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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 67   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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This beer is a slightly bigger version of our Seasonal stout and is aged in Maker’s Mark Bourbon barrels.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
6th June 2013
Craft Clerkenwell. Martin T tasting. Opaque black - brown beer, big tan head. Light palate softish and a little airy. Mild carbonation. Mellow dark malt. Touch of dark chocolate. Very light bourbon and a whisper of wood. Semi dry finish. Very light tasting BA Impy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2013
shared by jtclockwork-16oz can-tight brown-black with some sheeting. A-bourbon, wood, leather, dk fruit, dk malt. T-cocoa-dk malt, bourbon, wood, leather, dk fruit, some hop/malt bite.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10566) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2012
Draft. Poured black color with an average creamy brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Medium to heavy toasted sweet malt and wood aroma. Medium to full body with a creamy texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a very good beer.
Earlier Rating: 4/4/2012 Total Score: 3.7
Draft sample. Poured black color with an average creamy brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Medium to heavy toasted sweet malt and wood aroma. Medium to full body with a creamy texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a good beer.
Earlier Rating: 6/9/2011 Total Score: 3.7
Draft sample at KFOA. Poured black color with an average creamy brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Medium to heavy toasted sweet malt and wood aroma. Medium to full body with a creamy texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a very good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8366) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 7, 2013
16oz can thanks tastybeer via Brigadier. Inky black pour, opaque, fizzing out reddish foam. Weak retention. Nose is heavy almond, praline, hazelnut, some volatile chemical flavors, butter, alcohol. Taste is sharp char, roasted, some paper, dense melted dark chocolate, more praline and hazelnut. Very good for ba stout in a can ;) Low points are volatile aromas and some paper on the palate. High point is the hazelnut / praline character. Lots of potential here.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8276) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2013
Can at the Martin T tasting, CBC, 06/06/13 big thanks to Nathan the Brigadier for this share. Can badged as the aliased version ’Bourbons’ barrel stout. Mid black with a thin tan head. Nose is light roast, dark fruits, mineral notes, light chocolate. Taste comprises woody notes, dark fruit, touch of bourbon, chocolate, light roast. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry roasty finish. Ok impy but lacks a little depth to be a great.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8214) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Can. Pours black with muddy brown head. Nose and taste of chocolate bready malt, bourbon, oak, vanilla and creamy chocolate cake. Medium to lighter side of medium body. Creamy mouth feel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Raisins and roasted malts envelop grassy hops in this hot, unrefined Imperial Stout.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam covers the darkness.
-Anise-y angles are found in the aroma.
-Alcohol is prominent throughout.
-The finish needs some tightening. Might this can be too young?
-Caramel flavours also abound, mostly in residual sugar form.

Can.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (7553) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2012
UPDATED: APR 20, 2012 Can. Creamy chocolate malt and bourbon aroma. Dark black-brown color with moderate head. Slightly sweet chocolate malt and moderate bourbon flavor. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6397) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2012
16 oz. can via trade with alexsdad06- thanks again, Brad! Interesting sticker label on the can with "Bourbon’s Barrel Stout"- interesting name, too. Pours a deep but not quite opaque coffee brown with a dark tan head that starts at about a finger and settles into a ring and thin film. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, toasted brown sugar, charred oak, caramel, dark chocolate, and cola- roast leads the way. Flavor of coffee, roasted malts, dark chocolate, cola, vanilla, brown sugar, and oak. Subtle bourbon. Light-bodied, with a roasty mouthfeel and medium carbonation- a little thin and without the complexity a bourbon barrel impy stout could have.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 12, 2011
1/2 growler courtesy of stfun. Pours dark brown with a thin off white head. Smells of vanilla, roasted malt, peppery, oaky, molasses. Tastes of roasted malt, some vanilla, some oaky hints, bourbon elements, peppery finish.


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