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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 4.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Opaque color, thin brown lacy head, bourbon and chocolate aroma, rich vanilla flavor, dry finish

Imperial Oatmeal Stout aged in an 18 year Elijah Craig BBL


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (2219) - Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle shared by Seth. Dark brown pour with fleeting kaki head. Sweet caramel aromas. Uber sweet with huge caramel malt, chocolate, vanilla, oak, and bourbon notes. Very good mouthfeel and body. Bravo....

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steasy66 (866) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Tap at FOBAB. Really thick with nice roasty bourbon notes. Very nice beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
artmcd8 (1575) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle thanks to my man charule. Pours a deep black brown with practically no head. Aroma of vanilla toffee and caramel. Fusel alcohol notes. Taste is not very hot at all. Fudgey taste. Not much carb. Medium to thick body. *this is the bottle from the picture!!! W00t!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsordr (1044) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Draft to taster at FoBAB 2013, pours opaque black. Nose smells like bcs. Bourbon some alcohol and sweet malt. Some roast. Taste lots of bourbon. Some tanin from barrel as well, but not much. Some roast and soft malt later in palate. Long lasting.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
knickskicks (695) - - DEC 9, 2013
Dark brown pour, dissipating tan head. Smell is chocolate, bourbon, vanilla. Taste is marshmallow, vanilla, chocolate, bourbon. Incredibly smooth. Medium, oily body.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ryanfolty (1838) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2013
November 29, 2013 - on tap at Goose for the Black Friday event. Dark brown pour with some head. Aroma and taste of bourbon, chocolate and oak. This was just a tad hot, so some age would really make this great.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3338) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Sampled at FoBAB2013. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of Bourbon, chocolate, and vanilla. Some leather and dough notes. Flavor is quite heavy on the bourbon, some other chocolate and roast notes, mild oatmeal sweetness. Full bodied, thick, with smooth rich carbonation. Pretty nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5362) - Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Draft at FoBAB this year. Pours black with a thin khaki colored film. The aroma had dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla oak, with some dark fruit and creamy oatmeal character. The flavor was too heavy on the bourbon side of things for my taste. I thought the body was too thin to carry off the bourbon flavors. Vanilla, oak, some chocolate were there with the mouth feel drying out toward the finish somewhat. I was definitely looking forward to this, but would have to call this a mild disappointment.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
charule (1057) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2013 On tap at GI Clybourn, similar to the one I had from the bottle. Poured quite black with a decent rim of foam. Aroma of sweet bourbon molasses with light oak char. Quite smooth med think mouthfeel. Damn fine distinctly oaty, bourbon taste. Perfect finish and balance.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5333) - Indiana, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Draft to taster at FoBAB. Looks good; a semi-transparent dark coffee with light beige lacing. Smells good too; malty with notes of oak and bourbon. Tastes like it smells with a thin but smooth mouthfeel. A little thin, but good stuff anyway.


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