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RATINGS: 646   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
A Handcrafted Imperial Stout Aged in Oak Barrels from Cleveland, Ohio.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Angelmonster (190) - Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Reviewing 2013 vintage, been on my want list for many years. Pours a black body, head is tan in color. Head retention was slightly below average and lacing was above average. Smells of sweet bourbon, vanilla, chocolate malts, and a hint of honey. For 10% abv, I definitely got a good whiff of alcohol. Taste is a mix of a classic imperial stout, deep roasted malts, combined with sharp bourbon notes. Surprised at the raw ethanol characteristics of the beer, at almost two years old the beer still has a kick to it. Chocolate and burnt malts offset that unpleasant heat. Beer finishes with some vanilla sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and well carbonated. Head died fast and unfortunately didn’t contribute any. Overall this was a good beer but it was a little underwhelming. The hype surrounding this beer as one of the top 250 in the world probably raised my expectations somewhat. Bourbon was pretty pronounced but all the other flavors were kinda muted. Glad I got to try it but It wasn’t anywhere close to the top barrel aged stouts out there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (6105) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 3, 2014
2006 version, bottle 53 of 900. Yes, it was past it’s prime, but still interesting and tasty. Most of BA characteristics have faded at this point, leaving a red wine notes with just a hint of vanilla. Some earthy notes, too. Some notes of soy sauce starting to creep in, as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (6222) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle: Thanks Futuraxz: Served in a Chouffe glass: Black beer with a thin light brown lacing. Aromas of bourbon, butter, spice, cream, mocha, some raisin, vanilla and wood. Flavours of bourbon, spice, chocolate, vanilla, chocolate, bitters, mocha, malt roast, spices and cream with a custardy edge. Aftertaste is a mix of bourbon, roast, malts, vanilla and some chocolate. Low carbo, very light sparkling creamy mouthfeel, fullbodied and a creamy texture. Very nice beer but not as balanced as I would expect...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (10244) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
"damn - this was was THOROUGHLY enjoyed. Thanks Cory. Holy crap was it delicious. Just right on the bourbon with vanilla, chocolate, roast, coffee and wood on the palate. similar aroma, but a tad more subdued. velvety smooth feel, not hot at all. World Class! Lost a little in traslation to 12 oz bottles. Not as smooth, otherwise still epic!"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (6257) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2014
On draft at Snallygaster 2014 in D.C. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate. Flavors of oak, vanilla and caramel. Bitter roast finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (7701) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Nice integration of barrel. Caramel and a touch of licorice. Light chocolate and some sweetness. Comes together well. Tap at Snallygaster.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westchesterco (1827) - mclean, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2014
On tap at the snallygaster event in dc it is the color of mahogany. The aroma is bourbon and vanilla. The taste is a velvety smooth bourbon flavor with some hints of maple syrup.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (2233) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Opaque dark black and decently tanned head. Nose is all spritzy booze and a bit of barrell and Blackcurrant. Gemmy Blackcurrant and dark smooth malt. Nude dark roast. Comfy creamy roast mouthfeel. Decent bitter berry and roast finish. Linger is choc and coffe.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10874) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is chocolate, liquorice, oxidised, taste is sweet, thin, roasty chocolate.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rollsrace (81) - - AUG 9, 2014
Awesome! ! Strong beer with chocolate and bourbon highlights it also has a coffee finish. like most stouts it opens up when warm. Bought at brewery limited release $12 a 22oz bottle

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