5285) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 10, 2006
A very rich imperial stout, hoppy and intense. Heavy!! Had at the party, no. 39, but I can’t remember if it was this one or the bourbon barrel aged. My friend says it was the regular, but I wrote down in my notes that I definitely tasted some bourbon characteristics in this. For now it goes here, until I see if some other ratebeerians have it under the other category.


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