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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 4.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PartyFowle (447) - - MAY 21, 2015
Bottle. Deep black and chocolate milk-thick, with no head to speak of. Heavy alcohol aroma. Smoky chocolate, lots of toast. Bitter espresso. Maple. Smooth oak. The flavors more oaty up front. Smooth sweetness: almond, vanilla, touches of brown sugar and toasted coconut. Light butterscotch with an almond finish. Despite the lack of head, the carbonation is at least mild. Noticeable alcohol burn. Sugar-heavy, medium-full body. Incredibly smooth flavor -- smells boozier than it tastes. Great blend, very easy to drink.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (828) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2015
Bottle thanks to Derek and Mike!! Huge surprise! Pour is pitch black with a small, short lasting, brown head. Aroma has bourbon, vanilla, oak, chocolate, booze, roasty malts, dark dried fruits. Sweet bourbon. Taste is very elegant sweet, balanced by booze and bourbon/oak, fruity and with a dry bourbon finish. Greasy body, low carb

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (1161) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle shared at pre-CBC tasting at Fermentoren. Pitch black pour with a mocha head. Lots of milk chocolate, vanilla fudge, caramel, bourbon, light roast with some savoury notes. Good stuff!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (1488) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle shared @ fermentoren. Thanks Mike for bringing this thang! So stoked! Pours black with a brown laving. Aroma of vanilla, coconut, chocolate, smooth oatmeal, caramel, fudge and big bourbon barrel notes. Taste of vanilla, caramel, savory notes, oatmeal, smooth chocolate, dry wood and almost minty liquorice. Boss beer!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Klimaet (574) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle shared at Fermentoren thanks to Mike Arquines. Pours pitch black with a medium espresso head. Aromas of vanilla, fudge, caramel, dark chocolate, light toasted coconut, lots of dark fruits, smooth boozy bourbon. Taste has a lot of vanilla, fudge, cinnamon, spice, toasted coconut, sweet licorice, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, dark fruits, some heat, dry woody finish. Holy shit, this is smooth as fok.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopscotch (9996) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Bottle... This beer rocks! Pours dark brown (nearly black) with no head. The aroma is of toasted coconut and spiced dark rum. Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and delicate carbonation. Much like the aroma, the flavor offers an intermingling of vanilla, toasted coconut and bourbon booziness. Fairly hot, bourbon and dark chocolate finish. Another world class beer from the fine folks at Goose Island - shared by landhoney!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamJackson (3420) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Pitch black. 1 finger coffee color head. Nose is of very little sweetness and some licorice, mint leaves and dark cocoa bourbon is obviously present as well. Body is heavy but a bit oily. Vanilla and dark chocolate with oatmeal and more licorice. This is such a nice beer but the spiciness is the only turnoff.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AirForceHops (4154) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Draft at Claybourne on Black Friday.Before the tasting event. Great aromas of chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, light nuts. The flavor is nothing but spectacular. Flavor shows a strong bourbon presence with a mellow burn after the swallow. I swear I get a mild nutty hint, but I kind of a nutjob so.... Just a wonderful fresh BBA stout!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (2863) - 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 (1046) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Tap at FOBAB. Really thick with nice roasty bourbon notes. Very nice beer.


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